Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cold Case "Flashover": Comfortably Dumb

Roger Waters has long held out on the music licensing front, so it's interesting that it was Cold Case, a bubble CBS show, that broke Pink Floyd into the realm of Music on TV.

As far as I can tell, it's a pretty typical Cold Case story, with nothing in the mystery lining up in any obvious way with themes of isolation from The Wall (which got four songs, including the episode opening number "Comfortably Numb"), or other themes that Roger Waters was known to deal with. By the time the final montage to "Wish You Were Here" passed, one thing was clear: Pink Floyd added nothing to the episode, and the episode added nothing to Pink Floyd.

If you're looking for a Pink Floyd-themed event, better to make the trek to Bonaroo this year to see The Flaming Lips perform PF's classic Dark Side of the Moon in it's entirety.

Playlist: Cold Case - Episode 7.17
1. "Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd
2. "Hey You" - Pink Floyd
3. "Mother" - Pink Floyd
4. "Marooned" - Pink Floyd
5. "Time" - Pink Floyd
6. "The Thin Ice" - Pink Floyd
7. "Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd

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