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georgeo76
05-08-2006, 01:41 PM
Dark Side of the Moon has been on the billboard top 200 for 1,500 weeks (http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002463767).

Something has been bothering me since I saw Floyd's re-united set at the ONE concert. Roger Waters is better looking now than when he was young. Not that his looks are remarkable now so much as his ugliness was so pronounced then.

georgeo76
05-08-2006, 01:41 PM
Dark Side of the Moon has been on the billboard top 200 for 1,500 weeks (http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/feature/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002463767).

Something has been bothering me since I saw Floyd's re-united set at the ONE concert. Roger Waters is better looking now than when he was young. Not that his looks are remarkable now so much as his ugliness was so pronounced then.

lbhskier37
05-08-2006, 01:53 PM
Its nice that in this day of poorly recorded American Idol pop **** some quality music is still appreciated. If only the recording industry would see that there is a market for real music so as not to deprive young people today of what real creativity sounds like.

justflyin
05-08-2006, 01:57 PM
What a musical masterpiece! They sure as hell don't make'em like that anymore!! I only wish I had gotten to see it performed live in the 70's, right around the time they were touring "Wish You Were Here".

For several gigs, they would open with the entire "Dark Side" album and then play the entire "Wish You Were Here" album. That would have been the pinnacle of my concert viewings.

The tour this year will feature the entire "Dark Side" being performed in the second set. I'll have to make it a point to make it to one of those shows, although, in my mind, Gilmour's guitar work will be sorely missed.

georgeo76
05-08-2006, 02:11 PM
I saw them on the "pulse" tour, the one promoting the Division Bell. That set included Dark side in it's entirety.

lowfighter
05-08-2006, 02:11 PM
yet to me this album is a bit comercial, probably the most comercial of all P F albums, perhaps that's why it survived in the top?

F19_Orheim
05-08-2006, 02:28 PM
I always thought the album "The final Cut" was their best..... take a look:http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/theFinalCut/

Sturmtrooper
05-08-2006, 02:32 PM
Ya know, it's not just the songwriting(Waters) or the musicianship(Waters,Gilmour,Wright,Mason)that makes Dark Side Of The Moon such a classic.

The way the album(remember those?)was recorded and produced was top-notch. It still sounds great sonically! It was years ahead of it's time and that is what makes it a classic.

No digital stuff,no ProTools,no time/pitch correction plug-ins.

Just great music.

A masterpiece ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

lowfighter
05-08-2006, 02:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
I always thought the album "The final Cut" was their best..... and here is a favourite from that album:
http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/theFinalCut/ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

don't know if the best but it's one of my favorites, it's so different from the experimental P F from the 70's, to me it sounds very much like a "final" refinement of the ENGLISH TRADITIONAL SAD BALLAD, ups, what makes the beer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

RCAF_Irish_403
05-08-2006, 02:34 PM
"Animals" was the best Floyd Album....God only knows how many brain cells i fried listening to that LP

justflyin
05-08-2006, 02:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lowfighter:
yet to me this album is a bit comercial, probably the most comercial of all P F albums, perhaps that's why it survived in the top? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would have to agree that "Dark Side" was definitely the most commercial PF album to date at that time. Especially, when comparing, say, "Pink Floyd at Pompei" or similar early concert footage. Their big trip in the early days, was just that, a big trip.

However, "Dark Side" exposed Floyd to a much larger audience and the follow-up of "Wish You Were Here", truly helped cement Floyd's place in history as one of the Top 10 Classic Rock bands of all-time. "Animals" as well.

Speaking of classic rock bands, my last concert seeing one of the big ones was "The Who" back in 1982 (a supposed farewell tour around the time they were performing the "Tommy" soundtrack worldwide).

lowfighter
05-08-2006, 02:42 PM
hey I love this thread, Pink Floyd lovers unite!

RCAF_Irish_403
05-08-2006, 02:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sturmtrooper:
Ya know, it's not just the songwriting(Waters) or the musicianship(Waters,Gilmour,Wright,Mason)that makes Dark Side Of The Moon such a classic.

The way the album(remember those?)was recorded and produced was top-notch. It still sounds great sonically! It was years ahead of it's time and that is what makes it a classic.

No digital stuff,no ProTools,no time/pitch correction plug-ins.

Just great music.

A masterpiece ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If they had to record that album today, they would have used Pro-Tools for sure.

You can record analog and then edit digitally (a real time and hassel saver)so as to not make it sound too "cold"

Jatro13th
05-08-2006, 02:44 PM
Atom Heart Mother, More... God what a trip these pieces are... Relics, Piper at the gates of dawn, animals, Dark side OTM, Wall, saucerful of secrets, ummagumma, wish you were here, meddle....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif You can name them all, and yet you won't know which one's the best.

Think Waters is coming to Greece this summer, my brother told me he would get two tickets... can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

justflyin
05-08-2006, 02:49 PM
You are correct, Jatro13th. Athens on June 18th.

Check out the schedule here:

http://www.pinkfloydz.com/roger2006/main06.htm

Jatro13th
05-08-2006, 03:47 PM
Hehehehehehehe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
Thanks Justflyin!!!!

Jatro13th
05-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Just heard Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast... Man I'm hungry, I haven't eaten all day and just hearing those eggs frying my stomach started having cramps!!! Going out to get something to eat!

C ya later psychedelia lovers!

georgeo76
05-08-2006, 04:13 PM
you know they did two soundtracks. "More" and "Obscured by Clouds", the pair are excellent albums.

Jatro13th
05-08-2006, 04:38 PM
didn't know about the second one... I'll head off to find it somewhere!!! Thanks for the information!

WWMaxGunz
05-08-2006, 05:01 PM
Saw em in June 75. They started playing Shine On You Crazy Diamond and everyone was looking
around at each other, we'd never heard it before. After WYWH they played DSOTM with a movie
on a round screen about as wide a the stage. That was about the halfway point.

DS is commercial but then so was The Wall and AFAIC everything from DS on. Before that was
mostly art and after that they had to spell things out and go for the unhappy-crazy kitsch
trend till they had the rut dug in solid. And I know that Waters is a better artist than
that but hey they gained a lot more recognition when they put more labels all over the songs.
Hey, Gilmour is no slouch either. Some day you just come down to the level of the crowd,
or at least you end up writing for them instead of the pure art itself.

I've got some bootleg Floyd from early shows, it's good stuff. I've got a vinyl boot from
a DS show where they didn't use any fancy electronics and TTGITS is very different, it would
have made major trouble with the religious right when they tried to 'interpret' that version
I can tell you lots! After listening to that a couple times I haven't listened to the studio
version 100 times in over 30 years now whereas before that vinyl got played regular.

I go for Pipers, Ummagumma and Meddle more than DS and later. They had energy then.

Besides, the Grateful Dead was a better band and for sure had better shows, IME!

Hashmark13
05-08-2006, 05:03 PM
Delicate Sound of Thunder is by far the best! Best song on the CD is Yet Another Movie.. it's insanely good.

WTE_Galway
05-08-2006, 05:29 PM
wasnt Dark Side of the moon one of the few albums produced in proper quadraphonic with four seperate music channels ? (dolby surround gives the same signal out of both rears)

CornbreadPattie
05-08-2006, 05:47 PM
Pink Floyd were a bunch of boring hippies. I might enjoy them more after my lobotomy..... yeah yeah stereotypical punk sh*t...lol

zjulik
05-08-2006, 06:19 PM
The 3 most interesting things about this album:
1. It`s been on the list for 1500 weeks.
2. Uhm...
3. Uh...

Wait -
4. Gilmour later rose to play guitar on "Wuthering Heights". A carreer move.

georgeo76
05-08-2006, 06:24 PM
Taste in music is subjective. For example Cornbread and zjulik have what experts call "bad" taste.

mirage_94
05-08-2006, 06:26 PM
I saw them in Pittsburgh in the mid 70s - Wish You Were Here followed by Dark Side.

RCAF_Irish_403
05-08-2006, 06:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
Saw em in June 75. They started playing Shine On You Crazy Diamond and everyone was looking
around at each other, we'd never heard it before. After WYWH they played DSOTM with a movie
on a round screen about as wide a the stage. That was about the halfway point.

DS is commercial but then so was The Wall and AFAIC everything from DS on. Before that was
mostly art and after that they had to spell things out and go for the unhappy-crazy kitsch
trend till they had the rut dug in solid. And I know that Waters is a better artist than
that but hey they gained a lot more recognition when they put more labels all over the songs.
Hey, Gilmour is no slouch either. Some day you just come down to the level of the crowd,
or at least you end up writing for them instead of the pure art itself.

I've got some bootleg Floyd from early shows, it's good stuff. I've got a vinyl boot from
a DS show where they didn't use any fancy electronics and TTGITS is very different, it would
have made major trouble with the religious right when they tried to 'interpret' that version
I can tell you lots! After listening to that a couple times I haven't listened to the studio
version 100 times in over 30 years now whereas before that vinyl got played regular.

I go for Pipers, Ummagumma and Meddle more than DS and later. They had energy then.

Besides, the Grateful Dead was a better band and for sure had better shows, IME! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good to see another Deadhead here!1!1! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

LStarosta
05-08-2006, 06:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lbhskier37:
Its nice that in this day of poorly recorded American Idol pop **** some quality music is still appreciated. If only the recording industry would see that there is a market for real music so as not to deprive young people today of what real creativity sounds like. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

u meen lsd? lol1oL1oL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

reverendkrv1972
05-08-2006, 07:01 PM
Floyd are great!

I like most of there music(some tracks here & there,i can listen to,but don't particularily enjoy)
Animals imo is fantastic from begining to end.
See Emily play is one of my personal favourite songs by them.
at Live8 they were just abolutely perfect.Spot on.

lbhskier37
05-08-2006, 07:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lbhskier37:
Its nice that in this day of poorly recorded American Idol pop **** some quality music is still appreciated. If only the recording industry would see that there is a market for real music so as not to deprive young people today of what real creativity sounds like. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

u meen lsd? lol1oL1oL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well it would take something much stronger than LSD for me to enjoy Kelly Klarkson http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Ernst_Rohr
05-08-2006, 08:40 PM
I remember "discovering" Pink Floyd when I was 14 or 15 and going "OMG brilliant!", and I have been a huge Floyd fan ever since.

I do wish I could have seen them in the original line up. Floyd shows are incredible, but I never got to see them pre-Waters exodus. The post Waters years were good, but it just wasnt the same.

For me, DSOTM, The Wall, and The Final Cut were the big three Floyd albums. The Wall got me through High School, and when The Final Cut arrived, that pretty much did it for me. Gorgeous work there, and still incredibly poignant to this day.

wayno7777
05-08-2006, 08:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
you know they did two soundtracks. "More" and "Obscured by Clouds", the pair are excellent albums. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you!....

HerrGraf
05-08-2006, 09:47 PM
Floyd (along with the Who and Doors) has always been one of my fav. rock bands. Seen them on several occasions in both configurations (prebrakeup and after). Personally I think everyone should listen to "Time" when they are still teenyboppers.
quote WWMaxGunz:
Besides, the Grateful Dead was a better band and for sure had better shows, IME!
Hate to break it to you big guy but I saw the Dead and Who together in concert in 1976. While the Dead sounded great, the show didn't start until the Who took stage.
Would someone please make sure that CornbreadPattie gets his/hers/its medication please?

-HH- Beebop
05-08-2006, 10:47 PM
Saw Pink Floyd during the DSOTM tour. They had speakers all over the Memorial Coliseum. Initally I thought it was bad luck to be in the middle of the arena floor. Boy was I wrong!

Saw the Who twice. The second time Roger Daltry had a fever of 102 but you would have barely known it.

Saw the Doors right after their first album was released. Robbie Krieger collapsed during the show but 20 minutes later was back playing. I wonder why?

Worked the light show for the Grateful Dead. Stanley Owsley was working the lights with me. I got invited to the Dead's bus during the intermission. To this day I don't remember the second half of the show but Stan said I was marvelous. (What would he know, he had the same Kool Aid as I did! LOL!)

Saw Jimi Hendrix open for the Monkees. (I left when the Monkees started) The crowd didn't get Jimi, I was stunned!

All this in 'lil ol' Portland Oregon. Those were the days!

lowfighter
05-09-2006, 02:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by -HH- Beebop:
Saw Pink Floyd ....
Saw the Who twice...
Saw the Doors ...

Worked the light show for the Grateful Dead...

Saw Jimi Hendrix ...

All this in 'lil ol' Portland Oregon. Those were the days! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Beebop I hate you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

WWMaxGunz
05-09-2006, 03:07 AM
I'm in da Burgh, Mirage. Three Rivers Stadium is no more, sorry to say BTW.

We had a PF cover band, "The Machine" play at Station Square and afterwards I
asked why they didn't do more pre-DS material. I got told that most of the crowd
was born after The Wall came out and don't know of anything before DS. They play
what the crowd knows and leave the fantastic stuff out. They play for people who
have to talk about the weather and their lives while the music is playing. What
they play isn't good enough shut the tasteless morons up for more than seconds.

Graf, the Dead had their not so great years but they got much, much better.
They played pretty much constantly for like 30 years and I didn't see them till 81.
I've seen a few other big lineups and single group concerts and the Dead had the
best concerts I've been to overall. And they vary the shows, they vary the jams.
Not the same near exact pre-rehearsed "show" every stop of a promote-the-album and
see yas in a few years maybe tour. I know who are more musicians. Even the guards
danced at the Capitol Center show!

I worked with a guy who saw Cream play in the 60's. He told me how dissapointed he
was. "They got up and played a bunch of music we never heard but they didn't play
any SONGS!" he told me. I just laughed. He went to hear radio-fare and got jams.
It's like going out for burgers and getting Cordon Bleu, what kind of person will
complain? One who has no taste.

trumper
05-09-2006, 03:53 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif If you can't get to see P F live,go and see this lot if you can,they are superb,note for note and live. http://www.aussiefloyd.com/ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

RCAF_Irish_403
05-09-2006, 04:18 AM
Speaking of other groups doing Floyd covers...i saw The Flaming Lips cover the entire DSOTM album in 2002.......Phish covered DSOTM during one of their Halloween shows(wasn't there tho)

mirage_94
05-09-2006, 05:51 AM
We drove in from the Cleveland area (and back that night) to see it Max. That Cream experience reminds me of going to a free concert in the gym at Kent State (about 1974-75)with a friend who wanted to leave after the start of the last act - a relative unknown at the time, Bruce Springsteen. We left and I still laugh about it. I did end up seeing him in concert later.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
05-09-2006, 05:58 AM
I first heard them when the wall came out and 'brick in the wall' was being banned from schools and radio's when I was just a nipper. I would say that was about their most 'commercial' period but it was never as bad as the dritt that gets pumped out of the radio these days. The final insult for me was when I heard 'scissor sisters' blasphemic cover of 'comfortably numb' for which imho they should be castraited for.

I have them all up to The final cut ,which for me was floyds swan song. Everything after that just seemed a bit, been there and done that, its almost like they saw what was out there in music land and just figured that nobody would 'get it' anymore.

Interesting for me now that I remember it was my junior school headmaster that actually introduced me to pink floyd. When they tried to ban brick in the wall he decided to play it too us in morning assembly and just let us make up our own minds what it was about. He was one funky Headmaster, served in the raf during the war iirc and used to tell us some amazing tales .

Yup Floyd sure brings back the happy memories

what I wouldnt give for a big fat spliff right now.....sigh.

trumper
05-09-2006, 06:27 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Thats blown the cobwebs away,ive just listened to the tracks on the download page http://www.aussiefloyd.com/ and reminded myself of the concert the other week,aaahhhhhhh http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif mind you the nieghbours probably werent as happy LOL

RCAF_Irish_403
05-09-2006, 07:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mirage_94:
We drove in from the Cleveland area (and back that night) to see it Max. That Cream experience reminds me of going to a free concert in the gym at Kent State (about 1974-75)with a friend who wanted to leave after the start of the last act - a relative unknown at the time, Bruce Springsteen. We left and I still laugh about it. I did end up seeing him in concert later. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My guess is that u missed one rocking show. I just got the Springsteen live DVD of his show from London 1975...unbelievable

The only time i've played a Floyd song in a group was a complete goof....someone in the audience kept yelling for us to play "Wish you were here"...during the set-break we all huddled back behind the bar and learned the song in about 5 minutes....it came off great

WWMaxGunz
05-09-2006, 07:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mirage_94:
We drove in from the Cleveland area (and back that night) to see it Max. That Cream experience reminds me of going to a free concert in the gym at Kent State (about 1974-75)with a friend who wanted to leave after the start of the last act - a relative unknown at the time, Bruce Springsteen. We left and I still laugh about it. I did end up seeing him in concert later. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I liked Manfred Mann better and he did write Springsteen's first big hit.

I was just out of school in 75 and that was when WYWH came out but not til September in the
black plastic sleeve over a white album cover. The concert had programs with PF and aliens
and during DS they did a thing at the end of On The Run where a good sized "plane" with lights
and all I guess slid down a cable and crashed at the back of the stage. The round movie screen
was white and then black smoke rose from the "crash" to cover exactly one half of the white
screen "moon".
And we ALL went nuts right there!

Nice effects but I really was there for music.

You know I'm tempted to make a Cleveland joke right about now? Naw, I won't. I'm a transplant
here but I really do like this town since I've gotten to know it. Lot's to do and see, lot of
people from so many places came here and the heritages stay alive here. There's a shirt that
a friend here had that leaves me remembering it is 178 miles from Cleveland to here.

Hey, I've been to Dayton once in 85 for the big radio/computer fest.

WWMaxGunz
05-09-2006, 08:04 AM
I do remember that some Cosmonauts had taken a copy of DSOTM up to orbit but I forget
their mission.

For over 10 years DSOTM held in the top 20 for sales, IIRC.

HerrGraf
05-09-2006, 06:47 PM
WWMaxGunz, you missed what I meant about "SHOW"! Pink Floyd, Who, E.L.P. all put on visual shows of one sort or another. Greatfull Dead just tend to stand around while playing their music. Not too much to see unless under some chemical influence. Still a great band though.
Gotten too old to put up with the crowds at concerts these days. I prefer to just go for a quick ride up the canyons on my bike and listen to a different kind of music now. ("On the boil" as the English would put it.)

LW_lcarp
05-09-2006, 07:48 PM
The best Flyod album is all of them. The earlier ones not alot of people get into but you have to listen deeply to the music and let yourself flow with it.

Seen them in Germany in 88 when i was stationed there wow what a concert.

Favorite floyd song would have to be Free Four for myself.

wayno7777
05-09-2006, 07:57 PM
The memories of a man in his old age,
Are the deeds of a man in his prime.

So true, so true....

WWMaxGunz
05-09-2006, 10:51 PM
The Dead had a good bit of laser light crawling around (interference patterns, not drugs)
when I saw em. I have videos of shows they've done with screens and images.

To me there's a difference between a static show, rehearsed to the moment with special
effects sometimes needed to carry the music and sometimes to complement it rightly or not
and this other thing I've come to appreciate much more, what I call a performance.

The latter takes much more talent to do, interacts with the audience and is never the same.

Some bands do shows and others perform. Really, the latter often do a bit of both.

I don't call WWF and the like wrestling either. IMO it's not great entertainment either.
We all have our likes and dislikes.

RCAF_Irish_403
05-10-2006, 03:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mirage_94:
We drove in from the Cleveland area (and back that night) to see it Max. That Cream experience reminds me of going to a free concert in the gym at Kent State (about 1974-75)with a friend who wanted to leave after the start of the last act - a relative unknown at the time, Bruce Springsteen. We left and I still laugh about it. I did end up seeing him in concert later. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I liked Manfred Mann better and he did write Springsteen's first big hit.

I was just out of school in 75 and that was when WYWH came out but not til September in the
black plastic sleeve over a white album cover. The concert had programs with PF and aliens
and during DS they did a thing at the end of On The Run where a good sized "plane" with lights
and all I guess slid down a cable and crashed at the back of the stage. The round movie screen
was white and then black smoke rose from the "crash" to cover exactly one half of the white
screen "moon".
And we ALL went nuts right there!

Nice effects but I really was there for music.

You know I'm tempted to make a Cleveland joke right about now? Naw, I won't. I'm a transplant
here but I really do like this town since I've gotten to know it. Lot's to do and see, lot of
people from so many places came here and the heritages stay alive here. There's a shirt that
a friend here had that leaves me remembering it is 178 miles from Cleveland to here.

Hey, I've been to Dayton once in 85 for the big radio/computer fest. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


You're wrong...Springsteen wrote "Blinded By the Light"....it charted under Manfred man's Earth Band in 1976....the original is on Springsteen's "Greeting 's from Asbury Park" (1973?)

RCAF_Irish_403
05-10-2006, 03:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
The Dead had a good bit of laser light crawling around (interference patterns, not drugs)
when I saw em. I have videos of shows they've done with screens and images.

To me there's a difference between a static show, rehearsed to the moment with special
effects sometimes needed to carry the music and sometimes to complement it rightly or not
and this other thing I've come to appreciate much more, what I call a performance.

The latter takes much more talent to do, interacts with the audience and is never the same.

Some bands do shows and others perform. Really, the latter often do a bit of both.

I don't call WWF and the like wrestling either. IMO it's not great entertainment either.
We all have our likes and dislikes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

The Dead were a much more cerebral group....most of the "Action" was in their group jazzy-countrifrie4d improv....not in stage theatrics

WWMaxGunz
05-10-2006, 06:58 PM
I think they got much better with time. The shakeup and change after they lost a second
member and then Donna left really turned them about a ways. I didn't see them until 81
and later, those were better shows IMO than I saw from Floyd, Genesis, Yes, or any other
smaller bands although my one time seeing Zappa in 78 was a solid hoot! That man was a
solid genius and one of the best musicians I've ever heard or seen!

Worst concert I'd have to say was Styx in 78. It was the volume that did it. I stuck cig
filters (unused) in my ears and my ears were still ringing at supper the next day. They
did dance and jump around while playing but I couldn't hear the notes from the echoes.

Irish, do you have the "Without a Net" CD set from 91? It's one of my fave Dead releases.
No, I don't have a briefcase of Dead concert tapes. I had a few, I had a GF, then I had
none, old story where she got custody of most of my music and I got to move on.

Also if any of yuns are prog-rock fans then I suggest you give a listen to a Belgian group
named Hypnos-69. Especially the Intrigue of Percetion album. I'd love to see them play.

WTE_Galway
05-10-2006, 11:24 PM
I think the best live performance I have personally seen was the Bowie stage tour back in '77

JG52_Helgstrand
05-11-2006, 12:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by georgeo76:
I saw them on the "pulse" tour, the one promoting the Division Bell. That set included Dark side in it's entirety. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too!! New Orleans Super Dome.

Awsome show...

RCAF_Irish_403
05-11-2006, 11:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
I think they got much better with time. The shakeup and change after they lost a second
member and then Donna left really turned them about a ways. I didn't see them until 81
and later, those were better shows IMO than I saw from Floyd, Genesis, Yes, or any other
smaller bands although my one time seeing Zappa in 78 was a solid hoot! That man was a
solid genius and one of the best musicians I've ever heard or seen!

Worst concert I'd have to say was Styx in 78. It was the volume that did it. I stuck cig
filters (unused) in my ears and my ears were still ringing at supper the next day. They
did dance and jump around while playing but I couldn't hear the notes from the echoes.

Irish, do you have the "Without a Net" CD set from 91? It's one of my fave Dead releases.
No, I don't have a briefcase of Dead concert tapes. I had a few, I had a GF, then I had
none, old story where she got custody of most of my music and I got to move on.

Also if any of yuns are prog-rock fans then I suggest you give a listen to a Belgian group
named Hypnos-69. Especially the Intrigue of Percetion album. I'd love to see them play. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

PM me and i can send you some Dead shows