History Trivia / PinkFloyd

13th Nov '17 8:45:16 AM TheDeadSkin
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** Music/RogerWaters suffered from the bandís mainstream success following ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', especially during the 1977 ''In The Flesh'' tour. The audiences became much bigger, and a lot noisier Ė the old psychedelic fans tended to keep quiet during the numbers, but the mainstream fans often spent the whole gig baying for "Money". The culmination of this came on the final show on 6 July 1977 in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, where Waters stopped during "Pigs on the Wing (Part II)" to deliver [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Roger_Waters#Miscellaneous this]] [[ClusterFBomb blistering]] tirade, and at the end spat in the face of a particularly disruptive fan he'd been irritated by (the incident and his subsequent thought about building a wall between himself and the audience inspired ''Music/TheWall''). The resulting crowd surges and heavier crowd control techniques also made their mark: the bursting door, riot police and dog patrols portrayed during the "In the Flesh?" concert sequence in ''The Wall'' were all based on things he had witnessed while they toured stadiums in the US. Other negative issues were driven to the surface, including his disgust at the greedy bureaucrats who ran the record industry (particularly explicit in "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar"), his anger at the leaders who send men (like his father) to die in wars, and despair at society in general.[[note]]in a late 1970s interview he said that the seventies had been "a very baleful decade", and was worried about what the eighties would be like (in retrospect we know that the spirit of the eighties turned out to be even less in line with his world-view) -- the "knuckles white upon the slippery reins" line on ''Music/TheFinalCut'' sounds like it's quite apt for Waters himself[[/note]] Ultimately, it drove him to leave Pink Floyd. Heís now much less unhappy working a solo career and playing to more specialised audiences.

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** Music/RogerWaters suffered from the bandís mainstream success following ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', especially during the 1977 ''In The Flesh'' tour. The audiences became much bigger, and a lot noisier Ė the old psychedelic fans tended to keep quiet during the numbers, but the mainstream fans often spent the whole gig baying for "Money". The culmination of this came on the final show on It all culminated in a 6 July 1977 show in UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}, where Waters stopped during "Pigs on the Wing (Part II)" to deliver [[http://en.a [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Roger_Waters#Miscellaneous this]] blistering]] [[ClusterFBomb blistering]] tirade, tirade]] and at the end ultimately spat in the face of on a particularly disruptive rowdy fan he'd been irritated by (the that'd annoyed him--the whole incident and his subsequent thought about building a wall between himself and the audience inspired ''Music/TheWall''). The resulting crowd surges ''Music/TheWall'', and heavier crowd control techniques also made their mark: the bursting door, riot police and dog patrols portrayed during the "In the Flesh?" concert sequence in ''The Wall'' were all TheMovie was mostly based on things he had witnessed while they toured stadiums in Roger's experiences touring the US. Other negative issues were driven to the surface, including Much of his disgust later material, in fact, exposed his grudges at the greedy such types as bureaucrats who ran in the record music industry (particularly explicit in "Welcome ("Welcome to the Machine" and Machine", "Have a Cigar"), his anger at the leaders who send men (like his father) overseas to die in wars, wars (''Music/TheFinalCut'') and despair at society in general.[[note]]in a late 1970s interview he said that the seventies had been "a very baleful decade", and was worried about what the eighties would be like (in retrospect we know that the spirit of the eighties turned out to be even less in line with his world-view) -- the "knuckles white upon the slippery reins" line on ''Music/TheFinalCut'' sounds like it's quite apt for Waters himself[[/note]] Ultimately, it drove him to leave Pink Floyd. Heís now much less unhappy working a solo career and playing to more specialised audiences.
28th Sep '17 10:19:50 PM DavidDelony
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* ChannelHop: The band switched to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the U.S. for the release of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and stayed there until the rights to the band's post-''Dark Side'' albums transferred back to Capitol in 2000. The band's back catalog transferred back to Sony in 2016 under the band's Pink Floyd Records imprint.

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* ChannelHop: The band switched to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the U.S. for the release of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and stayed there until the rights to the band's post-''Dark Side'' albums transferred back to Capitol in 2000. The band's back catalog transferred back to Sony ''again'' in 2016 under the band's Pink Floyd Records imprint.
28th Sep '17 10:19:24 PM DavidDelony
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* ChannelHop: The band switched to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the U.S. for the release of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and stayed there until the rights to the band's post-''Dark Side'' albums transferred back to Capitol in 2000.

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* ChannelHop: The band switched to Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the U.S. for the release of ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and stayed there until the rights to the band's post-''Dark Side'' albums transferred back to Capitol in 2000. The band's back catalog transferred back to Sony in 2016 under the band's Pink Floyd Records imprint.
1st Aug '17 4:48:47 PM DavidDelony
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* BadExportForYou: The first two American releases of ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn''. The first was a butchered version with added and deleted tracks, similar to the way Capitol handled The pre-''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's]]'' [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] albums. The second was the double album set ''A Nice Pair'', which was a reissue of the band's first two albums. The album version of "Astronomy Domine" was replaced with the live version from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}''. Americans couldn't get a proper version of ''Piper'' until the CD era in TheEighties.

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* BadExportForYou: The first two American releases of ''Music/ThePiperAtTheGatesOfDawn''. The first was a butchered version with added and deleted tracks, similar to the way Capitol handled The the pre-''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's]]'' [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] albums. The second was the double album set ''A Nice Pair'', which was a reissue of the band's first two albums. The album version of "Astronomy Domine" was replaced with the live version from ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}''. Americans couldn't get a proper version of ''Piper'' until the CD era in TheEighties.
1st Aug '17 2:52:28 PM Shedlessguy
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** At least 20 songs were considered for the Echoes: Best Of Pink Floyd compilation before being scrapped. Some of these tracks include "Interstellar Overdrive", "Fat Old Sun", "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Brain Damage", "Mother", "Dogs", and many more.

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** At least 20 songs were considered for the Echoes: "Echoes: Best Of Pink Floyd Floyd" compilation before being scrapped. Some of these tracks include "Interstellar Overdrive", "Fat Old Sun", "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Brain Damage", "Mother", "Dogs", and many more.
1st Aug '17 2:52:10 PM Shedlessguy
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** At least 20 songs were considered for the Echoes: Best Of Pink Floyd compilation before being scrapped. Some of these tracks include "Interstellar Overdrive", "Fat Old Sun", "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", "Brain Damage", "Mother", "Dogs", and many more.
1st May '17 1:16:47 AM Nikumubeki
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*** In 2017, Vegetable Man finally saw an official release as a part of the ''The Early Years 1965-1967'' boxset.

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*** In 2017, Vegetable Man "Vegetable Man" and "Scream Thy Last Scream" finally saw an official release as a part of the ''The Early Years 1965-1967'' 1965-1972'' boxset.
1st May '17 1:14:48 AM Nikumubeki
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*** In 2017, Vegetable Man finally saw an official release as a part of the ''The Early Years 1965-1967'' boxset.
28th Mar '17 3:24:25 PM DavidDelony
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** In 1978, Roger sent cassette demo's of two projects which were to be the follow-up to ''Animals'' to the band and Bob Ezrin, asking which project they wanted to make. One, ''Music/TheWall'', was chosen. The other, ''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking'', was not. Later on, ''Pros And Cons'' became Roger's first true solo album in 1984.

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** In 1978, Roger sent cassette demo's demos of two projects which were to be the follow-up to ''Animals'' to the band and Bob Ezrin, asking which project they wanted to make. One, ''Music/TheWall'', was chosen. The other, ''The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking'', was not. Later on, ''Pros And Cons'' became Roger's first true solo album in 1984.
18th Nov '16 10:38:10 AM JamesAustin
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** Pink Floyd was always about using the latest and greatest recording technologies of the time. But 80's production has not aged well at all, giving ''A Momentary Lapse of Reason'' a very dated sound today.
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