Questions tagged [pink-floyd]

For questions about the British band Pink Floyd formed in London in 1965. The members were Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Syd Barret and David Gilmour.

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What does 'The Dark Side of the Moon' mean?

One of the most famous albums of Pink Floyd is 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. Besides the title of the album, this phrase also appears in the lyrics of the last song of the album, Eclipse: And if ...
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Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional?

The famous Pink Floyd Song Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) uses double negative in the chorus: We don't need no education We dont need no thought control ... https://www.youtube.com/...
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What happened to the heads from the front cover of The Division Bell?

Steel head sculptures were used for the CD release of the album The Division Bell, and stone sculptures appeared on the cassette artwork. Can you still see them anywhere?
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Did Pink Floyd ever have five simultaneous members?

It is common knowledge that David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett when Syd started using too many drugs, hindering his unability to play. I'm wondering if Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Syd ...
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Pictures from the recording of Pink Floyd's On the run

I remember a radio interview with some members of Pink Floyd concerning the making of The Dark Side of the Moon and in particular some comments around the track On the Run. Anyone who knows this song ...
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Who are those famous looking people in the video of Pink Floyd's brain damage?

While i am able to recognize some of them but most of them are unknown to me. Did Pink Floyd mocked those politicians and generals? Like in the line. The lunatic is on the grass. P.S. I am ...
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What is the actual meaning of the the song Astronomy Domine by Pink Floyd?

This song sounds to me like they are romanticizing fear and panic, but i am not able to understand the actual meaning behind it. Or is it just about an acid trip?
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Pink Floyd live recordings on Bandcamp

I've found a large collection of Pink Floyd recordings on Bandcamp. They sound genuine, and before purchasing I was wondering whether there's any comment on their authenticity. https://...
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Why does Pink Floyd's “Wish You Were Here” album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?

Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?
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Instrumental music meanings

Do instrumental song without lyrics have meanings? This instrumental song from Pink Floyd's album 'The Endless river' seems to have some vocals in it and then all instumental. Is this instrumental ...
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Differences between Syd Barrett and David Gilmour

Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was replaced, in 1968, by David Gilmour. They both were guitarists, singers and songwriters for the band but they might have different writing and ...
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Have any of the Pink Floyd's instrumental pieces been vocalized?

I wonder if there exist any vocal versions of Pink Floyd's greatest instrumentals? Especially the Endless River music and Marooned or Cluster One?
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What did David Gilmour exactly say in this video about his Black Strat?

In this video, David Gilmour talks about his Black Strat. What does it say at the beginning of the video? Did he said "I got it I believed (or lived?) in 1970s whenever (or wherever) realizing (or ...
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Does Pink Floyd really start a supremacist/hate rally in The Wall?

In the song, In The Flesh Part II from Pink Floyd's album, The Wall, the main character, the rock star Pink Floyd, takes the stage and performs a Hitler-esque hate-speech rally. This continues with a ...
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Why is Pink Floyd sometimes called “The” Pink Floyd?

On some Pink Floyd record labels, the band is referred to as The Pink Floyd. On a Mexican release: On a Brazilian release: I didn't include all the occurrences, but it seems to happen in Latin ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

Can anyone recommend any good (present) rock bands of the like of Tame Impala, Muse, The Heavy, and the Rival Sons? These are the only 21st century bands that I listen to regularly. Other bands to ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

"Echoes" by Pink floyd is the best song I've ever heard, all my life I never really have listened to Pink Floyd. I'm not even a stoner, I just like the deepness some of their songs. I've always ...
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When exactly did Mason sing for Pink Floyd?

The following quote is taken from the wikipedia page about Scream Thy Last Scream: The song features several changes in tempo, a sped-up double-tracked vocal part by Barrett, while drummer Nick ...
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Identify musical element reminiscent of Pink Floyd

I'm listening to this piece by Entheogenic. The part starting from the time shown by the link, has something in it that I'm sure I heard from Pink Floyd, but I can't remember in which song. Anyway, ...
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Strange Pink Floyd's “The Wall” album with round sticker

I have this weird album and I can't seem to find this album cover anywhere. What is it an how much does it sell for?