Alan Parsons talks about abandoned Pink Floyd album ‘Household Objects’- Pink Floyd when they set out to create an album of music made without instruments.
The album, which followed their internationally acclaimed “Dark Side of the Moon,” was an avant-garde attempt that never saw the light of day, legendary producer Alan Parsons tells Guitar World this week.
We did do some work on an album that was affectionately known as ‘Household Objects,’ ” says Parsons, who engineered “Dark Side” and also worked with the Beatles on their final two albums, in addition to being part of his eponymous Alan Parsons Project.
For the would-be album, Pink Floyd used hand mixers, lightbulbs, wood saws, hammers and brooms, among other appliances, to churn out tunes, Rolling Stone has previously reported.
“The idea was that we could make a record without using a single musical instrument. Just make sounds and notes with common household objects,” he says.
But it turned out, musical instruments might have actually been helpful to, you know, make music.
“After weeks of painstaking recording we decided it was going to take too long, so we abandoned the project,” says Parsons.
A cover for the never-made album shows a woman in a pink dress putting vinyl records away into a dishwasher.