Pink Floyd Share ‘Money’ Film Clip Not Seen Since 1994
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Pink Floyd have shared a film clip not seen since the band’s 1994 Divison Bell Tour.
Originally appearing as an in-concert film, the clip was screened as the band – sans Roger Waters who left the group in 1985 – performed Dark Side of the Moon classic ‘Money’.
It’s one of the several odds and ends which will be collected on the band’s new box set The Later Years, due for release November 29.
‘Money’ was originally written by Roger Waters but it was actually another founding member, Nick Mason who came up with the song’s now-iconic coin dropping sound effect.
“I had drilled holes in old pennies and then threaded them on to strings,” Mason recounts in his autobiography Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd. “They gave one sound on the loop of seven. Roger had recorded coins swirling around in the mixing bowl [Waters’ then-wife] Judy used for her pottery.”
The cash register effect was created by a tape loop at Abbey Roads studio where the song alongside the rest of The Dark Side of the Moon was recorded.