Word on the street is the guys from Sound Tribe Sector 9 can’t get enough of Colorado. After a three-night run at the Fillmore in Denver for New Years, STS9 bassist David Murphy came back to Colorado for a Saturday night at the Fox Theatre preforming an all Pink Floyd show. A cast of musicians including, Collective Efforts, Maserati, Cinemechanica, Immuzikation, Velveteen Pink and Kite to the Moon helped Murphy in his supporting role.
The result was the act billed as Pigs On The Wing, taking the phrase from the two part song title by iconic psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd.
The Boulder show was actually the last of four nights in Colorado. Leading up to Saturday’s show the group made stops in Breckenridge, Avon and Denver.
It would be redundant to comment on the weight of talent a undertaking like this requires. Pink Floyd’s music is difficult to reproduce even by the actual Pink Floyd. But, lead by the musical precision of Murphy and the vocals of Timi Conley the group fired off song after song, and the Fox Theatre raged to songs like “Have a Cigar,” “Pigs” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” (the long version). The band ended the show with crowd favorites, “Wish You Were Here” and “Comfortably Numb.”
It is no secret the Colorado concert goer loves the music of STS9 and welcomes the group every time it comes to the state, but more projects like this one offered by David Murphy will be just as welcomed in the future.
Evan Semón is a Denver freelance writer and photographer and regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his work.