The Official Pink Floyd Thread

musicismylife78musicismylife78 Posts: 6,018
edited October 2012 in Other Music
my choice for the 3rd best band of all time, with the beatles at number one and led zep at 2.

i remember hearing Another Brick in the Wall part 2 as a kid, but it wasnt until college when i actually heard pink floyd in any capacity. i remember being blown away. a dormmate, had a mac, and was playing Echoes on it, with the computer providing art timed to the music. i remember being in awe that this song kept going on and on and on. I did the whole Dark Side of the rainbow thing, as well as synching it with 2001 and Apocalypse Now.

Such a massive band. its sort of hard to contemplate their impact, but its massive.

I love the lyrics and i love of course the music, so experimental, so psychedelic, so out there.

i think their appeal is how timeless and universal the music is. the lyrics we all can relate to, Time, Money, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond. and i think the music is so unbelieveably crafted you cant help but sit in awe like i did, in my dorm, listening to the songs.
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Fantastic band.

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond is a beautiful piece of music.
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  • mikalinamikalina Posts: 7,206
    A fantastic band....

    You are right - they're music is timeless.... :thumbup:
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    I love Zep, but I'd put Floyd ahead of them. I think they are second only to The Beatles in terms of consecutive amazing albums

    Beatles: Rubber Soul -> Revolver -> Sgt Peppers -> MMT -> White Album -> Abbey Road -> Let It Be

    Floyd: Meddle -> (Obscured By Clouds if you count it) -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals -> The Wall -> Final Cut

    You can make the case for Zep 1 through Physical Graffiti I suppose, too.
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  • HorosHoros Posts: 4,279
    BinFrog wrote:
    I love Zep, but I'd put Floyd ahead of them. I think they are second only to The Beatles in terms of consecutive amazing albums

    Beatles: Rubber Soul -> Revolver -> Sgt Peppers -> MMT -> White Album -> Abbey Road -> Let It Be

    Floyd: Meddle -> (Obscured By Clouds if you count it) -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals -> The Wall -> Final Cut

    You can make the case for Zep 1 through Physical Graffiti I suppose, too.
    Looks like you made the case. 7 for The Beatles, 6 for Zep, and only 5 for Floyd(you can't include Final Cut.)
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,494
    BinFrog wrote:
    I love Zep, but I'd put Floyd ahead of them. I think they are second only to The Beatles in terms of consecutive amazing albums

    Beatles: Rubber Soul -> Revolver -> Sgt Peppers -> MMT -> White Album -> Abbey Road -> Let It Be

    Floyd: Meddle -> (Obscured By Clouds if you count it) -> Dark Side -> Wish You Were Here -> Animals -> The Wall -> Final Cut

    You can make the case for Zep 1 through Physical Graffiti I suppose, too.

    I go Beatles, Zep, Floyd for the top 3 with Floyd probably being my personal #2 behind Zep.

    I think Presence and ITTOD destroy Final Cut and I'd say Presence is a little better than Obscured(close call) with ITTOD being on pretty even.

    Zeppelin had so much more diversity through those album. Though Pink Floyd is more versatile than people often give them credit for. They get pigenholed too often, imo.



    To the task at hand.....Pink Floyd is utterly amazing no way you slice. One of the few bands whose influence is pretty well inescapable in the rock world.

    Not sure there is a more perfect album than DSOTM
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,182
    ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    Pink Floyd is second to none in my opinion. I love Zeppelin insanely, but I'm pretty much obsessed with the Floyd. They have always maintained their signature sound yet I think they're incredibly diverse. Part of my love for them also comes from the fact that I love every single member's solo albums as well. Syd's were simple yet brilliant, Roger's have been epic, David's are beautiful, Nick's got some weird stuff going on, and Rick Wright was so incredibly talented..what a loss.

    To me, Pink Floyd is the whole fracken package. The closest I'll ever get to seeing them live are the solo shows I've been to (David's and Roger's), and those shows are all listed in my top 10 of all time hands-down.

    About time we had an 'official' PF thread!! :mrgreen:
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  • LloydXmasLloydXmas Posts: 7,539
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  • They are very near the top of my list and I actually didn't really start listening to them until a few years ago. When I was younger I just got tired of hearing the same songs of theirs on the radio so I wrote them off without really giving them a chance. I finally sat down one day and listened through their catalog and then I got it. I've been obsessed ever since.
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  • GivenToJam88GivenToJam88 NJPosts: 1,184
    ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!

    This post says it all. ANIMALS is the album. Even Mike agreed in one of the more recent issues of DEEP. Cover to cover, that album is amazing in so many ways!!
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,182
    ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!

    This post says it all. ANIMALS is the album. Even Mike agreed in one of the more recent issues of DEEP. Cover to cover, that album is amazing in so many ways!!

    Dogs is my favorite.
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!

    This post says it all. ANIMALS is the album. Even Mike agreed in one of the more recent issues of DEEP. Cover to cover, that album is amazing in so many ways!!

    Dogs is my favorite.


    I gravitate more towards Sheep these days. It changes often.
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,494
    BinFrog wrote:
    Dogs is my favorite.

    I gravitate more towards Sheep these days. It changes often.

    Dogs is my favorite, but Pigs is amazing...Love the stuff Gilmour does with the talk box.
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    Talking about favorite songs...it's impossible to do...but Echoes is consistently in my top 5 favorite PF songs. When I saw David Gilmour a few years ago he played it in its entirety (of course Rick was touring with him) and it was the most incredible experience I've ever had at a live show. There were people in the aisles just screaming 'thank you' over and over again...what a cool memory!
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,494
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Talking about favorite songs...it's impossible to do...but Echoes is consistently in my top 5 favorite PF songs. When I saw David Gilmour a few years ago he played it in its entirety (of course Rick was touring with him) and it was the most incredible experience I've ever had at a live show. There were people in the aisles just screaming 'thank you' over and over again...what a cool memory!

    Greatest show I've ever seen. The 2nd half was closer to Floyd than anything since 1980, imo, beside Live 8 obviously, but I think Gilmour even topped that.
  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    DewieCox wrote:
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Talking about favorite songs...it's impossible to do...but Echoes is consistently in my top 5 favorite PF songs. When I saw David Gilmour a few years ago he played it in its entirety (of course Rick was touring with him) and it was the most incredible experience I've ever had at a live show. There were people in the aisles just screaming 'thank you' over and over again...what a cool memory!

    Greatest show I've ever seen. The 2nd half was closer to Floyd than anything since 1980, imo, beside Live 8 obviously, but I think Gilmour even topped that.

    Agreed. I'm getting the chills just thinking about it...ahh and he played Dominoes too...holy hell was that an incredible show!
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,494
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Agreed. I'm getting the chills just thinking about it...ahh and he played Dominoes too...holy hell was that an incredible show!

    Yeah, it was pretty incredible all around. Which show did you catch? I was in Chicago for the 2nd night. Wish my dvd copy of the show was better but it's still pretty freakin cool.

    I remember at the show when he played Take A Breath from his album I almost had to sit down at the thought of how absurdly good the second half was gonna be. The whole of the show after the intermission was the highlight. I was literally blown away time after time during the Floyd segment.

    Shine On....
    Wotsuh the Deal
    Time
    Echoes!!!!!.....just ridiculous
    Comfortably Numb...no better way to end any show.
  • ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!

    I've listened to that album 3 times today.
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    DewieCox wrote:
    Yeah, it was pretty incredible all around. Which show did you catch? I was in Chicago for the 2nd night. Wish my dvd copy of the show was better but it's still pretty freakin cool.

    I remember at the show when he played Take A Breath from his album I almost had to sit down at the thought of how absurdly good the second half was gonna be. The whole of the show after the intermission was the highlight. I was literally blown away time after time during the Floyd segment.

    Shine On....
    Wotsuh the Deal
    Time
    Echoes!!!!!.....just ridiculous
    Comfortably Numb...no better way to end any show.

    I was at the 2nd night show too. Everything about it was perfect! The set, the lights, the venue, just incredible! I love On An Island, so I really enjoyed the first half too. But you're 100% right, the second half was friggin mindblowing for sure. Seriously when he started in on Echoes I thought it was going to be an abbreviated version...but when he kept on going I was just freaking out!
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  • It's my humble opinion that there is no finer piece of musical work than 'The Wall'. Epic beyond belief. Nobody will ever convince me otherwise.

    Back in the very early 80s the movie came out and man... it blew people's minds. It's still decent, but back in the day, people couldn't believe the movie complement to the album. * Side note: Heavy Metal was also a great rock movie around the same time with voices of John Candy and a great selection of excellent music (Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Sammy Hagar, etc.).

    The Wall... an unbelievable concept masterpiece crafted from one of the elite Kings of Rock.

    Unfortunately. Roger couldn't hold it together and his bitter, pessimistic, dark and tortured soul made working relations completely unworkable (a low point marked when he even spat on a fan). The Final Cut was painstakingly produced, released, and that was it. A band finished at the height of its career.
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,182
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Talking about favorite songs...it's impossible to do...but Echoes is consistently in my top 5 favorite PF songs. When I saw David Gilmour a few years ago he played it in its entirety (of course Rick was touring with him) and it was the most incredible experience I've ever had at a live show. There were people in the aisles just screaming 'thank you' over and over again...what a cool memory!


    That's fantastic. Echoes is amazing.
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  • DewieCox wrote:
    BinFrog wrote:
    Dogs is my favorite.

    I gravitate more towards Sheep these days. It changes often.

    Dogs is my favorite, but Pigs is amazing...Love the stuff Gilmour does with the talk box.


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  • guacamolejoeguacamolejoe Posts: 2,358
    The Wall is headed to Yankee Stadium this summer :mrgreen: .

    I was able to see the Roger Waters Wall show at Nassau Coliseum 2 years ago :mrgreen:

    Thirty years after seeing the Original Pink Floyd Wall Show there in 1980 ;) .......... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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  • luanisluanis Posts: 159
    Mamasan23 wrote:
    Pink Floyd is second to none in my opinion. I love Zeppelin insanely, but I'm pretty much obsessed with the Floyd. They have always maintained their signature sound yet I think they're incredibly diverse. Part of my love for them also comes from the fact that I love every single member's solo albums as well. Syd's were simple yet brilliant, Roger's have been epic, David's are beautiful, Nick's got some weird stuff going on, and Rick Wright was so incredibly talented..what a loss.

    To me, Pink Floyd is the whole fracken package. The closest I'll ever get to seeing them live are the solo shows I've been to (David's and Roger's), and those shows are all listed in my top 10 of all time hands-down.

    About time we had an 'official' PF thread!! :mrgreen:


    My thoughts exacly. Definatly second to none. Pink Floyd means more to me than anything else in this world, they have transcended time and place with they masterpieces and I am so glad they exist.
    I believe the world wouldn't be the same without them, at least mine wouldn't.

    I love Pink Floyd with all my heart.

    Never saw them live though. Breaks my heart.


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  • AndySlashAndySlash Posts: 3,107
    those gilmour chicago shows were great. i was glad he kind of mined the catalog a bit and played some things us die hards would appreciate. who'd have ever thought we'd get to hear wot's uh the deal in 2006? no one. getting wearing the inside out was another highlight for me. and echoes... i never thought i'd get to see a performance of it. of all the shows i've seen, if i had to choose one song performance to relive it would be echoes.
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  • Mamasan23Mamasan23 Posts: 16,355
    AndySlash wrote:
    those gilmour chicago shows were great. i was glad he kind of mined the catalog a bit and played some things us die hards would appreciate. who'd have ever thought we'd get to hear wot's uh the deal in 2006? no one. getting wearing the inside out was another highlight for me. and echoes... i never thought i'd get to see a performance of it. of all the shows i've seen, if i had to choose one song performance to relive it would be echoes.

    Damn I still get the chills thinking about that show!!! He really did pull out some things I didn't think we'd see. Seeing Echoes was definitely the main highlight, but Dominoes was up there on my list too...gah wish there was a DVD or something to relive it!!
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