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Pink Floyd Rejected Bob Ezrin's Rap Rock Inspiration

07/27/2015
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Famed producer Bob Ezrin encouraged Pink Floyd to experiment with hip hop back in 1987 when the band was working on their "Momentary Lapse of Reason" album.

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.

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