I can't resist but ask this: Don't you think Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd is still the greatest album that was ever made, influencing generations upon generations of music lovers, protroding an exquisite musical taste?
But maybe there is more. It was music at its best. In the light of the hippie revolution, pop music, and the heavy drainage of sound, PF, represented a distinct taste, a cultural 'betterment' of what came to exist in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Unfortunately, I don't think it got the recognition it properly deserved because of the diatrabe that flooded our radios, concerts, television and shops.
Actually in this part of the world, people especially those raised in an "English culture" do know PF and enjoy the songs. A friend of mine told me, they actually sang the Wall in a concert they performed at Jordan University in the 1990s. Isn't it pleasently exciting, you in Australia, me in Jordan, communicating online through hubpages in Calfornia. Cheers!
I did a hub on the most influential albums of all time. This album is there, as is Sgt Peppers Lonelt hearts club band, Led Zep IV, Bringing it All back Home (Dylan), London Calling (Clash), My Generation, Thriller and many many more!!!
I agree that Dark Side of the Moon is close to the top of the list in importance!
You have to be in a very open state of mind to really absorb the meaning of Pink Floyd's lyrics.The name of the band was a tribute to two blues singers they considered there inspiration.Pink[last name]Floyd[first name].DSM is the journey from birth to death...heartbeat begins,heart beat fades out.The Wall,each of us accumulating different Bricks[painful experiences]during our lives...The ultimate question of ego defence mechanisms rule or destruction.The track that stands out in my mind is a short instrumental that will touch the deepest part of your being,I promise...Marooned,it's on youtube.Pink...Floyd...
I love Pink Floyd and have for years. There just have been so few bands that remained so consistent for so long. Although Dark Side is undoubtedly brilliant, I prefer the Syd Barrett Pink Floyd (perhaps because it was so short lived) and Piper at the Gates of Dawn is definitely the albumn by them that I enjoy the most. But when it comes down to it, my favorite song is Echoes from the lp Meddle, the last pre-Dark Side albumn.
Can I just say with PF, the music seems timeless. With Dark Side of the Moon or Wish You Were Here, I get the feeling that its today, orginal, fresh and current, not so with other music which had a time label, tied to a specific period.
I may be getting in a little over my head here but, if Pink Floyd has been entered a political forum, it may be partly due to the album (& movie) "The Wall", which had a few strong political overtones. The marching hammers & the Hitler-like speech for example. The movie connects all the songs from the album into a large part of the story of Pink's life. I do love the Dark side of the Moon, but I can somewhat immerse myself into Pink's world while watching The Wall.
Pink Floyd has been a favorite since the Barrett days. I live about eight blocks from the home of Pink Anderson, famous Carolina blues player, and the inspiration for 'Pink' in Pink Floyd. ( Along with Floyd Council from North Carolina ). I went by the home with a friend of mine a few weeks ago and spoke with the gentleman living there now. He's never heard of Pink Floyd. Anyway, Barrett's 'Watch that Axe, Eugene' sticks out in my mind for some odd reason. Dark Side of the Moon is one of the top five or six rock albums on virtually any list. Can't forget the Beatle's Revolver, Sgt Peppers and the White Album, as well as the Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds'... JMHO
Pink Floyd is the Most Unique Band ever! "The Wall" is one I love but all their music is awesome. Singles were not their thing...maybe that is why they are so good. They sold tons of records and sold out concerts. They had the creative freedom to be anything...they were. They innovated so well. Great band chemistry with band members.
I think Piper at the Gates of Dawn, See Emily Play and Arnold Layne. They tried to imitate Syd's style in Dark Side of the Moon, and got the dreamy part right. I still love the album though, (Dark Side) it's like the sound track of my HS years!
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