Category: wish you were here

wildlikeoscarwilde: Pink Floyd in the control…


Pink Floyd in the control room of Abbey Road’s Studio 3 with Brian Humphries (back to camera), during the Wish You Were Here sessions,1975.

rockislove: Ronnie Rondell, one of the stuntm…


Ronnie Rondell, one of the stuntmen featured on the instantly-recognizable album cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”, runs, wearing a fire-retardant suit, set in flames. The photo was taken at the Warner Bros. studios lot in Burbank, California.  


Wish You Were Here (oh yes, I wish you were here)

First released on Sept 12th 1975

Happy 43rd Anniversary!

What’s your favorite song from that beautiful album?!!?!?




From Storm Thorgerson:

When we came to do Dark Side, Rick was largely responsible because he said, “I don’t want one of your crummy pictures, Storm. Why can’t we have some cool graphic?” And I said, “Well, Rick, I don’t do cool graphics. I do ‘crummy pictures’ as you call them.” And so he said, “Well, do it anyway.” And I went, “Well, I can’t, I don’t do that, it’s not my thing.” He said, “Well, take it as a challenge. Endeavor to rise to the challenge, to rise to the occasion, Storm.” He was very condescending and quite funny about it. And I walked away, and I was so annoyed that I took up the challenge and did what some would call “a cool graphic,” which was Dark Side. Which Rick was, of course, eternally grateful, because it wasn’t one of my crummy pictures. 


However, when we came to Wish You Were Here, I think I thought it was time to return to the “crummy pictures” as Rick called it.


Omg he was so salty about it

 Richard Wright – Pink Floyd. Los Angeles, CA….

 Richard Wright – Pink Floyd. Los Angeles, CA.1975. Photos by Jeffrey Mayer.

queer-floyd: reverberationroom: How I wish yo…



How I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year

[More music]

It feels like I’m slowly drifting away, disappearing, and dying



David Gilmour, Abbey Road Studios, London, UK …

David Gilmour, Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

September 1975 (wywh recordings).Photos by Jill Furmanovsky.  



what ur fav pink floyd album says abt u

piper at the gates of dawn: u want to believe in happiness even tho the depression tryin 2 get u down. lov u

saucerful of secrets: u believe in aliens & probably hug trees sometimes. probably likes ginger ale. might own a lizard

more: kind of pretentious. u think the 60s is the best era but get 60s & 70s shit confused a lot. u like faded gifs of naked ladies in fields

ummagumma: u probably pronounce it ‘uh-muh-guh-muh’ instead of ‘ooh-mah-goo-mah.’ watches horror films bc u want 2 seem tough but u always get scared af. owns several potted cactuses probably

atom heart mother: “why isn’t anyone talking abt this.” halloween is ur favourite holiday & u love rick wright a little more than the average person probably

meddle: “it’s pronounced ‘meedle.’” u drink too much coffee & probably take aesthetic pictures of buildings & rain & books. pretty blessed person tbh

obscured by clouds: u think ur cool bc it’s ur favourite. u have a soft spot for cats & cozy shit & ur favourite season is probably winter. aesthetic hoe. u secretly think ur better than other people but ur kind & lovable

dark side of the moon: u probably listen to this album on repeat & ur p sure it’s the best album ever written. u defend it a Little too much but w/e. associate heavily with 40-50 y/o dads. u use the phrase ‘classic rock’ a lot

wish you were here: u probably have a b&w depression side blog. also u probably listen 2 supertramp a lot. u run p hand-in-hand w/ the dark side of the moon people but u think ur better bc u think dark side of the moon is overrated & somehow u think wish you were here is underrated

animals: ur more political than u need to be & ‘capitalism is violence’ is one of ur most-used tumblr tags. u would do anything 4 roger waters & u probably have at least one (1) pink floyd poster in ur room. possibly a scorpio

the wall: u think cigarettes r a cool aesthetic. u probably have a thing for black nails & matte lipstick. u like 2 be edgy & watch the wall movie in the dark & u also probably like the doors a lot

the final cut: ur main blog is a b&w depression blog. quadrophonia is possibly ur favourite who album. every time someone brings up pink floyd, u won’t shut up abt this being ur favourite album

a momentary lapse of reason: u secretly like to think u know more than most people abt p much everything. maybe u do. u drink a lot of tea & like dogs. a p soft person generally. nerdy probably

the division bell: u love david gilmour with an unwavering passion. u also really like christmas. p chill & u make good conversation. gentle & adorable

the endless river: secret softcore aesthetic. may or may not stalk nick mason but it just be that way u know. really dedicated

Roger Waters eating a fairy cake in Abbey Road Studios,…

Roger Waters eating a fairy cake in Abbey Road Studios, 1975, during the making of ‘Wish You Were Here’
 by Jill Furmanovsky