Food service workers unite: Pink Floyd wins court battle with EMI over downloads

The British rock band Pink Floyd, a favorite for North American food service workers, won its court battle with EMI on Thursday, with a ruling that prevents the record company from selling single downloads on the Internet from the group’s concept albums.

Is that good or bad for restaurant back kitchens across the nation? The tune, Time, holds up well on its own, but the band wants the listener to experience the entire Dark Side of the Moon experience, which was fairly groovy when it came out in the 1970s, but a little dated, slow and self-indulgent today.

And who says rock’n roll is about attitude. Pink Floyd’s body of work is a coveted commodity. The band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason all appeared on the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List with personal fortunes estimated at £85 million, £78 million and £50 million respectively.