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They were great. They were better after Barrett buggered off as well, personally.
i don't like them much, but i liked the syd barrett stuff
i dont like them cos when i was a kid and would slope off from School and sit round a mates house, there was always a boring stoned uncle/brother/cousin there with 'dark side of the moon' on.
with that whole overblown 70's proggy, sludgy rock scene, when music disappeared up its own overproduced arse: Zeppelin, Genesis, ELO, Mike Oldfield sort of Dad music. Basically, it has dated quite poorly and just has no relevance to my life. Johnny Foreigner thrill me to my core; Pink Floyd music is the diametric opposite to that sensation, I suppose. A kind of, "Meh. So what?"
Bullshit. Admittedly, I'm no fan of Dark Side Of the Moon, and I can think of few songs I dislike more than Another brick in the wall or Shine On You Crazy Diamond, but at their peak they created some incredible, awe inspiring work, such as this:
I think you'd better leave...
they're not as unfashionable as they were, most people seemed pretty excited about the Live8 thing.
Personally I find the early stuff too fey, the middle stuff too slick, and I think The Wall is genuinely one of the most awful records ever made... like, some good songs, but those skits about judges and head teachers... I mean, they're awful, aren't they?
a lot of the time but I hardly ever listen to them. I have bad memories of watching people at the Leeds Festival on mushrooms "feeling" invisible objects in front of their faces while 'Dark Side Of The Moon' was on.
but Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here are great albums. I was never that into the Barratt era much.
very sporadically, and only really the ones Colonol_K listed above, but when I do, I kick myself for not listening to them more. But nowadays they do seem to be another band thats a victim of inherited wisdom and stock phrases, which is a shame.
Dark Side, Wish you were here and Animals are great albums.
NOBODY likes Pink Floyd! I mean, they're like so shit, I'm not surprised they never sold any records, ever. Maybe if they were any good, people would long for them to get back together, but they don', cos they're wank.
Who are Pink Floyd anyway? I've never heard of them, have you?
..DSOTM,Animals,Meddle,WYWH and half of the wall are all outstanding.
Echoes was the best tune of the 70's.Oh yeah.Also love the Pompeii DVD the shot of Waters bangin the gong in front of the sunset is iconic man.
is there anyone on here who doesn't like the SONG Wish You Were Here?
I know this thread is full o'h8ers and I'm basically one of them, but never met anyone who honestly dislikes that track...
or because they're not 'cool' with the scene.
there's absolutely nothing wrong with "overblown 70's proggy, sludgy rock", in fact I would say that's quite complimentary!
and I generally dislike anything that my parents played, this being the expception.
I'll give them that but they're cut from the same cloth.
Even know when people are joking on here any more!
I give up! I'm going to bed.