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 live…
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…
and heavy metal styles.
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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Lord of the Flies
About William Golding
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in
Fought in Royal Navy during WWII
Participated in invasion of Normandy on
At war’s end, returned to teaching and
Lord of the Flies
“It was simply what seemed sensible for me…
Rosie Cruz: Surfer Extraordinaire
With a positive attitude and an air of confidence that is hard not to notice, Rosaline Mary Cruz, who prefers “Rosie,” is easy to focus on as the subject of my interview. Tall with brown hair and a matching tan, she easily fits in as a Miramonte student. She looks like she could be comfortable almost anywhere, as her experiences and travels certainly prove.
When I ask about her thoughts on Miramonte, she says, “It makes me feel like a more independent…
Music has been around for thousands and thousands of years. The caveman had originally started some type of sounds in which branched off into the music that we listen to today. This prehistoric music was started by the cavemen in order for them to express themselves, and the others who listened were affected in the same way that people are affected by music today.
For example, if someone is upset they will listen to something that will get them into a better mood, perhaps something mellow or soft…
Mr. Bryon Ford
English 2341 Literature
Both director Ed Wood and Cameron Kincaid in two films do not know how to start off. In the film Ed Wood, the director Tim Burton. Is a director is trying to start to film a movie but the writer Criswell telling Ed why should I pick you. I want an experienced director do not an inexperienced director Ed told him that I could do better than the other one you choose. The writer should give him advisor to start small like…
Madonna and Don Mclean sang about “the day the music died.” While music hasn’t died, it has certain changed. Music has been commercialized, and it has become quite the profitable business. Gone are the days of artistic expression. They’ve given way to the era of the bottom dollar. This music industry is dominated by men. The artists, managers, and executives are all mostly males. They target other males as their primary consumers, and everything revolves around that fact. The easiest way…