Mistook the nods.
Animals > WYWH > DSOTM > The Wall > Meddle. Everything else can fuck off (those are the only ones I've listened to.)
Close my eyes just to look at you.
I think Obscured By Clouds is a very under-appreciated record. It may not be the best, and it's not my favorite, but I still think it deserves much more attention and credit than it received.
Disobey, It's the Law
The Piper At The Gates of Dawn is just another level of existence, it is some kind of chaotic wonderland, where you can be as whimsical as you wanna be. My fascination for this album, made me discover the entire Syd Barrett solo records ( I'm more of a Barrett fan than a Floyd one).
A Saucerful of Secrets is a criminally underrated album, I personally dig it a lot. I also like dark side, wish you were here, Meddle, Animals.
I don't hear any of the post The Wall records, just isn't the same.
And well The Floyd, just like The Beatles, did so much good stuff, people forget that they also did shitty albums. For me both Ummaguma, and Atom Heart Mother ( except for the song "if" in that record), are pretty much wastes of sonic space.
Today is the 45th year anniversary of Piper at the Gates of Dawn, probably my personal favorite of the Floyd albums. Will be celebrating with a run through of the album today. Unforgettable memories tied to this one.
My friends and I used to imitate this song constantly. It's such a freaky jam:
One of my favorite artists of all time. Inspiration to pretty much everything I grew up with and truly an artist I fully respect. I've done numerous class projects and speeches which involved conducting hours of research in honor to what this individual provided the music world and, consequently, my own personal life growing up. As mentioned in the Pink Floyd thread, my username here originally came from a Syd Barrett song (as I was obsessed with him at the time). Actually, my first ever thread started on a Manson forum was in fact "Syd Barrett." I couldn't appreciate him enough. Not many artists' stories reflects how I feel when given a similar situation, but Syd truly understood being real with himself and true to his art for the sake of art. People say he went crazy, I believe he reached a whole different plane that many fear to tread.
Syd started Pink Floyd and gave them their original psychedelic genius that would go on to create a musical group this world had never seen before or since. He is responsible for the albums Piper at the Gates of Dawn and The Madcap Laughs, two of my favorites from any artists. There are countless stories chronicling Syd's time in the Floyd as well as moving into his short-lived solo career. I guess a favorite story of mine would be him going on stage with heavy coats of makeup on his face. Instead of playing his guitar, besides a random note here and there, he would stand there letting the stage lights give the illusion of his face melting. It was acts like these that the band got David Gilmour aboard so he could back up Syd during these moments, while still wanting to keep Syd in the band writing their songs until enough was enough.
Wish You Were Here, the album, was mainly written with Syd in mind. Something kind of spooky about the recording of Wish You Were Here, Syd just randomly showed up in the studio while they were recording this album in honor of him. The band didn't even recognize Syd, as he had shaved off all the hair on his body, eyebrows included, and was walking around with eyes that looked like "black holes in the sky" asking when it was his turn to record. He hadn't been in the band, or been in contact with them for years, as he was more of a recluse during this time.
I could honestly go on for far too long with stories involving Syd and his life, so lets get to the music instead.
While I could obviously just link the entire album The Madcap Laughs here, I'm going to break it down a little further.
'Octopus' from The Madcap Laughs. The only song to be released as a single from his solo-work.
'Terrapin' (of course I'm going to post this one)
'Dark Globe' has some of my favorite lyrics of all time.
'Feel' showcases his absurd strumming:
'If It's In You' is honestly one of the strangest songs to ever be recorded onto an album, and it's fantastic in that aspect:
I'll leave it there for now. Much love to the work of Syd Barrett and to fellow Syd fans out there.
If that was what I was saying then that is exactly what I'd of said tobacco leaf, as I said before this is coming from personal experience. If you don't agree fine and fucking dandy that's irrelevant to me, just don't put words in my mouth and we'll be just fine. I know some elitist music motherfuckers, and believe you me....I'm not it.
Originally Posted by sayyosin
Mistook the nods.
I listened to Piper At The Gates Of Dawn the other night while I was drunk. Normally, when I'm drunk, I have hilariously low standards for music and will find almost anything enjoyable. However, I couldn't get past 20 minutes of this record before wanting to bash my head against a wall. If I wanted to listen to a Beatles album, I would have listened to The Beatles.
Close my eyes just to look at you.
I don't know what you're hearing, but Piper sounds little like the Beatles. They are similar in that they are of a similar background in the psychedelic world and that you can tell both bands are English, other than that the comparison is minimal at best. You're looking too far into connecting the two.
Piper set up the entire framework for the Floyd sound that came after it and pushed the envelope in psychedelics to areas it hadn't attempted heading toward before. It's jazzy and highly experimental. The album might not be perfect, and I wouldn't recommend it to any casual music fan, but this a damn fine work of art.
You're missing out, dude. I would say that being drunk wasn't the right mindset going into this one. It's either gotta be weed or acid for the full effect. There's too much going on to appreciate while drunk.
GUY WHO GOES TO CONCERTS
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is one of the greatest albums ever fucking made.
Always kinda struck me as what might've happened if Lewis Carroll had lived a century later and wound up in an acid-rock band.
And I've tripped with it about a billion times, but I don't think that's necessary. Just have a bit of whimsy in your heart and CRANK that shit and you're good to go. Sooo fucking cool and so much fun.
The rest of Pink Floyd and even Syd's solo stuff is all right but THIS is where it's at, as far as I'm concerned. And since the whole album's already been posted...
Here's a cover by Ogre/Atkins from Skinny Puppy and Pigface from that album (which got me into it in the first place) and another by a ukulele-playin' pal of mine: