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Old 03-12-2005, 11:59 PM   #1
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just how good is pink floyd?

now, i'll be the first to agree that some of their songs are just flat out unlistenable. i'm all for experimentation, and i realize some will be able to understand and appreciate everything they've ever done.

but a song like jugband blues is just so amazing, and for all the right reasons.

it's so simple.

it starts nice, goes crazy in the middle and you don't expect it to come back...but it does.

"and the sea isn't green,
and i love the queen..."

such simple lyrics that were probably made without ever intending to mean anything, but they still sound good together anyway.

then there's us and them. unreal. the first 3 minutes of that song are like none other.

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Old 03-13-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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Forgive my compromised sense of humour, but I want to answer our host's question about who Pink Floyd is - he's one of our finest actors.

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Old 03-13-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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yeah, i think it's pretty safe to assume that everyone here knows who they are.

noone's making fun of them, sean, relax.

gosh, you really know how to bring down a crowd.
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arent there already 5 threads about pink floyd in the band index??

your blatant disregard for the band index will only lead to its demise.

now before you post a new thread about creed, remember to check the band index, there are two fine Creed threads you can add to.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:32 AM   #5
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go away, newbie.

those threads were old, and if we're gonna recycle the same shit over and over again, that'd be nothing short of counter-productive and would create an even more stale atmosphere here at bang and clatter.

like we need that. whatever "original" thread pops around here is either about the killers or some lame list thread that i probably even started myself.
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Sorrow is my personal favourite.

One might say it is... "distortionalicious".
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Old 03-13-2005, 02:20 AM   #7
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ah shit cujo, i forgot to tell you.

i downloaded your last mp3 you sent me...

certainly interesting, though not as easy to digest as your other ones. it's got a "music" feel to it (the band).
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Agreed, it's a little harsh at the moment.

Not everything should be easy to swallow though.

What?

Literally that's all I mean. If you're looking for a sexywink I'm not giving you one.

Really.

You can forget it.






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Old 03-13-2005, 04:08 AM   #9
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I say we merge all the Pink Floyd, Wilco, Radiohead, and Killers threads

too many of them
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I say we merge all the Pink Floyd, Wilco, Radiohead, and Killers threads

too many of them
and there's too many of you, too.
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I prefer their 60s stuff really, its more unique and odd, whereas when they got into the '70s, excess took over, IMO.
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fair enough.

but now lets talk about the greatness that is the two songs i mentioned in my initial post.

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I love Wish you were here, Money, Time and Run like hell.
But the best is Another Brick in the Wall pt.2
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I bet not even DaveC, who knows a lot about the Floyd, knows about the radio promotion story starring Dick Asher and the single Another Brick In The Wall Part II.. uh yeah, the good old days of CBS
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BTW, which one's Pink?
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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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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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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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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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