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…
Leaning against the splintering wood fence he peers at the small cottage opposite his. Lush pink flowers with red tips bloom in the summer sun in the cottage’s surrounding garden, flowers that could cure his mother. In a broth or stew the healing powers of the flowers would be more than enough to lift the fever plaguing his mother. He would just take the flowers if he could but the precious petals do not belong to him but a great sorceress. From rumors that have slipped his way he has heard that…
aromas of lavender scented candles that I have around the Jacuzzi and both vanities. The flower smell of bath salts that I poor in to the water makes my nostril dance. I get an alluring feel of spring when I am in this room, from the vibrant shades of pink and purple decoration throughout the room. From the flames of the candle and the warm heat lamp in the ceiling I get a warm and cozy feeling. I have soothing jazz playing in the background. Lastly I enjoy listening to the blissful sound water flowing…
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…
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This chunk describes the introduction of the pink flamingo in American history. It
describes the first time that Americans went vacationing and would want flamingo souvenirs,
and how that grew into hotels decorated with flamingos and hot pink colors.
Price starts out her essay describing the introduction of the flamingo into American
history because it helps to build her argument of the higher class citizens. Through the
repetition of the word “bold” throughout the essay…
Symbols forced upon the divided
The Star of David was used to depict Jews. They were forced to sew them to every garment of clothing and wear them at all times and would be severely punished, if not killed if they did not. Other symbols were triangles; pink symbolized homosexuals and brown symbolized gypsies. Black was antisocial prisoners, red was political enemies, green was habitual criminals, blue was foreigners and purple for Jehovah's witnesses.
3. Amplified reflection on inhumanity
Black History Essay
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Born June 22, 1935 in Santa Barbara, California, Floyd Norman was introduced to Disney
by his mother. As a child, he was taken to see movies such a
Snow White, Bambi,
films like these, Floyd knew as an adult he wanted to work for Disney. During his high school years, he
would draw and create animated films. Through a friend, he was able to…
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…
resident by the name of Floyd Munson. He claimed to be a witness to the kidnapping and slaying of Terrance Pinkley. After denying participating in the death of Pinkley, Munson confessed that he was present during the crime and that his brothers was the ones who committed the crime. Later police discoverd that Munson was not telling the truth Pinkley was shot with a 40 caliber pistol, which was later found in Floyd Munson home. The weapon was examined and police discovered that Floyd Munson had murdered…
Shepard and Travis Price in Nova Scotia witnessed an incident in which a freshman was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt during the first day of school. When these two students took the liberty to stand up against something they felt was wrong, something they felt should not be tolerated, the news of their courage spread like wildfire across the world. After ordering and disturbing 50 pink shirts, these individuals not only stood up to this cruel act of social alienation, they made it clear that there…
“On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”: Social Identity Theory and Mean Girls
April 21, 2014
Indiana University Purdue University- Columbus
“You know I couldn’t invite you. I had to pretend to be plastic!” “Hey, buddy, you’re not pretending anymore. You’re plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic!” Sometimes in life, we feel the need to belong, especially when it comes to belonging to certain groups. There is no better time or example for this than high school…