"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)
amazing cd....the wall...amazing movie..the wall....wish you were here...also amazing..what havent they done that is?!?!
Mother...do you think the'll try to break my balls
Hey you out there in the cold getting lonley getting old...
we dont need no education...We dont need no thought control...no dark sarcasm in the classroom...teachers leave them kids alone..(hey teacher..leave them kids alone)all and all your just another brick in the wall (repeat 2x)
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).
- 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.
Then one time I took some sugar cubes of LSD, and was sitting down listening to the most beautiful, dramatic, life-changing sound I had ever heard in my life...I didn't know if my brain was making it up to accompany my mood, or if someone was singing, or if this was the sound you hear right before you die and go to heaven. It was the most haunting, ethereal noise. My life was then changed, I contemplated every single thing about myself, my life, the person I've become, and the music made me understand all of the questions I've ever had about life. Words cannot describe the beauty of this sound. After about 3 hours of heavy contemplation I asked what sounds everyone was hearing, and I asked if we were in a movie. Some girl looked at me knowingly and said, there's Pink Floyd for you! It is an amazing, original band and all of that, but when in the right state of mind (dropping on acid) it can change your entire life.
Normal Person: Yeah, I love that band! Classic.
Person who has really EXPERIENCED the music: Oh my God, yes. By the way, you're completely awesome and have the most excellent taste in music.