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Any Pink Floyd fans out there?

  1. Inutero profile image73
    Inuteroposted 4 years ago

    I've been listening to them for the past 2 years and have enjoyed every album. Something about their sound is just so perfect. That's just me, what do you guys think?

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm listening to the Fletcher Memorial right now

    2. Blond Logic profile image96
      Blond Logicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My husband is a fan and listens to them now and again. Them and the Stones, after that, music he says, isn't fit to be called music.

    3. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Count me in as a fan since the early 70's. Today a great fan of David Gilmour too!

    4. PhoenixV profile image69
      PhoenixVposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I heard Pink Floyd for the first time on an AM Station over 4 decades ago and still think they are great.

      Pigs on the Wing

    5. profile image0
      Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'd much rather listen to Pink Floyd than The Doors or Nirvana. I was about 13 when I bought my first Pink Floyd (8 track) Animals. Blew my mind. In case any of your are unaware, Pink Floyd needs to be listen to loud with head phones. That must be Zelkiiro's problem.

      1. PhoenixV profile image69
        PhoenixVposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Pink Floyd has a great range of styles: Fearless

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          Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Much of it inspired by weed. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
            Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            whats good about it?

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              Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              It produced good music without harming a soul.

              1. thirdmillenium profile image61
                thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Except perhaps their own.
                "Perhaps" is because if weed can create such divine music, it should be good

    6. PhoenixV profile image69
      PhoenixVposted 4 years agoin reply to this
  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    I don't know how anyone who loves music couldn't be a Pink Floyd fan.  I've been a fan forever.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    I've always been a casual Floyd fan (I've seen "The Wall" numerous times and even attended a "Laser Floyd" show at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC many years ago) but it wasn't till recently that I even owned any of their CDs. In fact, I just picked up "Dark Side of the Moon" at a thrift store for a buck just a few weeks ago. Better late than never, eh?

  4. humahistory profile image71
    humahistoryposted 4 years ago

    As a Floyd fan from the late '60's and early '70's I can say that I am yet to find another band that consistently produced excellent albums.
    Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, and Ummagumma are still my favourite albums, although much of what Syd Barrett did with them in the early days still resounds in my mind - such a loss!
    And more recently, the death of Richard Wright makes me think of my own mortality.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    One of my favorite performances of Comfortably Numb.  Every time I play this, the world disappears.

    click the box to x it off the screen and view on full screen.

  6. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 4 years ago

    I would be surprised to learn that someone is not a fan of Pink Floyd

    1. Zelkiiro profile image94
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Right. Here.

      I hate Pink Floyd with a passion.

      1. thirdmillenium profile image61
        thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I love surprises.  But, do I suspect you are not serious?

        1. Zelkiiro profile image94
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I am serious. Pink Floyd are dreadful and boring.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
            Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I agree.

            1. Zelkiiro profile image94
              Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I think this is the first time we've agreed on anything. :V

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
                Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I also hate the Grateful Dead.  Although the fans did contribute to the development of the internet. Yay dead heads.

                1. thirdmillenium profile image61
                  thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Hate Grateful Dead? What about the individual members? Jerry and peter?
                  What about their pinnacle of a song RIPPLE?

                  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
                    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    I have a friend who would've married Jerry Garcia if she could have. She  actually did get to know him. She would quit jobs in order to see a GD concert during the 80's. She now follows Furthur. I don't get it.

  7. EncephaloiDead profile image58
    EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years ago

    We did a cancer charity event, our band opened with, "In The Flesh" followed by "Run Like Hell", it was a huge success.

  8. EncephaloiDead profile image58
    EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years ago

    The Dark Side of the Moon became one of the best-selling albums of all time, and is in the top 25 of a list of best-selling albums in the United States. Although it held the number one spot in the US for only a week, it remained in the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon


    Not to shabby for dreadful and boring. wink

    1. Zelkiiro profile image94
      Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "[Michael] Bolton's achievements include recording eight top 10 albums and two number one singles on the Billboard charts as well as winning multiple American Music Awards and Grammy Awards."

      Your Ad Populum is invalid.

      1. thirdmillenium profile image61
        thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Ad Populum has a habit of creeping in when you express adulation but in this case, it is hardly so. I would put Pink Floyd in the top 10 of all time

      2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
        EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        What's wrong with Michael Bolton? How is that invalid? On what do you base that?

        1. Zelkiiro profile image94
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Everything.

          1. EncephaloiDead profile image58
            EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Okay, so you hate Pink Floyd and you hate Michael Bolton. Any other very successful artists you hate that are loved my millions?

            What artist do you love? What music do you love?

            1. Zelkiiro profile image94
              Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              You can browse my lists at your leisure:

              http://www.last.fm/user/Zelkiiro

              1. EncephaloiDead profile image58
                EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Fair enough, you're into all kinds of Metal. I don't really listen to it cause I hear mostly obnoxious noise from no talent hacks. But, that's just my own personal opinion. smile

                1. Zelkiiro profile image94
                  Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  And you're free to enjoy your single-power-chord chugging pretentious synthesizer-noodling buttrock nonsense.

                  1. EncephaloiDead profile image58
                    EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    That wouldn't be Pink Floyd, sorry. You must be referring to another band.

                  2. PhoenixV profile image69
                    PhoenixVposted 4 years agoin reply to this
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                Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Well, I did see a Metallica in there.

  9. RachaelLefler profile image96
    RachaelLeflerposted 4 years ago

    I love Pink Floyd, I can't get enough of The Wall in particular. I just think that it's cool because they aren't afraid to express viewpoints that shock society and push boundaries, and The Wall in that the story explores layers of subconscious psychology is appealing to me with my interest in psychoanalysis and surrealism. The movie is really cool. I like Division Bell and Echoes too.

    1. PhoenixV profile image69
      PhoenixVposted 4 years agoin reply to this
  10. profile image0
    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    "We don't need no education!"

    Uh... yes you do, you just used a double negative.

    1. bBerean profile image61
      bBereanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Double negative notwithstanding, surely you agree with the sentiment; "We don't need no thought control ."

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        If I agree with that line, do I have to agree with the next, which I believe was, "The teacher's got them in the classroom. Teacher leave them kids alone." (Was it them or those?) I don't remember... what a peppy little number that song was though.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image94
          Zelkiiroposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Peppy? "Another Brick in the Wall Pt. II" sounds like the band's falling asleep during the recording. I've heard drone metal more enthusiastic and uptempo.

          1. profile image0
            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I was kidding. smile

    2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
      EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, the sentence is correct, it refers to not needing "no education" which is the same thing as saying "We need education"

      1. profile image0
        Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I remember trying to explain that to my friend when I was a kid, but they didn't get it either.

      2. John Holden profile image59
        John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Actually double negatives are quite common in informal speech in England and it does in fact mean "we don't need any education" referring to the common use of education to prepare factory fodder and to stop people thinking for themselves and make them just another brick in the wall.

        1. profile image0
          Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Right, so we've got these kids saying they don't need no education which means they do need an education, but because they are uneducated they don't know it and by no getting the education they are building a wall.

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            No, no, no. The use of double negatives is not a sign of a lack of education.
            By not getting an education in being good little bricks they are avoiding being just another brick in the wall.

            1. profile image0
              Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, like equating education to thought control? It's funny though that's not how I see education, I find it's much easier to control the ignorant.

              1. John Holden profile image59
                John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Exactly!  The theory is that much modern education is designed to keep people in ignorance.

                We don't need any education.
                We don't  need any thought control.

        2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
          EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's interesting, John. That would make sense with the next line in the song, "We don't need no thought control", which I assume, references the "education" being taught in British schools, which I assume is not really education at all, but as you say, preparing factory fodder.

          1. John Holden profile image59
            John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            You've got it,, but I doubt British education is vastly different to US education.

            1. EncephaloiDead profile image58
              EncephaloiDeadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              lol Good one!

  11. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Amazing.  Even a discussion about a band can elicit anger and reveal a need to fight to the death to be right.  Crazy.

    All that aside, I like Pink Floyd.  I've only been exposed to their most popular stuff, but I've always been amazed and impressed by their ability to express real, raw emotion in such an artistic and enjoyable way. 

    My absolute favorite is "Wish You Were Here."  Anyone who has ever experienced a deep depression can identify with it, I think.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      ? I didn't read back... did that happen somewhere?

      1. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Always does.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          If you're referring to me Motown, you are mistaken... again. You have wrongly lashed out at me before. You apologized once, realizing you misunderstood, I told you not to worry about it, and then within a matter of an hour, lashed out again. I didn't defend myself, I seldom do. For whatever reason, you have made up, in your mind, for me to be a villain. This is another example... I had heard that joke about PF on a British comedy show last night and thought of this thread so I found the thread and shared it. There were a few jokes about how the song was "peppy" and out of no where, you say there was a war??? I wish you were not so fast to jump to conclusions quite so often. We all do it at times, it's understandable, but you seem quite often, completely off the mark with me.

          1. profile image0
            Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I wasn't referring to you.  At all.  Sorry if you read it that way.  I also wasn't lashing out.  I was making an observation-mostly about how emotional and defensive people get in the midst of disagreements-even about something as simple as music.

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Im quite relieved then, Im sorry for misunderstanding. As I said, I didn't read back. I must have missed the war.

              1. profile image0
                Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I was referring to the very strong exchange between another couple of posters. One says I do, the other says I don't and rather than allowing for variances in musical taste and moving on, they begin to insult and denigrate the tastes of the other.

                That's all.

                1. profile image0
                  Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  Ok, thanks for clarifying.

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                    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    No problem.  Sorry for the confusion.  smile

  12. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Most of their early work, I feel, is pretty juvenile, but they progressed a lot in their post-Syd Barrett years.And while I wouldn't say all their music appeals to me, I do love "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall".  Additionally, I think  the film adaptation of "The Wall" is outstanding, one of the best movies EVER made.

  13. chrisnstar profile image73
    chrisnstarposted 4 years ago

    Been a Pink Floyd fan for 40 years!

 
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