The Pink Floyd thread

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  1. vkartikv

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    If you're a fan(atic), join the club! I get high on Pink Floyd 5-6 times a day and there is no rehab for it. My personal faves (in no particular order)

    Echoes
    Time
    One of these days
    Learning to fly
    What do you want from me
    Sorrow
    Comfortably Numb
    High Hopes
    Hey You
    Careful With that axe, Eugene

    Ok, i got to go get high now.
     
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    My fave Floyd song is Breaking the Law.

    Revolutionary progressive metal. Even though the front man was said to be puffing pickles backstage.

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    Are you high? That's judas priest. They don't even compare to Pink Floyd and are not even in the same genre.
     
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    Oh, jeeze sorry.

    :)
     
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    As my id suggests, I'm a Floyd fan.

    Some of my favorite songs that you typical fans may or may not recognize.

    When the Tigers Broke Free (1979)
    Raving and Drooling (1975)
    You've Got to be Crazy (1975)
    Granchester Meadows
    Echoes
    Entire "Final Cut" (yeah, call me crazy)
    Obscured by Cloud / Childhood's End
     
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    some of my faves are:

    shine on you crazy diamond
    time
    comfortably numb
    another brick in the wall
    biding my time
    wearing the inside out
    lost for words
    a great day for freedom

    david gilmour is such a brilliant guitarist, a love his solos
     
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  7. vkartikv

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    Yes sir, Gilmour is the best, especially in Sorrow.
     
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    Sign me in!..."Wish you were here" is one of the best song of all time
     
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    Have to say -- Interstellar Overdrive while . . . .uhhhh . . . . is really awesome/freaky.
     
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    "Coming back to life" is my favorite Pink Floyd song.
    I also like "Shine on you crazy diamond", "Echoes" and "Wish you were here".



    And I have to say that David Gilmour, at the beginning of the 70's, was a talented gorgeous young man. :oops:
    The talent is still there...
     
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    "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"
     
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    They're one of my favorite bands. Dark Side of the Moon is tied for greatest album of all time on my list.
    Time
    money
    Brain Damage
    See Emily Play
    Hey You
    Another Brick in the Wall/Happiest Days of our lives
    Comfortably Numb
    When the tigers broke free
    learning to fly
    the great gig in the sky

    some of my favs
     
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    No love for Roger Waters? Amused to death.
    The thin ice
    Mother
    Comfortably numb
    Time
    Wish you were here
    Tricky you are scaring me dude
     
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    ^ I have a "heart-on" for the blonde on the far left. The "Atom Heart Mother" suite is easily my favorite Fink Ployd (sic) piece of all time.


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    First, thanks for the thread. Signmeup!

    Surprised OP does not like Wish You Were Here, my fav. But great that you mentioned Careful with that Axe, Eugene. I've got a live version somewhere that is just awesome.

    Echoes. Fantastic.
    Interstellar Overdrive. Thanks, Tricky.
    Astronomy Domine -- again a wonderful live version somewhere.

    Love Roger Waters.
    Thanks for the pic, Diablo.
     
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    "Wish You Were Here" Play it on loop on my iPod all the time! "...Two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl, year after year, running over the same old ground, what have we found? The same old fears...Wish you were here."

    For me---those lyrics mean quite a bit.
     
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    I usually have my guitar next to my desk so I can grab it and play it while working, Wish you were here is one I play at least 2 times a week. Yes Pink Floyd is awesome. I also like Time, Hey You, Another Brick in the wall, Shine on you crazy diamons, etc, etc, etc.
     
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    Swimming...
     
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    All of the Animals album.

    Ha haaa charade you are.
     
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    I'm a Syd Barrett-kind of guy. Love his work, love the early Floyd. Was a huge Floyd-head before I discovered real music and now only listen occasionally (still love Syd).

    I don't like Gilmour and think that he's a lame hack and most of his music is atrocious, save for several works - most of which he co-wrote with Waters. The last two PF albums, almost entirely penned by Gilmour, are awful.

    As for Waters, I really like Animals - probably the best non-Syd Floyd I've heard. The rest of his work I find to be inconsistent. But Animals is really powerful stuff, despite the mostly dumb lyrics.

    Rick Wright - RIP - and Mason; they stopped trying by the mid-70s.

    Mason released a lame picture book not long ago.
     
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  23. Richard Pur

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    Glad you mentioned this often overlooked album (and I like how most Pink Floyd fans still say "album"). Gilmour's guitar work on the whole Animals album is great. I personally like the solos on Dogs.

    Anyway, Water's lyrics are most of the time pretty meaningful and deep, and of course, in sync with the concept albums. In dogs "It's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around".

    If you're getting older, as most Floyd fans are, and you listen to the lyrics in the song Time, it makes you want to go out and do anything, as long as you don't just waste away sitting on your couch.



    "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
    Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
    Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
    Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

    Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
    And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
    And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

    And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
    Racing around to come up behind you again
    The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death"


    Now get off the computer and go do something!

    Anyway, great thread!

    I'll be chiming in on this one periodically.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     
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    Yes, those lyrics are very strong and powerful. 'and then one day you find, 10 yrs have gone behind you..' is my fav. part.
     
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    haha !!!
    More like 20 maybe 30 in my case !
     
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    '67 Syd City

    See Emily Play

    (Bowie did a nice cover of this on his '73 album "Pin Ups")
     
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    Has one been at a Roger Waters concert of his "The Dark Side of the Moon" tour?
    Saw it in Zurich, good stuff!
     
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    Pigs on the Wing (Part One) –

    If you didn't care what happened to me
    And I didn't care for you
    We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
    Occasionally glancing up through the rain


    Pigs on the Wing (Part Two) –

    You know that I care what happens to you
    And I know that you care for me
    So don't feel alone
    Or the weight of the stone
     
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    Welcome to the machine
     
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    All time favorites are:

    Echoes
    Shine on You crazy diamond
    Comfortably Numb
    Hey You

    Best Albums IMO are: Animals, Wish you were Here
    Honorable Mentions: DSOTM, Division Bell, The Wall, Obscured by Clouds

    Other great tunes: On the Turning Away, Run Like Hell, Us and Them, Wish you Were Here, Pigs, Sheep, Mother, One of these Days, Astronomy Domine, Take it Back, High Hopes

    If you enjoy Pink Floyd, you should check out Porcupine Tree sometime.
     
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    I saw them on the "Animals" tour and the "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" tours. The former was my preference, the music was more of the show then. By the latter, Waters was elsewhere and they really relied more heavily on visual effects to amp up the experience. I sat through a deluge in an open-air football stadium to see a hospital bed float through the sky and not much else.
    During the same era, I can think of at least half-a-dozen acts I caught live, several of them outdoors at big stadiums, that were better shows.
     
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    Yeah, I agree--the Gilmour led PF is not as good as the previous Waters and Barrett led incarnations--just doesn't have the same edge. But I do like most of the Waters' stuff. Have always been a big fan and got to see the original 'The Wall' concert--awesome. Syd Barrett is one of the more tragic figures in rock.
     
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    Hot Rockin' is the best by far:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki3TpFZY7cU
     
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    Sax solo in "Us and Them" is GOAT.
     
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    What about that lady in Great Gig in the Sky ?
     
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    ^^^ That sax was played by Dick Parry and the lady singing was Clare Torry.
     
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    ^ Thanks. Yes, the name Claire Torry is very familiar now that you mention it.

    I grew up listening to PF. Echoes was the first album we got, a friend coming from France gave it as a gift. We were hooked. Getting PF albums in India was impossible. Had to wait months for someone coming from USA/Europe to get the latest album. For us it was literally our world.
     
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    Original lyrics were "Lying supine in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain....."
     
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    Gilmour is a wonderful soul.

    Roger as well.

    These 2 guys are GOAT.

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    Don't forget Alan Parsons' contributions...he was the AnnaGOAT in their corner for DSOTM!
     
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    And Katie Kasoon and Dick Perry as well. Epic DSOTM GOAT.
     
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  42. TennisLovaLova

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    Favorite songs: very hard or even impossible to say, it really depends on the mood I'm in and their period of time
    different styles different atmospheres, all excellent,
    even the Barrett era had its charm ( that bike song is crazy!)...

    I just love to drive long distances listening to the floyd, it's a journey within the journey, INCEPTION style!

    But if I had to keep just 1 song only, it would probably The Thin Ice


    GOAT album indeed... same goes for Atom Heart Mother (A side and summer 68 is also very good)

    Yep. I was at his DSOTM in both Paris (sitting) and Barcelona (standing in the crowd, amazing, much better) a few years ago.
    and the wall tour also 2 years ago in Paris also in the pit with the fans
    and this september again in Stade de France
    can't and won't miss it

    H2H: Roger > Gilmour
    When they needed an album, Waters proposed both Wall and Hitchhikers.
    And the guy is clearly an anti conformist aka phuck the systme in his political positions wheras Gilmour is more politically correct.
    Rogers was also very very good (if not the best ever) at developping excellent musical concepts with very strong meaning and metaphorical references

    The Alan Parson's project album was nice, not GOAT material, but still nice, with some hits like "Prime Time"
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    ^^^While APP's albums are outstanding as stand-alone efforts, I must agree his "solo" work is not GOATy..."I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You" was on my turntable often but nowhere near as frequently as DSOTM (or "The Wall" etc.).
    My reference was to his supreme effort as engineer/producer to make the album still holding the record for most weeks charting. He was pure genius behind the glass and is credited with bringing in all that extra talent (Parry, Torry et al) to make DSOTM truely stand-alone stuff.
     
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    Am I the only one to mention "Us and Them" from Dark Side?
     
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    IMO the whole war subject had a better treatment in the Wall
     
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    another Floyd fan from back in the days and unfor only saw the Division Bell tour. But I still think DB is a great album, some great lyrics jabs at Waters for the split, maybe Gilmour's best lyrics.

    If we're talking Alan Parson, I Robot has to be one of the all time greatest album.
     
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    Could the "Us and Them" be broader? My religion, their religion, my politics and theirs. It starts out being about ideas, but then our instinct to protect 'our side' takes over, and we forget how we even got divided.

    I also mean the music in "Us and Them", not just the lyrics. The song's minimalism goes well with the starkness of the lyrics.
     
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    There are also some good songs on the "More" soundtrack album. "Green is the Colour" is a good one on that album.

    The Echoes at Pompei is good stuff.

    Those good long Floyd songs are good listening. Kind of like the older Yes material (like Yours is no Disgrace, Stormship trooper, And you and I, etc.). Good headphones music.
     
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    Just thought I'd contribute. I'm not really a Floyd fan. But this is Jordan Rudess's (of Dream Theater) psuedo-tribute to them. From "Octavarium", one of their most famous songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pUpbLvbQ7A
     
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    Love that Haken Continuum fingerboard that Jordan uses in this. John Paul Jones of Zeppelin also uses this controller/synth. In this link, Jordan demoes his new toy (note the YES t-shirt):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrmp2EaVChI

    Another PF tribute (cover of Time) from DT:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxhN7xzF7Yk

    The Sochi Olympics actually led me to this PF thread. Just watched a replay of the women's short program for team figure skating. Ashley Wagner put in a good showing performing to PF's Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Here is a performance of her routine from last year:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDtsVmM_OZw
     
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