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Artist Discussion #2: Pink Floyd
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:44:39 pm »
I really dig this band, especially their more conceptual stuff. Their first album throws me off a bit, and the album or two after Roger left were kind of weak.

So, you know, discuss away or whatever.

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Re: Artist Discussion #2: Pink Floyd
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 09:11:28 pm »
Roger Waters, if not the best musician, was the most creative and idealistic frontman for Pink Floyd since 'Psychedelic Sid' went off in a cloud of his own cuckoo. Roger concieved ways to make the music flow together with a common theme, something most bands didn't bother with. Most   notably, he concieved the ideas for Dark Side Of the Moon and The Wall.

David Gilmour is in my opinion, the best guitarist there ever was, not because of his great technique, but the way he portrays his musical ability with his guitar. He was the Yin to Waters' Yang, if not the greatest wordsmith, he knew his melodies, and actually thought out and wrote his guitar solos; he didnt just play scales at a fast tempo. Richard Wright also knew his melodies, and his lyrics were not bad, either. He helped tie it all together with his distinctive yet tranquil sound that Pink Floyd was notorious for. And Nick Mason, he always knew exactly the right beat of the song, and unlike many drummers, did not corrupt the song with evasive drum rolls that taint the sound like so many others.

Collectively, Pink Floyd definitely express their ideas successfully, writing the most off-beat record of all, and still getting it in the top three selling albums of   all time ~ Dark Side of the Moon.

Summing up, overall, Pink Floyd was one of the most successful rock bands, only what makes them so special is they did not achieve success by conforming and writing whatever they knew the public wanted to hear, which is a major milestone for rock, that allowed bands to express themselves, without worrying about the public. And doing your own thing is something that band will always be well remembered and most respected for.
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