History Music / PinkFloyd

6th Feb '16 3:13:29 PM Freshmeat
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After Barrett's departure Pink Floyd struggled initially (First under the helm of Richard Wright, though that didn't last long and Roger Waters quickly became leader) and the period between ''Music/{{More}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' (or ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'' to some fans) is generally considered to be their DorkAge. The band looked back on the post-[[Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets Saucerful]] pre-Music/{{Meddle}} era [[CreatorBacklash with embarrassment]]. By the time of ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', they began to tone down the experimentalism and EpicRocking, refining their signature sound and hitting the big time. The lyrics also began to become more weighty, mostly revolving around themes of isolation, death, insanity, and criticisms of modern society. The theme of isolation and society began to become more visible as Waters took more control of the band, and the band gained success with a series of complex ProgressiveRock albums. What many people consider to be their golden era (except for the hardcore Syd fans) came with what many people consider to be their MagnumOpus ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', where they really hit the big time. This was followed by ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. By this stage, Waters was firmly in full control, and was calling the shots on what the band was going to do. Next came ''Music/TheWall'', which would become another classic. However, the band was beginning to splinter, and Richard Wright -- the person who defined Pink Floyd's sound -- was fired during the making of the album.
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After Barrett's departure Pink Floyd struggled initially (First under the helm of Richard Wright, though that didn't last long and Roger Waters quickly became leader) and the period between ''Music/{{More}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' (or ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'' to some fans) is generally considered to be their DorkAge. The band looked back on the post-[[Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets Saucerful]] pre-Music/{{Meddle}} era [[CreatorBacklash with embarrassment]]. By the time of ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', they began to tone down the experimentalism and EpicRocking, refining their signature sound and hitting the big time. The lyrics also began to become more weighty, mostly revolving around themes of isolation, death, insanity, and criticisms of modern society. The theme of isolation and society began to become more visible as Waters took more control of the band, and the band gained success with a series of complex ProgressiveRock albums. What many people consider to be their golden era (except for the hardcore Syd fans) came with what many people consider to be their MagnumOpus ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', where they really hit the big time. This was followed by ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. By this stage, Waters was firmly in full control, and was calling the shots on what the band was going to do. Next came ''Music/TheWall'', which would become another classic. However, the band was beginning to splinter, and Richard Wright -- the person who defined Pink Floyd's sound -- was fired during the making of the album.
30th Dec '15 5:37:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Many Floyd bootlegs are credited to 'The Screaming Abdabs', which was a transitory name before they settled on Pink Floyd. The name was later co-opted by a band that featured Allison Moyet, before she paired up with Vince Clarke to form {{Yazoo}}.
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** Many Floyd bootlegs are credited to 'The Screaming Abdabs', which was a transitory name before they settled on Pink Floyd. The name was later co-opted by a band that featured Allison Moyet, before she paired up with Vince Clarke to form {{Yazoo}}.Music/{{Yazoo}}.
29th Dec '15 10:45:32 PM CassandraLeo
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29th Dec '15 10:33:04 PM CassandraLeo
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** Syd was pretty close to being an example too; see EvenTheGuysWantHim below.
17th Dec '15 11:24:34 PM SpukiKitty
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17th Dec '15 11:05:49 PM SpukiKitty
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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.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]]. 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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* 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]]. ** 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.
17th Dec '15 10:36:40 PM SpukiKitty
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: David Gilmour in the very early years would've been [[http://oi40.tinypic.com/2r6dt3s.jpg the]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2149t9i.jpg prettiest]] [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/rh4cww.jpg girl]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/zxwmk8.jpg ever!]]
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: David Gilmour in the very early years would've been [[http://oi40.tinypic.com/2r6dt3s.jpg [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/28.%20MWSnap18912-06-2012%2020_50_24_zps6usobmax.png the]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2149t9i.jpg [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/MWSnap11701-03-201209_37_38_zps84199537.png prettiest]] [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/rh4cww.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/tumblr_m7mraqK0D81rbjhs4o1_500_zpsa038927c.jpg girl]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/zxwmk8.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Davey/47c.2011204926_921870067854635_8346524899351335437_n_zpspeemmwb4.jpg ever!]]

*** Hell, you can drive this point home with early photos. [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/sgkbae.jpg Does this look like]] the [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/2yl4t2s.jpg same band]] that [[http://oi62.tinypic.com/2wnww2e.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 TopOfThePops once considered LostForever).
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*** Hell, you can drive this point home with early photos. [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/sgkbae.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/a4_zpsl3kywcdv.jpg Does this look like]] the [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/2yl4t2s.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Band/d3_zps3nx9dfhd.jpg same band]] that [[http://oi62.tinypic.com/2wnww2e.[[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 TopOfThePops once considered LostForever).

*** To grasp what Jenner was talking about, [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/fbff3b.jpg here's]] [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/2j6076c.jpg Syd]] when he was young, and [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/24ebzhu.jpg here's]] [[http://oi62.tinypic.com/2i9qv6t.jpg Syd]] in his later years. ** David Gilmour [[http://oi60.tinypic.com/mcf0c8.jpg also qualified.]] No, seriously. Why do you ''think'' he's cited as a common cause of StupidSexyFlanders? *** Fun fact: Gilmour was very briefly a male model in his pre-Floyd days.
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*** To grasp what Jenner was talking about, [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/fbff3b.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.jpg here's]] [[http://oi61.tinypic.com/2j6076c.jpg [[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://oi58.tinypic.com/24ebzhu.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/syd-barrett-124_zpsnqrrygzk.jpg here's]] [[http://oi62.tinypic.com/2i9qv6t.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/The%20Grey%20Floyd/54cbf91b5e7a91c52822f058_image_zpsxhopqme3.jpg Syd]] in his later years. ** David Gilmour [[http://oi60.tinypic.com/mcf0c8.[[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 model]] in his pre-Floyd days.

* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/2s7tkbp.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/i1mwwl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Robert Smith & Siouxsie Sioux.
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* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/2s7tkbp.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/i1mwwl.[[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 & Siouxsie Sioux.

** An old 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.jpg newspaper article article]] published when Gilmour first joined Pink Floyd misspelled his name as "David Gilmur".

* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://oi40.tinypic.com/i1cn75.jpg light, soft, fuzzy one]] circa early 1966.
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* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://oi40.tinypic.com/i1cn75.jpg [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/a4_zpsxlbfcuq4.png light, soft, fuzzy one]] circa early 1966.

* WalkingShirtlessScene: There was some YouTube videos 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.]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/vfz5eb.jpg Here's]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2lc6wdw.jpg some]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/2lvy242.jpg screen]] [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/33wb3ph.jpg caps]] [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/npp0m9.jpg from]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2affszs.jpg the (Now-removed) videos]].
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* WalkingShirtlessScene: There was some There's a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5eaISfvXY8 YouTube videos video from San Tropez 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.]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/vfz5eb.jpg Here's]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2lc6wdw.jpg some]] [[http://oi59.tinypic.com/2lvy242.jpg screen]] [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/33wb3ph.jpg caps]] [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/npp0m9.jpg from]] [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2affszs.jpg the (Now-removed) videos]].

* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/2rf6jx0.jpg his large]], [[http://oi43.tinypic.com/15zp4d4.jpg oft-lined]], [[http://oi60.tinypic.com/2628y09.jpg dramatic eyes]]. Rick Wright as well, with his [[http://oi41.tinypic.com/i2r6tj.jpg beautiful]] TaremeEyes with [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2ekm6tu.jpg heavy lashes]]. ** Perhaps in acknowledgement of this trope, in the interviews that accompany ''Live At Pompeii'', Rick's segments are shot in extreme closeup such that [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/11udtae.jpghis eyes are the only thing in the frame.]] * 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://oi60.tinypic.com/nqu0w3.jpg Pink Anderson]] and [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/33442md.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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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/2rf6jx0.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/27.%20syd_zps5bmaniag.jpg his large]], [[http://oi43.tinypic.com/15zp4d4.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/26.20syd_zpsikqxxnyt.jpg oft-lined]], [[http://oi60.tinypic.com/2628y09.[[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Syddy/15syd_zps977aca91.jpg dramatic eyes]]. Rick Wright as well, with his [[http://oi41.tinypic.com/i2r6tj.jpg [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/The%20Pink%20Floyd%20Boys/Ricky%20and%20Nicky/littlericky3_zpscmzjipnk.png beautiful]] TaremeEyes with [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/2ekm6tu.jpg heavy lashes]]. lashes. ** Perhaps in acknowledgement of this trope, in the interviews that accompany ''Live At Pompeii'', Rick's segments are shot in extreme closeup such that [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/11udtae.jpghis [[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.]] * 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://oi60.tinypic.com/nqu0w3.jpg [[http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/SpukiKitty/pink%20anderson_zpsrq4tqic9.png Pink Anderson]] and [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/33442md.[[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.
27th Nov '15 2:56:07 PM bluesno1fann
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David Gilmour was not a founding member
* '''David Gilmour''' - lead vocals, guitar, kazoo, bongos, harmonica, [=VCS3=], keyboards, tape effects, occasional bass, talk box, clavinet, sequencers, rototom, cymbal, mandolin (1968-1995, 2005, 2013-2014)
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* '''David Gilmour''' David Gilmour - lead vocals, guitar, kazoo, bongos, harmonica, [=VCS3=], keyboards, tape effects, occasional bass, talk box, clavinet, sequencers, rototom, cymbal, mandolin (1968-1995, 2005, 2013-2014)
20th Nov '15 9:11:58 AM SpukiKitty
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* David Gilmour - lead vocals, guitar, kazoo, bongos, harmonica, [=VCS3=], keyboards, tape effects, occasional bass, talk box, clavinet, sequencers, rototom, cymbal, mandolin (1968-1995, 2005, 2013-2014)
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* David Gilmour '''David Gilmour''' - lead vocals, guitar, kazoo, bongos, harmonica, [=VCS3=], keyboards, tape effects, occasional bass, talk box, clavinet, sequencers, rototom, cymbal, mandolin (1968-1995, 2005, 2013-2014)
5th Oct '15 5:22:46 AM bluesno1fann
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** The entire ''The Endless River'' was a homage to Rick Wright, who succumbed to cancer in 2008.
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** The entire ''The Endless River'' ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' was a homage to Rick Richard Wright, who succumbed to an unspecified form of cancer in 2008.

** Perhaps in acknowledgement of this trope, in the interviews that accompany ''Live at Pompeii'', Rick's segments are shot in extreme closeup such that [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/11udtae.jpghis 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 At Pompeii'', Rick's segments are shot in extreme closeup such that [[http://oi58.tinypic.com/11udtae.jpghis eyes are the only thing in the frame.]]
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