History Trivia / PinkFloyd

30th Jan '16 8:43:26 PM DavidDelony
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* CashCowFranchise: One of the biggest for EMI, second only to Music/TheBeatles.
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* CashCowFranchise: One of the biggest for EMI, second only to Music/TheBeatles. While most bands with popular albums might go platinum or double platinum only to have their sales drop off sharply, Pink Floyd's albums just kept selling and selling for years.
29th Dec '15 10:23:12 PM CassandraLeo
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** Some sources have also stated that his cocaine addiction at the time was a contributing factor to his dismissal.
13th Aug '15 1:25:41 PM 123456789
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** On the matter of early singles, Roger Waters has said that "Apples and Oranges" "is a fucking good song" but was "destroyed by the production", and commenting on "It Would Be So Nice" (their first release without Syd), said "No one ever heard it because it was such a lousy record". Mason was less polite, calling it "fucking awful".
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** On the matter of early singles, Roger Waters has said that "Apples and Oranges" "is a fucking good song" but was "destroyed by the production", and commenting on "It Would Be So Nice" (their first release without Syd), said "No one ever heard it because it was such a lousy record". Mason was less polite, calling it "fucking awful".a "[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] awful" song.
11th Aug '15 7:47:28 PM DavidDelony
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** Even applies to the Barrett era. "The Gnome" was obviously influenced by ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
10th Aug '15 1:27:44 PM DavidDelony
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** Rick Wright was a huge fan of jazz and classical music. His compositions on ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' were heavily influenced by Music/MilesDavis' album ''Music/KindOfBlue'' in particular. He also once expressed a desire to see a symphony of his performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
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** Rick Wright was what we would now call a "band geek" as a huge fan of jazz and classical music. His compositions on ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' were heavily influenced by Music/MilesDavis' album ''Music/KindOfBlue'' in particular. He also once expressed a desire to see a symphony of his performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
26th Jul '15 5:02:42 PM DavidDelony
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* NamesTheSame: Richard Wright the musician and Richard Wright the author were two different people.
27th May '15 4:39:34 PM DavidDelony
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** Rick Wright was a huge fan of jazz and classical music. "Us and Them" was heavily influenced by Music/MilesDavis' album ''Music/KindOfBlue'' in particular. He also once expressed a desire to see a symphony of his performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
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** Rick Wright was a huge fan of jazz and classical music. "Us and Them" was His compositions on ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' were heavily influenced by Music/MilesDavis' album ''Music/KindOfBlue'' in particular. He also once expressed a desire to see a symphony of his performed at the Royal Albert Hall.
25th Apr '15 6:29:38 PM youngbond007
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these songs is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up and the fact that the album the song was on, ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' gets criticized for its late 80's pop production.
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these songs is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up and the fact that the album the song was on, ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' on (''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'') gets criticized for its late 80's pop production.
22nd Apr '15 5:13:11 PM youngbond007
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these songs is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up and the fact that ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' gets criticized for its late 80's pop production.
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these songs is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up and the fact that the album the song was on, ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' gets criticized for its late 80's pop production.
22nd Apr '15 5:12:38 PM youngbond007
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these four is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up.
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* BlackSheepHit: "Money", "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)", and "Learning to Fly", their best known songs and biggest pop hits, are totally unrepresentative of the band's sound. Somewhat ironically, the closest to representative of these four songs is probably "Learning to Fly" despite being by the oft-maligned "dehydrated" (no Waters) line-up.line-up and the fact that ''Music/AMomentaryLapseOfReason'' gets criticized for its late 80's pop production.
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