Richard Wright ‘Came Back To Life’ After Roger Waters’ Pink Floyd Departure, Guy Pratt Says
Guy Pratt recently recalled his time with Pink Floyd, playing on the 1994 album, ‘The Division Bell,’ and gave an exclusive insight into how Richard Wright creatively flourished after Roger Waters left the band while chatting with VintageRock Pod.
The post-Waters-era bassist was discussing his relationship with his bandmates when the host asked what Wright, known for his quiet personality, was like in the studio.
Well, Pratt didn’t need to think much while recalling his late friend and explaining how Richard couldn’t talk ‘nonsense,’ stating:
“He was brilliant; he was incapable of bullsh*t, just incapable of it. He could only ever speak his truth, which could be very funny and very awkward sometimes, but he just wanted to be on his boat.”
The rocker, apparently, finally found the chance ‘to be on his boat’ while making ‘The Division Bell,’ as Guy disclosed how Wright flourished:
“He’d spent twenty years being bullied by someone. [So,] that was the lovely thing about that album. [It] was seeing this guy come back to life.”
Considering Pink Floyd’s longtime ‘feud‘ with Roger Waters, it doesn’t take much to put two and two together and figure out who Pratt ‘claimed’ to bully Wright was none other than Waters, though Lee Harris had also recently revealed that there was no bad blood between the two bassists.
Still, while recalling his friend and bandmate, Guy also recalled how Richard could only ever ‘speak his truth,’ which led to ‘funny and awkward’ times, just like when the late rocker took a jab at the Beatles and didn’t hold back while confessing why he found the Fab Four ‘childish.’