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An incredible group that was started in the 60s by a man named Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. Syd named his band after two bluesmen in his record collection, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Thier early success was based on Syd's brilliant and childlike writing. Unfortunately, he lost his mind on LSD in 1968 and he was replaced by David Gilmour. After Syd, Pink Floyd NEVER did drugs. Their big hit came in 1973 with Dark Side of the Moon. All the lyrics consisted of Roger's dramatic writing about war, insanity, politics, time, and money. Arguments in the late 70s led to the breakup of the band, but David started it up again in the late 80s without Roger and Roger got pissed. Pink Floyd's last album, The Division Bell, came out in 1994. Roger and Dave's Pink Floyd put their differences aside to play one last show together at Live 8 in 2005.
"Hey dude! I just got Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd the other day, and it fucking ROCKS."

"It's an image we'd like to dispel, I think. It was very heavy a few years ago, but it's not so bad since. But I still think most people see us as a very drug-orientated group. Of course we're not."
-David Gilmour on Live at Pompeii (1972)
by Big man, pig man February 04, 2006
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One of the most original and talented bands ever. Their music commented on the social injustices of modern society and the atrocities of war in a way that no other band has done before or since.
- Mary Whitehouse wants to censor the BBC

-Hey, she's the bitch from the Pink Floyd song, Pigs
by B-man October 07, 2003
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Damn right.
by anonymous February 02, 2003
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I'm not really expecting anyone to pick this definition out of all those other ones, most of them redundant and many quite false. However, if you are reading this, you are lucky to get an acurate (at least i hope acurate) annalysis of Pink Floyd's music. Pink Floyd, with the possible exception of THE WALL is part of the ultimate aquired taste in Rock music. If you can truthfully say that you love they're music BESIDES The Wall, our hats are off to you. For all you others, don't feel bad. Pink is definately NOT for everyone. If you can't stand long, slow songs, and drawn out guitar solos, skip this band. For those of you who will listen to the music and take in the perfectly crafted words, the etherial atmosphere (present in much of there Roger Waters era music), and the beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies, and drug-induced melodies of early Floyd, then you will be rewarded. Contrary to most bands of today, Pink Floyd creates genuinly good music. Good here does not mean music you can headbang to or even really shout along to (again, with the exception of The Wall), but beautiful, heartfelt harmonies, heartwrenching lyrics, and inspired passion. Those who appreciate musicals and classical music will also appreciate most of the later Floyd with Roger Waters.
FORWARD HE CRIED FROM THE REAR, AND THE FRONT RANK DIED! AND THE GENERAL SAT AS THE LINES ON THE MAP MOVED FROM SIDE TO SIDE.
-PINK FLOYD Us and Them

BY THE WAY, WHICH ONE OF YOU IS "PINK"?
-PINK FLOYD Have a Cigar
by iamnowcnfsd January 31, 2005
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Pink Floyd is, if not one of the best bands ever formed, way up there.
pink floyd > many many many people
by Chloe January 03, 2005
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Named after two bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, Pink Floyd is one of the most awesome psychadelic rock bands ever to be created. If you decide to be really fucking lame and just listen to Darkside of the Moon and call yourself a fan... then go ahead- but like i said, everyone will think you suck, which is true. Pick up some early albums like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn or Saucerful of Secrets, then go ahead, you can say, "i fucking love Pink Floyd." Congratulations.
Common Floyd reaction:

"man... that's a trip"
by mooth March 09, 2005
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At the risk of sounding cliche, I will say that Pink Floyd is one of the greatest bands of all time. They created timeless music that was amazing back in their day and is still amazing today. Unlike many bands who fade away with their generation and are forgotten, Pink Floyd has managed to have fans from their generation and new fans from ours. If you've never listened to Floyd before, I suggest you buy their earliest albums first and go from there. Not saying their later albums are any less then the earlier ones but you might want to get to know them and their style before you just jump into their music. All in all I think Pink Floyd will be around for a long, long time and even though not everyone will like them, there is something to be appreciated in their music.
Father: "I love Pink Floyd!"

Son: "I love them too!"
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Best fucking band, ever. Period.
If you're going to listen to the chorus of "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" and call yourself a Floyd fan, be my guest, but people are going to say you're an idiot, and they're quite right.
by Danni. August 29, 2005
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