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Did Pink Floyd ever have five simultaneous members?

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

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 ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

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] ...
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What happened to the heads from the front cover of The Division Bell?

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 ...
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Differences between Syd Barrett and David Gilmour

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, ...
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Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?

The album artwork has four images, two on the cover and two on the inner sleeve. Each of the pictures references one of the four elements: Fire Earth Air Water. I don't think it goes any deeper ...
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Strange Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album with round sticker

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 ...
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Why is Pink Floyd sometimes called "The" Pink Floyd?

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" ...
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What happened to the heads from the front cover of The Division Bell?

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. ...
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Instrumental music meanings

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

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 ...
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Instrumental music meanings

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 ...
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Instrumental music meanings

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

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, ...
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Does Pink Floyd really start a supremacist/hate rally in The Wall?

Pink does not start a Neo Nazi rally. "Pink isn't well, he stayed back at the hotel", to borrow a line from In The Flesh Part II. In fact, Pink is in a drug-induced stupor in a hotel room and is ...
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Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional?

'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 ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

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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Instrumental music meanings

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 ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

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 ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

A lot of people will say, "Oh. Pink Floyd. OK, here's a bunch of Prog Rock bands." And they're kinda wrong. Pink Floyd was not like Yes or Genesis or ELP, because Pink Floyd were really more (much ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

On the heavy rock side I would suggest the very young band YAK: they released their first album "Alas Salvation" on 2016. Here you'll find their youtube channel, where you can taste some of their ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

I recommend the young austrian Band Mother's Cake. They sound really a lot like classic 70's rock. I saw them at a festival this summer and was quite impressed. Check out this 6-track live video for a ...
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Identify musical element reminiscent of Pink Floyd

Judging from the cover image, it looks like Entheogenic might be explicitly inspired by Pink Floyd. They are using a number of techniques to produce that "Pink Floyd" mood, but the one that sticks ...
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Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?

Think the guy on fire is supposed to be Syd Barrett who is credited for starting the band and Roger Waters is standing in his shadow, almost like all of Water’s creative, introspective, wise rhymes he ...
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Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?

Straight from Powell, Storm, Roger, and David. The industry burned them and other artists. They had no intention of being commercial they only wanted to make music. Listen to the lyrics of Have a ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

Here is a french band that play's 70s psychedelic blues rock you may like. A link to their first hit: Cheap Wine - I Come Back From Tomorrow
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

If you prefer sound of Pink Floyd after 1980, then check out band Tony Red and their only one album Positive Waves. Also I will recommend to check out bands Mostly Autumn, Moon Halo and also band ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

Direct Answer To Your Question:-- Porcupine Tree, Riverside, and Anathema are relatively mainstream bands that are very similar to Pink Floyd. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3lsqUqGTzM) Don't ...
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Bands similar to Pink Floyd

Similar to "Echoes" in terms of length and my personal suggestion is Shine on you crazy diamond a nine-part Pink Floyd composition: Here is the full length (part i-ix) video: https://www.youtube....
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Is the double negative in 'we don't need no education' intentional?

Anyone who's lived in London where they speak Cockney, as in this song, knows very well that "we don't need no" means we don't need any. I grew up there, so seeing all these questions and analysis ...
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