History Music / PinkFloyd

18th Nov '16 7:30:27 AM JamesAustin
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* ControlFreak: Waters. Describing everything associated with his iron fist would take up the entire page.
** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation By a different standpoint]], the other members of Pink Floyd, not inclined as natural writers, fell into writer's block, drug addictions, power struggles, marital conflicts and the distractions of fame not long after ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' was a smash. By ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' the band signed a multi-million dollar contract with Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the US (they felt [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon DSOTM]] and their earlier albums were poorly promoted by their previous American label), and the pressure was on to deliver albums and tour. Roger, in a sense, [[{{Determinator}} took over creative control to keep things together]]. He also had a hard time reconciling his fame with his Socialistic viewpoints, and could not relate to the material pursuits of his colleagues. He was growing increasingly impatient with his band mates' lack of input, CreativeDifferences, their battles for writing and production credits for what little they did contribute compared to Waters, and it didn't help when the internal conflicts worsened while the band's managers squandered the band's money and ''Music/TheWall'' was make-or-break and due out in a short period of time. Roger, perhaps, came down too hard on Gilmour, Wright and Mason in order to keep the internal drama from, er, [[{{Pun}} dismantling]] ''Music/TheWall'', but they would arguably have been at a standstill in 1974 without his iron fist.

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* ControlFreak: Waters. Describing everything associated with his iron fist would take up the entire page.
** [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation By a different standpoint]],
Waters became this when the other members of Pink Floyd, not inclined as natural writers, fell into writer's block, drug addictions, power struggles, marital conflicts and the distractions of fame not long after ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' was a smash. By ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' the band signed a multi-million dollar contract with Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the US (they felt [[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon DSOTM]] and their earlier albums were poorly promoted by their previous American label), and the pressure was on to deliver albums and tour. Roger, in a sense, [[{{Determinator}} took over creative control to keep things together]]. He also had a hard time reconciling his fame with his Socialistic viewpoints, and could not relate to the material pursuits of his colleagues. He was growing increasingly impatient with his band mates' lack of input, CreativeDifferences, their battles for writing and production credits for what little they did contribute compared to Waters, and it didn't help when the internal conflicts worsened while the band's managers squandered the band's money and ''Music/TheWall'' was make-or-break and due out in a short period of time. Roger, perhaps, came down too hard on Gilmour, Wright and Mason in order to keep the internal drama from, er, [[{{Pun}} dismantling]] ''Music/TheWall'', but they would arguably have been at a standstill in 1974 without his iron fist.



** ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' is essentially a Syd Barrett solo album. (Except "Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk", which is Roger Waters' first released song.)
** ''Music/TheFinalCut'' is essentially a Roger Waters solo album, with Gilmour and Mason (Wright having been fired in 1979) being relegated to sideman. It was credited as "By Roger Waters, performed by Pink Floyd."



** ''Music/TheFinalCut'' is essentially a Roger Waters solo album, with Gilmour and Mason (Wright having been fired in 1979) being relegated to sideman. It was credited as "By Roger Waters, performed by Pink Floyd."
** ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' is essentially a Syd Barrett solo album. (Except "Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk", which is Roger Waters' first released song.)
18th Nov '16 7:05:27 AM JamesAustin
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Chi4JwLqEVM/TISAJiFnIRI/AAAAAAAABec/ASgmSafVgak/s640/Pink+Floyd+1965.jpg Pink Floyd]] with [[http://www.multinet.no/~jonarne/Hjemmesia/Favorittartister/pinkfloyd/bob_k_3.jpg Bob Klose]], which of course didn't last long at all.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Chi4JwLqEVM/TISAJiFnIRI/AAAAAAAABec/ASgmSafVgak/s640/Pink+Floyd+1965.jpg Pink Floyd]] with [[http://www.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20131111062443/http://www.multinet.no/~jonarne/Hjemmesia/Favorittartister/pinkfloyd/bob_k_3.jpg Bob Klose]], which of course didn't last long at all.



!! [[BookEnds "Isn't this]] [[Music/TheWall where...:"]]

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!! [[BookEnds [[{{Bookends}} "Isn't this]] [[Music/TheWall where...:"]]
17th Nov '16 6:52:32 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** In general the band enjoys this trope; often using extended metaphors and conceits in the lyrics for double and even ''triple'' meanings.
** ''Music/TheWall'' is basically one long MindScrew in which reality is hard to discern from what's just happening in the protagonist's head (done on purpose).
5th Nov '16 10:42:15 PM JudasZala
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** "[[Website/{{Cracked}} They put balls on my pig. Fuck 'em.]]"

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** "[[Website/{{Cracked}} They -->"My one pathetic victory was that they had to put testicles on the pig. If the pig had been exactly the same as the pig that I designed, I could have stopped them using it in their shows. So they put balls on my pig. Fuck 'em.]]"them." -- '''Roger Waters'''
3rd Nov '16 6:36:43 AM bowserbros
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!! ...We came in?

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!! ...We !! [[Music/TheWall ...We]] [[BookEnds came in?
in?]]



!! "Isn't this where...:"

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!! [[BookEnds "Isn't this this]] [[Music/TheWall where...:":"]]
29th Oct '16 4:10:09 PM thelivingtoad
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** ''Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd'' (2001). A 2-disc compilation that was intended to be "definitive" as far as Pink Floyd greatest hits albums go. Features a reasonable career-spanning track-list for the first time, but caused some controversy for some rather unorthodox edits of some songs (notably "Marooned", which is morphed into AlbumFiller). However, the songs in the compilation were edited in a way so that they [[FadingIntoTheNextSong seamlessly flow into the next song]], even though many of the songs are decades apart (1973's "Money" turns into 1994's "Keep Talking" and 1987's "Learning to Fly" morphs into 1967's "Arnold Layne"). It's the band's fifth best selling album.

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** ''Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd'' (2001). A 2-disc compilation that was intended to be "definitive" as far as Pink Floyd greatest hits albums go. Features a reasonable career-spanning track-list for the first time, but caused some controversy for some rather unorthodox edits of some songs (notably "Marooned", which only included because it won the band their only Grammy and is ultimately morphed into AlbumFiller). However, the songs in the compilation were edited in a way so that they [[FadingIntoTheNextSong seamlessly flow into the next song]], even though many of the songs are decades apart (1973's "Money" turns into 1994's "Keep Talking" and 1987's "Learning to Fly" morphs into 1967's "Arnold Layne"). It's the band's fifth best selling album.
3rd Oct '16 10:17:01 AM SpukiKitty
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** Rick Wright as well, with his [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Ricky%20and%20Nicky/littlericky3_zpscmzjipnk.png beautiful]] TaremeEyes with heavy lashes.

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** Rick Wright as well, with his [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Ricky%20and%20Nicky/littlericky3_zpscmzjipnk.png beautiful]] beautiful TaremeEyes with heavy lashes.



* WordSaladTitle: As with many bands of the time period, the name simply makes no sense whatsoever. The band's name was taken from two obscure American bluesmen -- [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/pink%20anderson_zpsrq4tqic9.png Pink Anderson]] and [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/floyd-council_zpsvkc8ujon.jpg Floyd Council]] -- who Syd Barrett had albums from in his record collection, taking the name only when the band found out they were sharing a bill with [[NamesTheSame another band called ''The Tea Set,'']] which was the band's name at the time. Barrett basically [[LineOfSightName blurted out the new name]] and it seemed trippy enough that it stuck.

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* WordSaladTitle: As with many bands of the time period, the name simply makes no sense whatsoever. The band's name was taken from two obscure American bluesmen -- [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/pink%20anderson_zpsrq4tqic9.png [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/21b1ut5.jpg Pink Anderson]] and [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/floyd-council_zpsvkc8ujon.[[http://oi67.tinypic.com/e8mypv.jpg Floyd Council]] -- who Syd Barrett had albums from in his record collection, taking the name only when the band found out they were sharing a bill with [[NamesTheSame another band called ''The Tea Set,'']] which was the band's name at the time. Barrett basically [[LineOfSightName blurted out the new name]] and it seemed trippy enough that it stuck.
3rd Oct '16 10:11:17 AM SpukiKitty
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: David Gilmour in the very early years would've been [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/28.%20MWSnap18912-06-2012%2020_50_24_zps6usobmax.png the]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/MWSnap11701-03-201209_37_38_zps84199537.png prettiest]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/tumblr_m7mraqK0D81rbjhs4o1_500_zpsa038927c.jpg girl]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/47c.2011204926_921870067854635_8346524899351335437_n_zpspeemmwb4.jpg ever!]]

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: David Gilmour in the very early years would've been [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/28.%20MWSnap18912-06-2012%2020_50_24_zps6usobmax.png [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/14w3rww.jpg the]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/MWSnap11701-03-201209_37_38_zps84199537.png [[http://oi67.tinypic.com/2u6zp7t.jpg prettiest]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/tumblr_m7mraqK0D81rbjhs4o1_500_zpsa038927c.[[http://oi63.tinypic.com/21doj87.jpg girl]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/47c.2011204926_921870067854635_8346524899351335437_n_zpspeemmwb4.[[http://oi66.tinypic.com/15qr9c7.jpg ever!]]



*** Hell, you can drive this point home with early photos. [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/a4_zpsl3kywcdv.jpg Does this look like]] the [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/d3_zps3nx9dfhd.jpg same band]] that [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/tumblr_mugiy2A4xK1s1qwdeo1_500_zpsed9dbd9e.jpg sang]] "Money", "Welcome to the Machine" and "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" to YOU? Just check out these [[http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=a6BMdyuA%2FVyrWgrmrSZNAYh4l5k2TGxc#.VgclP2tyT5s videos]] to see [[http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=a6BMdyuA%2FVyrjJscWvdr%2Foh4l5k2TGxc#.Vgcle2tyT5s how different Pink Floyd was]] (Note, the second video is actually newly rediscovered footage from Series/TopOfThePops once considered LostForever).

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*** Hell, you can drive this point home with early photos. [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/a4_zpsl3kywcdv.[[http://oi67.tinypic.com/2yjow88.jpg Does this look like]] the [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/d3_zps3nx9dfhd.[[http://oi67.tinypic.com/1ysjgl.jpg same band]] that [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/tumblr_mugiy2A4xK1s1qwdeo1_500_zpsed9dbd9e.[[http://oi65.tinypic.com/6gbuab.jpg sang]] "Money", "Welcome to the Machine" and "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" to YOU? Just check out these [[http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=a6BMdyuA%2FVyrWgrmrSZNAYh4l5k2TGxc#.VgclP2tyT5s videos]] to see [[http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=a6BMdyuA%2FVyrjJscWvdr%2Foh4l5k2TGxc#.Vgcle2tyT5s how different Pink Floyd was]] (Note, the second video is actually newly rediscovered footage from Series/TopOfThePops once considered LostForever).



** David Gilmour [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/dgshh_0218_zps557c7578.jpg also qualified.]] No, seriously. Why do you ''think'' he's cited as a common cause of StupidSexyFlanders?
*** Fun fact: Gilmour was very briefly [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/4c.%20tumblr_m96fhdr8NG1ry0ppfo1_500_zpsvqze73e9.jpg a male model]] in his pre-Floyd days.

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** David Gilmour [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/dgshh_0218_zps557c7578.[[http://oi66.tinypic.com/rj409j.jpg also also]] [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/qp1cly.jpg qualified.]] No, seriously. Why do you ''think'' he's cited as a common cause of StupidSexyFlanders?
*** Fun fact: Gilmour was very briefly [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/4c.%20tumblr_m96fhdr8NG1ry0ppfo1_500_zpsvqze73e9.jpg a male model]] model in his pre-Floyd days.



** An old [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Pink%20Floyd%20Articles%20and%20Whatever/tumblr_mvke0cWy0F1rgal6uo1_400_zpsdp5il9u0.jpg newspaper article]] published when Gilmour first joined Pink Floyd misspelled his name as "David Gilmur".

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** An old [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Pink%20Floyd%20Articles%20and%20Whatever/tumblr_mvke0cWy0F1rgal6uo1_400_zpsdp5il9u0.[[http://oi63.tinypic.com/jhq1yv.jpg newspaper article]] published when Gilmour first joined Pink Floyd misspelled his name as "David Gilmur".



* WalkingShirtlessScene: There's a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eaISfvXY8 video from San Tropez]] of The Floyd in rehearsal. And upon looking at the video's comment sections, the concept of these guys being "non-sexy" [[MrFanservice flies right out the window.]]

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: There's was once a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eaISfvXY8 video from San Tropez]] Tropez of The Floyd in rehearsal.rehearsal (now taken down due to copywright, [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/14t5u6q.jpg so]] [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2ll0ufm.jpg here's]] [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2q9fkhe.jpg screencaps]]). And upon looking at the video's comment sections, the concept of these guys being "non-sexy" [[MrFanservice flies right out the window.]]]]
** Also; [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/35iu9vt.jpg David]] [[http://oi67.tinypic.com/ali0jo.jpg in]] ''Live At Pompeii". [[note]]Yum![[/note]]



** Perhaps in acknowledgement of this trope, in the interviews that accompany ''Live at Pompeii,'' Rick's segments are shot in extreme close-up such that [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Ricky%20and%20Nicky/rickylashes_zpsytoddbzp.png his eyes are the only thing in the frame.]]

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** Perhaps in acknowledgement of this trope, in the interviews that accompany ''Live at Pompeii,'' Rick's segments are shot in extreme close-up such that [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Ricky%20and%20Nicky/rickylashes_zpsytoddbzp.png [[http://oi67.tinypic.com/2hfjko8.jpg his eyes are the only thing in the frame.]]
3rd Oct '16 9:31:19 AM SpukiKitty
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*** To grasp what Jenner was talking about, [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.jpg here's]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/be75c5ae-355a-4af6-b321-7d537d78e7cc_zpsfd605bd6.png Syd]] when he was young, and [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/syd-barrett-124_zpsnqrrygzk.jpg here's]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/54cbf91b5e7a91c52822f058_image_zpsxhopqme3.jpg Syd]] in his later years.

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*** To grasp what Jenner was talking about, [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.[[http://oi63.tinypic.com/s1ne6c.jpg here's]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/be75c5ae-355a-4af6-b321-7d537d78e7cc_zpsfd605bd6.png [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/raw7wy.jpg Syd]] when he was young, and [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/syd-barrett-124_zpsnqrrygzk.[[http://oi65.tinypic.com/2vskmdj.jpg here's]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/54cbf91b5e7a91c52822f058_image_zpsxhopqme3.[[http://oi64.tinypic.com/i50kt0.jpg Syd]] in his later years.



* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.jpg Syd]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/94syd_zps38ea24a3.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux.

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* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.[[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/94syd_zps38ea24a3.[[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Robert Smith and & Siouxsie Sioux.



* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/a4_zpsxlbfcuq4.png light, soft, fuzzy one]] circa early 1966.

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* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/a4_zpsxlbfcuq4.png [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/21jqe6c.jpg light, soft, fuzzy one]] circa early 1966.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.jpg his large,]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.jpg oft-lined,]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/15syd_zps977aca91.jpg dramatic eyes.]]

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.[[http://oi64.tinypic.com/35846xd.jpg his large,]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.large]], [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/30adklx.jpg oft-lined,]] [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/15syd_zps977aca91.oft-lined]], [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/6i4cip.jpg dramatic eyes.]]eyes]].
17th Sep '16 2:36:14 PM Shedlessguy
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'''Pink Floyd''' were a [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] [[PsychedelicRock Psychedelic]] and ProgressiveRock band which formed in 1965. The initial line-up consisted of Music/SydBarrett and Rado "Bob" Klose on guitar, Music/RogerWaters on bass, Richard Wright on keyboard and Nick Mason on drums. They recorded several unreleased songs before Klose left (to focus on studies). The four went on to gain a reputation as one of the foremost British Psychedelic bands, and released two singles and the now-classic ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' before Barrett's mental state began to decline significantly (brought on by drug use). They ended up recruiting David Gilmour -- who was a childhood friend of Barrett and Waters. He ended up replacing Barrett during the making of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''. Syd Barrett would remain a massive influence to the band, and he would haunt the band's future music.

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'''Pink Floyd''' were a [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} British]] [[PsychedelicRock Psychedelic]] and ProgressiveRock band which formed in 1965. The initial line-up consisted of Music/SydBarrett and Rado "Bob" Klose on guitar, Music/RogerWaters on bass, Richard Wright on keyboard and Nick Mason on drums. They recorded several unreleased songs before Klose left (to to focus on studies).studies (these songs would later be released in 2015 for the EP "1965: Their First Recordings") . The four went on to gain a reputation as one of the foremost British Psychedelic bands, and released two singles and the now-classic ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' before Barrett's mental state began to decline significantly (brought on by drug use). They ended up recruiting David Gilmour -- who was a childhood friend of Barrett and Waters. He ended up replacing Barrett during the making of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''. Syd Barrett would remain a massive influence to the band, and he would haunt the band's future music.
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