Pink Floyd Rejected Bob Ezrin's Rap Rock Inspiration
Ezrin, who has also produced classic albums by KISS, Alice Cooper, among others, made the revelation during a 2013 interview. His comments went largely unnoticed at the time, but resurfaced following a recent link to a Guardian article on Reddit posting.
In the interview Ezrin revealed, "I became fascinated with [rap] in the Afrika Bambaataa days. I'm an early adopter … [I] brought some in when we were doing A Momentary Lapse of Reason … going, 'Boy, I think this stuff with a rock beat would be awesome.'"
David Gilmour, however did not share Ezrin's enthusiasm. The producer recalled Gilmour's strong negative reaction. "He said, 'Oh my God, that would be terrible. He couldn't believe it. He hated the idea." Read the Guardian report here.