Thread: Pink Floyd
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Floyd_n_milan Posted Friday 17th September 2004 (10:53pm)
Yo, people, this one's dedicated to Pink Floyd. Talk on or should I say, "Welcome to the machine..." and "Have a Cigar"
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Crystle caves Posted Friday 17th September 2004 (11:15pm)
If I don't hear "Wish You were Here" every couple of days I go INSAINE! I get physically sick and can't move for sake of pain. Mom sais it's because that was playing in the hospital when I was born. Even if that weren't true, I'de still love passing the time listening to the dark side of the moon.
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Which Pink Floyd cd is your favorite out of Meddle, Wish You Were Here, and Suacerful of Secrets?
And I vote for Wish You Were Here.
By the way, it would be a nice idea to run sort of a poll here.
Favourite song and favourite album. And the choise isn't limited. Any Pink Floyd works, just don't include the solo work by say Barrett or Gilmour or Waters. Let's keep it in all that's released under the name Pink Floyd. I guess that includes the post-Waters era as well.
It's gonna be tough though. They're all so great in different ways. But I'll try...
Favorite Pink Floyd Album: Dark Side of the Moon (favorite song on album: Any Colour You Like)
Favorite Pink Floyd Song: Echoes or Shine on You Crazy Diamond. (Albums: Meddle and Wish You Were Here, respectively)
PS: I need not say I love more than one of their songs, so that was a tougher choice than it seems at first sight; plus, my fave song was Shine On You Crazy Diamond up til I've heard High Hopes for the first time.
My favourite song depends on the mood I am in at any particular time.... It's between Shine on you crazy diamond, Dogs, One of these Days or Atom Heart Mother. I think if I had to just choose one, it would be One of these Days.
So what about the early Floyd.... Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Saucerful of Secrets, More, Ummagumma, the early singles etc. Anyone into them? I think saucerful of secrets is superb, but it seldom gets anyone's favourite album vote because it is outshone by their later stuff.
And has anyone seen either of the films from which the soundtracks More and Obscured by Clouds came from? I think the films were called More and La Valley. There was also a film called Zabriskie Point, which I've seen a few times, which Floyd contributed three tracks (Heart Beat, Pig Meat; Come in number 51; and Crumbling Land). Anyone seen this one, or heard the soundtrack? It also contains material from Gerry Garcia of the Greatful Dead and Connie Francis of all people.
By the way, September was an important month when it comes to Pink Floyd, and I seem to have missed the dates, here they are anyways :
Wish You Were Here : September 15, 1975
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason : September 7, 1987
This means that Wish You Were Here celebrated its 29th anniversary on 15th.
In October another two albums were released, viz., Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother.
By the way, where's V? I think Momentary Laspe Of Reason was her favourite album!
Speaking of the animations, I love Goodbye Blue Sky. Awesome song!
But they are too depressive for me, can't take too much PF in a row.
Pink Floyd's not depressive. If you want depressing try listening to Leanard Cohen or Nick Cave. They are far darker.
Talking of older stuff though. Have you heard the original versions of Dogs and Sheep as they were originally recorded back in 1970, eight years before re-appearing on the Animals album. Back then they were called Raving and Drooling (Dogs) and You Got to be Crazy (Sheep). I've got them on a live album from 1975 called Spaceball Ricochet. It's a great album containing those two, the whole of Wish you Were Here, Dark Side of the Moon, and Echoes as a live set, and then studeo out takes of Saucerful of Secrets, Shine on you Crazy Diamond, One of These Days (two versions) and Here comes Santa. If you ever manage to run across it, snap whoever's selling it hand off. It's without doubt the best bootleg I've ever seen.
Maybe boring is a better word then depressing? *Listens to a simultaneous choir of shocked gasps* *heheheeee* Just keeping the discussion going.
I am glad when the radio surprises me by playing a PF song. I like PF better now that I did. There was a while were there was just too much PF, there are limits to how many times you can listen to the same music over and over before you get bored. And the 500th time you see The Wall it is hard to be ecstatic. But it is better now, now I say: "Oh it’s PF " instead of "Oh it's PF "
Hey and Etharion, I'd really be waiting for your comments on that one!!
i found a friend who's actually heard of them and might have a CD. i'll post my opinion when i've listened to them.
they're pretty good, I like them. :P
and followup question...
"Echoes" (Meddle) or "Shine on you crazy diamond"(Wish you were here)?
"Echoes" (Meddle) or "Shine on you crazy diamond"(Wish you were here)?
That's a really hard one, but I think Echoes just has the edge.
What's your favourite single by them?
One of these Days has got to be my obvious choice, but after that I think it's got to be See Emily Play (particularly as Julia Dream is the "B"side)
Speaking of singles..... I think i'll vote for..... *thinks* *thinks* *thinks*
ah yes!!! Another Brick in the Wall... only because I'm the only one in my college who can play that song in its entirity and correctly But, actually, this is one song that gets me tapping on the beat even when I'm depressed or something...
Dunno. Can't choose a favourite single really. I'll prolly vote for "Breathe" from Dark Side of the Moon.
P.S. By the Val, I'm waiting for you to tell us about that book you got as a present!!
I have many of their CD's and NEVER tire of them. I even searched and have found a video tape of the 1991-1992 show I was at (someone took with their home video camera...but not bad really!)...I still play it ever now and then....to remind me what rock and roll was once all about!
Pink Floyd - what can I say?
Great post Floyd
I bought a DVD a while back, too, titled Inside Pink Floyd, A Critical Review 1967-1974. It's got some great footage of their early days that I had not seen before (the making of the Arnold Layne video etc). Worth buying if you are into that sort of thing.
Anyways, Val, what's the name of that book?
i once read some where that Mark what'shisname? came up with the idea for the *wall* after he got spit in the face by some nutter at a concert, so guess we can thank that jerk for his filthy bad manners, cause it created one of the most vividly stunning live concerts in history.
As for reforming, I think it's unlikely, although Nick Mason did do a guest appearance in a recent Roger Waters concert after they accidently bumped into each other on a beach one day. Mason and Waters had always been friends, however. I don't think you would ever see Gilmour or Wright playing with Waters again, having bought him out prior to Momentary Lapse of Reason.
thanks Floyd_n_milan for getting me here im in heaven! haha okay a little overt exagerating but who cares
I wanna see it bad..
By the way call me Megan, it feels more comfortable with me, otherwhys I feel like I'm using some sort of alias or something and it just feels weird lol (I know I'm crazy there we go, the first step is admitting it)
I would honestly recommend PULSE over Wall... Well, depends. I mean, Wall is more like a movie. In fact, it IS a movie. Whereas, PULSE is a live concert. But it's simply great! I actually find songs like Another Brick in the Wall, Wish You Were Here etc better performed in PULSE than the original versions.. Ah well, maybe it's just me! Also, PULSE I think is the only concert which has Dark Side of the Moon in its entirity.
Oh well, if I were you, I'd buy both Wall and PULSE
anneli> hey..i knew something was wrong..i dont have my music on yet
anneli> it was just too quiet in here
anneli> hmmm..what should i listen to
anneli> guess I'll try Classic Rock today
* floyd_n_milan is playing "Obscured By Clouds" by Pink Floyd on Obscured By Clouds
anneli> I have a hard time finding Pink Floyd on here...you think under Classic Rock?
floyd_n_milan> i don't remember where i found them...
floyd_n_milan> oh i actually added them in my own music station!
anneli> I did too..alot of it...but it never comes up to play for some reason
anneli> i'll keep clicking until I find some
floyd_n_milan> have you heard Obscured By Clouds?
anneli> I'm not sure ? ? From which CD?
floyd_n_milan> Obscured By Clouds
floyd_n_milan> im talking about the cd and the song as well
anneli> no..i guess I haven't
floyd_n_milan> its not the best one i guess
floyd_n_milan> but i love it
anneli> hmm..I will have to listen sometime
anneli> Ha! I found Pink Floyd..under Progressive Rock
anneli> Shine On.... Is the in the top 10
floyd_n_milan> it has to be!
floyd_n_milan> it's the best!
floyd_n_milan> on the wings?
floyd_n_milan> or just pigs?
anneli> three different ones
floyd_n_milan> i prefer Pigs on the wing part 1 and 2 and Sheep
anneli> that's what it says "Pigs (Three Different Ones)
floyd_n_milan> have you heard the album?
anneli> oh yes...brings back tons of memories
anneli> remember i told you..i went to see this tour...I just remember pink floating pigs
floyd_n_milan> ah indeed
floyd_n_milan> actually those pigs retained their spots in every Pink Floyd concert after they first appeared in the Animals promotional tour!
floyd_n_milan> they're so cool
anneli> yes very cool!
floyd_n_milan> in PULSE they come up when One of these days is playing
floyd_n_milan> looks so awesome
anneli> I can't remember them on that tour
floyd_n_milan> last tour i think
anneli> yes...the one I took my son to
floyd_n_milan> just before Division Bell came out
anneli> there were so many lights
floyd_n_milan> the DVD is just awesome
anneli> I have the video...do you have one?
floyd_n_milan> and there was a plane crashing after Us and Them
floyd_n_milan> and that floating thing that comes up at the end of Comfortably Numb
floyd_n_milan> i love it!
floyd_n_milan> i have the DVD
anneli> omg..that was the best!
floyd_n_milan> and i loved the end with Run Like Hell
floyd_n_milan> the lights were so awesome
anneli> I should make you a copy of my video
anneli> best show I ever seen
floyd_n_milan> same here
floyd_n_milan> the first DVD i ever got
anneli> good choice
anneli> actually..my video is a different copy than yours...it was made by someone at the show
anneli> many people do that..when they can
anneli> it's not bad at all
floyd_n_milan> that's allowed?
anneli> but people do it...my son collects alot of them
anneli> some good...some not so good
anneli> this way you got alot of different perspectives of the show
So Megan, if you're reading this, you should now know what to get
As for favorites, hmmmmm... well, I'm not saying the two popular (here) choices are close, but when I copied for the car, Wish You Were Here went on one side and Meddle on the other, but as an album, experience tells me I listen to the Meddle side more (I think it's more consistently excellent since I've gotten a little tired of Welcome to the Machine, which just means I think it's good not great now.) On the other hand, I like Shine On 1-9 better than Echoes (just barely.) Best album, IMHO? Dark Side, hands down. Best song? Time, hands down.
And what's this about shuffling Pink Floyd songs? THERE'S your blasphemous heresy, lol. How can you fully appreciate a concept album if you don't hear it through? Still like the compilation Relics, too, since it's the only form in which I've heard the songs, and it has cool Syd Barrett stuff like Bike, on the heels of Biding My Time which I also find awesome, and, of course, the indispensible Interstellar Overdrive (I'm not a big instrumental fan, but that song rocks.) Honorable mention for best song to On the Turning Away and its predeccesor, which, with Sorrow, redeem Momentary Lapse of Reason (and, of course, the non-title track title track gives us what the former roommate calls "digital Time.")
OK, secondary gushing complete, back to your regularly scheduled concise points.
Well, I didn't give my arm, but I did utilise my bandwidth to stream the videos over AOL (not to mention the pain of actually rebooting the pc.. that too into Windows! But then again, that's really nothing compared to an arm!). So here I am. On a bright, sunny morning. Freshly out of bed. I reboot the computer. Go *click* on the link which anneli had provided me in the chat room the day before...
A few minutes later, I'm screaming. I'm clapping. I can feel myself unable to withstand all the joy.. Tears streaming down... YES! I saw Pink Floyd together again!! Wow! I'm crazy!
I've had quite a life so far! From the absolute top to the absolute bottom! People came and went. Pink Floyd just stayed with me. Always. I can remember saying to someone I love very much "How I wish, how I wish you were here... We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl... Year after year! Running over the same old grounds, what have we found? The same old fears... Wish you were here..". Wish you were here has never been the best song for me. It just makes me feel so overcome with emotions to listen to those lines..
I remember saying to a stranger who became a very important part of my life..."Strangers passing in the street, by chance do several glances meet. And I am you and what I see is me... And do I take you by the hand and lead you through the land.. and help me understand the best I can...." Echoes, I haven't heard for a few months now, but the song is right up there competing with a few others for the top spot in my list.
I can remember how the situation with me was exactly like in Sorrow. Time being no different. Wasting away the life... Good thing now that I feel like I've learnt to fly now.
The Live8 performance brought back to me how I managed to get through the worst period of my life over the past few months. I wonder where I would have been without Pink Floyd. Hmmm. Maybe this just sounds way over the top...
Life's good. Pink Floyd, I saw reunited. I wasn't even born when they split up. I hadn't even heard of them till about 2 years ago. Now here I am, rebuilding my life with a reunited Pink Floyd. Yes. Life's good.
Thanks to the nice folks on the radio, I like ABitW part III better than part II. The Wall is actually one of the albums I'm awaiting; it goes well with my beloved The Final Cut. Two Suns in the Sunset is easily the most artistic description of a nuclear holocaust I've ever heard, and you can beat the album ending with "And now the weather: Tomorrow will be [mushroom] cloudy with scattered [fallout] showers." I still consider The Final Cut the last true Pink Floyd album, even if Roger had already run off Rick Wright.