• What Emotional pink Floyd song for you?

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    james

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    So essentially the title. I'm GORGING PINK FLOYD COLLECTIONS. Generally, never pay attention to them since I lack the opportunity and willpower to go through an entire collection which I like to do, yet they are one of my #1 craftsmen. I have completed Animals and part of the way through Wish You Were Here, and my eyes feel like they will collapse so I will see you all in the morning
     
    changeling

    changeling

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    4 in particular:
    SEE EMILY PLAY.
    ARNOLD LAYNE.
    CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE, EUGENE.
    ALAN'S PSYCHEDELIC BREAKFAST......Nuff said :)
     
    changeling

    changeling

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    Turns out they did miss him (Haha, see what I did there? Funny Dark Globe joke).
    The rest of Floyd DID NOT in reality miss Syd and there is a compromising video gone viral that confirms what I'm saying. No, you lot do your own search for it on YT because - apart from the fact that I have to find it - but even if I do find it and post the link here, die-hard Gilmour fans will not understand the msg that video conveys. Wish you were here ? a beautiful song, but the band just wrote it to cleanse their conscience about losing Syd. Good friends, my ass !!! Don't let me vent further because I wouldn't wanna get in a tangle with anyone here.
     
    Floyd

    Floyd

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    Yes but what would have become of Pink Floyd If Gilmore did not join? Would they have been as succesful without him, and his unique vocal and guitar playing abilities? It is just a pity that they could not accommodate Barret in the band as well as Gilmore. My guess is that there was a clash of personalities and because Gilmore is not a founding member I think just compounded the problems.
     
    changeling

    changeling

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    Yes but what would have become of Pink Floyd If Gilmore did not join? Would they have been as succesful without him, and his unique vocal and guitar playing abilities? It is just a pity that they could not accommodate Barret in the band as well as Gilmore. My guess is that there was a clash of personalities and because Gilmore is not a founding member I think just compounded the problems.
    The point here is not Gilmour, but Syd. I never said I didn't like Gilmour's musical prowess or his contribution to Pink Floyd, but rather, it's the band's (as a whole) attitude to Syd that is haywire to say the least; you just don't treat a friend that way.....look at Iron Maiden for example: when Paul d'Anno was no more in the band because of health issues and other reasons, the other members including Dickinson remained close to him in good and bad times and are now even helping out economically towards his operation(s); the same cannot be said about PF with Syd.
     
    Floyd

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    I still think that the problem was with Gilmore's personality, he knew that without him the band goes nowhere. The reason I say this as it happened again with Waters who is another founding member over the direction the band was going after the wall and the final cut. Again Gilmore won and Waters was forced to quit and the rift was so deep that the two men have still not sorted out their differences.


     
    changeling

    changeling

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    I still think that the problem was with Gilmore's personality, he knew that without him the band goes nowhere. The reason I say this as it happened again with Waters who is another founding member over the direction the band was going after the wall and the final cut. Again Gilmore won and Waters was forced to quit and the rift was so deep that the two men have still not sorted out their differences.


    Probably yes, but his personality is not the best for any rock band l.
     
    Ashes And Diamonds

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    The point here is not Gilmour, but Syd. I never said I didn't like Gilmour's musical prowess or his contribution to Pink Floyd, but rather, it's the band's (as a whole) attitude to Syd that is haywire to say the least; you just don't treat a friend that way.....look at Iron Maiden for example: when Paul d'Anno was no more in the band because of health issues and other reasons, the other members including Dickinson remained close to him in good and bad times and are now even helping out economically towards his operation(s); the same cannot be said about PF with Syd.
    That would have worked with Paul d'Anno, but Syd didn't want anything to do with music anymore. He didn't want any contact with the band members (yes, there is a good chance it was because of how they treated him), and they respected that. I think they did miss Syd, especially Roger, who was the first - and last - member of the band to see him. I'm not saying the way they treated him was justified; it wasn't. I'm just saying that at least one member of the band truly missed him.
     
    changeling

    changeling

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    That would have worked with Paul d'Anno, but Syd didn't want anything to do with music anymore. He didn't want any contact with the band members (yes, there is a good chance it was because of how they treated him), and they respected that. I think they did miss Syd, especially Roger, who was the first - and last - member of the band to see him. I'm not saying the way they treated him was justified; it wasn't. I'm just saying that at least one member of the band truly missed him.
    According to Syd's sister, Rosemary Been, Syd was literally dragged into music in the first place.....Syd talked of himself as an artist, not a musician

     
    Ashes And Diamonds

    Ashes And Diamonds

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    According to Syd's sister, Rosemary Been, Syd was literally dragged into music in the first place.....Syd talked of himself as an artist, not a musician

    I think you may be right, I can't be sure exactly, but from I understand, yes, Syd talked of himself as an artist, but he and Roger, in 1963, decided they would start a band. Although they weren't in a band together until 1964 when he joined Roger and Nick's band (I don't know if they were the Screaming Arabs, Sigma Six or The Tea Set at the time).
     
    changeling

    changeling

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    You're right, but the term musician was always like a cage for Syd. His sister stated that Syd loved to paint ever since he was a child.
     
    Ashes And Diamonds

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    You're right, but the term musician was always like a cage for Syd. His sister stated that Syd loved to paint ever since he was a child.
    I did know about that. The sad thing is how underrated Syd was as an artist, especially Portrait Of An Orange Dhalias.
     
    Ashes And Diamonds

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    I just realised that I haven't even answered the question that this thread was about, haha
    1. Don't Leave Me Now (Roger's voice is beautiful on this song, anyone who says Roger's a bad singer obviously needs to hear this one).
    2. The Final Cut (My uncle committed suicide to this song, so it means a lot to me. I also love the lyrics. They paint the perfect picture of depression).
    3. The Gunners Dream (My crying song).
    4. Embryo (An underrated gem).
    5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-9 (Those four notes... and Rick's synth solo in part nine).
    6. Echoes (That one note... and that chromatic riff. You know the one. If you don't know the song but you know Phantom Of The Opera, you still know the one).
    And finally...
    7. Two Suns In The Sunset (It features, in my opinion, the greatest (not to mention brutally truthful) line ever written, better then anything Bob Dylan or John Lennon have written; "Ashes and Diamonds, Foe and Friend. We were all equal in the end").
     
    Floyd

    Floyd

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    7. Two Suns In The Sunset (It features, in my opinion, the greatest (not to mention brutally truthful) line ever written, better then anything Bob Dylan or John Lennon have written; "Ashes and Diamonds, Foe and Friend. We were all equal in the end").
    You forgot about the sun being in the East even though the day is done? I presume it's a deliberate contradiction.
     
    Ashes And Diamonds

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    You forgot about the sun being in the East even though the day is done? I presume it's a deliberate contradiction.
    Ah, yes, the eastern sun being the fireball made by the nuclear bomb. A beautiful song about a nuclear holocaust. Written without saying the word nuclear bomb.
     
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