The electric Pink Floyd co-founder David Gilmour, talked about ‘loudmouth’ graphic designer Storm Thorgerson during most recent episode of the Pink Floyd podcast entitled, ‘The Lost Art of Conversation: A Pink Floyd Podcast.’ Thorgerson was the force behind the majority of Pink Floyd’s most iconic albums. Alternative Nation transcribed Gilmour’s comments. David Gilmour recently revealed hiring big names for new Pink Floyd.
Interviewer: So we’ve looked at the studio work that’s encapsulated in this new box set, we’ve looked at the tours that took place. Now let’s look at the artwork, the visual language of Pink Floyd. This has always been a very potent thing. Can you tell me a bit about that relationship with Storm Thorgerson? Let’s start there. David Gilmour ‘messes up’ Pink Floyd guitar solo.
David Gilmour: Storm was a friend of mine and I met Storm when he was fifteen and I was thirteen in Cambridge at a place by the river which is in the film ‘High Hopes’ for that particular little bridge and there was a place where we used to meet. Storm was a non-stop loudmouth, stayed that way for his whole life and he was the sort of guiding force behind a lot and most of our artwork throughout the years until he died. He was brilliant, a brilliant ideas person and brilliant at getting things done. You know, didn’t necessarily to take the photos himself and collated ideas from other people, was always there at the heart of it and always wanted to do things properly. David Gilmour ‘no shows’ surprise Pink Floyd performance.