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One of the greatest bands of all time. Their music does have something for just about everyone, from the playful psychedelic stuff of Syd Barrett to the serious, deep stuff of Roger Waters, or the popish sound of Dave Gilmour after Waters left. The only people who think Pink Floyd is a stoner band that only stoners listen to are the close-minded people who know absolutely nothing about the music. "The Wall"(1979) is probably the best concept album of all time with "Tommy" by The Who close behind. "Dark Side of the Moon" (1973) and "Animals"(1977) are about society and the injustices within it. "Wish You Were Here"(1975) is a tribute their founder, Syd Barrett. They broke up 24 years ago but that will all change with their performance at Live 8 on July 2,2005; a day I have waited for all my life!
Members:
Syd Barrett (guitar, 1967-1968)
David Gilmour (guitar, 1968-Present)
Roger Waters (bass, 1967-1980;Present)
Nick Mason (drums, 1967-Present)
Rick Wright (keyboards, 1967-1980;Present)
by Pink Floyd rules July 01, 2005
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The greatest band that ever existed. This music, especially that from "The Dark Side of the Moon" will be popular for multiple generations. It is STILL on the I-tunes top 100 highest sold albums now even though it was released in 1973. Hopefully you are looking up this to learn more about the band, and you can do so using the other definitions, but let me tell you, a $100 dollar or so investment at your local record store will give you music you will love for the rest of your life. Can you say that about many of your previous ones? Start your collection with Animals, The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Meddle, and the Piper at the gates of dawn.
by senirevlow June 19, 2006
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A British progressive rock band that formed in the late 1960s and toured until 1995, albeit with the mid-80s departure of bassist and singer Roger Waters. Despite the nearly 30 year career, most of the band's famous works were released in the 1970s. Their lyrics and sound have been both praised and critisized for being very trippy and unique. It often takes patience to enjoy Pink Floyd music, as many of their songs are very long and slow.

The band has some of the most recognizable logos in music history, including the famous cover of the 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon, the crossed-hammer logo from the 1984 movie version of the album The Wall, and the flying pig from the cover of the 1977 album Animals.

Notable works include Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and The Wall (1979).
- Do you listen to Pink Floyd?
- No, I'd rather listen to fast paced, loud, hard rock 'n roll. Y'know, like Guns 'n Roses or Audioslave.
- Oh, they're good, too.
by Spença B July 10, 2006
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One of the most kick ass bands in history. Unfortunately people often discredit them as nothing more than toker music and refuse to judge them for what they are: a great classic rock band.
nub: What are you listening to?
Seamus: Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
nub: Ahh toker music eh? You need to lay off the acid.
by alg May 24, 2005
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best band ever-better then all-no equals- no competeters- not only are they getting in the rock & roll hall of fame, but their getting an entire wing dedicated to them Put aside DSOTM and the Wall and pick up a copy of More, Atom Heart Mother, Saucerful of secrets, or Relics, ull be amazed at how original and awesome thier early stuff was. Wish u were here and Animals are also awesome- but no matter wut they are still the best band ever NO ONE WILL EVER COMPARE, EVER
PF kicks so much ass, fuck all this new shit , like shitty ass emo and screemo. country fuckin sucks ass too. if u want to know everything about PF, like i do, go to pinkfloydhyperbase.dk
by CS March 11, 2005
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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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A very influencial and ground breaking band, formed in the 60's. Named after two bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council, Pink Floyd's main lineup included Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason. Though, the original lead guitar and frontman was the genious Syd Barret, who was replaced by Gilmour around 1968, due to his excessive LSD use.

Pink Floyd was one of the first, if not the first (to do it as much as they did), band to begin to experiment with unusual/electronic sounds. This helped to give them their otherwordly sound, and gave them the label as 'Space Rock' or 'Psychadelic' music.

In 1973, two years after the release of 'Meddle' (one of their more melodic albums), 'Dark Side of the Moon' debued (which was actually performed live once, a year before) reached #1 on the charts in the USA, and remained on the charts for an astonishing 741 weeks. 'Dark Side' has sold well over 30 million albums to date.

'Wish You Were Here', the next album, was basically a tribute to the long departed Syd Barret, followed by 'Animals'. Both albums brought the ideas of social insecurites and fears, the same seen in 'Dark Side of the Moon' to a more full frontal view.

'Another Brick in the Wall' considered to be the best concept album of all time, came next, this time the album was based on the walls people build around themselves to protect them from the cruelty of society and life. There was also a movie made to illustrate the album, with no spoken dialouge, just the album playing throughout.

In the 80's, the band broke up after Water's leave (mainly due to him becomming a megalomaniac of sorts, and wanting too much control over the band. This did not sit well with David Gilmour in particular). Even without their main songwriter, they did get a top 5 album ('A Momentary Lapse of Reason')

The band has only played together with the original lineup (discounting Syd Barret) once since the break up, at the Live 8 concert in July, 2005.

Some of the major Pink Floyd hit songs include-
Time
Money
Wish You Were Here
Comfortably Numb (Which, as a side note, was NOT written about being stoned. It was about a time when Roger Waters had a sickness when he was a child, and it caused him to have the symptoms mentioned in the song.)
"And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes...

...I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." - Pink Floyd (Brain Damage - Dark Side of the Moon)
by Cal Larson August 21, 2005
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