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Blue Monday

I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Pink Floyd, but I’ve always found one or two songs per album to like. In the case of “Comfortably Numb,” the key track from The Wall, that translates into “really, obsessively like,” with much of the credit going to guitarist David Gilmour and his two solos: the initial, shorter one, and the barnstorming epic that closes the song. Each opens with that deep, soulful bend that’s enough to make a Strat Cat out of anyone. This clip from the 1989 performance in Venice doesn’t feature the fabled Black Strat, but Gilmour makes do with a red one just fine.

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“Moonhead” is an instrumental track from Pink Floyd, commissioned by the BBC for use in its coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The unreleased 1969 track has cropped up on a couple of Floyd bootlegs.

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