Pink Floyd: Psychedelic Rock N Roll Gods
Written by DeepJams on December 18, 2015
The Lasting Talents of Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd, brought together back in 1965, has in the past 5 decades established itself as one of the greatest rock bands in the history of Rock N Roll. They got their name from a combo of American blues musicians Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Put together both of them have sold more than two hundred million albums. Here is everything you need to know on how their band came together.
At first they only performed covers of American R&B songs. In 1965 when Syd Barrett joined the band he began to write most of the bands songs, which led the group to move into the psychedelic rock movement. Fantastic lyrics and pretty awesome electronic effects helped establish the band as rock. They performed long and loud arrangements that touched on many different levels of music from hard rock, blues, country, folk, and even electronic music. When they added in the light shows and which were one of the first in British Rock they were known all around London as sensational.
From the time 1969 to 1972 Pink Floyd made a couple new film soundtracks. The most dramatic out of the films was Zabriskie Point. They topped the British charts in 1970, but their breakthrough came in 1973 with their Dark Side album. The themes in this album were estrangement, paranoia, schizophrenia, and the music was what you could call wholesome and gloomy. As time went on their stage shows had become progressively extravagant. There were side light shows and animated films playing in the background, as well as a giant inflated jet that crashed into the stage. At one of their shows they even had huge inflated pigs hover the stadiums.
A short time later Wright left the band due to an encounter, and after decades of not having the whole original crew performing Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason, and Roger Waters finally stood together on the same stage to perform at the Global Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005. It had been 24 years since all four of the band members had performed together. The appearance was a one in a life time one-time only show; so they all embraced each other in a hug at the end of their final set.
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