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The moon revolves around the Earth at the exact same speed at which it rotates, due to a phenomenon having to do with the uneven weight distribution of the moon itself. Because of this, on Earth, we only can ever see one side of the moon. The other side of the moon is sometimes referred to as the dark side of the moon, as it is never visible to us. There is ...


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This is quite certainly intentional. While the double negative used as an intensified negative is considered ungrammatical in "standard" English, it is very common in many English dialects, particularly those associated with lower socioeconomic class levels (see my answer to a similar question in ELU). Song lyrics are typically written in conversational ...


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I've been unable to find any comments directly from Roger Waters (writer of the music and lyrics of the song) on the meaning of those lines. Looking at the lyrics on Genius.com, the annotation for the first line says that if you read it as a double negative, it could mean two different things "We do need education"—A call for education "We don't need this ...


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Update: As noted in the comments and the other answer, they are no longer located at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The original metallic sculptures from Pink Floyd's The Division Bell album cover are currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to their transport to America, the heads were stored in a warehouse in ...


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Live performances A part of the answer to this question can be found on Pink Floyd's website, specifically the site's timeline. The first two dates 1968 on the timeline are: 12 January 1968 Pink Floyd made their debut as a five-piece with Syd Barrett and David Gilmour at the University of Aston in Birmingham. This line-up performed together on at least ...


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And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear You shout and no one seems to hear And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes I'll see you on the dark side of the moon During the moon explorations and moon landings - the first landing only occurred four years prior to this album's release - viewers of these historic events came ...


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The Wall Live, on bandcamp, was recorded at Earls Court on August 9th, 1980. The Wall Live (Is There Anybody Out There"), which was officially released, was recorded on various dates. Also, given the surviving members reluctance to release any "unproduced" material, I wouldn't bet on Zabriskie to be legit either. It's been release 3 times so far, none of ...


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It's about space, plain and simple. It's literally just a description of space - its colors, planets, stars, supernovas scaring Dan Dare. It's typical Barrett - something very, very simple wrapped in fantastical storytelling. That aspect of his songwriting really didn't change much in the 'aftertime'. Though his depression is showing through, the tunes ...


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It looks like the Wikipedia article for the Wish You Were Here album has a section on the reasoning behind the cover art. Some excerpts: The concept behind "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar" suggested the use of a handshake (an often empty gesture) And then: The album's cover images were photographed by Aubrey 'Po' Powell, Storm's partner at ...


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There are a couple differences between the Barrett and Gilmour eras of Pink Floyd. One of the biggest differences was that when Barrett was in Floyd, he was pretty much the lead composer of the band, whereas after Barrett left, composing was more evenly distributed, at least initially. So essentially Barrett-era Floyd was Barrett's band, to the point where ...


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If you are looking for songs similar to Echoes: Pink Floyd (Indeed one of the greatest bands of all time; certainly a favorite of mine after The Beatles) Shine On You Crazy Diamond [Parts I-IX] from Wish You Were Here (More than 25 minutes of pure, absolute genius) Sheep from Animals is not as haunting and calm as Echoes, but it is certainly a thrill. (...


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Below I've listed out the different people you see, with the corresponded line in the song in parenthesis. I don't know everyone, but I think this is at least a good start. Everyone who might be a politician, military officer, or public figure and whom I don't know is bolded. Starts with shots from wars Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Former U.K. ...


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I suppose by "weird", you are refering to the sticker on the cover (as the Wall album is suppose to have nothing but a wall: This album, very likely, comes from a box set from 1997 : '97 Vinyl Collection. All discs had the central round sticker. Here is the Discogs link to this release, cat# 7243 8 59858 1 2. You should check inside if yours number is the ...


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It's not sampled or looped. "On the Run" was created entirely using a VCS-3. No crazy tape tricks beyond a few overdubs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccBoypwQ9zA EDIT: Thought I might expand on that a bit. The Floyd were indeed pioneers in the control room, but not quite at the technical level that is generally assumed. Check out this article for ...


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The meaning of Brain Damage can only really be guessed from inferences in the actual lyrics..as no one but Roger Waters truly knows what it means. I'm not sure he has publicly stated that meaning either. However, the inferences suggest it is about some form of mental illness or psychosis; perhaps schizophrenia or other mental disorder. That pretense helps to ...


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The metallic sculptures will be on display at The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, beginning May 13th at London's V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum). They were loaded into the museum two days ago. Links: www.pinkfloydexhibition.com www.vam.ac.uk/pinkfloyd


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Update: As noted in the other answer, they will be will be on display at The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. They are on the roof of the Warner bros building in Wright's Lane Kensington. You can just see the top of them from the road. I used to work there. They were brought from the Manchester square building before it was demolished. I took a ...


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It means that you have gone mad. Most, if not all, of the album is about the onset of madness. Here is a detailed analysis of the lyrics. Those lyrics are actually from Brain Damage, which fades into Eclipse.


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You're asking about current popular music, but this question was a famous discussion in and around the 19th century in terms of "classical" music. Program music attempts to "tell a story" of some kind. Typically this music doesn't have words, but the composer can provide a type of background story to help get your imagination going and to match musical ...


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If you look at the band's early history, Pink Floyd was originally called "the Pink Floyd Sound" until some time in 1966 when one of their manager's, Peter Jenner, suggested that they drop "Sound" from their name to become "the Pink Floyd". And if you look at the covers of their first few singles ("Arnold Layne", "See Emily Play", "Apples And Oranges", all ...


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The meaning of instrumental music is in my opinion deeply connected to the perception of life in general. For many different people usually have very similar feelings about an instrumental piece, the music seems to be deeply related to something like the collective unconcious. Instrumental music - if well written - expresses always common perceptions of ...


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Simply put “Things Left Unsaid”, is the first track off of Pink Floyd’s final attempt, “The Endless River”. From “Things Left Unsaid” unto “Louder than Words”, the whole album consists of mostly ambient instrumental music, and is described in an interview with David Gilmour and Nick Mason as “a continuous flow of music that gradually builds upon four ...


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The first two sentences are quite clear to me: I got it from Many's, I believe in 1970. Wherever I was in New York, I'd go see Henry and Many's. He is talking about where he bought his famous Black Strat, which he bought at the now closed Manny's Music in New York.


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I laughed a bit when I first read this question - I'm not sure you understand its scope. One could literally write a book about this album and its meanings. First of all, you absolutely must not take this lyric (or its song) out of context as you interpret the album. This album, like most art (and the moon), revolves around many concepts and ideas. ...


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'We dont need no...' is commonly used in London for 'we don't need any'. its simple. Note that the lyric is not 'we don't need no learning'. The point is that an inner city London school in the 70s was often not about learning but about 'schooling'


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For some reason, I was thinking about education while making a song and Pink Floyd song came to my mind. Try to sing: We do need an education It doesn't sound as good as. We don't need no education is packs a punch and is more provocative Sometimes when you make a song, the melody doesn't fit the words and sometimes the words don't fit the melody, ...


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The best that come to mind are: Asia, Transatlantic, Yogi Lang, Yes, Genesis, Camel, RPWL, Jon Lord - Before I Forget, King Crimson, Eloy (maybe) and Emerson; Lake and Palmer.


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When I think of meaning I think of something specific. So music without lyrics or words or titles or any type of literal reference does not have any specific meaning, to me. There is definitely emotion, which, I would argue, would be interpreted in a similar way by most, if not all, humans, and possibly non humans.


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What you have discovered is love for golden age progressive rock, when songs were not just calm and mesmerizing, but the lyrics were also deep, meaningful and they were complemented by extraordinary music! Not many people appreciate such beautiful music nowadays, so good to see such love for one of my favourite bands. Some similar bands/artists and their ...


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This isn't a definitive answer, but the album's lyrical content suggests existential themes of reaching out for some kind of genuine human connection within contexts that are dehumanized, depersonalized and faked. The image resonates with these same themes by presenting a glossy image of success --a deal between two wealthy power-brokers, backstage at a ...


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