Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Culture Forum

Culture Forum

  1. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    17 Jan '10 07:41
    How many on here are Pink Floyd fans and what is your favorite work by them?
  2. 17 Jan '10 08:56
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    How many on here are Pink Floyd fans and what is your favorite work by them?
    I love Pink Floyd and for me "Wish you were here" is what I like the best.
  3. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    17 Jan '10 09:03
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    I love Pink Floyd and for me "Wish you were here" is what I like the best.
    I'm torn between WYWH and Dark side. Gilmour does great work on both.
  4. 17 Jan '10 09:27
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    I'm torn between WYWH and Dark side. Gilmour does great work on both.
    I agree. Either way, they are both fine choices.
    The wall for example I think is over rated and I really do not care for it as a whole but thats me.
  5. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    17 Jan '10 09:33
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    I agree. Either way, they are both fine choices.
    The wall for example I think is over rated and I really do not care for it as a whole but thats me.
    The wall is OK, but I have to be in the mood for it. There are many other PF works that I like better. 'Momentary Lapse of Reason' ranks above the wall for me.
  6. 17 Jan '10 10:08
    I love Animals. It's like pizza. I can always eat pizza. I can always listen to Animals.
  7. Standard member expuddlepirate
    Exaulted high possum
    17 Jan '10 10:26
    Either of you like any of the post Waters albums?
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    17 Jan '10 16:55
    Originally posted by expuddlepirate
    Either of you like any of the post Waters albums?
    Anyone who likes the post Waters albums is not a true Pink Floyd fan.
  9. 17 Jan '10 17:08
    Meddle and Obscurred by Clouds.

    Roger Waters did a live recording with Van Morrison doing Comfortable Numb which is really moving.
  10. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    17 Jan '10 23:31
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Anyone who likes the post Waters albums is not a true Pink Floyd fan.
    Agreed.
  11. 18 Jan '10 00:58
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Anyone who likes the post Waters albums is not a true Pink Floyd fan.
    Ok, Now why do you say that? What am I missing?
  12. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Jan '10 03:14
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Ok, Now why do you say that? What am I missing?
    Pink Floyd was done when Roger Waters left*. Roger had the integrity to start a solo career. David Gilmour did not. Knowing that David Gilmour solo albums would not sell, he continued masquerading under the Pink Floyd name. Momentary Lapse of Reason and the rest are nothing but glorified David Gilmour projects. They are not Pink Floyd, regardless of what the label says.

    *Pink Floyd was essentially defunct after The Wall. The Final Cut was a Roger Waters solo album in all but name.
  13. 18 Jan '10 07:44
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Anyone who likes the post Waters albums is not a true Pink Floyd fan.
    REC'D (caps are intentional)
  14. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    18 Jan '10 10:39 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Anyone who likes the post Waters albums is not a true Pink Floyd fan.
    Isn't it possible to like the albums in full knowledge of their crypto-Gilmouresque quality and still be a true Pink Floyd fan? 'I don't consider those albums to be the work of Pink Floyd, but I like them anyway. At least, 'Learning To Fly' and a few other tracks'.

    The question of the 'real Pink Floyd' preoccupied me a very long time ago. Not only is there the schismatic question that you have outlined, with some perceiving Gilmour in the role of false Pope, others perceiving Waters to be an abdicated tyrant in whose absence the three (not just one) remaining members of PF had space to breathe and play with their instruments, but there is also the hardline 'Barrett or nothing, Waters was and continues to be pants, while Dave Gilmour is nought but a fat get' approach.
  15. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    18 Jan '10 13:59
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Isn't it possible to like the albums in full knowledge of their crypto-Gilmouresque quality and still be a true Pink Floyd fan? 'I don't consider those albums to be the work of Pink Floyd, but I like them anyway. At least, 'Learning To Fly' and a few other tracks'.

    The question of the 'real Pink Floyd' preoccupied me a very long time ago. Not only ...[text shortened]... s was and continues to be pants, while Dave Gilmour is nought but a fat get' approach.
    Yes, it is possible to like the later albums, as long as you recognize them for what they are (or are not). If Gilmour had had the integrity to release them as David Gilmour albums, or under some other moniker, then I would have been an enthusiastic supporter. I have his 1984 About Face solo album and still enjoy it. I'd like to get a copy of his 1978 self titled solo project. Richard Wright has some solo stuff I'd like to hear as well. But calling the later stuff 'Pink Floyd' will forever leave a black mark upon them in my eyes.