Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by butchersapron, Dec 12, 2012.
let us run away and be married.
Just that one.
You have no god, you have an open mind.
i think i've won urban75.
people will be speaking of this moment in hushed tones for years to come.
If the cast of Do They Know it's Christmas 3 string Bono and Geldoff up, whilst giving Midge Ure at least a Chinese Burn, I'll happily buy the single myself. 'Feeeeeed, the Wor-ld....'
Their recorded output went shit with the soundtrack to More and the single Point me at the Sky. Around 1969. Not many people would disagree with that assessment either. They were a psychedelic band who were first and foremost a live band who could improvise, extend their songs, create a lot of noise and generally entertain acid heads but they hadn't really got the hang of producing albums until Meddle (1971) (Barrett era singles are cute, though). Interstella Overdrive, which for me is the pinnacle of their achievement, lacks energy on the album. After 1969 they evolved into dramatic concept album rock for people with expensive stereos and who like expensive stage shows which I don't care for but a lot of people like. It's not a matter of purism it's a matter of chalk and cheese. I prefer music which excites (however poorly) to music that washes over you (however well). Atom Heart and Meddle are the turning points where they do these well produced songs, side long tracks and dreamy guitar solos. They're either the start or the end depending on your preference.
For me the important thing about Pink Floyd was Syd Barrett's guitar. Not even his song writing. His guitar playing. The rhythm section were uninteresting, but they could create atmosphere eg. on Set the Controls and the opening parts of Saucerful. The keyboard was a good complement to the guitar. Dave Gilmore was an adequate replacement. Pioneering stuff. Other bands (eg. Tangerine Dream) did it better.
Fish Rising is a cracking album. Better than anything by PF.
the barrett-era stuff is ok, but it's pretty by-numbers psych. If Floyd hadn't become the bloated hideous behemoth they became after he quit, the barret stuff would be a fairly insignificant footnote. As it is, it's elevated in importance much beyond it's actual musical worth.
you cannot deny that games without frontiers has an excellent whistle section
You're not helping.
Damn right. Fucking awesome album. That, Meddle and Piper are my three favorites.
fucking hell dottie. steady on.
pop will eat itself covered games without frontiers. even they couldn't polish that turd.
i listened to a few tracks today, not bad easy listening....if thats what you're into!
I'll grant you Solsbury Hill, but his faux Cockney riffs in horrors like this - shudder:
I saw a Ozric tentacles at the fleece in Bristol a couple of years ago out of curiosity more than anything. I also like some Pink Floyd. Wish you were here, dark side of the moon, the wal l that old one with interstellar overdrive on it and I like 80s metallica. Shit it's all over for me isn't it.
No, no, there's a tentative raising of heads above parapets on this thread.
....wouldn't have minded knocking this one out...
Saw him at a couple of free festivals, late 70s. Mind, Gong is a step too far.
Make final Pink Floyd album your final album, over-50s urged
Prior to the Wall, good. Parts of Wall, tolerable. Downhill rapidly after that
there may be worse to come... Not from me you understand, the rest of my music tastes are impeccable.
It's Emerson, Lake and Palmer isn't it? Come on, spit it out, confession is good for the soul.
Pink Floyd themselves confirmed that they are happy if their fans never buy an album ever again as long as they continue to buy the box-sets.
The trouble with The Floyd was that both Gilmour or Waters had flat and uninteresting voices. If only they'd had Gabriel after Barrett left, they would have been ammaaaaazing...
that would have been fucking horrifying.
A tower of onion rings is wonderful, a tower of turds less so.
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