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Old 03-13-2005, 11:35 PM   #16
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BTW, which one's Pink?
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:52 AM   #17
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Pink Floyd are a fantastic band. 2nd only for me, to you know who.
I could only describe 1 of their songs as totally unlistenable, and that's 'Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict'
(The name should be enough to put anyone off!)

But for early, Syd Barrett era Floyd, the 1st album 'Piper at the gates of dawn' is certainly worth a purchase. 'The Gnome' 'Astronomy Domine' and the ever classic 'Bike', standout over the rest imo.
After that one, then next truly essential album would be 'Meddle'. The 23minute epic 'Echoes' is worth the money alone

With 'Wish you were here'/'DSOTM' and 'The Wall'. Nothing really needs to be said about these releases. Absolutely fantastic.

Entering the 80's, a lot of ppl tend to brush off the 2 Studio releases of the band, due to the fact that main man Roger Waters departed, shortly after the release of 'The Final Cut' (one of my personal faves)
After that came 'A momentary lapse of reason' with Dave Gilmour taking the lead role in the band, and bringing Rick Wright back on board, who had been absent on the last record.
Some great tracks on here, 'Sorrow' 'On the turning away' to name just 2. The subsequent live album 'Delicate sound of thunder' is pretty cool too, which includes performences of classics such as 'Time' 'Money' 'Another Brick' and 'Wish you were here'.
But the 90's releases, surpasses Gilmours last 2 efforts for me. 'The Division Bell' and the live record 'PULSE' are superb music collections.
From the word go, the atmospheric 'Cluster One' is classic Floyd sound. Rick Wright takes centre stage on vocals for the beautiful 'Wearing the inside out'.
'Coming back to life' 'High Hopes' 'Keep Talking' and the gorgeous 'Marooned' - are some more moments to treasure from the album.
And as I said, after the huge tour, came the double PULSE album, complete, if you were lucky to get a copy, with the flashing red light on the box. (Mine is still in the wrapper - and sadly, the battery perished a long time ago!) Disc 2 has the enitre DSOTM record being performed, which is mind-blowing stuff, and the equally mind-blowing 'Comfortably Numb' to follow, with Gilmour seemingly playing his guitar solo forever!

So, anyway, what was to be a quick reply to this thread, has now turned into this! So sorry for boring u all! I'll be off now, and i'm gonna whack on 'The Division Bell' - cos i'm in the mood!
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:43 AM   #18
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It's been 11 years since The Division Bell. Will we ever see another studio album?

Unlike others who dismiss their post-Waters output, I think the The Division Bell is superb, and have been looking for a follow-up ever since. But it seems that Gilmour is in no rush...
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:49 AM   #19
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dont even disrispect pink floyd! there tourning again soon as well!

brick in the wall and confortably numb are the best!

"we dont need no education....."
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:00 AM   #20
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jugband blues is good - 9 out of 10 ..

us and them is better..i mean i would rate it 10 out of 10- excellent start..

btw another brick in the wall is the MOST MEDIOCRE song by pink floyd... both the songs above are way way way way way better...

my fav PF songs are

- comf numb
- high hopes
- coming back to life ( i LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this song)
- sheeps
- brain damage
- one of these days
- if ( deathbear might like this one...i absolutely love this song)
- time
- keep talking
- spk to me /breathe
- hey u
- wish u were here
- welcome to the

and lot lot more

when i was in cambridge few years back i tried finding where Sydd lived..but i got no success

but all i could find was "grantchester meadows" ( in cambridge)...and all i could imagine..how it would have been being there and writing that song ..

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Old 03-14-2005, 06:30 AM   #21
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Coming back to life is great eh Acrobatman? Especially live!

I forgot to mention 'Animals' in my earlier post! How the hell did I do that?!

Anyway, amazing album - 'Sheep' and 'Dogs' are the standout moments!
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:24 AM   #22
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pink floyd is fucking great.
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BTW, which one's Pink?
where u find that avatar? hell?
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:48 AM   #25
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korn's cover of another brick in the wall sucked hard and long.
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:29 PM   #26
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you've got a nerve to be following me around posting shit, you know that?

you've less than a hundred posts, you've been here for only a couple of months, and you're already walking around as if you own the place.

and that comment wasn't even directed to you in the first place.

after this, things will get a lot less cordial. and that, my fellow poster, will bring out my very best.
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:34 PM   #27
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Ahh the number of posts, the measure of a man...

Well this means I have to post for no apparent reason other than to increase my blue crack cred.
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:31 PM   #28
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The only good thing about "Another Brick In the Wall (Part II)" is the solo. The rest of it sucked long before Korn, Marilyn Manson, or whoever else needed to cover it to look cool and rebellious did so. Quite possibly the worst song ever by a band that usually doesn't suck (after "A Man and a Woman," of course). Actually, the entire album is overrated. Too much garbage, not enough "Comfortably Numb."

I'd say their best albums were:

1. Meddle
2. The Dark Side of the Moon
3. Wish You Were Here
4. The Division Bell
5. Atom Heart Mother

To answer your question ("just how good is Pink Floyd?"), I'd have to ask: which Pink Floyd?

The (brief) Barrett period had its moments (particularly "See Emily Play" and "Astronomy Domine") but was mostly noise. The mostly acoustic The Madcap Laughs is probably a better album than Barrett's collective output with Floyd.

There was a mucking about period after that from Saucerful to Atom Heart Mother or so where the band members pretty much acted independently. This mostly sucked (the point at which someone praises the studio half of Ummagumma is the point at which I disregard all their opinions, ever).

They came into focus and started working as a coherent band from Meddle through Wish You Were Here. This is their best period, obviously. Brilliant stuff.

The Waters domination began with Animals. Anyone who thinks it began earlier gives him way too much credit. Personally, I think all the highlights of this period were the parts where Gilmour could exert some influence. Look at some of the most exalted songs from the period. "Hey, You" is practically Gilmour's song. He played several guitars, rumor has it he played the bass (it sounds way too good to be Waters), he did most of the vocals. If you listen to Gilmour's early demos of "Comfortably Numb," he pretty much nailed the melody and ambience (and was obviously later responsible for the guitar solos). Waters just wrote some lyrics over it. I doubt people would remember The Wall fondly if it consisted solely of material like "The Trial."

The Final Cut was a Waters solo album. It's not bad. He had a handful of good musical ideas, just not nearly enough to carry an entire album on his own. He might've asked Dave for a hand (but at this point, Waters was more concerned with seeing "(Waters)" after every song title than with making good music).

A Momentary Lapse of Reason is a Gilmour solo album. It's bad. "Learning To Fly" is a classic, though. "On the Turning Away" tries too hard, but it has a great solo or two anyway. "Sorrow" is an unlistenable "look at how far I can bend my strings!" wank-fest. As a whole, the album sounds like a bad Floyd cover band.

The Division Bell was a much more inspired album. Wright and Mason were actually involved, to start. Gilmour might overdo it with the solos, but hell, they all sound great. It's also surprisingly upbeat for a Floyd album (I know everyone likes their Floyd nothing but doom and gloom, but Dave sucks at that, so thank God he played his strengths and didn't rewrite "The Dogs of War" and "Sorrow").

Waters' Amused To Death from around this time was also pretty good (particularly compared to his other solo albums, which sucked).

(Sorry to break the circle jerk and discuss the music. So I don't get flamed: "omg pink floyd is the best band evar, my favorite song of his is we don't need no education")
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Us and them is one of the best songs ever written by anyone...

And live in "Pulse"...
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Pink Floyd 1967 - 1983 , rip
i don't really care if gilmour could play violin or double drums , he has no songs in him , never had , good guitar player , sure , great solos , yep , but that's it , he 's no freakin eric Clapton , Steve Hackett or jeff beck
nice guy , we all know it , nice team player ,
Waters was a composer , yes his albums are not that friendly , but those are complete works , and most people never even heard them , no , they read those pathetic reviews from rollingstone or bums who imagine they know something about PF,
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