There are some musical ideas that could be a total disaster or a roaring success. One such idea is to cover Pink Floyd. We saw Scissor Sisters butchering “Comfortably numb” as a perfect example of why it’s a bad idea to cover Pink Floyd, but now Kyle Shutt has put together a group of musicians to do just that – cover Pink Floyd, and not just any old songs, their classic multi-million selling album “Dark side of the moon”. The project is called Doom side of the moon, and that should give you an idea of what their plan was – to create a heavier version of the album. When I was sent the album to listen to I certainly had my doubts, but hit play and prepared to listen. What I heard was stunningly good – they completely nailed it.
Take a listen to “Money” and hear for yourself just how well done it is..
They’ve stuck pretty closely to the original versions with the most obvious difference being in the guitar parts. Doom side of the moon has a lot more power in the guitars as the guitar parts have been charged and brought up in the mix. Alex Marrero does a superb job with the vocals – they’re very close to the original Pink Floyd vocals and are key to how things sound – get the vocals wrong and everything else then fails to gel.
This really is a fantastic album – it’s a heavier version of Dark side of the moon that while trying something new, still manages to remain faithful to the original and sounds more like an updated version of the original album than a collection of covers.
1. Speak to me
2. Breathe (in the air)
3. On the run
5. Great gig in the sy
7. Us and them
8. Any color you like
9. Brain damage