cannibalz3
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Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:19 am

My god! A month ago I borrowed a copy of Dark Side of the Moon, and it was incredible. Yesterday I borrowed a copy of Wish You Were Here, an unbelievable album. I'd really like to learn more about them. Can someone give me some general information about the band and its members?
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:56 am

Uh, I'm no good for information, but I love Pink Floyd. I have Dark Side, and The Wall.

'Speed
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 8:11 am

yeah they're a great band...

Um, all(or some) of the band members studied at Oxford, so they're friggin' smart.

And, they got their start by playing pshychedelic background music to a college buddies light show demonstrations. He would shine all of these freaky lights on the wall and Pink Floyd would play background music for it. But thats all I really know about the band.
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 9:37 am


"Um, all(or some) of the band members studied at Oxford, so they're friggin' smart. "

We don't need no education....


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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:16 pm

Just go buy all their CD's and search the internet for fan sights...get some LSD or mushrooms to take as you listen...I've taken LSD exactly 3 times, so I could experience Pink Floyd on acid as well as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Even if you're anti-drug...just do it. You only go around once (I hope)  Big thumbs up
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:23 pm

Pink Floyd is AMAZING. I've only heard Dark Side, though. Dark Side is a ridiculously good album.

OzarkD9S,
get some LSD or mushrooms
I've listened to the CD after smoking weed and its a complete rush. Your appreciation for Pink Floyd when you're trippin is crazy. Then again, your appreciation for Pink Floyd when you're sober is also high. Either way, they rock!

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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:37 pm

Count me in as a Pink Floyd fan too.
I have every album from 'Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' to 'Division Bell'.
My favorite is Animals (1977).
On the 8track tape, it has an extended version of 'Pigs On The Wing' with an electric guitar solo. That's only on the 8track release.

I saw them in concert on the Division Bell tour in 1994 at the Rose Bowl near L.A.
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 1:57 pm

I LIVE FOR FLOYD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When im plastered, like I am now, I love listening to The Wall (My fave track: Comfortably Numb) But you have to see the movie "The Wall"!!!!

-Tommy
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 3:21 pm

I've been a fan since the seventies. There is tons of information and bios of the band in books and on the web.

Essentially, Pink Floyd was led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Syd Barrett in the late 60's. He started them on this weird light show and cosmic sound track. But by 1968 he ha so completely fried his brain cells on acid that he became virtually catonic, especially on stage when he would often just stand there and stare into space. David Gilmour was brought in to replace him mainly as singer and guitarist, while bassist Roger Waters took over most songwriting duties. The rest is history.

I consider their finest period to be just before they got really big. The first two albums, Piper at the gates of dawn and Saucerful of secrets are childish in parts (Barrett's influence), and sometimes brilliant (hints of things to come). They didn't really know what they were doing on those albums. Ummagumma was the 3rd album, and was half live and half studio. You really have to be stoned to enjoy the studio side, but the live cuts are fantastic, especially after you've been polluting your own brain, if you know what I mean. Then came Atom Heart Mother and Meddle, both of which are truly excellent. Then came Dark Side, Wish, Animals, The Wall, and then the band exploded out of existence with the Final Cut, where you could almost hear the burning hate the members had towards each other. They never played together again.

The pity of course is that, unlike the Who, Rolling Stones, and many other bands who do reunion tours, they are all still alive, and they won't look too silly playing their old music in their 50's and 60's. But I don't think they will ever make up their differences with Roger Waters.

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RE: Pink Floyd

Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:53 pm

The pity of course is that, unlike the Who, Rolling Stones, and many other bands who do reunion tours, they are all still alive, and they won't look too silly playing their old music in their 50's and 60's.

What I meant is, it's a pity that they will probably never play together again.

Charles
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RE: Pink Floyd

Sat Jul 27, 2002 12:44 pm

I'm also a very big Pink Floyd fan. I don't care for all of their music (esp. the early Syd Barrett "experiments"). However, there is so much else that is absolutely incredible. My favorite albums are Wish You Were Here and Animals

If I could, I would purchase a recording of their 1971 concert from London's Paris (?) Theatre. I've only heard in its entirety once, (on a radio station), but it contained some of the most mind-blowing music I've ever heard.
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Sat Jul 27, 2002 12:48 pm

Pink Floyd is up there near one of the best bands on my list...

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East_of_Eden
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RE: Pink Floyd

Sat Jul 27, 2002 8:54 pm

Here's a link to Pink Floyd's official website:
http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/

Had a David Gilmour-sounding guitar track as background music when I last visited it, now it's primarily promoting tracks from Echoes. Good site, worth a visit.
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Sat Jul 27, 2002 9:55 pm

You should get hold of Pulse also. Although its mostly a compilation album its very good, and CD2 is a live version of Dark Side of the Moon.
 
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RE: Pink Floyd

Sun Jul 28, 2002 6:30 pm

I'd have thought that someone would have mentioned Learning to Fly which probably sums up most of the members of A.net: "... tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I"  Big grin

Good use of ATC and checklists as well, btw!

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