TITOLO: Rome 6.5.68 VPRO
estratti dal "First European International Pop Festival", tenutosi
a Roma al "Palazzo Dello Sport" (sulla copertina e' riportato
erroneamente il "Piper Club"). Oltre ai Pink Floyd parteciparono
anche Nice, Byrds ed altri gruppi.
Roger Waters Interview:
[ROGER: I would say that Rome is an absurd place to organize a pop festival you know. If it would've been me I would never have picked Rome you know. Ah... Anyway you know it's not you know, it's not a sort of pop-pop festival, if you see what I mean you know. If I was organizing a pop festival in England and wanted to make money and draw big crouds you know, I'd have on ah... well all the people have sold alot of records in England this you know is Engelbert Humperdink and old people like that you know, and those are the people who should really be playing in a pop festival. If the ... wants to fill the place, now if he doesn't. If he wants to cated to a minority audience then, well I'm certainly in Rome, this evenings alot of groups anyway where I don't know about the italian groups or their association, but anyway the groups in the first half, really a minority, well The Move possibly not, but The Nice and us are certainly a minority appeal you know, and we should be playing in much smaller clubs where there aren't these bloody television lights shining you know. We couldn't use our lightshow at all, it was obvious as soon as we arrived. We decided not to use it because we were gonna have a real hassle within.]
[INTERVIEWER: Yes, like you think there is a new kind of, let's call it experimental or progressive pop music emerging which appeals to a certain, a little bit older public than usual public?]
[ROGER: Yeah, there is.]
[INTERVIEWER: And which is especially on LPs?]
ALTRI RoIO: Rome 6/5/68, On The Air, Complete Paradiso Tapes, Ciao Roma, Fountains Of Rome, Pink Blues 1970, Esoteric Dreams.