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Originally posted by DieSektor
Most notable is the song Echoes...being a guitarist myself I can easily understand how a guitar setup with the right equipment can mimic these "alien" sounds but the striking thing about all of this is that these messages or communications have been present throughout the bands whole career...it would take alot of premeditated thought and planning to have been unauthentic human made sounds?
What are your thoughts people? Having listened to this band for well over a decade ill never see them in the same light again..
The seagull squeals or the reversed wah wah effect is perhaps the most innovative sound on the song. In an interview with Guitar Player in 2008 David talks about how a roadie “discovered” the effect when he plugged wah in the wrong way. On 1970’s live performances the effect was fed through the quadraphonic sound system making it even more dramatic.
At a dinner one night, writer Douglas Adams...suggested The Division Bell (used in the lyrics for "High Hopes"), and the name stuck.
Originally posted by twitchy
reply to post by fastbob72
I just don't think you're giving Syd his due credit, alot of his solo stuff was really top notch, and before he tipped his hat, so to speak, I would have had no problem whatsoever refering to him as musical genius. Psychadellic Blues wasn't a genre, it was a frontier at the time and he was the catalyst for an entire new sound in music.
That's just the solo list, not to mention early floyd releases.