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Thanks, that was a great video.  Only problem is it induced a flashback, and I just came back to reality a few minutes ago!   I remember lying in a friend's apartment in Germany when I was a young GI around 1975.  Drunk and stoned out of my mind at 3 a.m. and listening to  Dark Side of the Moon album, screaming along with the Floyd.  Good times!  

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4 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

stoned out of my mind at 3 a.m. and listening to  Dark Side of the Moon

and so say all of us .

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Took a stolen from school lab (not me) laser light and shone it on a mirror suspended above a speaker cone by 4 pins.  It reflected up to the ceiling and moved (mostly) in time with music dynamics.   That and...and..and...kept us engaged for hours.

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Thanks for the trip down the rabbit hole.

A friend has the BlueRay boxed set of Dark Side of the Moon with the original Quad mix by Alan Parsons and the Dolby 5.1 mix. Played on a sound system with 4 Klipsch reference speakers, it was, um, a mind numbing experience. Both mixes stand out as a dramatically different interpretations of the original stereo version. 

Other memory was the first time listening to One of These Days and Echos from Meddle LP with a good set of headphones and the bong at the ready was, um, enlightening....

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Saw them at The Colosseum on the promo tour for Dark Side. It was the first of the mega stadium shows that have been the norm since then.

Indoor pyrotechnics, nekkid dancing girls on top of 20' high speaker towers, blasted on acid and weed.

Memorable to say the least.

Played Meddle and discovered my 3 Y.O. son was terrified of "One Of These Days".

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"Wish you were here" always hits me hard even 45 years later.  We had two record shops in 76.  New stuff didn't always show up quickly. I was 18 and heard "Wish you were here" in Spring '76  a day or two after my little sister committed suicide.

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I found them "pre" Darkside of the Moon" was okay and listen to them but a little prog/out there band before that. I was more a Zep/Tull guy. That said: I was working up at our local ski mountain in North Shore of Vancouver (Grouse Mtn. for locals of us that know) in the rental shop then we got a call from the base that a rock band was coming up to ski. So I got the gear set up at the shop and showed them where to ski for their abilities. After they headed off down the Cut and I was the shop supervisor so I said: Screw it I'm going to take a long lunch break and see how they were doing. No experts but I skied along with them for a while. I ended up going up the chair with Gilmour 3 times and had an apres afterward at the chalet lounge. David was a good guy and he was as interested in my skiing ( I was a budding pro freestyle skier at that time) then what they were doing. In those days NA tours started in Vancouver and it was the first Darkside of the Moon tour. How would I know would it become so epic and iconic album of all time. I didn't even ask for tickets from them! ut I still saved all their rental cards with all the names. I've got them in a  box somewhere and is probably valuable for a Floyd/geek or any collector of that sort of thing. I'm just going to hang on to them for now.       

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1 hour ago, warbird said:

"Wish you were here" always hits me hard even 45 years later.  We had two record shops in 76.  New stuff didn't always show up quickly. I was 18 and heard "Wish you were here" in Spring '76  a day or two after my little sister committed suicide.

I think that album was their masterpiece.

The story about an unrecognizable Syd Barrett showing up at the studio during the recording was disturbing and sad.

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8 hours ago, Mid said:

and so say all of us .

aye

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I owned Delicate Sound of Thunder on tape, bought it as a kid. one of the first albums I really liked and played over and over.

I haven't heard for years.  Bought the CD's today, now I just need to find and optical drive so I can listen to it, or just wait until I get home in a few days.

Wish you were here I think is my favorite form them though, Dark side of the moon never really rattled my chain.

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For you surfer types a clip from Crystal Voyager with PF Echo's.  George Greenough first person filming with a video camera on his back.  Music certainly matched with the images and era.  Art for the eyes and ears.

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, warbird said:

"Wish you were here" always hits me hard even 45 years later.  We had two record shops in 76.  New stuff didn't always show up quickly. I was 18 and heard "Wish you were here" in Spring '76  a day or two after my little sister committed suicide.

sorry for your loss warbird all these years later...that's hard

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4 hours ago, chester said:

sorry for your loss warbird all these years later...that's hard

Suicide leaves all the survivors wondering what we might have done differently:mellow:  As suicide reveals a certain or uncertain mental anguish, the song lyrics "Wish you were here" can be tough.

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Mid, thank you. Had not seen it before and it is grand.
To me the most amazing thing they accomplished was to follow Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here. To me, and I believe Gilmore has said this..... Wish You Were Here was their finest album.
And of course, without Richard Wright there is no Pink Floyd.

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15 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

To me, and I believe Gilmore has said this..... Wish You Were Here was their finest album.

I could have told him that.

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17 hours ago, OPAL said:

Roger Waters - Pigs (Live)

Never lost it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWLBtMz5OuY 

Funny stuff.
There is an interview with Mr. Waters where he is asked about capitalism vs socialism. His response is interesting in that he says, 'he had to decide if heliked owning a Bentley.' and then confesses he indeed enjoyed that.

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How I wish, how I wish you were here


We're just two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl year after year


Running over the same old ground, what have we found?


The same old fears, wish you were here  

 

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I remember working on my boat in Santa Barbara harbor one sunny December day back in 1979 and noticing someone playing The Wall very loudly from somewhere in the harbor. It had just been released and I'd never heard any of the songs before but new what it was from the chorus "All in all it was just a..."

Finished tidying up the boat and wandered over to the main dock to see what was going on. A largish dragger from somewhere up North was tied up to the unloading dock with large speakers hung from the outriggers 30 feet up just blasting it out there. People were wandering down the dock to see what the hubbub was like lemmings to a cliff.

The boat had a hold full of fresh prawns they were selling at the dock for cheap, so cheap that even broke ass me bought a couple of pounds. They boiled up awesomely! To my knowledge they were the first prawns ever landed in Santa Barbara County and started a mini fishery there ever after. Whenever I hear the Wall now I think of the smell of fresh prawns and beer with my GF on a warm  sunny day.

Thank you, Pink Floyd!

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upstairs in an eatery in Pig Ally , Kathmandu .

a French Traveler had just picked up a copy of Wish You Were Here from CDG , only a couple of hours old .

some things are just ment to be .

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@Willin'  And that's part of the magic of music.  You hear a song and you are instantly transported back in time, and in the words of the immortal Firesign Theater, it all come rushing back to you "Like the hot smack at the end of a cold fist."

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