WANT TO GO?
Pink Floyd tribute with Juicy
WHERE: Civic Center Little Theater
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: Advance $20, at the door $25
INFO: Call 800-745-3000 or www.juicyrocks.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Pink Floyd shows have a kind of legendary status. The '70s-era progressive rock band was almost as well known for its over-the-top visuals, elaborate light shows and immense stage props as it was for its songs.
While never a huge commercial radio success, the band's albums, including "The Wall" and "Dark Side of the Moon" have been perennial bestsellers for decades.
Front man Roger Waters left the band in 1985 to pursue a solo career. Pink Floyd continued on for a few albums before ceasing to tour as a band in the mid-1990s. Waters still tours. His 2012 revival of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" was one of the best-selling acts of the year.
Meanwhile, tribute acts have sprung up, most of them promising an experience similar to a Pink Floyd show with lasers and smoke machines.
On Saturday night, local rockers Juicy are going to give it a go with a production at the Civic Center Little Theater.
According to Juicy band members Kevin Mullins and Chris Amick, the show is meant to be both a visual and audio recreation of a Pink Floyd show.
Mullins, the band's singer, said, "We've got moving lights, lasers and video. We'd have gotten an inflatable pig, but the only ones I could find were in China, and they were six foot by nine foot.
"We decided against it."
Other than that, Mullins said they did pretty good gathering pieces for the stage show, though obviously it's on a different scale than a full-on Pink Floyd arena show, which costs millions of dollars to put together.
"Yeah, we don't have that kind of money," he said.
What Juicy does have, however, are friends willing to pitch in. Some of Pink Floyd's songs are elaborate compositions requiring additional guitars and drums, plus horns, backup singers and sound effects.