All Things Pink Floyd

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All Things Pink Floyd
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:10:13 PM »
So, seeing as how a few of your listed them in your top 10 acts i thought i'd start this forums very own first Pink Floyd thread. Are you a fan of their entire catalouge? do you only count the songs Syd Barrett wrote as the "real" PF? me? im a fan of all of it. i'm even reading Nick Mason's book on PF called Inside Out, fascinating read.

ive been a fan since i was 6 or so when my dad got A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 87 <now that i think about it its dawning on me the similarities. thats the same reason i got into U2, my dad buying Pop in 97> but it wasn't until April of this year that i REALLY got into the 67-70 albums. They never clicked with me till now, i have a whole new appreciation for Syd and need to seek out his 2 albums.

this is how i rank the albums.
DSOTM
WYWH
Animals
Wall
Meddle
A Saucerful Of Secrets
Piper At the Gates of Dawn
Division Bell
More
Obscured By Clouds
Atom Heart Mother
Ummagumma
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
The Final Cut
The Endless River
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Re: All Things Pink Floyd
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 10:35:03 PM »
Their catalogue is patchy.  Basically I like the albums Meddle through Animals.  They did some good songs before Meddle but didn't make albums I really like.  I'm not into their psychedelic stuff for the most part.  The Wall's ok but not a favourite of mine, although it has some good songs on it, including the superlative Comfortably Numb.  The Final Cut is pretty much a Roger Waters album and anything after that is what I call 'Pink Floyd Lite': that is to say it's not Pink Floyd without Waters' vision and lyrics.  At their best they sound fantastic.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 10:36:21 PM »
I like this song from the More soundtrack.


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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 10:37:17 PM »
I was into PF a lot between age 12 and 16, or  before U2  as mentioned in another thread.

I must have listened to Dark Side a thousand times back then. The Wall was huge for me when it came out, as it was then the peak of my fandom. I remember all the promotion in record stores,  all the talk on FM radio, etc... the movie was excellent too.

But I must admit that after 1983-84, I really left prog rock behind and was more into all the new sounds coming in through the  new wave . Never truly went back, but did enjoy Division Bell to a certain extent.

Your top 5 is exactly as mine, btw.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 10:52:28 PM »
Their catalogue is patchy.  Basically I like the albums Meddle through Animals.  They did some good songs before Meddle but didn't make albums I really like.  I'm not into their psychedelic stuff for the most part.  The Wall's ok but not a favourite of mine, although it has some good songs on it, including the superlative Comfortably Numb.  The Final Cut is pretty much a Roger Waters album and anything after that is what I call 'Pink Floyd Lite': that is to say it's not Pink Floyd without Waters' vision and lyrics.  At their best they sound fantastic.

see i agree with this all until April when it all clicked. now i think i almost prefer the pre-DSOTM. i mean, i don't, but my mind kinda feels like i do? AMLOR is VERY dated but ill never not have a nostalgic sweet tooth for it since it was the first real album i remember ever hearing, TDB is VERY underrated honestly. I love Gilmours solo stuff and i think TDB is great for what it is. River is only a TDB bonus disc with the worst song they've EVER done on it, Louder Than Words, courtesy of Gilmour's wifes horrible lyrics.

DB Cooper yes Cymbaline is stunning. Check out Let There Be More Light or Summer 68 for more hidden gems.

The Wall WAS huge for me during my self-loathing teens and 20s but now i dont pay it much attention. It lacks the soundscapes that made the previous 3 albums so stellar. and the band hates the movie. i don't mind it but its SO dark and trippy i can't watch it that often anymore

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 11:26:32 PM »
Their catalogue is patchy.  Basically I like the albums Meddle through Animals.  They did some good songs before Meddle but didn't make albums I really like.  I'm not into their psychedelic stuff for the most part.  The Wall's ok but not a favourite of mine, although it has some good songs on it, including the superlative Comfortably Numb.  The Final Cut is pretty much a Roger Waters album and anything after that is what I call 'Pink Floyd Lite': that is to say it's not Pink Floyd without Waters' vision and lyrics.  At their best they sound fantastic.

see i agree with this all until April when it all clicked. now i think i almost prefer the pre-DSOTM. i mean, i don't, but my mind kinda feels like i do? AMLOR is VERY dated but ill never not have a nostalgic sweet tooth for it since it was the first real album i remember ever hearing, TDB is VERY underrated honestly. I love Gilmours solo stuff and i think TDB is great for what it is. River is only a TDB bonus disc with the worst song they've EVER done on it, Louder Than Words, courtesy of Gilmour's wifes horrible lyrics.

DB Cooper yes Cymbaline is stunning. Check out Let There Be More Light or Summer 68 for more hidden gems.

The Wall WAS huge for me during my self-loathing teens and 20s but now i dont pay it much attention. It lacks the soundscapes that made the previous 3 albums so stellar. and the band hates the movie. i don't mind it but its SO dark and trippy i can't watch it that often anymore

Side note on The Wall: when the band played Montreal Olympic Stadium in 77, I was too young to attend but it was a big event and made the news in all media in the province. I think it still holds the record for the largest crowd ever in the Big O. Anyways, years later, I read that it was that tour and also that show in particular that triggered Waters into writing The Wall.
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 11:33:12 PM »
so the story goes Waters got so mad at a fan in the front row at that show that he spit in the guys face and thought "i wish i could build a damn wall between the band and the audience" he hated them so much.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 08:31:00 AM »
Im a fan of the old PF. I think i have all the albums, apart from maybe The Division Bell and The Endless River (i feel no need at all to own that one)

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 10:57:16 AM »
Never been a fan of their music and Water's anti-semitism puts me off.

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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2019, 02:23:54 PM »
I like the WYWH album, Division Bell, DSOTM. I can never get through their psychedelic work as an AHM album and I expected more from The Wall.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 02:25:54 PM »
Im a fan of the old PF. I think i have all the albums, apart from maybe The Division Bell and The Endless River (i feel no need at all to own that one)

you should own TDB. it's way way better than AMLOR and TFC.

I like the WYWH album, Division Bell, DSOTM. I can never get through their psychedelic work as an AHM album and I expected more from The Wall.

what else did you expect from the Wall?

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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 04:24:42 PM »
Im a fan of the old PF. I think i have all the albums, apart from maybe The Division Bell and The Endless River (i feel no need at all to own that one)

Do not get Endless River.  It was a waste of money.  DB is ok for what it is, but for me it's not really a Pink Floyd album.


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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2019, 04:26:04 PM »
The Wall WAS huge for me during my self-loathing teens and 20s but now i dont pay it much attention. It lacks the soundscapes that made the previous 3 albums so stellar. and the band hates the movie. i don't mind it but its SO dark and trippy i can't watch it that often anymore

Nobody Home is one of Noel Gallagher's Desert Island Discs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b062hplj

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2019, 06:09:21 PM »
Im a fan of the old PF. I think i have all the albums, apart from maybe The Division Bell and The Endless River (i feel no need at all to own that one)

Do not get Endless River.  It was a waste of money.  DB is ok for what it is, but for me it's not really a Pink Floyd album.

why? its just harmless instrumentals stuff from TDB and a Richard Wright song? granted the last song is dreadful but still.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »
The Wall WAS huge for me during my self-loathing teens and 20s but now i dont pay it much attention. It lacks the soundscapes that made the previous 3 albums so stellar. and the band hates the movie. i don't mind it but its SO dark and trippy i can't watch it that often anymore

Nobody Home is one of Noel Gallagher's Desert Island Discs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b062hplj

i cant listen to that now but help me out. one of the albums he'd take to a deserted island is that one song?