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Just been listening to some Pink Floyd.

Now, I like them, generally speaking, but some of the earlier stuff does sound as if it is really a piss-take. And the long drawn out cacophony of tracks like 'careful with that axe, Eugene' and the 'picks grooving in a cave' thing seems just like a bunch of ex university yobbos seeing how much they can feed to the punters and still get paid.

Anyone else get that feeling ?
I once voiced the opinion that PF weren't completely brilliant in an online discussion some years ago (not on here) and received a torrent of abuse. So be careful with that opinion, Eugene. For the record, I love the first album.
 

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Yeah, some people do tend to get a bit tribal about such things.

I liked 'The wall' probably all of it. Bit of a weird film though.

And probably half of the rest.

Gilmore did a very good live stadium show a few years back.

Can't think if anything that is coming down the pipe to replace these 'super groups'.

Maybe Kosheen ?

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Yeah, some people do tend to get a bit tribal about such things.

I liked 'The wall' probably all of it. Bit of a weird film though.

And probably half of the rest.

Gilmore did a very good live stadium show a few years back.

Can't think if anything that is coming down the pipe to replace these 'super groups'.

Maybe Kosheen ?

INT21.
Have to keep in mind here, these were profoundly trippy times and LSD was a fundamental game changer.

There was a comparative German band (popular in the UK) we used to listen at that time and although still have some of their albums, haven't heard them for many a year... until now...


Thanks INT21!

Keep On Truckin', man... :loveyou:
 

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...and LSD was a fundamental game changer. ..

And it fundamentally changed a lot of brains.

Most hippies eventually recovered from too much weed. Not many from too much LSD

:).
 

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Just been listening to some Pink Floyd.

Now, I like them, generally speaking, but some of the earlier stuff does sound as if it is really a piss-take. And the long drawn out cacophony of tracks like 'careful with that axe, Eugene' and the 'picks grooving in a cave' thing seems just like a bunch of ex university yobbos seeing how much they can feed to the punters and still get paid.

Anyone else get that feeling ?

INT21.
100% with you on that ... maybe I would have liked them if I'd been around in their glory years. I'm not a fan of prog rock in general though.
 

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...and LSD was a fundamental game changer. ..

And it fundamentally changed a lot of brains.

Most hippies eventually recovered from too much weed. Not many from too much LSD...
A case in point being Syd Barrett.

IIRC, Dave Gilmour met him again in recent years and 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' is Gilmour's tribute.
 

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:yellowc:^ None of that is correct. eg Shine On was recorded in 1975. Syd died in 2006.
I'm curious, why do you present visually as a Floydhead, CN? I encourage you / highly recommend you get into their early stuff and even read a book about their journey, just to get a bit of very important context for that early music that the luddites above have neglected to take into account. There are tons about. You won't regret it. Great music. Pioneering stuff prior to 71, granted, but start with Echoes and see your way forward through time. If it sucks, you can still come here and tell everyone how crap Pink Floyd were. lol

For the record, I love the first album.
Classic 60s London. Still gets a lot of turntime here too.


I'm currently on The Crannies.


"Having taken some time out to come to terms with O'Riordan's death, the band have now completed an entire album of music, using demos they recorded in late 2017: In The End" https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46881247

RIP, Del.
 

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I like this about as much as I like the first album. Bit meh. Every song she writes seems to have the line "Do you remember?" in it.
Anxious to hear the other tracks now.

 

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:yellowc:^ None of that is correct. eg Shine On was recorded in 1975. Syd died in 2006
No probs, mate, just a wee misunderstanding...

When I said, 'tribute', didn't mean he had died!

Here's an online commentary, which equates with my understanding:

https://www-planckmachine-com.cdn.a...yd-shine-on-you-crazy-diamond-lyrics-meaning/

The fact it was written in 1975, is a definitive WTF?

Until now, always thought is was a Dave Gilmour composition, circa 10 years ago.

Sincere cheers for this, will get back on other points soon as...
 

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So... if you incidentally come across a never before heard of, all female, band called, 'The Shaggs', you might reasonably wonder why?

Here's a clue...




Disclaimer: Posted under the topic...
 

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Saturday morning here, the early hours of Friday night in the UK. I decided to tune into 'listen live' on radio 6 and they're playing some really fucking banging club music which is going perfectly with breakfast.
 

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...and LSD was a fundamental game changer. ..

And it fundamentally changed a lot of brains.

Most hippies eventually recovered from too much weed. Not many from too much LSD

:).
What a completely dumb statement. I know plenty of people, myself included, who did a fair amount of LSD, some of it the "ego death" strong stuff you hear about in legends. I'm not in a mental hospital and I'm holding down a responsible job, paying the bills, etc.

I'm not saying some people didn't end up dead or in a bad way but there are countless people who didn't. Alcohol has caused far more deaths than LSD and yes LSD needs to be used with caution.

If you are going to comment on something at least know what you are talking about.
 
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Not been that active for making music while on forum sabbatical as mostly working on my playing or have had other stuff on.

This little effort from a month or two back may amuse, I really do need to do a proper cover of the track as it's cracking.

 

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Speaking of music and drugs. Quite chuffed I just managed to track down a cd copy of Music to Play in the Dark Vol 2.

Almost certainly a dodgy copy/bootleg but beats the hell out of paying £50+ on Ebay for an original that may or may not be.

Peter and Geoff are long gone now.

 

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Not been that active for making music while on forum sabbatical as mostly working on my playing or have had other stuff on.

This little effort from a month or two back may amuse, I really do need to do a proper cover of the track as it's cracking.

I'm guessing you're a Lexx fan?
 
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