Quick description of the 1974 Tour Program w/Scarfe caricatures of the band
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 10:42 GMT
To: ECLIPSE <@nsfnet-relay.ac.uk:ECLIPSE@REEF.CIS.UFL.edu>
Subject: Scarfe drawing
Sorry to be a bit behind the conversation but a few days ago there was some
talk of the caricature of Floyd done by Scarfe. In the British Winter Tour
1974 tour programme this caricature occupies the centre pages. It's signed,
titled and dated "Gerald Scarfe Pink Floyd Oct 1974". The rest of the
programme consists of comic-strip stories in the style of 1950s and 1960s
British boys comics:
Rog of the Rovers: Roger Waters is a footballer (i.e. soccer) playing in a
championship match for Grantchester Rovers. Roger is doped by the
opposition but recovers in time to score the winning goal.
Captain Mason R.N.: Nick is captain of a ship taking a precious fuel to
Egypt during the war. They are torpedoed by a German U-boat but Nick
manages to save the day by ramming the submarine.
Rich Right - He's Rich & He's Right!: Not much story to this except Rick is
a super-rich playboy. This is more in the style of the MAD comics.
The Exploits of Dave Derring: Dave is a country boy who leaves his girl to
become a speedway star. He's a disaster until his girl turns up at the
track and he wins the race.
The program is all hand drawn, no photos, and seems to be partly Nick
Mason's idea. It's quite funny if you know what its making fun of (GB boys
comics like the Lion, the Tiger, the Hotspur etc)
Adam C. Winstanley
Queen's University, Belfast