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Pink Floyd
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:18:21 PM »
I love this music!  I hope you do too!

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 04:28:23 AM »
Yep! Pink Floyd is awesome!
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 10:38:47 AM »
Do you have a favorite song performed by Pink Floyd?
So much oppression in our culture is based on shame about sex: the oppression of women, of cultural minorities, oppression in the name of the (presumably asexual) family, oppression of sexual minorities. We are all oppressed. We have all been taught, one way or another, that our desires, our bodies, our sexualities, are shameful. What better way to defeat oppression than to get together in communities and celebrate the wonders of sex?
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 10:58:04 AM »
Comfortably Numb & Wish You Were Here

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 01:00:09 PM »
Wish You Were Here and Shine on You Crazy Diamond were both on the the tribute album to late band member and founder Syd Barrett.  Both are haunting melodies.


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So much oppression in our culture is based on shame about sex: the oppression of women, of cultural minorities, oppression in the name of the (presumably asexual) family, oppression of sexual minorities. We are all oppressed. We have all been taught, one way or another, that our desires, our bodies, our sexualities, are shameful. What better way to defeat oppression than to get together in communities and celebrate the wonders of sex?
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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 01:37:55 PM »
The albums The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here are always held up as the best of Pink Floyd. While good, I always felt The Wall was the best album of all time by any band.  I can only listen to The Wall all the way through beginning to end without a pause.  I bought it on vinyl, then CD and now have it on my iPad.

I saw Pink Floyd only once around 1982.

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Re: Pink Floyd
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 11:17:47 PM »
The Wall (movie) was my introduction to Pink Floyd, way back in 1986. I didn't really want to watch it, having only a vague notion of Pink Floyd as some weird band from the 70s and the thought of two hours watching some group I probably wouldn't even like sounded dull as dirt. But I didn't want to be rude, so I resigned myself to give in to peer pressure.

Needless to say I was hooked before they finished the first In The Flesh number.

Oddly, the only two songs I didn't like from the Wall were Vera Lynn (which still isn't much of a song to me) and Comfortably Numb. But Comfortably Numb became one of those occasional pieces that repeated listening convinced me not only was a decent song, but a freaking awesome song.

As a teen I liked Dark Side of the Moon, but preferred the other big three - The Wall, Wish You Were Here, and Animals. I was still in high school when Dark Side officially left the Top 200 album list after fifteen years, but it was't until I was in my thirties that I understood why Dark Side had that honor rather than The Wall. Those later albums were speaking directly to my teenaged cynicism and angst, while Dark Side was busy being a total symphonic musical experience the likes of which are very rarely seen even among the masters. Only rare pieces, like Beethoven's Fifth or Goetterdaemmerung strike me as similarly being constructed as a total listening creation, without any real gaps in a musical exploration from start to finish.
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