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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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