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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 02:23 PM

First Phil Collins and now Pink Floyd -well there's two good reasons to give it a miss!

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 03:21 PM

No. 6 -- what's Ummagumma mean, then?


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: lady penelope
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 03:52 PM

I always thought the soundtrack for More was overlooked by many - The Nile Song is brilliant.

I've no idea what ummagumma means, but I remember endless drunken conversations about it.....................

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 06:36 PM

for the uninitiated, Pink Floyd never split up, it was just that ROger Waters left, and then tried to stop the others using the name.
But, in a quote by Gilmour, he and Waters state that any arguments between them (they havent spoken for 20 years) is absolutely petty compared to what Live 8 is trying to do.

Waters said "the cynics will scoff... screw em" - which is what i say to anyone who has the audacity to come on this thread and say they shouldnt be doing this.

Firstly, to FLoyd fans, this is a dream come true and something we thought would NEVER happen. This is the lineup that recorded Wish You Were Here, Dark Side OF The Moon, Animals, and The Wall. This is the best news we could ever have hoped for

But secondly and most importantly. why are they reforming the lineup to do this? TO RAISE AWARENESS OF LIVE 8 AND RAISE MONEY FOR AFRICA.
for gods sake, people come on here and say they are sellouts etc, just use your brain... pink floyd, one of THE biggest groups of all time.. and one of the BIGGEST rivalries between Waters and Gilmour.... as if reforming this original lineup wasnt enough to make over half the population ecstatic enough, but the fact that this 20 year feud can be put aside as it is so pathetic compared to the suffering in africa - this is an inspiration to me, and i would have hoped to everyone else.

if you dont like the fact they're reforming, fine, but dont come on here spouting your crap. the fact is - this raises awareness so much more, and gets more people involved in the african struggle, and it is more than any of you negative posters will EVER do in your entire lives, so get a grip and leave us fans to enjoy the show, as we most CERTAINLY will


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 06:45 PM

FYI,

I didn't start this thread. Never liked PF to begin with.

BM


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Brakn
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 07:03 PM

"We don't need no edyou kay shun" sang the band of ex students.

Trouble was that when it was released "the kidz" were by then listening to something more relevant, and had been for five years or so.

Arnold Layne and See Emily Play were great. As was Dark Side Of The Moon. I forgot the rest.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Brakn
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 07:09 PM

Just read that last post.
I have had a drink tonight. apologies.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: akenaton
Date: 15 Jun 05 - 07:46 PM

Saw the PF in our little town mid 60s, they just had a bit of a hit with "Emily" and the hall was packed.

We were used to "groups in suits" doing covers of Beatles and Hollies songs, so when these giants strode through the crowd and up onto the stage with their fake fur jackets we didn't know what to expect.

As the group went through their set of outlandish psycedelic music, the crowd began to drift away.
Finally with the place almost empty, they laid down there instruments and stalked off into the night.

I could never take their music seriously after that, but I wish I had taped the session....Ake


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 03:33 PM

it would be very interesting if this new truce could last, and see what they could come up with in the studio now.
and hopefully lets see a few tour dates maybe.

and for anyone that says they are too old, for your information, i saw roger waters in the flesh tour a couple of years ago and he is in great shape. so is gilmour, but then again, gilmour has never needed to prance around stage in rock star poses. his guitar work speaks for itself


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 04:35 PM

A couple of years ago I had to literally run to an airport to catch a flight. Got there breathing hard and five mins before check in closed. In those days you could still smoke on planes, I was given a seat in the first non smoking row, just in front of the last smoking row. It was purgatory smelling those sweet baccy fumes but being two feet away from inhaling. It was obviously the least popular row and the one they filled last, so my lateness secured me a seat on that row.

Had forgotten my jacket somewhere along the way and it was freezing in the cabin. As I sat there huddled up shivering and ciggie-less, who sat next to me in the very very last available seat?????????

Bloody Roger Waters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He looked very well and lent me the softest leather jacket I have ever curled up in in my life. A thoroughly decent bloke with excellent outerwear.

Having said that, I think Wish You Were Here (on repeat) is my favourite album to be seduced by.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Donuel
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 04:45 PM

Pink Floyd is brilliant in my book. Their song Money is now recently banned on US radio unless the radio staions pay the FCC $250,000 everytime the word bullshit is broadcast. I found out about this when the Rock and Roll Museum in Ohio counted the ballots of all time favorites and announced that Pink Floyd's Money had won. Unfortunately they could not play the long version without bleeps.

It makes me wonder how certain rap albums can be broadcast.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: number 6
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 04:52 PM

FYI,

I didn't start this thread. But then it doesn't really matter at all. Does it?

Anyway, for a 'rock' band (for that era, or any era at that) they are damned good.

that was my 6 cent's worth on the music podium.

thankyou, thankyou

sIx

BTW, the meaning of Ummagumma. Look and you will find out, but search in the obvious and you will discover.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: number 6
Date: 16 Jun 05 - 05:03 PM

HaHa .... just noticed Bruce .... aw come on now yer one of PF's biggest fans ever!!!


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Peace
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 12:09 AM

Don't know, number 6. They had some stuff I liked and listened to, but as the music got 'crazier' I drifted away from it. They are good musicians, no question. But they didn't appeal to me.

However, there is a dynamite site here for their fans. Words to songs, videos to stream, etc. Click on their CDs after you go to discography.

www.pinkfloyd-co.com/


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Kaleea
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 12:53 AM

I really don't care what color Floyd is, but when he starts playing acoustic Music, let me know.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 03:32 AM

Someone has never heard "Wish You Were Here".


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 11:43 AM

"Someone has never heard "Wish You Were Here"."

That is one great song. Ranks up there with Bread's "Everything I Own" or CCR's "Lodi". You sure nailed my favourite song of PF's, Matt R.

BM


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 05:24 PM

How can anyone not love 'em? They're PINK!


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 06:03 PM

LOL MATT_R !!!! brilliant comeback - i laughed at this - LOL. a definate case of think before you speak, eh, KALEEA ??

By the way, Fat Old Sun is mainly acoustic, very nice song, and Gilmour has also done a BRILLIANT version of Richard Thompsons "Dimming Of The Day" - ACOUSTIC! this can be seen on the "David Gilmour In Concert" DVD.

PS - Pigs on the wing part 1 & 2 from the album "Animals" - acoustic :P


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: michaelr
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 06:33 PM

"Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" comprise, in my view, the pinnacle of PF's work, both for production and songwriting. "Have A Cigar" from WYWH brilliantly skewers the music business, and "Animals" contains Waters' best, angriest political commentary. Things went downhill with the bloated "The Wall".

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: number 6
Date: 17 Jun 05 - 07:49 PM

One of the sweetest ACCOUSTIC guitar riffs I have ever heard is in PF's Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 01:07 AM

My favorite Pink Floyd album, however, is Meddle. "Seamus,
" "Pillow of Winds," "San Tropez" and "Fearless" aren't completely acoustic, but are very close and can easily be performed that way.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 03:55 AM

What's wrong with electric guitars?


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 06:22 AM

nothing wrong with them either! check out the intro to "shine on you crazy diamond" - the first part, first 5 minutes, and then tell me that the guitar work didnt move you. not possible!

and i would just like to paste the lyrics here, to the song "Time" from the album "Dark Side of the Moon" - read them, and im sure youll agree with me, that they are very meaningful and nice.

i heard local hull folk musician Val Marshall do a very sweet acoustic version, and because of the lyrics, the performance was just amazing.
original chords are F#m A E F#m and Val Marshall's acoustic performance was fingerpicked on Em G D Em

TIME
Roger Waters

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the english way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: number 6
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 02:04 PM

"what's wrong with electric guitars" .... nothing.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 03:06 PM

Come to think of it I like the "Farmer's ShouT" from Atom Heart Mother


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 09:31 PM

"Grandchester Meadows" ...accoustic as well (Floyd has been doing accoustic tunes for a while)


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:21 AM

I will add the very brilliant song "IF" from Atom Heart Mother, which is the same 2 or 3 chords on acoustic all the way through.

lyrics, just to be complete

IF
Roger Waters

If I were a swan, I'd be gone.
If I were a train, I'd be late.
And if I were a good man,
I'd talk with you
More often than I do.

If I were to sleep, I could dream.
If I were afraid, I could hide.
If I go insane, please don't put
Your wires in my brain.

If I were the moon, I'd be cool.
If I were a rule, I would bend for you.
If I were a good man, I'd understand
The spaces between friends.

If I were alone, I would cry.
And if I were with you, I'd be home and dry.
And if I go insane,
And they lock me away,
Will you still let me join in the game?

If I were a swan, I'd be gone.
If I were a train, I'd be late again.
If I were a good man,
I'd talk with you
More often than I do.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 10:41 AM

NEWS JUST IN - The Sex Pistols are reforming for the London concert.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT

this will be interesting - remember Lydon famously wore a "i hate pink floyd" shirt in the 70's

obviously i disagree with this article that they will be the highlight of the event - personally, i would rather they let Status Quo play, considering the public demand. i think its an outrage that Status Quo haven't been allowed to play yet. for gods sake, get them on!

Floyd will still be the highlight


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 11:11 AM

Well done Geldof!!!!! Unimaginable and perfect. I was only talking about Lydon in bs this week. Go Johnny go.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 02:39 AM

the new Toronto concert has finally been added to the Live 8 site. check it out.

Deep Purple have been confirmed to play.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 11:53 AM

With or without Richie?

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 02:58 PM

without Ritchie, they have had Steve Morse for quite a while now. he wasnt that good, until they released Bananas in 2003 - back to classic Purple there.

even more concerts now, there is now 10 in total.

lots more added to the Live8 site

www.live8live.com

then click the concerts


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: woodsie
Date: 29 Jun 05 - 08:58 AM

Pink Floyd - The ultimate English pop/rock band! The beatles, stones, oasis etc all crap compared to these majestic psychedelic godz.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:27 PM

Well, they were bloody brilliant. and roger genuinely looked like he was enjoying himself, as did the others. the bbc decided not to show a single piece of footage of Rick Wright though so i cant speak for him!

wish you were here was the most moving version i've heard of it - and roger dedicated it to all who werent there and especially to syd. just great stuff.

and ill tell you something else, the Who were on just before, and they were bloody fantastic!!!!! i thought id gone in a time warp back to the late 70's, ok, daltrey may not have his chest on display nowadays and prance about like he used to but damn that was a rocking show!


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: The Shambles
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 01:52 PM

If you think the BBC were bad - how about this gem - from Helem Morgan and Emma Donnan in The People?

Guitarist Rick Mason said "I've found this really moving."

Confusing Rick with Nick is fair enough but Rick Wright or Nick Mason are not guitarists......................

How wrong can you get something - in just three words? There should be a prize....


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: C-flat
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 02:38 PM

A really good performance from Pink Floyd and The Who!
It was a delight to see that these geezers can still do it!

I thought Townsend was brilliant.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 06:12 PM

guitarist rick mason... LOL!!!!! so theres a possibility of 3 people who could have said that! whats the betting it was roger!

the who were indeed great. i hadnt seen them live, even on telly, only clips from the 70s, and i hadnt heard them live recently. i knew they did the teenage cancer trust, but the TV never showed you it, so i thought, ah the who, they are in their 50s they wont cut it nowadays. last night proved me wrong.. happily! what a great band


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 06:42 PM

Folk music people have always known that good musicians just get better as they get older, when it comes to what matters.

There are some rare people who are really worth listening to when they are young, but they are few and far between. Give people time though, and persistance, and greast and surprising things can happen.

The music industry doesn't like it of course - but sod the music industry.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Phot
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 06:51 PM

Umm, no band politics, but what a set, its great to see a band doing what they do best. The looks on the guys faces was great, as they walked off stage seemed to me to say, its fun again! It was, and it sounded great! Hurrah for time!

Wassail Chris


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 07:03 PM

They flew way above my expectation, they could have so easily failed to deliver some part of the whole emotional experience. But they didn't falter one jot. They sounded fantastic and Wish you Were Here was sublime. I couldn't believe the sound coming through my telly speakers. Faultless and hopefully it'll send them into a thinking spree and plan a follow up tour.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 08:43 PM

these are the four guys who sat in a room and came up with dark side of the moon, wish you were here, animals, meddle, etc. to have them back in the studio together would put me in a permanent state of happiness. to have them doing a few concerts again would too.
i was not around when they split up and never saw the division bell tour as i didnt know about them then.
i would give anything for the opportunity to see them live together this time round.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Enderby
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 09:22 PM

This is strange, I just bought my daughter Jane 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' for her 23d Birthday.

I was trying to turn her on to the stuff which still influences me at the time of writing.

I had the original vinyl LP (If you remember you had to turn them over to listen to side two)in mono.

Syd Barret came up with 'Arnold Layne' & 'See Emily Play' and for this he deserves as much respect as Chuck Berry for writing ' Johnny B Goode'.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Mick Tems
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 09:38 PM

I remember going to see Pink Floyd at one of the Savile Sunday concerts in the good old days of flower-power. Floyd were absolutely brilliant, but my imagination was sparked by this young, scruffy group who wandered on and stayed for only two numbers, "One Sure Thing" and "Season Of The Witch". Two numbers it was, but my whole life was changed from that moment and I vowed to follow them to the ends of the earth. They had this breathy-voiced girl singer, this elegantly-bearded bass player who seemed to be in charge of things, a Prince Valiant lookalike in the rhythm section - but what boiled my kettle was an unkempt 17-year-old who really could make his Fender sit up and beg, an astonishing but shy guitarist who played breathtaking music. It was when they came back from the horror of a motorway death crash and exploded onto the scene with an ingenious hybrid, one which married traditional music with drums and electric guitars, that sealed my fate. Fairport Convention, it's your fault!

Oh... Floyd were extremely satisfying at the London Live8, topping everybody except Macca - but then I knew that they would be.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: red max
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 05:14 AM

It was great to see Roger all smiles, quite contrary to his miserable reputation. Am I the only one one thought Gilmour looked less euphoric, though? I gather he hadn't initially wanted to do it, but Roger phoned him ("Hello old chum, guess who!"). If there's no more Floyd activity I reckon it'll be due to Dave's reluctance


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:53 AM

'It was great to see Roger all smiles'
....playing bass well enough, harmonising well enough, but singing solo on 'Comfortably Numb' very poorly in comparison to Gilmour, I thought. Anyone else notice how weak he sounded?

'Gilmour looked less euphoric'
....after the condemnation of their post-Waters music, and the slagging off of some members musical ability, that Roger handed out, no real surprise?

'If there's no more Floyd activity I reckon it'll be due to Dave's reluctance'
....more likely Rick Wright, he was the one (If I remember it correctly) that was most pilloried by Waters.

Two observations to finish.
The re-union worked well for the occassion, I (for one) thoroughly enjoyed it over all. I was so moved by it (blasting out, wired through my stereo) that tears (of sheer joy) were rolling down my face as 'Numb' came to its climax.

Secondly, Pink Floyd don't need Roger any more.
They make a great sound without him.
Their quality did not diminish after his departure (IMHO).
The Earls Court show (with Sam Brown et al on backing vocals) -thankfully taped off the TV a while back (what a pity it's apparently not available on DVD!) ranks as my all time favourite concert to watch and watch, again and again.
'Pulse' the live CD set from the same source - truly magnificent!
I like all things folk (I should point out) - but STILL rate the Floyd! HFA


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 12:54 PM

i was disappointed with paul mccartney. i think he could have done better. and the performance with U2 as opener, surprisingly, didnt do anything for me. then again, im not the biggest U2 fan.

comfortably numb - roger sounded exactly like he does on the record, listen to it, his verses are always in stark contrast to Gilmours very tuneful chorus, its one of the things that makes the song work so well.

david and roger have both said horrible things about eachother, its not all rogers fault. asked why he hadnt talked to Waters for over 15 years a while ago, David replied, "Rogers a prick"
among other things, general bitty batty banter between the two.

"pink floyd dont need roger any more"
i dont think this is the right observation to make. im one of the people who really like the division bell album. it was brilliant, and floyd proved they can do it without roger. But with Roger, pure magic occurs. without roger, floyd would NEVER have made the wall / dark side / animals or wish you were here - and this would have rendered them relatively unknowns.
they dont NEED roger, but it would be absolutely unbelievably amazingly nice if they could do something together again


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 01:53 PM

I wonder if musicians are more quarreelsome than other people? Reading the Mudcat certains tends to suggest that. And so does the way some of my mates in the real world seem to fall out over trivia.

But it always seems to work out that, if you can get them to play the same tune in the same key, at the same time, then it comes together pretty well. While the music is actually playing, that is...


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 01:59 PM

The Floyd can always get a bass player to play the old hits.

The mix of talents and personalities that created these classics in the first place - is something else.

It would be nice to think that the same mix (less poor old Syd of course) could create something new that would be of equal value. But I tend to doubt this is going to happen - even if all parties wished it.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: cockney
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 09:21 PM

"The Floyd can always get a bass player to play the old hits." What a stupid comment!

You might as well say - They could get another drummer, keyboard & lead guitar and still play the old hits!

Roger was the creative force behind this band after Syd left. Without him they would have been nothing. Brilliant lead guitarists are two a penny nowadays. The band works best with Rog, Dave, Rick 'n Nick no backing musicians or silly girly oooh aaaah singers.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 11:59 PM

All tryly sensitive spirits would agree with me that the boys reached their peak on Careful with that Axe Eugene, which featured the most eclectic extended bout of screaming ever recorded.

Anyone have a transcription of the Scotsman's monologue on Several Species of Small Furry Animal Gathered together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict? I have never understood a lick of it but can quote portions very accurately when the spirit takes me.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Journeyman
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:36 AM

I had a drink last night with both Dave and Roger - they were on great terms playing pool all night. Roger said that they were planning an un-plugged tour for later in the year. All money raised will be donated to Robert Mugabwe's new jet fund.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Me
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:38 AM

What a piece of shite you are.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Journeyman
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:47 AM

= What, jealous 'cos you were not invited? The RM Jet Fund is a wonderful cause. Myself Roger, David Richard & Nick will be donating all our future income and royalties to it!

So there !!!

Going bowling with Syd tonight.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: rangeroger
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:54 AM

I found God on "Meddle".
Had a Bogen turtable that went from 16 to 78 rpm. Started "Echoes" on 33 then slipped it up to 78. Let it run for a lttle bit then brought it back down to 33.
Took about a half hour for wind down to normal speed.

Still have the turtable and the vinyl. Hum. Might have to try it again.

But then I'll have to dig out "Ummagumma" and then I'll be lost in that cave LEJ spoke about.

I have the video of "Delicate sound of Thunder" and play it really loud. never knew Gilmour was using a pedal steel for some his licks until seeing it.

rr


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 02:12 AM

They could get another drummer, keyboard & lead guitar and still play the old hits!

You could indeed say this but - it would be slightly less true. I have always thought that Nick Mason's drumming was really original and that no one else quite plays like he does. Dave Gilmour's guitar work again - has created new ways of playing and has set a standard.

There are bass players who have reached similar standards of originality in their playing - but I do not think that Roger Waters can be thought to be one or to stand-out as a bass player alone.

It was nice to see him back - but I do not think the overall sound would have been much different (or any worse) - had he not been there.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: red max
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 05:28 AM

Roger never was a great singer or a particularly distinctive bassist, his strengths were his ideas rather than the quality of his performance. Floyd got on fine without him in commercial terms, but artistically?

Both Momentary lapse of reason and The division bell lacked bite. They were perfectly good Dave Gilmour albums, but compared to stuff like Animals and Wish you were here they're pretty insipid. It's probably fair to argue that The wall and especially The final cut were Waters solo albums, his dominance was too strong on those

Perhaps like Lennon and McCartney, these are two blokes who brought out the best in each other but just couldn't sustain a friendship


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: mooman
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 05:37 AM

Concur entirely with red max.

It was great to see the classic Pink Floyd lineup again on Saturday and I'd give their performance 10/10.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST,Sidewinder.
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 07:00 AM

After reading all this ass kissing hippie gumph I have come to the conclusion I must have missed Pink Floyds set and watched some elderly combo on another channel, by mistake, perform "Wish You Were Here" etc. After the excitement of that young firebrand Robbie Williams and the polished guitar crescendos of The Who (yeah! they were great but not "The Who" as we remember them, for obvious reasons so I'll leave that there) and some terrific young bands e.g. The Stereophonics, Travis, Keane etc.I thought "Pink" were pedestrian rock with slightly less enthusiasm than Dylan from the Magic Roundabout (not the Mr Zimmerman for our US cousins who maybe don't know of Magic Roundabout). Before you accuse and let fly your slings and arrows; Yes I do possess the original mono copy of "Piper at The Gates" and CDs of "Dark Side" "Wish You" and "The Wall" etc. and on occasion I am moved to reminisce about those halcyon days.However, I cannot conform to this illusion that "Pink" were anything other than a pale shadow of former glories and were totally swamped by other far less established groups with much poorer musical groundings simply by the fact that they disappeared up there own asses ready to be kissed maybe? Nostalgia rules eh? Anyone want to swap Pink Floyd CDs for The Libertines or The Killers or The Kaiser Chiefs? We love our Art School University White boy poppy rock in this country and fail to see the majesty of the real talent that influenced and nurtured this movement.My message to you all is listen to Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Mose Allison, Josh White et al and kiss ass for the right reasons. Here endeth the lesson.

Regards.

Sidewinder.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: s6k
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 08:17 AM

i dont need a lesson from you, i adore robert johnson, blind willie johnson, christy moore, martin carthy, son house, bob marley, paco de lucia - broad range of stuff there, but i also love prog rock, and Floyd were and are one of the best bands ever to tread shoe leather.

the problem with a lot of you folkies is that you think in order to be a folk fan, you have to only like folk and blues, if you like rock, youre not a proper fan. music is music. everyone likes different stuff, deal with it


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 11:41 AM

For LEJ ....but I would assume this being the Internet that there is some doubt as to whether this is the definitive translation.


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: mooman
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 12:02 PM

For LEJ,

Here is another "translation" of small furry animals and a Pict with "historical annotations" as referenced at the site linked to by guest below.

Peace moo

..and the wind cried Mary


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Subject: RE: Omigod! Pink Floyd reform!!
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 01:59 PM

Thanks guys! Now I really have to run doon the mechen sty. See you later.


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