Pink Floyd - History

Ed Lada

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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!  

 
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.

 

MaxHeadroom

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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....

 

SloopJonB

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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".

 

warbird

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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.

 

Maxx Baqustae

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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.       

 

SloopJonB

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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.
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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floating dutchman

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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.

 

chester

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

 

nota

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welcome to the machine first heard as we returned to miami after our first extended cruse

first saw them live in 68 at the pop festival  at gulfstream

 

warbird

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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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