History Music / PinkFloyd

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*** And continuing into the 21st century; Two tracks on ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' are named "[[Creator/DavidTennant Allons-Y]]".
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** When it was first released as a single, a lot of people assumed "Learning to Fly" was a song about personal freedom and liberation, but no, it turns out that "Learning to Fly" is about becoming a small-aircraft pilot. Literally, its about learning to fly.
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** There is one time it's played straight: "Doing It" (a Nick Mason drum solo) from ''The Man And The Journey'' tour. But even then Floyd subverts the normal usage of the trope by placing the song between "Afternoon" and "Sleep", portraying sex as a normal and unexceptional part of a person's life.
** When "Let's Roll Another One" was rewritten into "Candy And A Currant Bun", it became this, complete with lyrics like ''...please just [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] with me...[[DoubleEntendre ice cream]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar tastes good in the afternoon]]...''

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** There is one time it's played straight: "Doing It" (a Nick Mason drum solo) from ''The Man And The and the Journey'' tour. But even then Floyd subverts the normal usage of the trope by placing the song between "Afternoon" and "Sleep", portraying sex as a normal and unexceptional part of a person's life.
** When "Let's Roll Another One" was rewritten into "Candy And A and a Currant Bun", it became this, complete with lyrics like ''...please just [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] with me... [[DoubleEntendre ice cream]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar tastes good in the afternoon]]...''



* InterruptedSuicide: At the end of the track "The Final Cut", the protagonist "held the blade in trembling hands/Prepared to make it but just then the phone rang/I never had the nerve to make [[TitleDrop the final cut]]."
* JumpScare / ScareChord: "In The Flesh?" on ''Music/TheWall'' begins with a ScareChord.

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* InterruptedSuicide: At the end of the track "The Final Cut", the protagonist "held the blade in trembling hands/Prepared hands / Prepared to make it but just then the phone rang/I rang / I never had the nerve to make [[TitleDrop the final cut]]."
* JumpScare / ScareChord: "In The the Flesh?" on ''Music/TheWall'' begins with a ScareChord.



* KindheartedCatLover: Syd, Roger and Dave: all documented cat lovers.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Syd, Roger and Dave: all All documented cat lovers.



* LastChorusSlowDown: "Bike"
* LaughingMad: "Brain Damage" has some of this in the background.

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* LastChorusSlowDown: "Bike"
"Bike".
* LaughingMad: "Brain Damage" has some of this in the background.



* LimitedLyricsSong: For certain definitions of the word "Lyrics", we have "One Of These Days".
--> ''One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces.''
** And "Careful With That Axe, Eugene".
--> ''Careful...careful...careful with that axe Eugene.........'''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH'''''
** To a lesser degree, "A New Machine (Part One)" and "A New Machine (Part 2)" qualify.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-FIRST-XI-LP-BOX-INCL-PICTURE-DISCS-SLEEVES-/260852748371?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item3cbc091053 Too]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMI-8-LPs-PINK-FLOYD-97-Vinyl-Collection-130-grams-/190576747700?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item2c5f4264b4#ht_1756wt_1163 many]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Mini-CD-LP-Promo-Box-PINK-FLOYD-16-CD-sealed-/290562223348?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item43a6dbacf4#ht_500wt_1180 to]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-Dark-Side-Moon-CD-STEEL-BOX-055-100-/180713057725?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2855699400922560574#ht_7602wt_1396 count.]] It seems like they've released every possible thing you could ever want to have by these guys, (let alone the ENTIRE EMI library) but the newest re-release is just too much. For ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' alone, in the immersion edition, you'll get [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNARH4/ref=s9_bbs_gw_d0_g15_ir01?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=01YYCAVFSDB0P1VTBQGR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 3 cd's, 2 DVD's, 1 Blu-ray disk, a 40-page booklet, a photo booklet, an art print, 5 "collectible cards", a replica ticket and backstage pass to a DSOTM show, a scarf, 3 "designer" marbles, 9 special coasters, and a credits booklet.]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 That's]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 just]][[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNAGNE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_g15_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1W5SWW14TD5X9HS14YEZ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507 the]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Immersion/dp/B004ZNAUVW/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b first]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Immersion-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNAXX2/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_c one]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Experience/dp/B004ZNAKLM/ref=pd_sim_m1 being]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Experience-Version-Pink-Floyd/dp/B004ZNANZA/ref=pd_sim_m2 released]].

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* LimitedLyricsSong: For certain definitions of the word "Lyrics", we have "One Of of These Days".
Days":
--> ''One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces.''
''
** And "Careful With with That Axe, Eugene".
Eugene":
--> ''Careful...careful...careful Careful... Careful with that axe Eugene.........Eugene... '''AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH'''''
** To a lesser degree, "A New Machine (Part One)" 1)" and "A New Machine (Part 2)" qualify.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-FIRST-XI-LP-BOX-INCL-PICTURE-DISCS-SLEEVES-/260852748371?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item3cbc091053 Too]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMI-8-LPs-PINK-FLOYD-97-Vinyl-Collection-130-grams-/190576747700?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item2c5f4264b4#ht_1756wt_1163 many]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japan-Mini-CD-LP-Promo-Box-PINK-FLOYD-16-CD-sealed-/290562223348?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item43a6dbacf4#ht_500wt_1180 to]] [[http://www.ebay.com/itm/PINK-FLOYD-Dark-Side-Moon-CD-STEEL-BOX-055-100-/180713057725?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2855699400922560574#ht_7602wt_1396 count.]] It seems like they've released every possible thing you could ever want to have by these guys, (let alone the ENTIRE EMI library) but the newest re-release is just too much. For ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' alone, in the immersion edition, you'll get [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNARH4/ref=s9_bbs_gw_d0_g15_ir01?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=01YYCAVFSDB0P1VTBQGR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846 3 cd's, CD's, 2 DVD's, 1 Blu-ray disk, a 40-page booklet, a photo booklet, an art print, 5 "collectible cards", a replica ticket and backstage pass to a DSOTM show, a scarf, 3 "designer" marbles, 9 special coasters, and a credits booklet.]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 That's]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Studio-Album-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNACA6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316309248&sr=8-2 just]][[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZNAGNE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_d0_g15_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1W5SWW14TD5X9HS14YEZ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507 the]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Immersion/dp/B004ZNAUVW/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b first]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Immersion-Box-Set/dp/B004ZNAXX2/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_c one]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wish-You-Were-Here-Experience/dp/B004ZNAKLM/ref=pd_sim_m1 being]] [[http://www.amazon.com/Wall-Experience-Version-Pink-Floyd/dp/B004ZNANZA/ref=pd_sim_m2 released]].



* ListSong: "Eclipse", "What Shall We Do Now?" and "One Of The Few", as well as the final part of "Dogs".

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* ListSong: "Eclipse", "What Shall We Do Now?" and "One Of The of the Few", as well as the final part of "Dogs".



* LongRunnerLineUp: The line-up of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason lasted from 1968 to 1979, ending when Waters fired Wright during the recording of ''Music/TheWall''. Keyboard duties on ''Music/TheFinalCut'' were filled by Oscar-nominated composer Music/MichaelKamen. Wright returned to the band in 1986, after Waters had quit the band - and this three piece line-up (with Waters' bass and singing filled by hired musicians) also lasted 11 years.
* LongTitle: "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict".
* 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 & Siouxsie Sioux.

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* LongRunnerLineUp: The line-up of Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason lasted from 1968 to 1979, ending when Waters fired Wright during the recording of ''Music/TheWall''. Keyboard duties on ''Music/TheFinalCut'' were filled by Oscar-nominated composer Music/MichaelKamen. Wright returned to the band in 1986, after Waters had quit the band - -- and this three piece line-up (with Waters' bass and singing filled by hired musicians) also lasted 11 years.
* LongTitle: "Several Species Of of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A in a Cave And and Grooving With A with a Pict".
* 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.



* MagicalNativeAmerican: In the video for "Learning To Fly".
* {{Mahjong}}: The band was supposedly fond of this game. "A Pillow Of Winds" refers to one of the many possible hands in it.
* ManOnFire: The cover of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has a picture of two businessmen shaking hands with one of them on fire, which is a visual metaphor for being burned in the music industry. It was recreated in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, when after crossing a tightrope, a british man took the hand of a dummy in a business suit that then caught fire, while the song of the same name was being played below.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Someone apparently blows up an aeroplane in the background of "On The Run". In some stage shows, [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome a model aeroplane would fly across the stage and explode]] at the end of the song.
* {{Messy Pig}}s: "Pigs (Three Different Ones)". Honorable mention to the [[CueTheFlyingPigs inflatable pigs]] they employed on the album cover image for ''Music/{{Animals}}'' and in concerts thereafter, especially since the cover model broke free from its moorings during shooting and drifted across flight paths, and one of the prop pigs exploded on tour. [[labelnote:NB]]The exploding pig was just supposed to ''burn''. During each performance of "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" on the 1977 ''In The Flesh'' tour, a pig inflatable filled with a mixture of helium and propane would be set aloft from behind the stage and then ignited. It would burn in a similar fashion to the ''Hindenburg'', incinerating the balloon skin as it did. One time, however, for reasons that were never explained, it was filled instead with a mixture of oxygen and acetylene - basically making a fuel/air explosive. Ignited, it produced a bright yellow flash, a deafening bang (the blast wave knocked over some of the stage crew) and gentle shower of lightly-scorched balloon skin fragments. For extra points, the venue for that tour date was located near to a veterans’ hospital, and the band and crew had been asked specifically to avoid disturbing them with excessive noise.[[/labelnote]]
* MindScrew: "Echoes", particularly the line "I am you and what I see is me"

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: In the video for "Learning To to Fly".
* {{Mahjong}}: The band was supposedly fond of this game. "A Pillow Of of Winds" refers to one of the many possible hands in it.
* ManOnFire: The cover of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has a picture of two businessmen shaking hands with one of them on fire, which is a visual metaphor for being burned in the music industry. It was recreated in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, when after crossing a tightrope, a british British man took the hand of a dummy in a business suit that then caught fire, while the song of the same name was being played below.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: Someone apparently blows up an aeroplane in the background of "On The the Run". In some stage shows, [[SugarWiki/SoCoolItsAwesome a model aeroplane would fly across the stage and explode]] at the end of the song.
* {{Messy Pig}}s: "Pigs (Three Different Ones)". Honorable mention to the [[CueTheFlyingPigs inflatable pigs]] they employed on the album cover image for ''Music/{{Animals}}'' and in concerts thereafter, especially since the cover model broke free from its moorings during shooting and drifted across flight paths, and one of the prop pigs exploded on tour. [[labelnote:NB]]The [[labelnote:NB]] The exploding pig was just supposed to ''burn''. During each performance of "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" on the 1977 ''In The the Flesh'' tour, a pig inflatable filled with a mixture of helium and propane would be set aloft from behind the stage and then ignited. It would burn in a similar fashion to the ''Hindenburg'', incinerating the balloon skin as it did. One time, however, for reasons that were never explained, it was filled instead with a mixture of oxygen and acetylene - -- basically making a fuel/air fuel / air explosive. Ignited, it produced a bright yellow flash, a deafening bang (the blast wave knocked over some of the stage crew) and gentle shower of lightly-scorched balloon skin fragments. For extra points, the venue for that tour date was located near to a veterans’ veterans' hospital, and the band and crew had been asked specifically to avoid disturbing them with excessive noise.noise. [[/labelnote]]
* MindScrew: "Echoes", particularly the line "I am you and what I see is me"me".



** 1 - "A Pillow Of Winds", "Summer '68", "If", "Fearless", "Green Is The Colour"
** 2 - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" [[note]]Goes between a 1 and soft 3[[/note]], "Wish You Were Here", "Fat Old Sun" [[note]]mostly 1, but the guitar solo at the end raises the hardness[[/note]]
** 3 - "Echoes", "Time", "Comfortably Numb", "The Gold It's In The..."
** 4 - "Money", "When You're In", all full length tracks on ''Music/{{Animals}}'', quite a few songs from ''Music/TheWall'' [[note]]"In The Flesh?" and "In The Flesh" both border on a 5, thanks to Gilmour's thunderous guitar intro[[/note]].

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** 1 - "A Pillow Of of Winds", "Summer '68", "If", "Fearless", "Green Is The is the Colour"
** 2 - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" [[note]]Goes [[note]] Goes between a 1 and soft 3[[/note]], 3 [[/note]], "Wish You Were Here", "Fat Old Sun" [[note]]mostly [[note]] mostly 1, but the guitar solo at the end raises the hardness[[/note]]
hardness [[/note]]
** 3 - "Echoes", "Time", "Comfortably Numb", "The Gold It's In The...in the..."
** 4 - "Money", "When You're In", in", all full length tracks on ''Music/{{Animals}}'', quite a few songs from ''Music/TheWall'' [[note]]"In The [[note]] "In the Flesh?" and "In The the Flesh" both border on a 5, thanks to Gilmour's thunderous guitar intro[[/note]].intro [[/note]].



* TheMovie: ''Pink Floyd: Live At Pompeii'' and ''[[Music/TheWall Pink Floyd: The Wall]]''.

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* TheMovie: ''Pink Floyd: Live At at Pompeii'' and ''[[Music/TheWall Pink Floyd: The Wall]]''.



* NonIndicativeName: The 1981 compilation album ''A Collection Of Great Dance Songs'', which consists of six songs which, much like nearly everything else in Floyd's catalogue, are ''impossible'' to dance to. The album cover lampshades the title, featuring a waltzing couple immobilised by guy wires.
* OnceAnEpisode: The albums they recorded between Syd's departure and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' all featured at least one folk-influenced SurprisinglyGentleSong: "See-Saw" (''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''), "Green Is The Colour" (''Music/{{More}}''), "Grantchester Meadows" and "The Narrow Way, Pt. 1" (''Music/{{Ummagumma}}''), "If", "Summer '68" and "Fat Old Sun" (''Music/AtomHeartMother''), "A Pillow Of Winds", "Fearless" and "San Tropez" (''Music/{{Meddle}}'').
* OneSteveLimit: Roger Barrett exemplified this by taking the nickname "Syd", avoiding a possible name clash with his friend Roger Waters - even if the latter's first name was originally George. In later life he reverted to "Roger", refusing to answer to "Syd".
* OneWomanWail: "The Great Gig In The Sky".

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* NonIndicativeName: The 1981 compilation album ''A Collection Of of Great Dance Songs'', which consists of six songs which, much like nearly everything else in Floyd's catalogue, are ''impossible'' to dance to. The album cover lampshades the title, featuring a waltzing couple immobilised by guy wires.
* OnceAnEpisode: The albums they recorded between Syd's departure and ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' all featured at least one folk-influenced SurprisinglyGentleSong: "See-Saw" (''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''), "Green Is The is the Colour" (''Music/{{More}}''), "Grantchester Meadows" and "The Narrow Way, Pt. 1" (''Music/{{Ummagumma}}''), "If", "Summer '68" and "Fat Old Sun" (''Music/AtomHeartMother''), "A Pillow Of of Winds", "Fearless" and "San Tropez" (''Music/{{Meddle}}'').
* OneSteveLimit: Roger Barrett exemplified this by taking the nickname "Syd", avoiding a possible name clash with his friend Roger Waters - -- even if the latter's first name was originally George. In later life he reverted to "Roger", refusing to answer to "Syd".
* OneWomanWail: "The Great Gig In The in the Sky".



* PastInTheRearViewMirror: "Two Suns In The Sunset".

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* PastInTheRearViewMirror: "Two Suns In The in the Sunset".



** There are only two songs with serious expletives in ''Music/TheWall'': one occurs in "Nobody Home" ("I've got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from") and the other in "The Trial" ("You little shit..." and "Go on, Judge! '''[[NoIndoorVoice Shit on 'im!]]"''')

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** There are only two songs with serious expletives in ''Music/TheWall'': one One occurs in "Nobody Home" ("I've got thirteen channels of shit on the TV to choose from") and the other in "The Trial" ("You little shit..." and "Go on, Judge! '''[[NoIndoorVoice Shit on 'im!]]"''')



** "Lost For Words" from ''Music/TheDivisionBell'' has an f-bomb at the end.
** The early B-side "Candy And A Currant Bun," in which the line "Please, just fuck with me" is rumoured to have been inserted as a TakeThat at the label for censoring the original title ("Let's Roll Another One", an obvious drug reference) and lyrics ("I'm high, don't try to spoil my fun") of the song.

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** "Lost For for Words" from ''Music/TheDivisionBell'' has an f-bomb F-bomb at the end.
** The early B-side "Candy And A and a Currant Bun," in which the line "Please, just fuck with me" is rumoured to have been inserted as a TakeThat at the label for censoring the original title ("Let's Roll Another One", an obvious drug reference) and lyrics ("I'm high, don't try to spoil my fun") of the song.



* PutOnABus: Syd Barrett, after the sessions for ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' and Richard Wright, during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall''. Roger Waters put himself on a bus after ''Music/TheFinalCut''
** TheBusCameBack: Barrett's two 1970 solo albums, which - despite his less than perfect mental state - contained some very good songs. Unfortunately by 1972, he'd completely lost even his ability to write a cracking song and [[PutOnABusToHell back on the]] [[BusCrash bus he went]].

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* PutOnABus: Syd Barrett, after the sessions for ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' and Richard Wright, during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall''. Roger Waters put himself on a bus after ''Music/TheFinalCut''
''Music/TheFinalCut''.
** TheBusCameBack: Barrett's two 1970 solo albums, which - -- despite his less than perfect mental state - -- contained some very good songs. Unfortunately by 1972, he'd completely lost even his ability to write a cracking song and [[PutOnABusToHell back on the]] [[BusCrash bus he went]].



** According to Mason's book, Syd's departure from the band was actually a literal inversion: the rest of the band were in the tour bus on their way to a gig in Southampton, knew that Syd would probably just stand on stage and stare at the audience for the entire show, and when someone in the van asked if they should pick him up, the response was "No, fuck it, let's not bother."

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** According to Mason's book, Syd's departure from the band was actually a literal inversion: the The rest of the band were in the tour bus on their way to a gig in Southampton, knew that Syd would probably just stand on stage and stare at the audience for the entire show, and when someone in the van asked if they should pick him up, the response was "No, fuck it, let's not bother."



* RealTime: Roger Waters' solo album ''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking''. The song titles all have time stamps, so you can confirm that the whole DreamSequence takes place over exactly the 42 minutes that the album takes to listen to.

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* RealTime: Roger Waters' solo album ''The Pros And and Cons Of of Hitch-Hiking''. The song titles all have time stamps, so you can confirm that the whole DreamSequence takes place over exactly the 42 minutes that the album takes to listen to.



* RefrainFromAssuming: It's called "Brain Damage", not "[[AlbumTitleDrop The Dark Side Of The Moon]]". Similarly, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" is not "We Don't Need No Education" and "Learning To Fly" is not "Tongue Tied And Twisted".

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* RefrainFromAssuming: It's called "Brain Damage", not "[[AlbumTitleDrop The Dark Side Of The of the Moon]]". Similarly, "Another Brick In The in the Wall (Part 2)" is not "We Don't Need No Education" and "Learning To to Fly" is not "Tongue Tied And and Twisted".



** The "radio bridge" between "Have A Cigar" and the title track on ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.
** The TV broadcasts used in certain songs on ''Music/TheWall''.
** The British Telecom advert (featuring the synthetic voice of Stephen Hawking) in "Keep Talking" (it also provided the title).
*** This same advert is reused in "Talkin' Hawkin'" from ''The Endless River''.

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** The "radio bridge" between "Have A a Cigar" and the title track on ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.
** The TV broadcasts used in certain songs on ''Music/TheWall''.
''Music/TheWall''.
** The British Telecom advert (featuring the synthetic voice of Stephen Hawking) in "Keep Talking" (it also provided the title).
title).
*** This same advert is reused in "Talkin' Hawkin'" from ''The Endless River''.



* {{Scatting}}: Gilmour is somewhat fond of scatting along with his own guitar solos ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Cymbaline", "Any Colour You Like", "Wish You Were Here"). Songs featuring other forms of scat singing include "The Great Gig In The Sky", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", "Atom Heart Mother", "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict", "Pow R Toc H" and an experimental track that never saw an official release usually referred to as "Corrosion in the Pink Room".

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* {{Scatting}}: Gilmour is somewhat fond of scatting along with his own guitar solos ("Careful With with That Axe, Eugene", "Cymbaline", "Any Colour You Like", "Wish You Were Here"). Songs featuring other forms of scat singing include "The Great Gig In The in the Sky", "A Saucerful Of of Secrets", "Atom Heart Mother", "Several Species Of of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A in a Cave And and Grooving With A with a Pict", "Pow R Toc H" and an experimental track that never saw an official release usually referred to as "Corrosion in the Pink Room".



** The bass-only bridge of "One Of These Days" includes a quote from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme.
** The inflatable pig from the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album cover is floating above Battersea Power Station - converted into humanity's last museum - for the film ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.

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** The bass-only bridge of "One Of of These Days" includes a quote from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme.
** The inflatable pig from the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album cover is floating above Battersea Power Station - -- converted into humanity's last museum - -- for the film ''Film/ChildrenOfMen''.



** Two comic book characters: ComicStrip/DanDare in (some versions of the lyrics of) "Astronomy Domine" and Comicbook/DoctorStrange in "Cymbaline".

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** Two comic book characters: ComicStrip/DanDare in (some versions of the lyrics of) "Astronomy Domine" and Comicbook/DoctorStrange ComicBook/DoctorStrange in "Cymbaline".



** "Speak To Me" and "Breathe"
** "Us And Them" and "Any Colour You Like"
** "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse"
** "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives" and "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)"

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** "Speak To to Me" and "Breathe"
"Breathe".
** "Us And and Them" and "Any Colour You Like"
Like".
** "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse"
"Eclipse".
** "The Happiest Days Of of Our Lives" and "Another Brick In The in the Wall (Part 2)"2)".



** "Yet Another Movie" and "Round And Around" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dp99FKuC5g Roger Waters]]. Along with other AxCrazy antics.

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** "Yet Another Movie" and "Round And and Around" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dp99FKuC5g Roger Waters]]. Along with other AxCrazy antics.



* SopranoAndGravel: David Gilmour sings in an instantly recognizable soft tenor. While Roger Waters does complement this pretty well in harmony, his voice is more nasal and often has a less melodic approach. The same could be said for their tendencies as songwriters - Waters-era Floyd's anger and angst versus Gilmour-era mellowness.

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* SopranoAndGravel: David Gilmour sings in an instantly recognizable soft tenor. While Roger Waters does complement this pretty well in harmony, his voice is more nasal and often has a less melodic approach. The same could be said for their tendencies as songwriters - -- Waters-era Floyd's anger and angst versus Gilmour-era mellowness.



** Likewise, songs like "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun", "Grantchester Meadows" and "If" shows us that Waters could sing soft, sweet and whispery as well.

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** Likewise, songs like "Set The the Controls For The for the Heart Of The of the Sun", "Grantchester Meadows" and "If" shows us that Waters could sing soft, sweet and whispery as well.



** The band were famous in their heyday for frequently integrating spoken word bits and sound effects into their music. Great examples of these would be ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' - boasting spoken parts obtained by interviewing people associated with the band or working in the studio, the heartbeat BookEnds, "On The Run" and the collage at the start of "Money" -, the mechanic effects from "Welcome To The Machine", the radio tuning of "Wish You Were Here", the Psalm 23 parody from "Sheep" and ''Music/TheWall'', which takes ''[[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon Dark Side]]'''s effects and spoken word bits and just runs all the way with them - evil schoolmasters, enthusiastic groupies, Stuka dive-bombers, helicopters, airport announcements, skidding tires, crowd chanting, ambient noises, and more.

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** The band were famous in their heyday for frequently integrating spoken word bits and sound effects into their music. Great examples of these would be ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' - -- boasting spoken parts obtained by interviewing people associated with the band or working in the studio, the heartbeat BookEnds, "On The the Run" and the collage at the start of "Money" -, "Money", the mechanic effects from "Welcome To The to the Machine", the radio tuning of "Wish You Were Here", the Psalm 23 parody from "Sheep" and ''Music/TheWall'', which takes ''[[Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon Dark Side]]'''s effects and spoken word bits and just runs all the way with them - -- evil schoolmasters, enthusiastic groupies, Stuka dive-bombers, helicopters, airport announcements, skidding tires, crowd chanting, ambient noises, and more.



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Nick Mason, with the unreleased Syd Barrett song "Scream Thy Last Scream", "Corporal Clegg" from ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', the unreleased BBC recording "The Merry Xmas Song", and "One Of These Days" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}''. He's not as bad as you'd think.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Nick Mason, with the unreleased Syd Barrett song "Scream Thy Last Scream", "Corporal Clegg" from ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', the unreleased BBC recording "The Merry Xmas Song", and "One Of of These Days" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}''. He's not as bad as you'd think.



** Oddly enough, many stories from outside sidepersons, singers and engineers and producers who worked for the band noted that the band were, at least in TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]], very introverted and taciturn among each other and other people who worked for them; they didn't let their emotions out very freely, and it was hard to know whether those outside the circle (or sometimes inside) were doing a good job or not, or producing satisfactory results. (John Harris' book about the making of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' mentions that the band was nearly monosyllabic around Lesley Duncan, Barry St. John and Liza Strike, and they were so muted after Clare Torry recorded the vocals for "The Great Gig In The Sky" that she initially assumed they didn't like her take.) Even the band's infighting and disagreements seemed (usually) low-key. Often this lent the impression that the band were cold or unfeeling.

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** Oddly enough, many stories from outside sidepersons, singers and engineers and producers who worked for the band noted that the band were, at least in TheSeventies and early [[TheEighties Eighties]], very introverted and taciturn among each other and other people who worked for them; they didn't let their emotions out very freely, and it was hard to know whether those outside the circle (or sometimes inside) were doing a good job or not, or producing satisfactory results. (John Harris' book about the making of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' mentions that the band was nearly monosyllabic around Lesley Duncan, Barry St. John and Liza Strike, and they were so muted after Clare Torry recorded the vocals for "The Great Gig In The in the Sky" that she initially assumed they didn't like her take.) Even the band's infighting and disagreements seemed (usually) low-key. Often this lent the impression that the band were cold or unfeeling.



** Waters took shots at his former band-mates in his 1986 song, "Towers Of Faith":

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** Waters took shots at his former band-mates in his 1986 song, "Towers Of of Faith":



** And again, with a merchandise t-shirt sold at all his solo gigs (started during Waters' ''Radio K.A.O.S.'' tours), directing a famous line from "Have A Cigar" against the resurrected Floyd: - "Oh, by the way, '''which one's Pink?'''"

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** And again, with a merchandise t-shirt T-shirt sold at all his solo gigs (started during Waters' ''Radio K.A.O.S.'' tours), directing a famous line from "Have A a Cigar" against the resurrected Floyd: - "Oh, by the way, '''which one's Pink?'''"



*** He ALSO took shots at a British composer AndrewLloydWebber, whom he accused of ripping-off some early Floyd melodies, in song "It's A Miracle" (same album as "Too Much Rope", coincidentally?)

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*** He ALSO took shots at a British composer AndrewLloydWebber, Music/AndrewLloydWebber, whom he accused of ripping-off some early Floyd melodies, in song "It's A a Miracle" (same album as "Too Much Rope", coincidentally?)



** David Gilmour also took a shot of his own at Roger Waters in the song "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You Know I'm Right]]" from his solo album ''About Face'' and "Lost For Words" from ''Music/TheDivisionBell'':

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** David Gilmour also took a shot of his own at Roger Waters in the song "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin You Know I'm Right]]" from his solo album ''About Face'' and "Lost For for Words" from ''Music/TheDivisionBell'':



--->''Who cares what it's about as long as the kids go''

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--->''Who cares what it's about as long as the kids go''go?''



** Even Syd managed to squeeze in a couple. "Jugband Blues" has been interpreted as his way of "thanking" his band mates for kicking him out of the group. Also, the unreleased "Vegetable Man" [[WildMassGuessing could have been]] his view on the music industry; the title of the song referring to musicians being molded into mindless hit-making machines....eight years before the rest of the band tackled the subject with "Welcome To The Machine" and "Have A Cigar".

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** Even Syd managed to squeeze in a couple. "Jugband Blues" has been interpreted as his way of "thanking" his band mates for kicking him out of the group. Also, the unreleased "Vegetable Man" [[WildMassGuessing could have been]] his view on the music industry; the title of the song referring to musicians being molded into mindless hit-making machines....eight machines... Eight years before the rest of the band tackled the subject with "Welcome To The to the Machine" and "Have A a Cigar".



** "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" takes shots at MargaretThatcher and [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]]. Thatcher is the subject of several more {{Take That}}s on ''Music/TheFinalCut''.

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** "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" takes shots at MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher and [[MoralGuardians Mary Whitehouse]]. Thatcher is the subject of several more {{Take That}}s on ''Music/TheFinalCut''.



* UncommonTime: "Money", "Mother", "Two Suns In The Sunset" and parts of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

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* UncommonTime: "Money", "Mother", "Two Suns In The in the Sunset" and parts of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". Diamond".



** "On The Run"'s fast, manipulated synth loop is amazingly similar to the trademark sounds of HouseMusic and {{Trance}}.

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** "On The the Run"'s fast, manipulated synth loop is amazingly similar to the trademark sounds of HouseMusic and {{Trance}}.



** "Welcome To The Machine" is one of the first industrial songs, released the same year Music/ThrobbingGristle formed.

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** "Welcome To The to the Machine" is one of the first industrial songs, released the same year Music/ThrobbingGristle formed.



** The first two characters in the first two verses are ambiguous - it's usually assumed that the "bus stop rat bag" in the second verse is MargaretThatcher, then just rising to power. Only the third verse clearly states who its specifically skewering - infamous British [[MoralGuardians moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse]]. Some American viewers missed this reference and thought they were talking about the White House.

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** The first two characters in the first two verses are ambiguous - -- it's usually assumed that the "bus stop rat bag" in the second verse is MargaretThatcher, Margaret Thatcher, then just rising to power. Only the third verse clearly states who its it's specifically skewering - -- infamous British [[MoralGuardians moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse]]. Some American viewers missed this reference and thought they were talking about the White House.



** Not to mention Waters' penchant for scream-singing, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aip6TJTFMAw which carried on with gusto into his first solo albums]].

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** Not to mention Waters' penchant for scream-singing, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aip6TJTFMAw which carried on with gusto into his first solo albums]].
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Their guitarist, David Gilmour is widely considered one of the best rock guitarists ever, for his melodic solos and mastery of tone and vibrato; as well as his voice, which he sometimes uses to complement his guitar (singing either in unison or harmony with it). Syd Barrett is known for his experimental music and his lyrics are held in high regard. His relatively brief career has attracted a major following. Roger Waters' lyrics are also held in high regard for their high quotient of satirical humour and general quote-ability, as are his strong bass-lines and his highly dramatic vocals. Keyboardist Rick Wright was the band's acknowledged "secret weapon" for his backing vocals (and occasional lead vocals) and {{jazz}}-influenced keyboard textures, which became a key component of the band's sound. Nick Mason... Er, is the drummer, and is the band's official archivist. Mason gets very little (though not none at all) in the way of writing credits [[note]]in fact, the only reason he had a credit on "Speak To Me" was because Waters gave it away[[/note]], vocal parts [[note]]he speaks through a ring modulator on "One Of These Days," recites an electronically distorted poem on "Signs Of Life," and sings on the officially unreleased "The Merry Xmas Song" and "Scream Thy Last Scream" alongside Barrett, and on "Corporal Clegg" alongside Wright and Gilmour[[/note]], or overall notice, but he ironically is the only member to have played on every Floyd record (Gilmour wasn't there for the first, Wright didn't play on ''Music/TheFinalCut'', and Waters left after that record). According to biographer Nicholas Schaffner, however, Mason was responsible for many of the band's signature sound effects.

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Their guitarist, David Gilmour is widely considered one of the best rock guitarists ever, for his melodic solos and mastery of tone and vibrato; as well as his voice, which he sometimes uses to complement his guitar (singing either in unison or harmony with it). Syd Barrett is known for his experimental music and his lyrics are held in high regard. His relatively brief career has attracted a major following. Roger Waters' lyrics are also held in high regard for their high quotient of satirical humour and general quote-ability, as are his strong bass-lines and his highly dramatic vocals. Keyboardist Rick Wright was the band's acknowledged "secret weapon" for his backing vocals (and occasional lead vocals) and {{jazz}}-influenced keyboard textures, which became a key component of the band's sound. Nick Mason... Er, is the drummer, and is the band's official archivist. Mason gets very little (though not none at all) in the way of writing credits [[note]]in [[note]] in fact, the only reason he had a credit on "Speak To to Me" was because Waters gave it away[[/note]], away [[/note]], vocal parts [[note]]he [[note]] he speaks through a ring modulator on "One Of of These Days," recites an electronically distorted poem on "Signs Of of Life," and sings on the officially unreleased "The Merry Xmas Song" and "Scream Thy Last Scream" alongside Barrett, and on "Corporal Clegg" alongside Wright and Gilmour[[/note]], Gilmour [[/note]], or overall notice, but he ironically is the only member to have played on every Floyd record (Gilmour wasn't there for the first, Wright didn't play on ''Music/TheFinalCut'', and Waters left after that record). According to biographer Nicholas Schaffner, however, Mason was responsible for many of the band's signature sound effects.






!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):






!!Studio Discography:

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!!Studio Discography:
!! Studio Discography:



* 1967 - ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' [[note]]This edition of ''The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn'' was released only in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]]. It changed the track listing, omitted "Astronomy Domine," "Flaming," and "Bike," and added "See Emily Play." Oddly, it officially was titled ''Pink Floyd'', but the original name still appeared on the back cover so it was always referred to as ''The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'' anyway.[[/note]]

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* 1967 - ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' [[note]]This [[note]] This edition of ''The Piper At The at the Gates Of of Dawn'' was released only in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]]. It changed the track listing, omitted "Astronomy Domine," "Flaming," and "Bike," and added "See Emily Play." Oddly, it officially was titled ''Pink Floyd'', but the original name still appeared on the back cover so it was always referred to as ''The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'' anyway. [[/note]]



* 1969 - ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' [[note]]The second half of the album was recorded in the studio.[[/note]]

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* 1969 - ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' [[note]]The [[note]] The second half of the album was recorded in the studio.studio. [[/note]]






!!Live Discography:

* 1969 - ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' [[note]]The first half of the album was recorded live.[[/note]]
* 1988 - ''Delicate Sounds Of Thunder''

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!!Live
!! Live
Discography:

* 1969 - ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' [[note]]The [[note]] The first half of the album was recorded live.live. [[/note]]
* 1988 - ''Delicate Sounds Of of Thunder''



* 1995 - ''London '66-'67'' [[note]]EP recorded in January 1967.[[/note]]

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* 1995 - ''London '66-'67'' [[note]]EP [[note]] EP recorded in January 1967.1967. [[/note]]






!!Non-album singles:

* 1967 - "Arnold Layne" / "Candy And A Current Bun"
* 1967 - "See Emily Play" [[note]]Otherwise available on the US version of their 1967 album ''The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn''.[[/note]] / "The Scarecrow" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1967 album ''The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn''.[[/note]]
* 1967 - "Apples And Oranges" / "Paintbox"

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!!Non-album
!! Non-album
singles:

* 1967 - "Arnold Layne" / "Candy And A and a Current Bun"
* 1967 - "See Emily Play" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on the US version of their 1967 album ''The Piper At The at the Gates Of of Dawn''.[[/note]] / "The Scarecrow" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1967 album ''The Piper At The at the Gates Of of Dawn''.[[/note]]
* 1967 - "Apples And and Oranges" / "Paintbox"



* 1968 - "Point Me At The Sky" / "Careful With That Axe, Eugene"
* 1982 - "When The Tigers Broke Free" [[note]]Otherwise available on reissues of their 1983 album ''The Final Cut''.[[/note]] / "Bring The Boys Back Home" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1979 album ''The Wall''.[[/note]]
* 1983 - "Not Now John" [[note]]Censored from the original version available on their 1983 album ''The Final Cut''.[[/note]] / "The Hero's Return (Parts I and II)"

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* 1968 - "Point Me At The at the Sky" / "Careful With with That Axe, Eugene"
* 1982 - "When The the Tigers Broke Free" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on reissues of their 1983 album ''The Final Cut''.Cut''. [[/note]] / "Bring The the Boys Back Home" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1979 album ''The Wall''.Wall''. [[/note]]
* 1983 - "Not Now John" [[note]]Censored [[note]] Censored from the original version available on their 1983 album ''The Final Cut''.Cut''. [[/note]] / "The Hero's Return (Parts I and II)"
II)"



The soundtrack to ''Film/ZabriskiePoint'' from 1970 is also sometimes considered for inclusion [[labelnote:*]]Especially by people trying to retail it. They were certainly not the only band whose work was used on the soundtrack, but they did make the biggest contribution, including new material specifically written and recorded for it under director Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's (awkward, inexpert and nebulous) musical direction (How inexpert? He rejected an early draft of "Us And Them" because he thought it sounded "like a church" and wanted more "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" type material). Unlike the films above, there's probably around a 50/50 split between those who know ''Zabriskie Point'' for its Floyd connections, and those who know it for its award-winning director or cinematic qualities.[[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:*]]They also recorded a soundtrack to ''Film/TheCommittee'' (1968), a {{Mind Screw}}y, philosophical independent black-and-white {{film noir}}. The film has since been released on DVD, Internet sites etcetera, and the Floyd contributions to the soundtrack have appeared on some rarities-and-out-takes-type compilations, but both are sunk in what is an unsurprisingly deep obscurity.[[/labelnote]]

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The soundtrack to ''Film/ZabriskiePoint'' from 1970 is also sometimes considered for inclusion [[labelnote:*]]Especially [[labelnote:*]] Especially by people trying to retail it. They were certainly not the only band whose work was used on the soundtrack, but they did make the biggest contribution, including new material specifically written and recorded for it under director Creator/MichelangeloAntonioni's (awkward, inexpert and nebulous) musical direction (How inexpert? He rejected an early draft of "Us And and Them" because he thought it sounded "like a church" and wanted more "Careful With That Axe, Eugene" type material). Unlike the films above, there's probably around a 50/50 split between those who know ''Zabriskie Point'' for its Floyd connections, and those who know it for its award-winning director or cinematic qualities. [[/labelnote]] [[labelnote:*]]They [[labelnote:*]] They also recorded a soundtrack to ''Film/TheCommittee'' (1968), a {{Mind Screw}}y, philosophical independent black-and-white {{film noir}}. The film has since been released on DVD, Internet sites etcetera, and the Floyd contributions to the soundtrack have appeared on some rarities-and-out-takes-type rarities and outtakes type compilations, but both are sunk in what is an unsurprisingly deep obscurity.obscurity. [[/labelnote]]



The band released [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_Pink_Floyd...%3F an expansive re-issue of expanded versions of their albums]] in late 2011 and early 2012. The fans went wild.

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The band released [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_Pink_Floyd...%3F an expansive re-issue of expanded versions of their albums]] in late 2011 and early 2012. The fans went wild.
wild.



!!The Troper at the Gates of Dawn:

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!!The
!! The
Troper at the Gates of Dawn:



** Rick Wright did for a bit in the early '70s, as seen in ''Live At Pompeii'' and the inside cover of ''Music/{{Meddle}}''.

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** Rick Wright did for a bit in the early '70s, as seen in ''Live At at Pompeii'' and the inside cover of ''Music/{{Meddle}}''.



* BadassMoustache: Nick Mason and his Zapata-stache in the late 60s-early/mid '70s. So much so that with many fans, "Nick Mason" is practically synonymous with "epic 'stache". He even sported a full BadassBeard at one point. Rick sported a "Nick Mason super-stache" briefly but looked kind of odd.

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* BadassMoustache: Nick Mason and his Zapata-stache in the late 60s-early/mid '60s-early / mid '70s. So much so that with many fans, "Nick Mason" is practically synonymous with "epic 'stache". He even sported a full BadassBeard at one point. Rick sported a "Nick Mason super-stache" briefly but looked kind of odd.



** Syd had a rather prominent pair of dark, beautifully angled/shaped brows, combining with his large eyes for a dramatic, Cleopatra-esque effect. However, he eventually got into the habit of shaving those lovely things off (along with the rest of his hair from head to toe) as he got older. It's likely that Syd suffered from SoBeautifulItsACurse.

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** Syd had a rather prominent pair of dark, beautifully angled/shaped angled / shaped brows, combining with his large eyes for a dramatic, Cleopatra-esque effect. However, he eventually got into the habit of shaving those lovely things off (along with the rest of his hair from head to toe) as he got older. It's likely that Syd suffered from SoBeautifulItsACurse.



* BoxedSet: Three of them - 1992's ''Shine On'' (which is mentioned in greater detail in GreatestHitsAlbum), 2008's ''Oh, By The Way'' (which collects all of the band's studio albums, which are housed in elaborate CD-sized facsimiles of the original vinyl packaging) and 2011's ''Why Pink Floyd?'' Discovery edition set.

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* BoxedSet: Three of them - 1992's ''Shine On'' (which is mentioned in greater detail in GreatestHitsAlbum), 2008's ''Oh, By The the Way'' (which collects all of the band's studio albums, which are housed in elaborate CD-sized facsimiles of the original vinyl packaging) and 2011's ''Why Pink Floyd?'' Discovery edition set.



** ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has "Have a Cigar", an upbeat and comical piece placed after the dark and gloomy "Welcome To The Machine". Both songs are critiques towards the music industry, but the former does so in a more light-hearted manner.

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** ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has "Have a Cigar", an upbeat and comical piece placed after the dark and gloomy "Welcome To The to the Machine". Both songs are critiques towards the music industry, but the former does so in a more light-hearted manner.



*** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' also has an interesting subversion in "Sheep", which starts off with a peaceful, pastoral sound...until it grows much darker and harsher, and you realise the worst is yet to come on ''Music/{{Animals}}''.

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*** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' also has an interesting subversion in "Sheep", which starts off with a peaceful, pastoral sound...until Until it grows much darker and harsher, and you realise the worst is yet to come on ''Music/{{Animals}}''.



** Waters more successfully imitates a Scottish accent in "Several Species of Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict", an imitation he reuses for the shouting teacher and cook in ''Music/TheWall''. No doubt helped by the fact that his mother actually was Scottish.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Syd. After being chucked from Pink Floyd, his two solo albums showed that - even after having gone crazy - he was still a capable, witty songwriter. The band themselves were very worried about continuing without Syd, as he had been writing almost all of the band's songs at that point. Waters and Gilmour helped produce Syd's first album and Gilmour and Wright his last, wanting to help their friend.

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** Waters more successfully imitates a Scottish accent in "Several Species of Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With with a Pict", an imitation he reuses for the shouting teacher and cook in ''Music/TheWall''. No doubt helped by the fact that his mother actually was Scottish.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Syd. After being chucked from Pink Floyd, his two solo albums showed that - -- even after having gone crazy - -- he was still a capable, witty songwriter. The band themselves were very worried about continuing without Syd, as he had been writing almost all of the band's songs at that point. Waters and Gilmour helped produce Syd's first album and Gilmour and Wright his last, wanting to help their friend.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Careful with That Axe, Eugene", from the B-side of "Point Me At The Sky", is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], thanks to Roger's sudden shrieks.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Careful with That Axe, Eugene", from the B-side of "Point Me At The at the Sky", is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], thanks to Roger's sudden shrieks. shrieks.



* CompilationRerelease: ''A Nice Pair'' was a reissue of the band's first two albums. ''Shine On'' was a reissue of several of the band's most popular albums, and ''Oh By The Way'' included all of the studio albums, as well as the ''Why Pink Floyd?'' box set.

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* CompilationRerelease: ''A Nice Pair'' was a reissue of the band's first two albums. ''Shine On'' was a reissue of several of the band's most popular albums, and ''Oh By The the Way'' included all of the studio albums, as well as the ''Why Pink Floyd?'' box set.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: "Dogs" and "Have A Cigar" both describe one.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: "Dogs" and "Have A a Cigar" both describe one.



** In the middle of "Echoes" the music switches to spooky noises with high pitched noises resembling screams and animal/bird calls. About two minutes later crows start to caw in the background.

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** In the middle of "Echoes" the music switches to spooky noises with high pitched noises resembling screams and animal/bird animal / bird calls. About two minutes later crows start to caw in the background.



* CunningLinguist: David Gilmour can speak almost [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trw4Hz-JYPM&index=26&list=PL8CE466F59782EA54 perfect French... and it's delicious!]]. He also knows a couple more.

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* CunningLinguist: David Gilmour can speak almost [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trw4Hz-JYPM&index=26&list=PL8CE466F59782EA54 com/watch?v=Trw4Hz-JYPM perfect French... and And it's delicious!]]. He also knows a couple more.



* DemotedToExtra: This happened twice. The first was with Syd Barrett when his erratic behaviour and deteriorating mental health jeopardised the band and David Gilmour was brought in. He only appears on three songs on ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''[[note]]Wright's "Remember a Day", Waters' "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and his own "Jugband Blues". "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is the only Floyd song with both Barrett and Gilmour on it.[[/note]]. The second time was when Waters actually fired Rick Wright during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall'', but was brought back as a session player and touring keyboardist for ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' and its associated tour. He was reinstated as a full partner in the band by the time they began recording ''Music/TheDivisionBell''.

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* DemotedToExtra: This happened twice. The first was with Syd Barrett when his erratic behaviour and deteriorating mental health jeopardised the band and David Gilmour was brought in. He only appears on three songs on ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''[[note]]Wright's ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' [[note]] Wright's "Remember a Day", Waters' "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" and his own "Jugband Blues". "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" is the only Floyd song with both Barrett and Gilmour on it. [[/note]]. The second time was when Waters actually fired Rick Wright during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall'', but was brought back as a session player and touring keyboardist for ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' and its associated tour. He was reinstated as a full partner in the band by the time they began recording ''Music/TheDivisionBell''.



* {{Dystopia}}: ''Music/{{Animals}}'' (which is kinda based in [[AnimalFarm another dystopia]]) and ''Music/TheWall''.
* 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.
** The Music/SydBarrett era in general might be considered this to those that are more used to knowing the band as a ProgressiveRock band.

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* {{Dystopia}}: ''Music/{{Animals}}'' (which is kinda based in [[AnimalFarm [[Literature/AnimalFarm another dystopia]]) and ''Music/TheWall''.
* 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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** The Music/SydBarrett era in general might be considered this to those that are more used to knowing the band as a ProgressiveRock band.



** "Dogs" (17:04), "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" (11:26), and "Sheep" (10:18) make up the middle of the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album. Ironically, the album is [[{{Bookends}} book-ended]] by the two-part "Pigs On the Wing", which when played back-to-back don't even break three minutes.

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** "Dogs" (17:04), "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" (11:26), and "Sheep" (10:18) make up the middle of the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album. Ironically, the album is [[{{Bookends}} book-ended]] by the two-part "Pigs On on the Wing", which when played back-to-back don't even break three minutes.



** Some songs that failed to reach the ten-minute mark but still qualify include all of the live tracks from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' (though the live version of "A Saucerful Of Secrets" reaches 12:48) as well as "Grantchester Meadows" (7:27) and "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Parts I-III)" (8:46), "Time" (6:53), "Money" (6:23) and "Us and Them" (7:50) from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "Welcome To The Machine" (7:31) of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', "Comfortably Numb" (6:22) from ''Music/TheWall'', "Sorrow" (8:44) from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', and just about everything off of ''Music/TheDivisionBell'', which averages 5-6 minutes, though "High Hopes" reaches 8:32.

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** Some songs that failed to reach the ten-minute mark but still qualify include all of the live tracks from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}'' (though the live version of "A Saucerful Of of Secrets" reaches 12:48) as well as "Grantchester Meadows" (7:27) and "The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Parts I-III)" (8:46), "Time" (6:53), "Money" (6:23) and "Us and Them" (7:50) from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "Welcome To The to the Machine" (7:31) of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', "Comfortably Numb" (6:22) from ''Music/TheWall'', "Sorrow" (8:44) from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', and just about everything off of ''Music/TheDivisionBell'', which averages 5-6 minutes, though "High Hopes" reaches 8:32.



** "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict".
** Intentionally averted by the compilation album ''A Collection Of Great Dance Songs''.

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** "Several Species Of of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A in a Cave And and Grooving With A with a Pict".
** Intentionally averted by the compilation album ''A Collection Of of Great Dance Songs''.



** This would later create problems for Waters and Gilmour's solo careers, as any hopes or expectations that their respective 1984 solo albums (''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking'' and ''About Face'', respectively) or tours would attract the same audiences who bought Floyd albums were quickly dashed. It was Gilmour's frustrations with having spent twenty years helping to build an audience for Pink Floyd and then having to start from scratch as a middle aged man that helped lead to David's decision to reform Pink Floyd in the first place. Much of Waters' friction with EricClapton on ''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking'' tour were allegedly rooted in similar problems ''and'' Roger's observations that most of the audience [[JustHereForGodzilla were only- there to see Clapton play guitar]].

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** This would later create problems for Waters and Gilmour's solo careers, as any hopes or expectations that their respective 1984 solo albums (''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch-Hiking'' and ''About Face'', respectively) or tours would attract the same audiences who bought Floyd albums were quickly dashed. It was Gilmour's frustrations with having spent twenty years helping to build an audience for Pink Floyd and then having to start from scratch as a middle aged man that helped lead to David's decision to reform Pink Floyd in the first place. Much of Waters' friction with EricClapton Music/EricClapton on ''The Pros And and Cons Of of Hitch-Hiking'' tour were allegedly rooted in similar problems ''and'' Roger's observations that most of the audience [[JustHereForGodzilla were only- only there to see Clapton play guitar]].



** [=LPs=] of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' came with two posters - one of the band on stage, and one of the pyramids at Giza, apparently photographed by moonlight.

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** [=LPs=] of ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' came with two posters - -- one of the band on stage, and one of the pyramids at Giza, apparently photographed by moonlight.



** Early [=CDs=] of ''Pulse'' came in a cardboard sleeve with a blinking red LED.

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** Early [=CDs=] CD's of ''Pulse'' came in a cardboard sleeve with a blinking red LED. LED.



* {{Garfunkel}}: Nick Mason is kinda this. Of course, he's the only member of the band to be in the group continuously since its founding. But his song-writing contribution has always been minimal (only two are solely credited to him; and one, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'''s "Speak To Me", wasn't even by him, it was by Roger [[http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/ptr/pfloyd/interview/dark4.html just gave it to him]]), though many of the band's trademark sound effects have been his ideas. Mason is in charge of the band's own historical archive, and [[HeAlsoDid also wrote]] - without the aid of a ghost writer - ''Inside Out'', the definitive official autobiography of the band. He also took the trouble to publish and update a "Best of the Bootlegs" back in their psychedelic heyday, and is still a major authority on unofficial live Floyd recordings.
* GenreRoulette: ''Music/{{More}}''. While Floyd's albums spanned a wide variety of genres over their history, most of them were reasonably consistent within whatever genre they were working with at the time...except ''Music/{{More}}'', which is their most varied by far. Even fellow soundtrack album ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'' is consistently progressive rock compared to ''Music/{{More}}''.

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* {{Garfunkel}}: Nick Mason is kinda this. Of course, he's the only member of the band to be in the group continuously since its founding. But his song-writing contribution has always been minimal (only two are solely credited to him; and one, ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'''s "Speak To to Me", wasn't even by him, it was by Roger [[http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/ptr/pfloyd/interview/dark4.html just gave it to him]]), though many of the band's trademark sound effects have been his ideas. Mason is in charge of the band's own historical archive, and [[HeAlsoDid also wrote]] - -- without the aid of a ghost writer - -- ''Inside Out'', the definitive official autobiography of the band. He also took the trouble to publish and update a "Best of the Bootlegs" back in their psychedelic heyday, and is still a major authority on unofficial live Floyd recordings.
* GenreRoulette: ''Music/{{More}}''. While Floyd's albums spanned a wide variety of genres over their history, most of them were reasonably consistent within whatever genre they were working with at the time...except Except ''Music/{{More}}'', which is their most varied by far. Even fellow soundtrack album ''Music/ObscuredByClouds'' is consistently progressive rock compared to ''Music/{{More}}''.



** On "Candy And A Currant Bun", the band managed to get the line "Oh, please just fuck with me!" past the censors, and the line was only added to the song in the first place as revenge against the censoring of the original title ("Let's Roll Another One").
* GratuitousJapanese: The Japanese release of ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' changed the track name of "One Of These Days" to 吹けよ風、呼べよ嵐 (''fuke yo kaze, yobe yo arashi''), or "Blow, Wind! Call Forth, Storm!" Not a totally inaccurate description of the song itself though.

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** On "Candy And A and a Currant Bun", the band managed to get the line "Oh, please just fuck with me!" past the censors, and the line was only added to the song in the first place as revenge against the censoring of the original title ("Let's Roll Another One").
* GratuitousJapanese: The Japanese release of ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' changed the track name of "One Of of These Days" to 吹けよ風、呼べよ嵐 (''fuke yo kaze, yobe yo arashi''), or "Blow, Wind! Call Forth, Storm!" Not a totally inaccurate description of the song itself though.



** Also (reportedly) their 1967 "Games For May" concert -- the world's first quadraphonic rock concert. The joystick they used to pan sounds at that concert ended up at the V&A Museum.
** The synth pulses throughout "Welcome To The Machine" pan from left to right ear and back.

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** Also (reportedly) their 1967 "Games For for May" concert -- the world's first quadraphonic rock concert. The joystick they used to pan sounds at that concert ended up at the V&A Museum.
** The synth pulses throughout "Welcome To The to the Machine" pan from left to right ear and back.



** Generally, their albums end with a bang, so to speak. Examples include "Echoes" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' (which takes up the entirety of the album's second side) "Eclipse" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "The Trial" from ''Music/TheWall'' (although the album technically ends with the anticlimactic "Outside The Wall"), and "Sorrow" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.

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** Generally, their albums end with a bang, so to speak. Examples include "Echoes" from ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' (which takes up the entirety of the album's second side) "Eclipse" from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', "The Trial" from ''Music/TheWall'' (although the album technically ends with the anticlimactic "Outside The the Wall"), and "Sorrow" from ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason''.



** ''Relics'' (1971): contains largely Syd-era material and non-album singles like "See Emily Play". Also, its the only album in print which contains the studio version of fan favourite "Careful With That Axe, Eugene". Also notable as the only one that even die-hard fans will admit to liking (possibly because of its inclusion of some of Floyd's lesser-known songs like "The Nile Song").
** ''A Collection Of Great Dance Songs'' (1981): Contains only six songs. Infamously, one of them is a rerecorded version of "Money" with David Gilmour playing every instrument except for the saxophone (which is played by Dick Parry, as on the original recording). "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" are represented by edits. It sold decently, but [[CanonDiscontinuity even the band hates it now]].

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** ''Relics'' (1971): contains largely Syd-era material and non-album singles like "See Emily Play". Also, its the only album in print which contains the studio version of fan favourite "Careful With with That Axe, Eugene". Also notable as the only one that even die-hard fans will admit to liking (possibly because of its inclusion of some of Floyd's lesser-known songs like "The Nile Song").
** ''A Collection Of of Great Dance Songs'' (1981): Contains only six songs. Infamously, one of them is a rerecorded version of "Money" with David Gilmour playing every instrument except for the saxophone (which is played by Dick Parry, as on the original recording). "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Another Brick In The in the Wall (Part II)" are represented by edits. It sold decently, but [[CanonDiscontinuity even the band hates it now]].



** ''Shine On'' (1992): A box set, the idea of which was that the band's "greatest hits" were actually whole albums. Consisted of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', ''Music/{{Animals}}'', ''Music/TheWall'', ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', and - for collector's bait - a CD containing all of the band's 1967-1969 singles. That exclusive CD, ''The Early Singles'' is still the only place to find such rarities as "Point Me At The Sky" and "It Would Be So Nice" on CD (most of the others can be found on either ''Relics'' or the 2007 re-release of ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'').
** ''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"). Its the band's fifth best selling album.
** ''A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd'' (2011). A single disc collection that accompanied the 2011 reissue of their discography.

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** ''Shine On'' (1992): A box set, the idea of which was that the band's "greatest hits" were actually whole albums. Consisted of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', ''Music/{{Animals}}'', ''Music/TheWall'', ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'', and - -- for collector's bait - -- a CD containing all of the band's 1967-1969 singles. That exclusive CD, ''The Early Singles'' is still the only place to find such rarities as "Point Me At The at the Sky" and "It Would Be So Nice" on CD (most of the others can be found on either ''Relics'' or the 2007 re-release of ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'').
** ''Echoes: The Best Of 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"). Its It's the band's fifth best selling album.
** ''A Foot In The in the Door: The Best Of of Pink Floyd'' (2011). A single disc collection that accompanied the 2011 reissue of their discography.



** When it came time to record "Have A Cigar", Roger Waters had blown his voice recording "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and David Gilmour declined to sing, so the group recruited folk singer Roy Harper to sing lead.
** The only other song with vocals by a GuestStarPartyMember being Clare Torry's vocals on "The Great Gig In The Sky".

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** When it came time to record "Have A a Cigar", Roger Waters had blown his voice recording "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and David Gilmour declined to sing, so the group recruited folk singer Roy Harper to sing lead.
** The only other song with vocals by a GuestStarPartyMember being Clare Torry's vocals on "The Great Gig In The in the Sky".



** Also occurs during the opening verse of "In The Flesh?"

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** Also occurs during the opening verse of "In The the Flesh?"



** Waters admitted in an article shortly after the release of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' that the lyrics to "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" were borrowed from a book of Chinese poetry, specifically A.C. Graham's translation of ''Poems Of The Late Tang''.

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** Waters admitted in an article shortly after the release of ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'' that the lyrics to "Set The the Controls For The for the Heart Of The of the Sun" were borrowed from a book of Chinese poetry, specifically A.C. Graham's translation of ''Poems Of The of the Late Tang''.



** ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' is essentially a Syd Barrett solo album. (Except "Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk", which is Roger Waters' first released song.)
** ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' is at its core a David Gilmour solo album, with him handling all the song-writing duties by himself or with outside writers (such as Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera). The band is top-lined in the liner notes as being Gilmour & Mason, with Wright listed as a supporting musician, who was being paid a salary for his work on the record and subsequent tour (he would be 'reinstated' in the band when work began on ''Music/TheDivisionBell'').
* {{Improv}}: Much of the early music. While they later became synonymous with overproduction, in the early days, just about everything not songwritten by Syd Barrett evolved out of or via jam sessions, and continued to evolve from performance to performance. [[labelnote:*]]Performances of certain pieces vary so radically that some recorded examples are hard to identify, and little common ground exists across the board. "Interstellar Overdrive", for instance, would boil down to a guitar phrase, repeated three times, which is used to bookend a completely freeform section lasting up to a quarter of an hour. "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", meanwhile, reduces to a bass rhythm, a crescendo and a scream – Roger didn’t do the whispered title drop every time, and the key signature wasn’t fixed either.[[/labelnote]] To the extent that, when forced to sit down and capture these pieces in a studio, a lot of the magic would be lost, with both fans and band favouring official and bootleg live performances (Nick Mason going so far as to rate his "Best of the Bootlegs"). Added to this, as part of the psychedelic scene, many of their gigs were psychedelic ''happenings'', where they were not so much performing numbers as providing a soundscape in which people could trip out. Even after they hit the big time, and had to synchronise much of their performances with the various stage effects, they would always incorporate some instrumental breaks where they could jam and improvise as before.

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** ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn'' is essentially a Syd Barrett solo album. (Except "Take Up Thy Stethoscope And and Walk", which is Roger Waters' first released song.)
** ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' is at its core a David Gilmour solo album, with him handling all the song-writing duties by himself or with outside writers (such as Roxy Music's Music/RoxyMusic's Phil Manzanera). The band is top-lined in the liner notes as being Gilmour & and Mason, with Wright listed as a supporting musician, who was being paid a salary for his work on the record and subsequent tour (he would be 'reinstated' in the band when work began on ''Music/TheDivisionBell'').
''Music/TheDivisionBell'').
* {{Improv}}: Much of the early music. While they later became synonymous with overproduction, in the early days, just about everything not songwritten by Syd Barrett evolved out of or via jam sessions, and continued to evolve from performance to performance. [[labelnote:*]]Performances [[labelnote:*]] Performances of certain pieces vary so radically that some recorded examples are hard to identify, and little common ground exists across the board. "Interstellar Overdrive", for instance, would boil down to a guitar phrase, repeated three times, which is used to bookend a completely freeform section lasting up to a quarter of an hour. "Careful With with That Axe, Eugene", meanwhile, reduces to a bass rhythm, a crescendo and a scream –- Roger didn’t didn't do the whispered title drop every time, and the key signature wasn’t wasn't fixed either.either. [[/labelnote]] To the extent that, when forced to sit down and capture these pieces in a studio, a lot of the magic would be lost, with both fans and band favouring official and bootleg live performances (Nick Mason going so far as to rate his "Best of the Bootlegs"). Added to this, as part of the psychedelic scene, many of their gigs were psychedelic ''happenings'', where they were not so much performing numbers as providing a soundscape in which people could trip out. Even after they hit the big time, and had to synchronise much of their performances with the various stage effects, they would always incorporate some instrumental breaks where they could jam and improvise as before.



* LargeHam: From ''Music/{{Animals}}'' onward, Roger took control and most of the songs were performed by him. Usually [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6U4XakchT0 with]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqjHHsegE8 extreme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIJN6WWf3Rg bombast]].

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* LargeHam: From ''Music/{{Animals}}'' onward, Roger took control and most of the songs were performed by him. Usually [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6U4XakchT0 with]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzqjHHsegE8 extreme]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIJN6WWf3Rg bombast]].



* {{Scatting}}: Gilmour is somewhat fond of scatting along with his own guitar solos ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Cymbaline", "Any Colour You Like", "Wish You Were Here"). Songs featuring other forms of scat singing include "The Great Gig In The Sky", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", "Atom Heart Mother", "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict", "Pow R Toc H" and an experimental track that never saw an official release usually referred to as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xE5f8OF3I0 "Corrosion in the Pink Room"]].

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* {{Scatting}}: Gilmour is somewhat fond of scatting along with his own guitar solos ("Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Cymbaline", "Any Colour You Like", "Wish You Were Here"). Songs featuring other forms of scat singing include "The Great Gig In The Sky", "A Saucerful Of Secrets", "Atom Heart Mother", "Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict", "Pow R Toc H" and an experimental track that never saw an official release usually referred to as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xE5f8OF3I0 "Corrosion in the Pink Room"]].Room".
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** The band as a whole can be this to ProgressiveRock, as many of the tropes associated with that genre are rare or missing from Pink Floyd's music. Use of UncommonTime is rare; David Gilmour's solos are slow, bluesy, and firmly rooted in the classic rock sound of the time; the only ProgressiveRock trope they really play completely straight is EpicRocking.

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** The band as a whole can be this to ProgressiveRock, as [[UnbuiltTrope many of the tropes associated with that genre are rare or missing missing]] from Pink Floyd's music. Use of UncommonTime is rare; David Gilmour's solos are slow, bluesy, and firmly rooted in the classic rock sound of the time; the only ProgressiveRock trope they really play completely straight is EpicRocking.
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*** Waters meant that as an in-joke about [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] ''low'' singing voice, but didn't mind if it was taken as a swipe at Ezrin.

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*** Waters meant that as an in-joke about [[BobDylan Bob Dylan's]] Music/BobDylan's ''low'' singing voice, but didn't mind if it was taken as a swipe at Ezrin.
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*** "High Hopes", in fact, contains a ''double'' inversion, dropping the title of both the album it's in and the ''next'' album -- the last Pink Floyd album, ''Music/{{The Endless River}}'', borrows its name from the last line of the song:

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*** "High Hopes", in fact, contains a ''double'' inversion, dropping the title of both the album it's in and the ''next'' album -- the last Pink Floyd album, ''Music/{{The Endless River}}'', ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'', borrows its name from the last line of the song:



* BookEnds: [[TropeCodifier No one does it better than them]].

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: [[TropeCodifier No one does it better than them]].better.]]



** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' ("Pigs On The Wing").
** ''Music/TheWall'' (the coda of "Outside The Wall" [[HereWeGoAgain segues into the opening of]] "In The Flesh?" and there's a faintly audible voice saying "[[LampshadeHanging Isn't this where we came in?]]" broken up between the end of the last song and the beginning of the first).

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** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' ("Pigs On The on the Wing").
** ''Music/TheWall'' (the coda of "Outside The the Wall" [[HereWeGoAgain segues into the opening of]] "In The the Flesh?" and there's a faintly audible voice saying "[[LampshadeHanging Isn't this where we came in?]]" broken up between the end of the last song and the beginning of the first).



** ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' has the upbeat "Money", placed after the sad "The Great Gig In The Sky" (although the lyrics are still satirical to say the least). A more proper example from that album would be "Any Colour You Like", a concept-free instrumental jam piece placed as a bridge between the somewhat depressing "Us and Them" and the climactic "Brain Damage".
** ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has "Have A Cigar", an upbeat and comical piece placed after the dark and gloomy "Welcome To The Machine". Both songs are critiques towards the music industry, but the former does so in a more light-hearted manner.
** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' has both parts of "Pigs On The Wing" at the start and finish. A hopeful love song about the importance of companionship and trust, Waters believed its inclusion on the album was important, saying that without it, ''Music/{{Animals}}'' "would have just been a kind of scream of rage".

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** ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' has the upbeat "Money", placed after the sad "The Great Gig In The in the Sky" (although the lyrics are still satirical to say the least). A more proper example from that album would be "Any Colour You Like", a concept-free instrumental jam piece placed as a bridge between the somewhat depressing "Us and Them" and the climactic "Brain Damage".
** ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' has "Have A a Cigar", an upbeat and comical piece placed after the dark and gloomy "Welcome To The Machine". Both songs are critiques towards the music industry, but the former does so in a more light-hearted manner.
** ''Music/{{Animals}}'' has both parts of "Pigs On The on the Wing" at the start and finish. A hopeful love song about the importance of companionship and trust, Waters believed its inclusion on the album was important, saying that without it, ''Music/{{Animals}}'' "would have just been a kind of scream of rage".



** Waters more successfully imitates a Scottish accent in "Several Species Of Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict", an imitation he reuses for the shouting teacher and cook in ''Music/TheWall''. No doubt helped by the fact that his mother actually was Scottish.

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** Waters more successfully imitates a Scottish accent in "Several Species Of of Furry Animals Gathered Together In A in a Cave And and Grooving With A a Pict", an imitation he reuses for the shouting teacher and cook in ''Music/TheWall''. No doubt helped by the fact that his mother actually was Scottish.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", from the B-side of "Point Me At The Sky", is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], thanks to Roger's sudden shrieks.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Careful With with That Axe, Eugene", from the B-side of "Point Me At The Sky", is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], thanks to Roger's sudden shrieks.



* CunningLinguist: David Gilmour can speak almost [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trw4Hz-JYPM&index=26&list=PL8CE466F59782EA54 perfect French... and it's delicious!]]. He also know a couple more.

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* CunningLinguist: David Gilmour can speak almost [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trw4Hz-JYPM&index=26&list=PL8CE466F59782EA54 perfect French... and it's delicious!]]. He also know knows a couple more.



* DemotedToExtra: This happened twice. The first was with Syd Barrett when his erratic behaviour and deteriorating mental health jeopardised the band and David Gilmour was brought in. He only appears on three songs on ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''[[note]]Wright's "Remember a Day", Waters' "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" and his own "Jugband Blues". "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" is the only Floyd song with both Barrett and Gilmour on it.[[/note]]. The second time was when Waters actually fired Rick Wright during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall'', but was brought back as a session player and touring keyboardist for ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' and its associated tour. He was reinstated as a full partner in the band by the time they began recording ''Music/TheDivisionBell''.
* DissonantSerenity: Well, many songs, but in particular "Speak To Me" ("I've always been mad, I know I've been mad...")

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* DemotedToExtra: This happened twice. The first was with Syd Barrett when his erratic behaviour and deteriorating mental health jeopardised the band and David Gilmour was brought in. He only appears on three songs on ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''[[note]]Wright's "Remember a Day", Waters' "Set The the Controls For The for the Heart Of The of the Sun" and his own "Jugband Blues". "Set The the Controls For The for the Heart Of The of the Sun" is the only Floyd song with both Barrett and Gilmour on it.[[/note]]. The second time was when Waters actually fired Rick Wright during the sessions for ''Music/TheWall'', but was brought back as a session player and touring keyboardist for ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' and its associated tour. He was reinstated as a full partner in the band by the time they began recording ''Music/TheDivisionBell''.
* DissonantSerenity: Well, many songs, but in particular "Speak To to Me" ("I've always been mad, I know I've been mad...")



** Inversion - Barrett, later in life, refused to answer to "Syd," preferring to be addressed by his birth name, Roger.

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** Inversion - Inverted with Syd Barrett, who later in life, refused to answer to "Syd," "Syd", preferring to be addressed by his birth name, Roger.



*** 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).
** The band as a whole can be this to ProgressiveRock, as many of the tropes associated with that genre are rare or missing from Pink Floyd's music. Use of UncommonTime is rare; David Gilmours solos are slow, bluesy, and firmly rooted in the classic rock sound of the time; the only ProgressiveRock trope they really play completely straight is EpicRocking.

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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.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 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).
** The band as a whole can be this to ProgressiveRock, as many of the tropes associated with that genre are rare or missing from Pink Floyd's music. Use of UncommonTime is rare; David Gilmours Gilmour's solos are slow, bluesy, and firmly rooted in the classic rock sound of the time; the only ProgressiveRock trope they really play completely straight is EpicRocking.



** "Dogs" (17:04), "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" (11:26), and "Sheep" (10:18) make up the middle of the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album. Ironically, the album is [[BookEnds book-ended]] by the two-part "Pigs On The Wing", which when played back-to-back don't even break three minutes.

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** "Dogs" (17:04), "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" (11:26), and "Sheep" (10:18) make up the middle of the ''Music/{{Animals}}'' album. Ironically, the album is [[BookEnds [[{{Bookends}} book-ended]] by the two-part "Pigs On The the Wing", which when played back-to-back don't even break three minutes.
30th May '16 8:12:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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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.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 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.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 TopOfThePops Series/TopOfThePops once considered LostForever).
26th Apr '16 6:36:19 PM DavidDelony
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* BoringButPractical: Compared to the other progressive bands, Pink Floyd's musicianship is downright minimalistic.
17th Apr '16 10:24:42 AM NameUndisclosed
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*** This same advert is reused in "Talkin' Hawkin'" from ''The Endless River''.
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