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Nick Mason

Nicholas Berkeley Mason better known as Nick Mason was born on Januari 27, 1944. While studying architecture he got in touch with Roger Waters and Richard Wright. The three of them played together in Sigma 6, the Screaming Abdad's. Later on they joined forces with Syd Barret to form Pink Floyd. Mason is the only person to have remained with the band since then. Though being the drummer of Pink Floyd was his major concern, he did the production for prog albums of Robert Wyatt, Gong and Steve Hillage but he produced also other kind of music from Michael Mantler and punk band The Damned. Betw ...read more

Nicholas Berkeley Mason better known as Nick Mason was born on Januari 27, 1944. While studying architecture he got in touch with Roger Waters and Richard Wright. The three of them played together in Sigma 6, the Screaming Abdad's. Later on they joined forces with Syd Barret to form Pink Floyd. Mason is the only person to have remained with the band since then. Though being the drummer of Pink Floyd was his major concern, he did the production for prog albums of Robert Wyatt, Gong and Steve Hillage but he produced also other kind of music from Michael Mantler and punk band The Damned. Between the recording of The Wall & the Final Cut with Floyd, Fictitious Sports, his first solo album was released. The album was written by keyboardist Carla Bley. The line-up included also Bley's partner Michael Mantler, Chris Spedding. Most of the vocals were done by Robert Wyatt. Being a mixture of jazz & rock this album hasn't the Pink Floyd trademarks, except for some minor references. The complexity of the composition and the humorous elements in the lyrics makes it an interesting listen though. In 1985 Mason recorded an album with former 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn. This synthetic pop album is a typical product of its time and not very progressive. Maybe the single "lie for a lie" is interesting for the vocals of David Gilmour. Despite the fact that Mason would use many of the percussion techniques on the forthcoming Pink Floyd record, this album has little to offer to Floyd fans. « hide

Similar Bands: Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Syd Barrett

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1985

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Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
1981

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