Pink Floyd. Why?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by butchersapron, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    let us run away and be married.
     
  2. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    my god.
     
  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Just that one.
     
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You have no god, you have an open mind. :cool:
     
  5. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    i think i've won urban75.
     
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  6. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

  7. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    people will be speaking of this moment in hushed tones for years to come.
     
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  8. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    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....'
     
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

  10. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    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.
     
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  11. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Fish Rising is a cracking album. Better than anything by PF.
     
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  12. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    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.
     
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  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    you cannot deny that games without frontiers has an excellent whistle section
     
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  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You're not helping.
     
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  15. savoloysam

    savoloysam Won an argument on the internetz once.

    Damn right. Fucking awesome album. That, Meddle and Piper are my three favorites.
     
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  16. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    fucking hell dottie. steady on.
     
  17. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    pop will eat itself covered games without frontiers. even they couldn't polish that turd.
     
  18. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

    i listened to a few tracks today, not bad easy listening....if thats what you're into!
     
  19. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    I'll grant you Solsbury Hill, but his faux Cockney riffs in horrors like this - shudder:

     
  20. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    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.:D
     
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  21. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    No, no, there's a tentative raising of heads above parapets on this thread.
     
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  22. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    ....wouldn't have minded knocking this one out...


     
  23. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Saw him at a couple of free festivals, late 70s. Mind, Gong is a step too far.
     
  24. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Almost none of you want to discuss anything.

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  25. xenon

    xenon Radical efficiencies

    there may be worse to come... Not from me you understand, the rest of my music tastes are impeccable.:hmm:
     
  26. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    It's Emerson, Lake and Palmer isn't it? Come on, spit it out, confession is good for the soul.
     
  27. savoloysam

    savoloysam Won an argument on the internetz once.

  28. Andrew Hertford

    Andrew Hertford Chocolate Jesus

    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...
     
  29. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    that would have been fucking horrifying.
     
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  30. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    A tower of onion rings is wonderful, a tower of turds less so.
     

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