Geeky Song of the Day, 14 July 2017, Talkin’ Hawkin’ by Pink Floyd

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Watch Talkin’ Hawkin’ here
When you think of the great rock vocalists, you may think of Ozzy Osbourne or Rob Zombie or Alice Cooper … but probably not Stephen Hawking.
But believe it or not, his computerised vocals appear on a 2014 album track by Pink Floyd, from the album The Endless River.
The group best known for ground breaking collections like The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, recorded a largely instrumental album, but used the theoretical physicist’s voice, sampling a speech he made on a British Telecom advert and turned it into a progressive rock anthem.
The lyrical content is about the importance of communication in the advancement of technology, a subject close to Hawking’s heart, as he relies on technology to be able to communicate at all.
*If you find this song interesting, Hawking did appear on another earlier Floyd song, Keep Talking in 1993.

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