Carl Craft

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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 24: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performs on stage as part of "The Miller Strat Pack" concert, at Wembley Arena on September 24, 2004 in London. The event pays homage to the Fender Stratocaster, is in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and celebrates 50 years of the iconic guitar. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Heard It For The First Time Today

There’s a guitar solo from the Pink Floyd album “Animals” that you may not have heard . . . because it was only released on 8-Track back in the day.

On other formats, the album starts with “Pigs on the Wing Part 1”, and ends with “Pigs on the Wing Part 2”.

But 8-Tracks played differently from records and cassette tapes . . . and obviously, CDs didn’t exist in the 1970s.

So in order to make the album flow better, they combined the two parts, and linked them with a solo, which basically made them a single track.  But only on 8-Track.

When it went out of print, it stayed lost . . . until the Internet came along.

Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...

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