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My daughter, a child of the streaming age, and as such conversant with nearly everyfuckingthing (I come home from work and she’s doing her makeup to Thin Lizzy. My Flock of Seagulls records go missing cuz she brings them to a party), somehow has never heard of Syd Barrett. She tells me she hates Pink Floyd. (This is likely largely influenced by her hatred of faux-deep high-school stoner bros; understandable.) I made her a playlist of some of the weirder & but still catchy stuff, studiously avoiding hits. It morphed into something a little different than I had intended. Roughly chronological but liberties were taken in the service of flow. Dig?

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 24 May 2019 05:31 (ten months ago) link


MaresNest, Friday, 24 May 2019 09:22 (ten months ago) link

Great story pplains.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Friday, 24 May 2019 15:03 (ten months ago) link

dumb hoffman forums have indicated that a Late Years box set (featuring the post-waters era) is on the way and will be announced soon, covering everything from Momentary Lapse through Endless River, with live shows (audio and video) plus a wealth of unreleased studio stuff (big spliff assumingly).

akm, Friday, 24 May 2019 18:55 (ten months ago) link

huh! is there a reason that they refuse to do an animals immersion set?

tylerw, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:00 (ten months ago) link

(and yeah great story pplains!)

tylerw, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:00 (ten months ago) link

no word yet on animals immersion. my guess at some point they'll relent and do a middle years box since those immersion sets are pretty old now and the wall one kind of sucked.

akm, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:13 (ten months ago) link

i have a soft spot for momentary lapse but it doesn't really seem like an era that's ripe for reappraisal

mookieproof, Friday, 24 May 2019 19:22 (ten months ago) link

i want an Animals immersion set ;_;

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 24 May 2019 19:39 (ten months ago) link

There's a remixed version of Momentary Lapse with the 80s keyboards and production touches edged out and apparently with more of Wright that's been knocking around since way before the Immersion sets were even announced, I'd like to hear that.

MaresNest, Friday, 24 May 2019 21:37 (ten months ago) link

someone else apparently in the know claims that was never finished and scrapped and therefore not happening on this box set

akm, Friday, 24 May 2019 23:50 (ten months ago) link

but same person would neither confirm nor deny the presence of all the music recorded for this:

akm, Friday, 24 May 2019 23:53 (ten months ago) link

The Christies print catalog from the Gilmour sale arrived yesterday. Total gear nerd-out material.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:02 (ten months ago) link


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 25 May 2019 01:50 (ten months ago) link

huh! is there a reason that they refuse to do an animals immersion set?

― tylerw

nothing for them to release! unless they want to start putting out audience tapes and uninteresting "rough mixes". just listen to those three really good aud tapes and you're good

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 25 May 2019 03:22 (ten months ago) link

I think a 5.1 mix of animals has been done for quite some time. who knows why they haven't gotten around to releasing it.

akm, Saturday, 25 May 2019 15:27 (ten months ago) link

also, I have just finally come around on Division Bell, which I used to really dislike and thought it sounded mushy and MOR and dull. Maybe I'm just older and have gone soft and MOR myself but now I thknk it's a really great album!

akm, Saturday, 25 May 2019 15:28 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I love the outer-spacey production style on The Division Bell. It’s the lack of good songwriting that bogs it down. And background singers.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 10 June 2019 23:13 (nine months ago) link

Auction is going on now. Christies site for the auction is overwhelmed, but they app apparently works. Updates as they're sold on twitter.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 17:15 (nine months ago) link

The legendary Black Strat achieves $3,975,000, establishing a new #WorldAuctionRecord for any guitar sold at auction #GilmourGuitars

— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) June 20, 2019

The David Gilmour Guitar Collection totaled US$21,490,750, with all the proceeds benefiting @ClientEarth. Thank you to all the fans today for an incredible 8-hour auction with bidders from 66 countries around the world!

— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) June 20, 2019

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 21 June 2019 00:18 (nine months ago) link

Dave rules

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 21 June 2019 00:19 (nine months ago) link

love u dad i mean Dave

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 21 June 2019 00:25 (nine months ago) link

wow that's awesome

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 21 June 2019 00:41 (nine months ago) link

Forever proud to have been a Floyd fan since I knew what music was.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 21 June 2019 02:17 (nine months ago) link

Top two Black Strat appearances; 1971 Oct 4-7 Pompeii. 1977 May 9 Oakland.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 21 June 2019 02:53 (nine months ago) link

love u dad i mean Dave

i know you remember how he used to look

mookieproof, Friday, 21 June 2019 03:14 (nine months ago) link


Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 21 June 2019 03:21 (nine months ago) link


— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) July 2, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:50 (eight months ago) link

^^ gets it

they RULE

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 02:01 (eight months ago) link

“It is so soothing that someone from rock & roll would want to participate right in the center aspect of helping planet Earth,” he says.

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:16 (eight months ago) link

Never knew this happened, Reg guesting on Set The Controls with Nick Mason a few months ago...

MaresNest, Saturday, 6 July 2019 17:09 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This tweet......does not rule

DSOTM is the reward for Pink Floyd fans who suffered through the nonsense before it.

— Adam Howe (@adamhowe76) August 1, 2019

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:34 (eight months ago) link

Crazy talk, what came before it is their most interesting period, just finished Bill Kopp's 'Reinventing Pink Floyd' which is about that era and it's ace.

MaresNest, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:07 (seven months ago) link

Not crazy at all, the run from DSotM through to The Wall easily outstrips anything that came before it.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Friday, 2 August 2019 09:18 (seven months ago) link

That's not something I would argue with, but 'nonsense' it ain't.

MaresNest, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:21 (seven months ago) link

Mid > early >>> late.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:36 (seven months ago) link

I would argue, but then it's all in the eye or ear of the beholder, innit?

Mark G, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:43 (seven months ago) link

Early (up to Obscured), plus "animals", that'll do me.

Mark G, Friday, 2 August 2019 09:44 (seven months ago) link

The span from More OST through to Animals is all I need

doug watson, Friday, 2 August 2019 12:29 (seven months ago) link

Up to Obscured is fine by me, plus reading about the madness that came afterwards, if not listening to the music

PaulTMA, Friday, 2 August 2019 13:18 (seven months ago) link

Meddle is their best album imo

Obscured by Clouds the most underrated

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 August 2019 13:38 (seven months ago) link

obscured by clouds is an interesting one because it was written _after_ "dark side of the moon" but it was thrown together in like a week

definitely noticeable how much they've upped their songwriting game since "more", but not as, uh, labored? as "wish you were here" which was worked out over the course of like a year on the road

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 2 August 2019 13:41 (seven months ago) link

somehow found myself listening to division bell outtakes lol
this kinda rules

tylerw, Friday, 2 August 2019 18:47 (seven months ago) link

their best period is every other album but only listened to in random order

akm, Friday, 2 August 2019 19:11 (seven months ago) link

'later years' box set should be announced soon from what I've heard

akm, Friday, 2 August 2019 19:11 (seven months ago) link

DSOTM rules but Meddle and Animals rule more.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 2 August 2019 20:15 (seven months ago) link

yeah meddle is where the strongest organic Floyd magic occurs... i love parts of Dark Side but it does seem like they’re kinda forcing the magic to happen a bit. If I were around at the tine I’d probably have an opinion more grounded in reality.

brimstead, Friday, 2 August 2019 23:34 (seven months ago) link

Piper is kind of sui generis. Such a huge soft spot for that record but I have a hard time evaluating it within the context of their catalogue; it was a different band.

I haven’t heard AMLOR since it came out, and I’ve never heard the other late-period records. My idiosyncratic ranking of the rest:

Dark side
Saucerful of secrets
Wish you were here
Atom heart mother
The wall
Obscured by clouds (I know, I know, I’m a philistine)
The final cut

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 3 August 2019 23:49 (seven months ago) link

Also there needs to be a nice concise collection of the early studio recordings that weren’t collected on albums, undiluted by album tracks. Am I missing anything important/pleasurable here? At 51 minutes it’s a little long for an LP — if you drop Beechwoods and Seabirds it’s down to 42 and probably doesn’t suffer too much.

Arnold Layne
Candy and a Currant Bun
See Emily Play
Apple and Oranges
Scream Thy Last Scream
Vegetable Man
In the Beechwoods
Point Me at the Sky
Careful With that Axe, Eugene
It Would Be So Nice
Julia Dream

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 4 August 2019 00:14 (seven months ago) link

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