When it comes to being influenced by others, very few musicians can discount Pink Floyd. From their wide use of experimental sounds and lights to jet propelling the idea of a concept record into popular writing, Pink Floyd has had a significant impact on the musical world. Pink Floyd was one of the first bands to use lights during their live sets. The lights were almost a show in and of themselves. They helped to give a setting to the sound. The atmosphere obtained through this conveyed the emotion of the music via visuals alongside the music. After the psychedelic trend of rock started losing momentum, Pink Floyd began using a moving light system that would rise up and lower down during the performance. An interesting piece of musicianship that Pink Floyd mastered during their career was the guitar solo. The band would record a song, then Dave Gilmour (who took over lead guitars after Syd Barrett left) would come in to do solo work. He would record multiple solos for one song, then have his favorite parts cut and pasted together. This added to the spacey and atmospheric sound the band achieved while still maintaining a certain cohesiveness and balance behind it all. Gilmour has been listed as number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” being described as, “the missing link between Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen,” by the article author Alan di Perna. The live performances of Pink Floyd were not limited to light work. Extravagant displays of props, explosions (pyrotechnics), photo and video were also used to better express the music. Behemoth helium balloons saw first use during the Dark Side of the Moon tours, but later this element began to play a crucial role during the set. A triangular zeppelin hovered over the stage on a later tour. While being an interesting spectacle, it would often fly to the crowd and fall to pieces. The trademark giant pig was brought in for tour to support their record Animals in 1977, floating over the audience. In some shows, the floating pig would have some propane inside, causing it to explode. Tour support for The Wall brought the inflatables to new heights, where several of the characters from the album were portrayed by the use of giant, moving string puppets that had frightening and glaring eyes through the use of spotlight. The Wall shows brought special effects to an extravagant level. An example is the building of an actual wall. 160-feet long and 35-feet high, the wall was made from 340 white bricks built between the audience and the band during the first half of the show. The final brick was placed as Roger Waters sang, "goodbye" at the end of the song "Goodbye Cruel World" which was halfway through the set. This caused the band to become unseen by the audience until the end of the show, where the wall would be destroyed. Concept writing was a notable part of Pink Floyd’s repertoire. Using concept writing on the Animals record, the band discussed social disorder and unrest through use of symbolizing different classes as different animals. This was a mirroring of George Orwell’s critically acclaimed novel Animal Farm. Wish You Were Here is another album that uses some concept. While not entirely a concept album, it does take a look into the feeling of absence and discusses Syd Barrett’s descent into mental instability. Dark Side of the Moon is an album that carries its own significance. The album has a weight to it that keeps it separated from other records from its time. Functioning as a single piece of music rather than individual songs and pop hits/singles, it helped to concrete the idea of the sound of a concept record. This brought about listening to albums as experiences instead of having singles being the main focus. The Wall highly popularized the ideas of rock-operas. Whereas singles from concept records could be played apart from the whole without taking away from the story, rock-operas tell a cohesive and epic story and are…
such instruments as organs and horns.
They continued on in their journey of rock history with such classics as Ummagumma and Atom Heart Mother, but never reaching that same plateau as they did with their debut.
Nothing, however, prepared Pink Floyd or their audience for the massive mainstream success of their 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon, which made their brand of cosmic rock even more approachable with state-of-the-art production, more focused songwriting, an army of well-timed stereophonic…
Pink Floyd’s album The Wall influenced a great change in the music industries from the 1980s to today within America. The album released on Nov. 30, 1979, the live concert preformed in 1980 through 1981, and the movie released in 1982 gave the foundation to the 1980’s American music scene to the present music scene. The album The Wall brought back a vibe of psychedelics from the 1960s but gave a twist of hard rock from transitioning electronics to guitars. The concert for The Wall was the first…
a cd or copy a song. An example, which was used in this video, was a company used a song from Pink Floyd for the company’s internal training video for their employees. The company did not get a signed release from Pink Floyd stating they could use the song in their video. If the video was ever sold to another company or made public then the company would and could be sued for illegal use by Pink Floyd.
Another hot topic in everyday life is plagiarism. College students, writers, newspaper…
73 | Southern Man | Neil Young |
74 | Uncle John's Band | Grateful Dead |
75 | Vehicle | Ides Of March |
76 | Green-Eyed Lady | Sugarloaf |
77 | If I Were Your Woman | Gladys Knight and the Pips |
78 | Groove Me | King Floyd |
79 | Travelin' Band | Creedence Clearwater Revival |
80 | Love the One You're With | Stephen Stills |
81 | Coal Miner's Daughter | Loretta Lynn |
82 | I Hear You Knocking | Dave Edmunds |
83 | Turn Back the Hands Of Time | Tyrone…
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Another "Monster of Rock" was the more extravagant Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd started out as a group that sounded similar to the Beatles but with more psychedelic topics. The band changed after their drug-doomed lead guitarist and Singer Syd Barrett was institutionalized, and gained guitarist David Gilmour, who recorded with the band on their groundbreaking album Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd touched audiences with deep thought provoking lyrics, melodic tones, and intensely…
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Family” on TV, and reads Surfer Magazine. Her favorite movie is a hard choice, but she decides on LOL (Laughing out Loud). Her favorite movie this summer was Blackfish. Her favorite music genre is Alternative, though she also likes older music by Pink Floyd. Outside the US, Rosie would want to live either in Central America or New Zealand. She would like to meet Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, and Gandhi. Famous people she would like to meet include Obama and Tim Lincecum.
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as males in mainstream..
Music industry is based on antiquated belief. Many years ago since men made the money, men made the decisions. In music the industry is geared toward men. Look at the worlds biggest bands; beatles, u2, led zeppelin, pink floyd, is it just one big coincidence that they are all men. Women don’t compose their music. Overall, males have been more successful in the music industry. But there are many females that deserve the same respect. Madonna, Heart, Aretha Franklin…
anything that is on the radio because I do not know what is coming on next, and I like being surprised."
I asked myself the same question, and I know that I cannot live without music. I like to come home after class, lie down, and mellow out to some Pink Floyd or Pearl Jam. If I do not listen to my music for a day then I would not consider it a complete day. Music is the only thing that I consider mine, and nobody can take that away from me.
Everybody should feel the same way as me because there are…
Step-father Floyd late forty to bail him out of jail.
The Mom found out from the Principal that you been cutting class again she ask Cameron where you go all the time. He told his Mom that the teachers do not care about the student and him. His step-father Floyd grab him by the arm told him that he tried him screwing around and you keep this up you will be in prison with the big boys, Cameron told Floyd you knows you done it.
At Cameron’s House Judy’s Kincaid his mother is arguing with Floyd about…