As the drummer and original member of the iconic rock group Pink Floyd, Nick Mason is best known. Mason’s creative use of the drums contributed significantly to Pink Floyd’s distinctive sound, which fused rock, blues, and psychedelic music. He was also a key contributor to the band’s innovative use of studio tools and methods, which contributed to the progressive rock subgenre’s development. Pink Floyd became one of the most influential and popular rock bands of all time because of Nick Mason’s contributions to the music.
Nicholas Mason has been around since Pink Floyd’s inception. Members of the band just came and went quickly, but the drummer was a dedicated band member and is in a position to assess everything right away. He has a clear understanding of what is good and bad for Pink Floyd having seen the range of musical abilities among the band members as well as their emotional relationships. He recently said that the song “Amused to Death” by a fellow band member, Roger Waters, was the worst song the vocalist had ever written.
From 1965 to 1985, Roger Waters took over Pink Floyd, and his aesthetic vision gave the group direction. In 1968, Syd Barrett was sacked from the band, and David Gilmour was brought in to take his position. Despite the band’s success, Waters abruptly broke up with them in 1985. He then went to the band and threatened legal action over the name and the content. As a result, there was a lot of animosity between the band members and Waters.
Thereafter, Roger Waters started to concentrate on his solo career and established himself. Nick Mason recently remarked that the time between Syd and David in his favorite Pink Floyd song was one of his favorite parts. He continued by discussing Roger’s solo record, “Amused to Death.” He claimed that the title track from the album “Amused to Death,” which starts with the words “Doctor Doctor,” is among the worst songs ever.
The interviewer asked, “You said in 2014 that ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’ is your favorite Pink Floyd record because it’s that transition from Syd Barrett to David Gilmour. Do you still feel that way?”
Nick replied, “Yes, I do. Something like ‘Set the Controls…’ it’s really interesting, and it’s great fun to play. Also, it marks the transition from Roger’s initial song ‘Doctor Doctor,’ which is possibly one of the worst songs, sorry Roger, to playing something that’s almost my favorite drum track.”