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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 25, 2018 16:36
 

 misterbearbaby wrote:
I think it's HIGH TIME we launch into a spiral of increasingly meaningless debate over who's a GEN-YOO-INE Pink Floyd fanboy and set the music aside entirely... 

"Piper at the Gates of Dawn (from The Wind in the Willows...) was breathtaking in 1967. Maybe you had to be there...  10 times a day you heard the Association singin' "Windy" and the Monkees "I'm a Believer" —it was enough to make you mop up The Strawberry Alarm Clock's puke. Runaway American free-enterprise (which Normal Mailer called in that era "The Great Plastic Asshole") was marketing "psychedelic" everything  (after fixing the name from "psychodelic" so your mom didn't have to worry that your cool new albums would make you a psycho...) 

The essence of that landmark album centered around the powerful, amazing, infinite songs "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive", which knocked my world right out the window of my little farmhouse, sending  me on a journey that's perhaps nearly over now, but was made infinitely richer by PF's music. Yeah, it's a damn religious article for me; no one pisses up Pink Floyd's leg, EVER. 

"See Emily Play"  remains in my opinion, the band injecting a little break from their "serious" music via a 3-minute power pop song as a little inside joke.  A moment of ordinariness, like an AM radio suddenly was switched on for a few minutes, silencing the roar of a surreal ocean. Like Hendrix doing "Little Miss Strange" on Electric Ladyland. Get the joke? No? Move along, nothing here to see...

Great post!!  New phrase of the week = "The Great Plastic Asshole")

And damn, I wish I was there then...or not....I'd probably would've ended up more like Syd than David. 

misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: Mar 01, 2018 11:18
 

I think it's HIGH TIME we launch into a spiral of increasingly meaningless debate over who's a GEN-YOO-INE Pink Floyd fanboy and set the music aside entirely... 

"Piper at the Gates of Dawn (from The Wind in the Willows...) was breathtaking in 1967. Maybe you had to be there...  10 times a day you heard the Association singin' "Windy" and the Monkees "I'm a Believer" —it was enough to make you mop up The Strawberry Alarm Clock's puke. Runaway American free-enterprise (which Normal Mailer called in that era "The Great Plastic Asshole") was marketing "psychedelic" everything  (after fixing the name from "psychodelic" so your mom didn't have to worry that your cool new albums would make you a psycho...) 

The essence of that landmark album centered around the powerful, amazing, infinite songs "Astronomy Domine" and "Interstellar Overdrive", which knocked my world right out the window of my little farmhouse, sending  me on a journey that's perhaps nearly over now, but was made infinitely richer by PF's music. Yeah, it's a damn religious article for me; no one pisses up Pink Floyd's leg, EVER. 

"See Emily Play"  remains in my opinion, the band injecting a little break from their "serious" music via a 3-minute power pop song as a little inside joke.  A moment of ordinariness, like an AM radio suddenly was switched on for a few minutes, silencing the roar of a surreal ocean. Like Hendrix doing "Little Miss Strange" on Electric Ladyland. Get the joke? No? Move along, nothing here to see...


Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Nov 05, 2017 5:46
 

 Schmoogsley wrote:
  "This song is brilliant!"  LMAO!  Hey, I'm a Pink Floyd fan, but, most of their accolades come from those who think it's 'cool' to be a Pink Floyd fan. lol  Always thought it was hilarious. 

 
So you're a fan, but not one of those fans who "think it's 'cool' to be a Pink Floyd fan"?

Are you sure about that?

LMAO 
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Nov 05, 2017 5:14
 

 Jota wrote:
The name of the band gets this song and extra 5 points on average.  Taken on it's own merits it's bordering on crap.

 
Very well said. I second that.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Sep 05, 2017 6:01
 

It's a great song - absolutely and positively brilliant
Schmoogsley
Posted: Jun 05, 2017 10:08
 

  "This song is brilliant!"  LMAO!  Hey, I'm a Pink Floyd fan, but, most of their accolades come from those who think it's 'cool' to be a Pink Floyd fan. lol  Always thought it was hilarious. 
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: Jun 05, 2017 10:04
 

The name of the band gets this song and extra 5 points on average.  Taken on it's own merits it's bordering on crap.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jun 05, 2017 10:04
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Ain't this song a frickin' SONIC RIOT? So much effervescent fun going on here, such ~wow~ and who in the world is doing such now?

 
xactly! this track is the shit! where's my acid?
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 0:46
 

Ain't this song a frickin' SONIC RIOT? So much effervescent fun going on here, such ~wow~ and who in the world is doing such now?
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jan 03, 2017 7:23
 

Brilliant song IMHO.

Apparently, PF didn't/wouldn't play this live and it tended to anger some of their audiences to the point that people threw stuff at the band on stage.

John Lydon has said that Syd Barrett was the original Sid Vicious.

 
lissen
(Sweet, sweet Oregon)
Posted: Oct 02, 2016 17:43
 

I agree. Some of the harmonics seemed to appear in many groups' creations.

Proclivities wrote:

Well, we all hear different things, but to me, musically, this is much more quirky than any Moody Blues stuff, and lyrically, this has none of the quasi-mystical/spiritual gibberish that The Moody Blues indulged in.  But I guess the psychedelic era connected a lot of the artists who recorded the music, so there were similar sounds.

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 01, 2016 6:55
 

 moodfood wrote:
 this resonates more Moody Blues even than early Floyd, or was it just the 60's effect? {#Cheesygrin}

 
Well, we all hear different things, but to me, musically, this is much more quirky than any Moody Blues stuff, and lyrically, this has none of the quasi-mystical/spiritual gibberish that The Moody Blues indulged in.  But I guess the psychedelic era connected a lot of the artists who recorded the music, so there were similar sounds.
gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Sep 01, 2016 6:47
 

Light years ahead of the Times.

Who is on the vocal?  Is it Syd?
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay)
Posted: Jul 31, 2016 18:20
 

How could do anything BUT expand your mind when listening to this?
Kassbomb
Posted: Jul 31, 2016 18:18
 

Yup
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Oct 20, 2015 17:09
 

Simply NEVER get tired of this one...always engages me.  Classic!
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 19, 2015 8:28
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Such mad, playful brilliance! I love it still! Music like this has an atmosphere, and I like it up here! Every time takes me back to the 1st...

 
Yes atmosphere is a good way to describe it, John. It's that feeling you get with almost any of the great tunes or albums from this era. Takes me to the time I was a kid and we lived in Phoenix, my older sibs were sort of into the hippie thang. People were more laid back, more accepting, into trying new things, everything was an adventure or a new mystery.
(anonymous)
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 4:28
 

Never ever get tired..
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Mar 14, 2015 9:02
 

Such mad, playful brilliance! I love it still! Music like this has an atmosphere, and I like it up here! Every time takes me back to the 1st...
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Jan 10, 2015 11:28
 

 this resonates more Moody Blues even than early Floyd, or was it just the 60's effect? {#Cheesygrin}