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There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

Not necessarily, but as you would have guessed we are a defensive bunch ROFL

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Well amybe but if you listen to parts of Autobahn it sounds almost the same as On the Run. Maybe thats not influenced thats copying?

I've listened, and I'm not buying that. You could only do so many things with early synths, that kind of effect is just one of the things they could do.

If you want to listen something amazing, listen to the theme from Dr Who from 1963, now that is influential and ahead of it's time.

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There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

 

Middle aged men interested into HiFi often like Pink Floyd? In other surprising news, Pope turns out to be catholic. I think the point was you set a challenge when PF was mentioned, which had not been applied to the suggestions of others, so we accepted the challenge  Smile

As a fan of prog rock, I would probably choose "In the Court of the Crimson King" as the most influential record in that genre , although it is not my personal favourite (good though it is).

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

Not necessarily, but as you would have guessed we are a defensive bunch ROFL

I knew what I was letting myself in for I can assure you, and I'll repeat, I'm not anti-Pink Floyd, but I prefer the psychedelic pop of "See Emily Play", to the pomp of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

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Don't agree with you here BigBernard - the VCS3 was a newish synth at the time - 4 years old as at Dark Side. And On The Run WAS particularly innovative, as the effects were not all done on the synth, but by using techniques like tape splicing and looping etc. as well.

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manicm wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

Not necessarily, but as you would have guessed we are a defensive bunch ROFL

I knew what I was letting myself in for I can assure you, and I'll repeat, I'm not anti-Pink Floyd, but I prefer the psychedelic pop of "See Emily Play", to the pomp of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

I actually enjoy both.

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Neil Young - Harvest Moon - guy can hardly sing but one of the best tunes in my view Dirol

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I liked the Mercury Living Presence recordings, original done on 35mm three-track magnetic tape, and subsequently released for vinyl, then re-mastered by Wilma Cozart-Fine for CD.

 

The track 'Liberty Bell' by Eastman Wind Band is brilliant.   Smile

 

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hammill wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

 

Middle aged men interested into HiFi often like Pink Floyd? In other surprising news, Pope turns out to be catholic.

ROFL

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hammill wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

 

Middle aged men interested into HiFi often like Pink Floyd? In other surprising news, Pope turns out to be catholic.

ROFL

You know Clare, I once held you in really high esteem....I'm docking you a :star: just for that!!!! :grin:

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New Order - Blue Monday (12" single)

Of course NO weren't the first to get into sequencing, but the influence of this disk has been enormous, not least in making the 12" single format the format for DJs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(New_Order_song)

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As a fan of prog rock, I would probably choose "In the Court of the Crimson King" as the most influential record in that genre , although it is not my personal favourite (good though it is).

That seems to be the cliched choice isn't it? Even by those who haven't heard it. I love that album, but if you really want to hear what Crimson were capable of get a copy of Red.

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Dups

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Rock musicians steal ideas from others shock, whatever next....... :?

 

I was a huge Pink Floyd fan, helping to organise illicit trips from school on a sunday to see them play at the Arts Lab and the UFO. The school thought we were going to see the recording of the BBC radio show 'I'm sorry I'll read that again', at the Playhouse theatre next to Charring cross station.

We saw Floyd with Barrett, without Barrett as a three piece and as a four piece with Gilmour. Later whilst at uni I saw them at Hyde Park when they played their first 'concept', Atom Heart Mother, with full choir and the rest, this was the second half of the show, the first consisting of extended versions of Astronomy Domini, Set the Controls and the rest. I did not see them again for nearly tree years.

Early in '73 we bought tickets to a benefit concert for Robert Wyatt without knowing who would be playing. Closer to the date of the gigs at the Rainbow we discovered that Floyd would be playing. Not quite knowing what to expect we got to see a quite superb 45 minute improvisation from a Wyattless Soft Machine, followed by the first public performance ever of DSOTM, in full quad sound, crashing plane, the works. 

Bear in mind this was weeks before even the advance copies of the album were sent out, a true premiere in every sense. That was the peak, for me, followed by a steady decline as the same old ideas were recycled, some good moments on 'Wish you were hear' but mostly tosh, culminating in the awful 'Wall'.

At least I was lucky enough to see the best bits...... :rockout:

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manicm wrote:

Clare Newsome wrote:

hammill wrote:

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

There are a lot of Pink Floyd fans on here aren't there?   :shifty:

 

Middle aged men interested into HiFi often like Pink Floyd? In other surprising news, Pope turns out to be catholic.

ROFL

You know Clare, I once held you in really high esteem....I'm docking you a :star: just for that!!!! :grin:

Smile

Years of hi-fi show attendance (and being married to a Pink Floyd fan) tell me this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DYje57V_BY

 

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