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Since the Floyd I had was a few of the original CDs and I found it at a pretty good price on ebay I got the recent Discovery box set with everything remastered. It's been a good five weeks listening. I never had a copy of Atom Heart Mother as I remember hearing it once and thought it was pretty bad. It's not fantastic, but it definitely has been the big surprise of the box set so far(and I still haven't opened The Wall or the later Cds).

It is interesting to look back at Floyd and they kind of really modeled up what became those classic records over a few years and then really nailed it, as there are moments on Atom Heart Mother and the soundtracks that really builds up to the Dark Side and Wish You We're Here.

I think when Rick Wright kind of froze up and quit really being a big part of the music, while they continued to make music and obviously popular, they lost quite a bit of their sound. His relaxed and melodic and droning keys are so much of what makes the Meddle-Dark Side-Wish You We're Here band and the one that made the soundtracks work. It's really the 'body' of their sound and years on into listening to the band, I'm not so sure not the key piece.

They obviously made some good music once Gilmour and Waters got into their thirty year knife fight from Animals on, but really it's not quite the same.

earlnash, Thursday, 28 June 2012 03:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't forget Wright's harmony vocals (and leads) as well. Very missed in the later albums.

dan selzer, Thursday, 28 June 2012 11:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Listening this morning to live recordings from the Animals tour and the assault on the audience through those vitriolic songs is amazing. A little faster, a little more distortion, the spitting attack of the singing (not to mention the real spit - just starting that Montreal show); it all combines to let the listener feel the frustration and anger and misanthropy. I'm in love.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 28 June 2012 16:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Richard Wright was the one that gave Pink Floyd's sound it's grace both with the keys and his voice.

earlnash, Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey! Pink Floyd! Leave Those Kids Alone!!

Vic Perry, Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

this thread has been through a lot, but that gif posted above really ummmmm

― tylerw, Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:20 PM (Yesterday)

the idea of someone experiencing that gif for the first time on a pink floyd thread in 2012 is kind of amazing

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm allergic to gifs

tylerw, Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

we visualize the music, maaaaan

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

(or something)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

the internet's a crazy place, lots of gifs to ignore

tylerw, Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I've recently decided Die Antwoord are pretty brilliant, after watching their latest video, Baby's on Fire, because I thought maybe it was an Eno cover. It's not, but the video is many different kinds of entertaining.

dan selzer, Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:31 (five years ago) Permalink

r.i.p. that little guy

♆ (gr8080), Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Leaving those kids alone RULES.

goat news for people who love boat news (how's life), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 10:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Balancing on the biggest wave RULES.

goat news for people who love boat news (how's life), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 10:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Rising above the tree lines and the clouds RULES.

goat news for people who love boat news (how's life), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 10:55 (five years ago) Permalink

If I were Britannia, I'd wave the RULES.

Mark G, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 11:02 (five years ago) Permalink

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6js20kFqZ1qzpnnro1_500.jpg
hmm

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Have you ever seen this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vU8M6CYI

pplains, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

ha! no i hadn't seen that.

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:15 (five years ago) Permalink

The spiders from Aja

That's John and Paul, but who Are the other two?

calstars, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:21 (five years ago) Permalink

the youtube pplains posted explains

tylerw, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:26 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/article8121173.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/house1.jpg

For sale: House where Pink Floyd formed being sold for first time in decades

The north London home where Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason formed Pink Floyd has come up for sale for the first time since they lodged there in the Sixties.

The three-storey house, which has barely been altered since then, is being auctioned on September 20 with a guide price of £1.2 million and needs total refurbishment.

It was at the property — in Stanhope Gardens, Highgate — that the young musicians developed the psychedelic sound and look that was to propel them to superstardom.

The Victorian home was owned until his death this year by their influential former college tutor and landlord Mike Leonard, who was also briefly a member of the band that evolved into Pink Floyd.

Rock experts said the house played a crucial role in the formation of the group that went on to record huge selling concept albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and the rock opera The Wall.

Mark Blake, author of Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd, said: “It was a very good environment for young student musicians to be living. It gave somewhere for them to live and somewhere to rehearse with a sympathetic landlord who did not mind about them making a noise. This is where Pink Floyd started to come together.”

Mason, who became the group’s drummer, and bass guitar player Waters are believed to have moved into the downstairs self-contained flat in September 1963, while early lead singer Barrett arrived about a year later. Barrett was put in charge of catering — with a budget of 20p a day. Keyboard player Richard Wright also lodged at the house.

The dusty interiors still retain much evidence of the avant-garde musical influences that Mr Leonard — a lecturer at Hornsey College of Art — introduced to the rhythm and blues band then known as The Tea Set.

Instruments such as bongo drums, tambourines and a huge homemade xylophone lie scattered around as well as the spotlights, prisms and crystals that were an influence.

In the attic there is a rare Binson Echorec 2 echo unit. The Binson was used by Barrett and later by David Gilmore to develop the Floyd sound. Leonard’s workshop, where he designed and built the complex “lysergenic” lighting systems that contributed to Pink Floyd’s image and featured in a Tomorrow’s World BBC broadcast from the house in 1968, has also survived.

In a recent interview Mason said that the bonnet of his Aston Martin is buried in the overgrown garden.

Chris Coleman Smith, of Savills Auctions, which is handling the sale at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, said the sale was a rare opportunity to buy an unmodernised family house in Highgate. He added: “Who knows, we might get some Pink Floyd fan flying in to buy it.”

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 03:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i'll take the binson off their hands.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 04:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Instruments such as bongo drums, tambourines and a huge homemade xylophone lie scattered around as well as the spotlights, prisms and crystals that were an influence.

I hope the house is in better condition than the stuff inside it. Here's the aforementioned xylophone:

http://www.standard.co.uk/incoming/article8121174.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/house2.jpg

the evolution will not be televised (Lee626), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:18 (five years ago) Permalink

The three-storey house, which has barely been altered since then, is being auctioned on September 20 with a guide price of £1.2 million and needs total refurbishment.

OK CLARABELLE PART 3: The Return of the MOO! (how's life), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I've seen listings for supposedly nice houses that were in actuality total fixer-uppers, and conversely listings for distressed properties that are somewhat run down but hardly unlivable.

the evolution will not be televised (Lee626), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 08:58 (five years ago) Permalink

This is like every house in Highgate.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 09:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, short of a few things that are apparently lying around the place, this sounds like the least remarkable house in England.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 13 September 2012 00:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks to buzza's post in the Fairport Convention thread which is how I found this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0cpTuWyBpY&feature=relmfu

And Romney doesn't know what day it is... (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

This is amazing. Thanks!

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I've seen some of that footage on youtube. I think Syd was still officially in the band still at that point?

Dave looks so young and out of place. Like "what am I doing here singing these songs???". He's like "I'd NEVER say YIPEE"

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:39 (five years ago) Permalink

He looks at the camera and is like "that's right, I'm not Syd, what the fuck are you going to do about it?"

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Dave totally has this look on his face like, "I'm glad this is on French TV and nobody will ever see it."

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 15 September 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

anniversary of RIck Wright's passing...

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2012 20:44 (five years ago) Permalink

He looks at the camera and is like "that's right, I'm not Syd, what the fuck are you going to do about it?"

A friend of mine was a huge Syd Barrett freak in the 60s, and was overjoyed when he saw that The Pink Floyd was coming to his hometown (Ann Arbor). Said overjoyment turned to disappointment as soon as the band hit the stage. "Who's that guy?! That's not Syd!"

And Romney doesn't know what day it is... (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 15 September 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

from a village voice recap of the recent Joshua Light Show performances:

"Overseen: "Roger Waters of 'The Wall' seen taking a seat as lights dimmed at Terry Riley show w/Joshua Light Show NYC," tweeted @TV_Strategist."

Joshua Light Show got a mention in some Pink Floyd book I was reading, seeing his work during their first trip to NY.

dan selzer, Monday, 17 September 2012 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost omg loving this Bouton Rouge vid

I laughed out loud when Dave stares down the camera at 3:42

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Mason's awesome in this!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

neat video.
dan, whatever happened to that ultimate floyd bootleg mix you were doing? the world needs it.

tylerw, Monday, 17 September 2012 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I think Rog & Mason went shirt shopping together before the show. Dave looks like he's dashing off to his accounting job afterwards.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 September 2012 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

floyd boot will have to wait, been busy with too many other projects!

dan selzer, Monday, 17 September 2012 23:13 (five years ago) Permalink

"Leonard's Lodgers" ?

I've not heard that one before...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19666068

Mark G, Friday, 21 September 2012 09:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Trucks of a logistics/transport company I see regularly during my commute have this logo:

http://m4.licdn.com/media/p/2/000/082/047/03c5e18.png
Maybe a bit far-fetched, but I always think of it as a tribute/reference to Relics

willem, Friday, 21 September 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb2zthScEI1qzy30io1_500.jpg
this rules

tylerw, Monday, 1 October 2012 17:31 (five years ago) Permalink

That was one of the first boots I ever bought.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 1 October 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, i've had that show forever, but never saw that cover art til recently. prog-tastic!

tylerw, Monday, 1 October 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

That was the cover of the CD. Caught my eye and got my purchase.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 1 October 2012 17:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes! That was the first PF boot I bought also, there is a clearer version out there from a more recent rebroadcast, the version of Biding My Time is OUTRAGEOUS, Rick's out of tune trombone!

Pat Ast vs Jean Arp (MaresNest), Monday, 1 October 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

what's the clearer version called? not sure what i have.

tylerw, Monday, 1 October 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink


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