BCB 100 - Pink Floyd

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BCB 100 - Pink Floyd

Postby geoffcowgill » 23 Jul 2006, 17:55

I can't really see this band as having a great deal of value outside of sixteen year old males and potheads. I don't see the majesty of Piper At The Gates of Dawn, and only a few tracks on it seem even interesting to me. And the seventies stuff smacks of willfull self-parody. I offer these opinions up for scorn and disbelief, secure in the knowledge that I'm right.

Favorite Album - The Wall (even though it's frequently unlistenable, it has a handfull of songs that are engaging, a couple that are even affecting)

Favorite Song - "Lucifer Sam" (too few like that in their catalog)

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Postby The Modernist » 23 Jul 2006, 17:57

Album: Piper..
Song: Arnold Layne.

If they'd spontaneously combusted in 1968 it would be fine with me.
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Postby PENK » 23 Jul 2006, 18:00

I think I quite like them but I never actually listen to them so I wouldn't really know. They could write a decent song but they're pretty dull and wanky for the most part and, let's face it, they used a children's choir.
Song Wish You Were Here, I guess that can be the album too.
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Re: BCB 100 - Pink Floyd

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 23 Jul 2006, 18:01

They are the Radiohead of classic rock bands.
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Postby Jon K » 23 Jul 2006, 18:05

I think there is so much to chose from with regards to Pink Floyd and then of course there are the various eras of the band. I do doubt there would be too many votes for Latter day Floyd led by Gilmour although in my opinion that would be a shame as I think that both Momentary Lapse and Division Bell have their moments.
For me it will always be classic era Floyd from the early to mid seventies and as such that is where my choices have come from :D

Best Album: Wish You Were Here
Best Song: Echoes

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Jul 2006, 18:07

The Unique Modernist! wrote:Album: Piper..
Song: Arnold Layne.

If they'd spontaneously combusted in 1968 it would be fine with me.


agreed.

album: the piper at the gates of dawn
song: see emily play

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Postby king feeb » 23 Jul 2006, 18:25

Album- Piper

Song- "Lucifer Sam"
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Re: BCB 100 - Pink Floyd

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Jul 2006, 19:05

Davey The Fat Boy wrote:They are the Radiohead of classic rock bands.


:?:

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Jul 2006, 19:07

soul-a-skope wrote:
The Unique Modernist! wrote:Album: Piper..
Song: Arnold Layne.

If they'd spontaneously combusted in 1968 it would be fine with me.


agreed.

album: the piper at the gates of dawn
song: see emily play


Agreed!

I don't think any other band (maybe REM) elicit such extreme reactions from me. Most of their '70s output is yawnsome to the max. Absolute cack. Yet their early singles were as good as UK psych got. Fantastic stuff.

Actually, for song, I'd go for any of those early singles. When are they going to get released? 'Scream Thy Last Scream' needs to be heard by everybody!

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Postby Corporate whore » 23 Jul 2006, 20:06

Album: The Wall

Track: Brain Damage

If ever there was a band that attracted BCB snobbery, then Pink Floyd are it.
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Postby brilleaux » 23 Jul 2006, 20:08

Song: "Arnold Layne"
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Postby Pat O'Banton » 23 Jul 2006, 20:09

Corporate Whore wrote:Album: The Wall

Track: Brain Damage

If ever there was a band that attracted BCB snobbery, then Pink Floyd are it.


or is it that some of us just think they're not as good as you think they are?

i don't particularly love any of the albums that i've heard but i'll nominate "wish you were here" as a truly fantastic song.
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Postby Prince Of Peace » 23 Jul 2006, 20:13

Album: Wish You Were Here

Track : Comfortably Numb
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Postby toomanyhatz » 23 Jul 2006, 20:35

Roger Waters is a self-righteous, pretentious, annoying twit. Although to be fair, his melodies match his lyrics perfectly. They both whine. Their best songwriter ever is of course Syd. Rick Wright comes in second.

Album - Piper. You know it's true.
Song - So many of Syd's are tied, I'll just say Remember a Day.
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Postby The Slider » 23 Jul 2006, 20:39

Album: Atom Heart Mother

Song: Biding My Time (never enough trombones in pop music)
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Postby Jeemo » 23 Jul 2006, 20:41

Brain Damage

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Postby bixhenry » 23 Jul 2006, 20:47

I know it sounds crazy, but I've only heard Dark Side Of The Moon once in its entirety, and that was in 1985, when, during one of The Balancing Act's tours, our soundman put it in the cassette player in our van. Sounded nice, but not memorable enough for me to investigate further. I saw The Wall movie and found it and much of the music utterly dull. I love Piper, though, and Syd was great - sorry he's gone.

Album - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Song - 'See Emily Play'

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Re: BCB 100 - Pink Floyd

Postby Still Baron » 23 Jul 2006, 21:23

Sir John Coan wrote:
Davey The Fat Boy wrote:They are the Radiohead of classic rock bands.


:?:


It would be more accurate to say they are the Pink Floyd of modern bands. Except Radiohead are neither as good nor as bad as Pink Floyd.

My old equation used to go something like:

Pink Floyd + U2 / Warpish gurgles = Radiohead.

But now I like them.
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Postby Corporate whore » 23 Jul 2006, 21:25

The Giraffe wrote:
Corporate Whore wrote:Album: The Wall

Track: Brain Damage

If ever there was a band that attracted BCB snobbery, then Pink Floyd are it.


or is it that some of us just think they're not as good as you think they are?



Nope - It has nothing to do about how good they are or aren't - but they seem to get looked down upon around here for some reason - presumably because Waters was a twat and they went on for too long.
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