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Postby Pat O'Banton » 23 Jul 2006, 21:32

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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.


perhaps, to an extent, although i do find them duller than some on this site.

i'd argue that there are hundreds of pop acts that attract a lot more snobbery, though.
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Postby frimleygreener » 23 Jul 2006, 21:41

i love "careful with that axe eugene"from the album "ummagumma".the hi hat and snare in the intro sets the languid stage for the latter sonic assault.i care not wether the pink floyd are "cool" or not,i like the song.

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Postby Beno » 23 Jul 2006, 21:45

Prince Of Peace wrote:Album: Wish You Were Here

Track : Comfortably Numb


Seeing someone with exactly the same choices saves on my typing. I was a bit alarmed when I noticed who it was though.

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Postby Tom Violence » 23 Jul 2006, 22:32

An interesting band.

I prefer 'Piper' to any of the other albums if i'm honest, I also really like what directly follows i.e. Saucerful and More.

the 'Classics' like 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'Wish You Were Here' I only like, I don't love them like the early stuff.

But i kind of like the way there are two completely different bands.

Anything after the Wall though, I wouldn't accept it if you came up to me and give me a copy for free.
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Postby Pat O'Banton » 23 Jul 2006, 22:36

Pretty Boy Floyd wrote:Anything after the Wall though, I wouldn't accept it if you came up to me and give me a copy for free.


i'd be pretty pissed off if someone offered me the wall too, actually. awful record.
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Postby Tom Violence » 23 Jul 2006, 22:38

It is awful...I can sort of see what he was trying to do, it's a good idea maybe, I know i couldn't have done better....but yes it is shit...i just can't stand kids vocals in songs full stop but this is the worst example.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 23 Jul 2006, 23:40

They're really two bands: with Syd and post-Syd.

with Syd album: Piper (duh)

with Syd song: Bike

Post-Syd album: Dark Side, I guess, even though it's completely played out.

Post-Syd song: Echoes
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Postby Quaco » 23 Jul 2006, 23:56

It is a testament to the musicality of the sixties and seventies that someone virtually tone deaf like Roger Waters felt he had to write songs with melodies and indeed came up with melodically strong stuff like "Corporal Clegg", "Green Is the Colour", "San Tropez", and even later stuff like "Don't Leave Me Now". For a bunch of architecture students (and a gifted blues guitarist), it's surprising they came up with something like "Echoes", which really is The Beatles ("Across the Universe" specifically) transported to the seventies.

Pink Floyd have already reaped their rewards, so they don't need me to defend them or to speak for them, but on a purely musical level, they were a superior group. There are many aspects of their career that can and probably should be criticized, but their albums up through the end of the seventies were great. Piper is fresh and inventive (geoff, it's odd you would slate it for not being "majestic" as I don't think it was really meant to be, nearly all the songs being single-length); More is warm and druggy and slow yet not overbearing; Animals bites with an intensity you can still feel today.

Whatever one may think of them -- and this takes into account all of one's prejudices, whether those inherited from one's era (e.g., the post-punk/pre-indie belief that PF were overblown prog) or from one's own personal experiences (e.g., an older brother who overplayed PF to death) -- the Floyd's canon offers enough of a complete world -- full of loud and soft, conventional and experimental, emotional and intellectual, melodic and rhythmic -- to justify becoming an all-consuming obsession or to fuel a radio station. One can say that about few artists: The Beatles, Bowie maybe, and who else?

Anyway, my favorites at the moment are...

Album: The More soundtrack. Animals is runner up -- I'm surprised it has retained as much power as it has.
Song: So many ... "Rain in the Country" (Zabriskie Point-era instrumental outtake from Omay Yad bootleg), "Crumbling Land" (also ZP-era), "Green Is the Colour" (studio and BBC versions), "See-Saw", "The Scarecrow", "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party" (which would have made a great kung-fu movie soundtrack), "Dogs", and "Absolutely Curtains".
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Postby Jeff K » 23 Jul 2006, 23:58

I'm man enough to admit Dark Side is my favorite album and Wish You Were Here my favorite song.

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Postby Love Vigilante » 24 Jul 2006, 00:25

I love 'em. Much underappreciated here, I think. I tend to think of them as four bands. Syd era/umm, "classic" era/Waters + 3 era/Gilmour era.

The Waters + 3 era is probably my least favourite. The Wall's ambition is to be admired; unfortunately much of the music isn't to be. I can find more I like on A Momentary Lapse... and The Division Bell.

My favourite track might well be the prog-tastic Echoes, which is everything a side-long prog rock track should be. And there's a moment about three quarters of the way in where Gilmour's guitar just soars, which is one of my favourite moments in music.

As far as the albums go, I love all the big-hitters bar The Wall (though it certainly has its moments), but I'd have to go for the often scorned Animals, which is so misanthropic and proggy I couldn't not love it.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 24 Jul 2006, 05:29

The albums I play the most these days are the Pre-Dark Side stuff but ultimately my favourite albums are the big sellers: Meddle to The Wall. A run of five perfect albums.

Album: Animals
In the past it never received anything like the amount of play as the others from that preiod but these days it's the one I play the most.

Track: See Emily play for the Syd years but it's much trickier to pick just from the rest. I'll think I'll go for Sheep. Written solely by Waters but it sounds like a real group effort from Wright's lovely jazzy intro to Gilmour's thunderous fade out. Everyone is on top form throughout.

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Postby Prince Of Peace » 24 Jul 2006, 05:46

Beno wrote:
Prince Of Peace wrote:Album: Wish You Were Here

Track : Comfortably Numb


Seeing someone with exactly the same choices saves on my typing. I was a bit alarmed when I noticed who it was though.


How do you think I feel?! :wink:
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Postby Delgado » 24 Jul 2006, 10:00

Album Animals
Track The Great Gig In The Sky
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Postby The Red Heifer » 24 Jul 2006, 10:07

Album - The Wall (Pooper At The Gates Of Yawn? What a pack of daft cunts)

Song - Wish You Were Here
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Postby Clippernolan » 24 Jul 2006, 16:44

Album- Wish You Were Here

Song - "Comfortably Numb"
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Postby Matt Wilson » 24 Jul 2006, 16:47

Jeff K wrote:I'm man enough to admit Dark Side is my favorite album and Wish You Were Here my favorite song.

Classic Rock Forever! :lol:


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Postby funky_nomad » 24 Jul 2006, 16:50

Album: WYWH - the first album I ever owned, so it's my favourite, even if I often feel as if Animals (or, less often, Echoes) is better.
Song: One Of These Days. Don't ask me why - perhaps it's the stupid wig-out.
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Postby BajaJaba » 24 Jul 2006, 17:00

Album: Meddle Song: Paintbox

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Postby bobzilla77 » 25 Jul 2006, 00:53

I quite like The Wall!! Although it made for the most depressing rock movie ever, the songs are powerful.

I have seen Quaco give the most impassioned performance of Don't Leave Me Now ever rendered.
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Postby Quaco » 25 Jul 2006, 01:07

bobzilla77 wrote:I quite like The Wall!! Although it made for the most depressing rock movie ever, the songs are powerful.

I have seen Quaco give the most impassioned performance of Don't Leave Me Now ever rendered.

You saw that?? I was very into it. I love that song. A shame it was a bit out of my range.... :oops:
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