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Dark Side of The Moon

Discussion in 'Music' started by atanu, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. atanu

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    I first heard the full Dark Side of The Moon album in 1977, when I was 17 years old. I was in the first year of college and had no money. One day, mysteriously I found some cash hidden beneath books in my bothers’ bookshelf. I pinched some from that stash and bought two LP albums. Dark Side was one of them. Later it transpired that my two brothers were extracting some money from a rich friend of theirs.

    I have heard the album innumerable times and today I listened to it again -- HD audio file on HD headphone. The music has not dated a bit. I liked it in 1977 and I like it more now. The album could be a cacophony of sound but surprisingly it comes out perfect — as if a perfect being envisioned and executed it, also promising ‘Any colour you like’. (33.41)

     
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    I slightly prefer "Wish You Were Here", but DSM is indeed incredible.

    Gilmour is in my top 5 guitarists, for sure.
     
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    Pink Floyd is great. And always a wonderful one for sharing with someone who hasn't heard their music before. Amd great for kicking back and chilling out. Amd relating to when you have some very deeply rooted psychological issues. Amd whem you want to see how soldiers at war, frantic rock fans, Nazis, and school children all blend together and look the same. And when you want to say throw them all against the Wall! (Holds arms up hammers-x sign)
     
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    An absolute masterpiece and together with "Wish You Were Here" the pinnacle of Pink Floyd's creativity.
     
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    I preferred their earlier stuff; Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun & Careful with that Axe, Eugene

    Live at Pompeii


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  6. exchemist

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    Yes I remember as a student this was all over Oxford in summer 1973 - along with Lou Reed's" Walk on the Wild Side", which I think had come out the year before. That was the summer I sat my chemistry Prelims.......

    I've still got the LP but haven't played it for about 30 years. I think these days I actually prefer some of the less polished early stuff on "Relics": such off-beat gems as "See Emily Play", "Arnold Lane" and "Paintbox".
     
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    Progressive rock from the 60's, 70's and early 80's... some of the most amazing music ever created and sadly completely unknown to so many who grew up in later generations. Watching videos of people reacting to hearing bands like Yes, Floyd, Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, ELP, etc. can be enormously satisfying.
     
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    ELP......Tarkus was a favourite of the guy in the no 4 seat in the school 1st VIII in 1971. I was at 3. I have a photo of that VIII on the wall of my study, as I type this.
     
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    Ah yes, Tarkus! One of the most remarkable pieces of music ever composed. I've been fortunate enough to see them perform it live on two different occasions.

    That's something else that later generations have lost out on, the availability and affordability of being able to see bands perform live. I've been blessed with having been able to see literally hundreds of live performances- most during my teens and twenties - whereas my kids have attended a couple dozen at most. At the time we had no idea what a magical time in music we were experiencing and just how fortunate we were.
     
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