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OfflineLearyfan
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Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture
    #1505346 - 04/29/03 07:11 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The first Pink Floyd album came out in 1967 which was the height of flower power. The album was very psychedelic and upbeat.

Then Pink Floyd eventually lost founding member and chief song writer Syd Barrett. Each Pink Floyd album after that seemed to be more and more dark and/or subdued. That's basically what happened to the peace culture after 1967. The sun started to set.

It's my opinion that 1972 was really the last good year for the peace culture. Coinsidentally, in 1973 Floyd released "Dark Side Of The Moon".



It's almost as if "Dark Side Of The Moon" was symbolic of the end of an era. The cover is black, and shows a triangle blocking a rainbow. Only a trickle of light makes it through. The music on the album is a big change from Floyd's earlier work. It's seems to be angrier and depressing. There's even a line from the song "Money" that goes "don't give me that do good good bullshit".

After DSOTM, Pink Floyd became an all out depressing rock group. Their albums became darker and darker. Eventually they hit "The Wall" when Reagan became President.











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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Learyfan]
    #1505405 - 04/29/03 07:26 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i thought the small white light was going through a prism and making a rainbow.....



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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1505410 - 04/29/03 07:28 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1505415 - 04/29/03 07:29 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yeah that's what I thought too..

anyone know when Atom Heart Mother came out? that's my fav pink floyd album.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1505596 - 04/29/03 08:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

October 10, 1970

The peace culture was still hanging on at that time.



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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Learyfan]
    #1505858 - 04/29/03 09:51 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah I thought it represented the decomposition of light through a prism, too...

But I like the way you see it.... out of the big mass of people (the rainbow), only the strongest keep going.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Learyfan]
    #1505910 - 04/29/03 10:09 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)


That is an excellent observation, I never thought of Floyd albums in that way but it makes sense.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Meph]
    #1505935 - 04/29/03 10:18 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

But if it's the other way around then it means just the opposite. Or, alternatively, it may mean nothing. Who knows?


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Revelation]
    #1506280 - 04/30/03 12:49 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

nobody cares, but Atom Heart Mother is my favorite floyd album too. I love the opening track.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: thestringphish]
    #1506343 - 04/30/03 01:09 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I love DSOTM to death... so freakin beautiful...
something about this album is just pure magic... nothing touches it.

I always picture the opening track as like all this everyday stress welling up inside you until you just fuckin start to lose it... and then suddenly that wave washes over you and says "everything's alright... you're alive... chill out"
and your riding on the clouds..

then suddenly your concentrating on yourself... your going deeper inside yourself... your remembering... Running... past demons are coming to the surface... anxiety.

then Time... man... so damn nostalgic even the first time you listen to it...

eventually you move through the cycle of life till you stumble into mindless self-indulgence of the physical... (so very hard to avoid) high on what you can physically do, and the little pieces of paper that let you do it...

then you calmy fade into realization of how completely fucked everything is... how we're all human... all lost in this violent confusion... together... hopefully slowly learning? ...

then we're getting closer to making a circle now... analyzing things just needs to stop sometimes, and its time again to just groove with all the colours.

follow up with awareness and acceptance of your "insanity", and then a big revelatory finale and then we're off to make the cycle again...

dun dun... dun dun... dun dun...

i dunno, that album and Lateralus are just fuckin perfect like that...


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: thestringphish]
    #1506357 - 04/30/03 01:14 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i never found pink floyd to be all that peaceful in the early years.. one of these days.. careful with that axe eugene.. the narrow way.. they were always dark. if i had to pick a band it would be of course the beatles.. even piper had astronomy domine on it, the beatles were singing about lovely rita..


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Grav]
    #1506471 - 04/30/03 02:05 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I have to agree...DSOTM is absolutaly beautiful. I think it's fair to say my favorite album of all time.  I don't think anything beats that moment when Time kicks in. It builds and builds, then suddenly..."Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day..."  :cool:

I saw the video for money the other day. It was a collection of video footage of all sorts of things from coins to football teams. it all coincided with the music and made the message of the song a lot clearer.

Ive never been able to work out the meaning behind DSOTM.  I understand Time and Money and some other tracks, but I can't work out the concept.  I like the voices too. Near the end I get the impression one set of random voices seem to be talking about education through violence. sorting matters out through violence. Teaching children right and wrong through smacking them...

If you turn up "The Great Gig In The Sky" half way through during the short silence you can hear someone say something like: "if you can hear this whipser you are dying"

 


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #1509809 - 05/01/03 01:50 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

dark side was the first floyd i ever got.. the second was ummagumma.. haha, what a contrast, or seeming contrast. could it be that soleworthys "teaching children through violence" thing is a precursor to the wall? like the fly buzzing around in grandchester meadows that comes back on some track (i think high hopes but not sure) on division bell? and theres some other song on division bell i think (either that or momentary) that has the faint playing of echoes in the background. if anyone reading this hasnt heard echoes then please treat yourselves, best floyd song ever. well i think anyway...


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: gedezia]
    #1509866 - 05/01/03 02:14 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i've tripped to "Ummagumma" more than any other album, it's actually the only one i've visited space with more than once, it's probably been 6or7 times. don't know why, it's just appropriate i guess. oddly, it's the only cd i've tripped to that i dont remember what kinds of things it makes me feel or what happens while listining to it.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: thestringphish]
    #1509880 - 05/01/03 02:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I was thinkin earlier about dark side of the moon. the DSOTM is the part where the sun don't shine. take the sun as light or god or whateva. but then at the end..

in fact there is no dark side of the moon...it's all dark (if im right?)
first bit of that makes sence to what i said, but the end blows it away.
so what is the DSOTM?


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Sole_Worthy]
    #1510129 - 05/01/03 03:15 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

in fact there is no dark side of the moon...it's all dark (if im right?)

no there is a dark side.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1510376 - 05/01/03 05:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

well here goes.. i never listened to dark side with the purpose of fomulating a conclusion as to its meaning, and i never listened to it at an incredibly high volume either. now i want to to hear the faint whispering i missed.. or wasnt cognizant of i guess. but heres my guess..dark side of the moon is a testament to mans futility. you can see wonders and live with understanding.. you can shine brightly.. you can do everything "right", but if the sun so happens to be eclipsed by the moon then.. youre screwed in the end..


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1510386 - 05/01/03 05:36 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

No, there is no dark side, there is a near side and a far side... unless you're talking about the night side, which lasts a month...

and when the sun is eclipsed by the moon, the near side is the dark side.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: infidelGOD]
    #1510391 - 05/01/03 05:37 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

correction: the lunar night lasts half a month.


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Re: Pink Floyd is symbolic of the sixties peace culture [Re: Learyfan]
    #1511339 - 05/01/03 02:27 PM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Pink Floyd IS THE SHIT. Its like his music was made for our time too!!

I like many of his songs, and i like this quote:

"All you'll touch and all you'll see, is all your life will ever be, - run rabbit run!"


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