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Friday feelgood: Bee Gees/Pink Floyd


Sam Roggeveen


22 October 2010 17:00

Given the events in London this past week, it's appropriate to go out on this infectious Pink Floyd-Bee Gees mashup.

Pink Floyd's anthem, 'The Wall', released in 1979, reflects one of modern Britain's darker and more pessimistic periods. By contrast, although the Gibb brothers were born in the UK, 'Stayin Alive' (1977) reflects the optimism of their Australian upbringing and American pop sensibilities. (Although the lyrics, it has to be said, are not terribly up-beat.)

These are dark days in Britain, with the economy in a parlous state and the Cameron Government announcing the biggest government spending cuts since the Second World War. Has Britain hit the wall, or will it stay alive' In this mash-up, at least, I reckon it's the Bee Gees beat that wins out over Pink Floyd's dark sarcasms.

Have a good weekend.