Interviews

Pink Talking Fish Combines the Songs of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish With Original Jams

Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish are arguably three of the most beloved musical acts in history. And if this were a few years ago, they'd have not a lot in common. However, Eric Gould's Pink Talking Fish has completely changed that.

Pink Talking Fish is a tribute act to all three bands and finds a way to combine them into a comprehensive set. Each song bleeds flawlessly into the next, and then back again.

At AURA Music and Arts Festival's live streaming series on December 10, they wove together this little medley: "Run Like Hell" > "Psycho Killer" > "Run Like an Antelope" > "Run Like Hell." Needless to say, it was mind-blowing. The band also has a chameleon style of jamming, changing to fit the mood of each song while still going into unique grooves of its own.

If you missed the webcast, you have no reason to worry. Not only will it be posted on YouTube fairly soon but Pink Talking Fish is performing three dates in Florida this week: Guanabanas in Jupiter, the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, and the Dunedin Brewery.

We spoke with Eric Gould, founder of Pink Talking Fish and a former member of electro-jam band Particle, about what begat this bizarre brainchild.

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Derek Heid