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Pink Floyd

Originally a psychedelic 60s band from Cambridge, led by the charismatic-but-soon-to-lose-it Syd Barret, Pink Floyd then took on guitarist David Gilmour and went on to become one of the most renowned progressive rock acts of the 70s. Somewhat technological in their approach compared to many other bands of the time, Pink Floyd used recorded samples and tape effects on their records during this era. Their best work is often considered to be 1973's Dark Side of the Moon, which dealt with the issues of death and madness, presumably in reference to Syd Barret. Another masterpiece is 1979's The Wall, singer/bassist Roger Water's autobiographical opera, which covers any and all aspects of his life from women to politics. Recent years have seen musical and personal differences alienate Waters from the other members of the group. For those of you wanting to listen to Pink Floyd for the first time and not sure where to start, Echoes (2001) is an excellent 2 CD compilation containing the best of the band's career.

Pink Floyd recently reunited to perform a set at the Live 8 concert held at Hyde Park, London. The performance boosted their record sales, but David Gilmour has announced that he will donate all royalties received as a result of the concert to charity.

Discography

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Capitol 1967
A Saucerful of Secrets Capitol 1968
Ummagumma Capitol 1969
More Capitol 1969
Atom Heart Mother Capitol 1970
Relics Capitol 1971
Meddle Capitol 1971
Obscured By Clouds Capitol 1972
Dark Side of the Moon Capitol 1973
Wish You Were Here Capitol 1975
Animals Capitol 1977
The Wall Capitol 1979
A Collection of Great Dance Songs Capitol 1981
Works Capitol 1983
The Final Cut Columbia 1983
A Momentary Lapse of Reason Columbia 1987
Delicate Sound of Thunder Columbia 1988
Shine on Columbia 1992
The Division Bell Columbia 1994
Pulse Columbia 1995
Is There Anybody out There? The Wall: Live 1980-1981 Columbia 2000
Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd Columbia 2001

Band members

Roger Waters vocals, bass
David Gilmour vocals, guitar
Nick Mason drums
Richard Wright keyboards, piano
Syd Barrett vocals
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best band ever!
Posted by d singer from los angeles (23rd February 2013)
nuff said.


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