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A Pink Floyd retrospective

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Pink Floyd started as a band that was composed of some strange artists.

The first recognised album was The Piper at the gates of dawn.



It was followed by a saucerful of secrets/ummagumma

The best tune for me was "set the controls for the heart of the sun"



Then the music started to go a bit more quality driven, as evidenced by this next tune.



A glorious song I think.

Then we have the multi million selling Dark side of the moon.



At this point Roger Waters decided that politics was important and Pink Floyd was important enough to get his message across.

And the obvious hatred of the established order resulted in Wish you were here. A love song to the things he was leaving behind.



After seeing what was what, they rebelled lmao. So we got the album Animals:



I am leaving this here, there are many gaps, but floyd fans know this.


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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Thread fail. Bummer, I am a Pink Floyd fan, and despite the lack of a sufficient OP and a molested title, I was looking forward to a PF discussion. I'll check back...given your posting history - I am banking on some sort of malfunction/error - it stands to reason, you'll get back in here and clean it up and we can get into some Floyd...



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

I clicked post before making the thread as usual.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:07 PM
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Echoes is how I got into Floyd.


Dad came home one day in the 80s and gave me a tape. He said, lie down on this couch, turn it up and play the entire B side of the tape, it's all one song. He said to imagine a story while the song goes on.

That's how I got hooked.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: Kharron

Your father was a wise man.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:14 PM
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There were many songs that are unknown to many Floyd fans. Those who have never seen the film The Wall for instance have no idea of this song.

When the tigers broke free






posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:22 PM
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I have to include this album.

The Pros and cons of hitchhiking.



Why? Because regardless of it not being a Pink Floyd album, it is more in the progression of where Floyd were going than anything, absolutely anything the rest of the band were doing.

You just have to listen to it to understand.

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

So discuss man, discuss.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj


Someone told me many years ago a story about a concert they did, he told me they played so loud that they killed the fishes in the lake by the park where the concert took place.



posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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Anyway, just to put into perspective the creativity,

Roger Waters: Amused to death



Roger Waters : Radio Kaos



Dave Gilmore's pink Floyd: Division bell




posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Am a huge Floyd head. Have all their albums in many formats collected over the years. (By the way their third LP is "More," but it was a soundtrack so I'll let it slide.)

I love the psychedelic phase, but I truly think Alan Parsons was the best thing to happen to Floyd. He really brought their talent into focus and presented it better than they were able to themselves (compare the pre-cursor to Dark Side, Obscured By Clouds; it had many similar themes and feelings, but was left quite raw as if a collection of demos.) Parsons took that, polished it up, and gave us Dark Side. He worked on Atom Heart as well. Atom Heart being my personal favorite, and Dark Side being one of the greatest commercial successes for this, or any band.

They asked Alan Parsons to come back for Wish You Were Here, but he declined to pursue his own 'project.'



And for no reason other than I adore the hell out of this one:

Icy wind of night begone, this is not your domain...


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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 09:37 PM
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Loved them from the beginning. Piper was out there but cool. It was the time. And the argument between Dark Side of the Moon vs Wish You Were Here, sorry for the blasphemy but have a cigar and welcome yourself to the machine.


And Ummagumma? You gotta "get in the mood" and listen to Several Species....





posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 09:40 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

That is probably the only Floyd tune I find un-listenable. The whole album is pretty wacky/ brilliant, but damn...just can't handle all those squirrel sounds nor Roger's unintelligible ranting at the end.



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posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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Psychedelic Pink Floyd were truly awful until Dark Side. Early Pink Floyd fitted the context of the time and was only really any good while mellowing out after a session in the pub. Wish You Were Here was the best album, although I know that's subjective. Then it went into industrial production with nondescript albums popping out to satiate the bank manager.

The Wall had some pretty good music and some of the later albums were well produced, but sadly repetitive and formulaic, IMHO.

Mention of the Final Cut which is my second best Floyd album, marred only by the dabbling into politics. My sister was at Southampton Docks.

Pink Floyd, ah Pink Floyd. So good, but not really as good as some others who never stayed the course.
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posted on Sep, 10 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: paraphi

I wouldn't say they were awful..

They had some brilliant jams before dark side of the moon. Just listen to the live portion of Ummagumma or Live at Pompeii.

Also, Meddle was awful???



posted on Sep, 23 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
a reply to: paraphi

I wouldn't say they were awful..

They had some brilliant jams before dark side of the moon. Just listen to the live portion of Ummagumma or Live at Pompeii.

Also, Meddle was awful???


Meddle was glorious! My opinion though.





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