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December 13, 2010 10:37 AM   Subscribe

Astronomy Domine
See Emily Play
Lucifer Sam
Matilda Mother
Flaming
Pow R. Toc H.
Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
Interstellar Overdrive
The Gnome
Chapter 24
Scarecrow
Bike
Let There Be More Light
Remember a Day
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Corporal Clegg
A Saucerful of Secrets
See Saw
Jugband Blues
Cirrus Minor
The Nile Song
Crying Song
Up the Khyber
Green is the Colour
Cymbaline
Party Sequence
Main Theme
Ibiza Bar
More Blues
Quicksilver
A Spanish Piece
Dramatic Theme
Astronomy Domine
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
A Saucerful of Secrets
Sysyphus
Grantchester Meadows
Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict
The Narrow Way
The Grand Vizier's Garden Party
Atom Heart Mother
If
Summer '68
Fat Old Sun
Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
One of These Days
A Pillow of Winds
Fearless
San Tropez
Seamus
Echoes part 1 / part 2
Obscured by Clouds
When You're In
Burning Bridges
The Gold It's in The...
Wot's... Uh the Deal?
Mudmen
Childhood's End
Free Four
Stay
Absolutely Curtains
posted by swift (61 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
Which one's Pink?
posted by Joe Beese at 10:38 AM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yes, there is a lot of Pink Floyd on the YouTubes, which is nice.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:41 AM on December 13, 2010


Good thing I took all that acid this morning.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:41 AM on December 13, 2010 [12 favorites]


Syd is probably my personal role model. Him and Shane McGownan
posted by Ad hominem at 10:43 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can I just say I hate posts like this? If what you're posting is so fascinating and great, it won't suffer from giving it a little context up front. Most people (in the US, at least) are sitting in their desks at work at this time on a Monday, and that limits the amount of entirely mysterious linkage I want to click on.
posted by newdaddy at 10:44 AM on December 13, 2010 [34 favorites]


You didn't get this live version of Astronomy Domine, with bonus interview by some geezer who tells them they are too loud.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:45 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


"that limits the amount of entirely mysterious linkage I want to click on."

It's a good thing no one's holding a gun to your head, isn't it?
posted by oddman at 10:47 AM on December 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
posted by punkfloyd at 10:48 AM on December 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


1. Piper At the Gates of Dawn
2. Meddle
3. Ummagumma/Atom Heart Mother (tie) (special mention: The Man & The Journey bootleg would take this spot had it been an official release)
4. More
5. Obscured by Clouds
6. Saucerful of Secrets
7. Animals
8. WYWH
9. DSOTM
10. The Final Cut
11. The Wall
posted by anazgnos at 10:49 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


arnold layne

see emily play

paint box

apples and oranges

candy and a currant bun

biding my time

missed a few ...
posted by pyramid termite at 10:51 AM on December 13, 2010


Fat Old Sun killed.

Yes kids, this is the music old people grew up on.
posted by uraniumwilly at 10:51 AM on December 13, 2010


... bonus interview by some geezer who tells them they are too loud.

Hans Keller - here's the full interview.
posted by ryanshepard at 10:51 AM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


julia dream
posted by pyramid termite at 10:53 AM on December 13, 2010


If you play all the songs on this list while reading this thread it syncs up perfectly.
posted by bondcliff at 10:55 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


a little context up front

It's a bunch of Pink Floyd albums.
posted by swift at 10:59 AM on December 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Yes kids, this is the music old people grew up on.

Please, tell me more.
posted by codacorolla at 11:00 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yum yum yum. Excellent post. Makes my day.
posted by PuppyCat at 11:03 AM on December 13, 2010


Yes, please tell me more about how this youtube searching thing works...
posted by Theta States at 11:07 AM on December 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Perfect high school vacation: get off the bus, walk to the smoking area, smoke a joint, go to the library to "work on a project," check out a cassette tape of some Pink Floyd album, and sit in a cubical with headphones, Pink Floyd, and your eyes closed. Boom. Vacation.
posted by uraniumwilly at 11:08 AM on December 13, 2010


I've got a mouse, but he hasn't got a house.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:18 AM on December 13, 2010


Most overrated band ever.
posted by doublesix at 11:18 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who knew Google would become the #1 distributor of pirated music?
posted by Nelson at 11:18 AM on December 13, 2010


Obsucure-reference filter?:

I saw the rain dirty Valley, you saw Brigadoon.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:19 AM on December 13, 2010


> Most overrated band ever.

You're thinking of Oasis.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:20 AM on December 13, 2010 [8 favorites]


You're thinking of your favorite band that sucks.
posted by blucevalo at 11:24 AM on December 13, 2010 [8 favorites]


Oh god that Keller intro on the Astronomy Domine video is classic.

Pink Floyd. We are going to hear them in a minute, and I don't want to prejudice you. Hear them and see them first and then talk about them afterwards but four quick points I want to make before you hear them: [spends next 60 seconds telling you how much Pink Floyd sucks]
posted by ook at 11:26 AM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think anyone has overrated Oasis since 1997.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:29 AM on December 13, 2010


One of these days I'm gonna dance with a REAL PRINCESS.

/internal Bowdler
posted by Sparx at 11:32 AM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


You didn't get this live version of Astronomy Domine, with bonus interview by some geezer who tells them they are too loud .

He thought that was too loud??

He would've had a cow if he heard my favorite cover of Astronomy Domine by the superlative Voivod.
posted by Skygazer at 11:59 AM on December 13, 2010


Most overrated band ever.

Ha ha! Charade you are!
posted by mreleganza at 12:01 PM on December 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


And then the sun was eclipsed by the moon.

Stupid addled hippies at pinkfloydonline can't even tell Johnny Rotten from Paul Cook (see URL)
posted by Decani at 12:01 PM on December 13, 2010


Oh sorry. That was some weird shortened version. Here than is the whole of the glorious Voivod cover of Astronomy Domine.

*crowd surfs*
posted by Skygazer at 12:03 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who knew Google would become the #1 distributor of pirated music?

Me. Been using it for almost a decade now. Searching by "site:mediafire.com" can get you most of the rock n roll out there these days.

Oh, you mean youtube? That's not piracy. That's uh ... fair use. Or something else.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:11 PM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Stupid addled hippies at pinkfloydonline can't even tell Johnny Rotten from Paul Cook (see URL)

David Gilmour's son is an anarchist.
posted by Jimbob at 12:28 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good thing I took all that acid this morning.

but ... ad hominem, you're s'posed to pitch today!!
posted by mannequito at 12:31 PM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Is anybody HUNGry.

/dubious solo project filter
posted by Sebmojo at 12:49 PM on December 13, 2010


Yes, yes. Pink Floyd used to be good.
posted by clvrmnky at 12:55 PM on December 13, 2010


My first Floyd album was Dark Side of the Moon.

Imagine my frustration at my second album then, Atom Heart Mother - I really thought that I was being ripped off by hippies at the record company. It appeared as though Pink Floyd was just another in a long line of one-hit(album)-wonders and I was just one of many people fooled into buying part of their stinky back-catalogue.

Needless to say, it took a lot longer to appreciate the music, but it is good stuff.

Thanks for this.
posted by mmrtnt at 1:05 PM on December 13, 2010


Im gotta spend the next 3 hours watching all these videos now.



Stupid addled hippies at pinkfloydonline can't even tell Johnny Rotten from Paul Cook (see URL)


Eh, they all look the same anyway.
posted by Liquidwolf at 1:06 PM on December 13, 2010


Trippy Dude.
posted by Israel Tucker at 1:18 PM on December 13, 2010


Can I just say I hate posts like this? If what you're posting is so fascinating and great, it won't suffer from giving it a little context up front...

I don't know about needing more context, but two back-to-back FPPs lacking judicious use of [more inside] certainly harshes my buzz.

In other news, can any of you explain what Seamus is doing in Pink Floyd's repertoire? That song... always harshed my buzz.

/searches for stoner thesaurus
posted by Chichibio at 1:45 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


In the unlikely event you actually like the Atom Heart Mother Suite, here -- in four youtube segments -- is the best ever full performance of the piece (including the orginal). It's by students at the Conservatoire de Paris, in 2003. Also features dancers and a glass of milk acting as a 'talking stick'.

AHM1
AHM2
AHM3
AHM4

And here's Ron Geesin, talking about Atom Heart Mother, his collection of adjustable spanners, and other things. Excerpted from The World's Greatest Albums DVD series (2005-ish).
Ron Geesin 1
Ron Geesin 2
Ron Geesin's personal website
"The stories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime."
posted by Herodios at 2:04 PM on December 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hey man! Seamus is awesome! The dog, like, sings, man, is that not cool enough for you? Waitaminute... are you a COP or something? Major bummer!

You must be this high to enter this thread.
posted by hap_hazard at 2:06 PM on December 13, 2010


Publius, is that you?
posted by fatbaq at 2:17 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


No Pink Floyd YouTube thread is complete without the final scene of Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (music starts about 2 minutes in). It's by far the best thing about that movie.
posted by twirlip at 2:33 PM on December 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


Tall post is tall.

oh and the next post is tall too!
posted by tehloki at 3:18 PM on December 13, 2010


Pleeeease, pleeeeease, Baby Lemonade
posted by TrialByMedia at 3:35 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fat Old Sun killed.

Sorry, San Diego, '71 is a much tighter performance.
I named him Gerald.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:47 PM on December 13, 2010


Hey man! Seamus is awesome! The dog, like, sings, man, is that not cool enough for you? Waitaminute... are you a COP or something? Major bummer!

Its been my experience that narco callouts are similar to fart callouts: he who hath smelt it, dealt it.

Besides, I was happy with singing whales. Singing whales were enough. And the glorious pings!
posted by Chichibio at 5:06 PM on December 13, 2010


/rips off wig and love beads, gives speech, arrests everyone
posted by hap_hazard at 5:32 PM on December 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


On Ummagumma, Roger had a track, Grantchester Meadows, with birds a twitterin' and then an acoustic guitar gently introduced.

After an acrimonious split in the late 80's, Gilmour, Mason & Wright went on the A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. This show had pretty good stadium multi-channel sound. Before the set started, as the various audients filtered into their seats, the very air was imbued with ambient-location meadow-sound song-bird audio. You could almost smell the hay. This went on for a while.

Just as we all lulled into the placid countryside, the sound of a lawn-mower rip-cord erupted. The band started a bit after that.

If this was an an Ask-Me, I would be very curious to know more about this little mini audio-piece.
posted by ovvl at 7:37 PM on December 13, 2010


Moar Syd clowns and jugglers (take 1)
posted by Ad hominem at 9:38 PM on December 13, 2010


You get your chance to try in the twinkling of an eye:
Eighty years, with luck, or even less.
Watching buttercups cup the light. Sleeping on a dandelion.
Too much! I won't touch you, but then I might.

embryo
posted by rainy at 9:45 PM on December 13, 2010


Well that's weird that recording of "clowns and jugglers" (which I'd never heard before) reminded me an awful lot of the White Stripes.
posted by oddman at 10:28 PM on December 13, 2010


There are a couple versions of it on some import version of Opel, it is also called "octopus". They are all on amazon.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:48 PM on December 13, 2010


Syd Barrett is an indie rock icon.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:49 PM on December 13, 2010


Topical since Voyager is still boldly going.
posted by arcticseal at 11:48 PM on December 13, 2010


Sometimes I forget that Pink Floyd invented post-rock. So much great stuff here.
posted by kersplunk at 2:40 AM on December 14, 2010


The first movie I ever got to see without my parents was Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii, I went with the "older kids".... it was in an old theater everyone was getting stoned. I must have been 12 at the time - I didn't know what the hell was going on.
posted by alfanut at 6:26 AM on December 14, 2010


Yes, yes. Pink Floyd used to be good.

Here's Gilmour and Wright from four years ago, doing Astronomy Domine and Echoes (1 2 3).
posted by swift at 8:41 AM on December 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


Pink Floyd is and always will be.
posted by mrducts at 6:40 PM on December 15, 2010


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