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Initial post: Aug 7, 2006 9:28:13 PM PDT
James Hey says:
Gilmour said as much in his last tour but I keep hoping they will tour again and give my teen age sons a chance to see them. I did take them to the Gilmour tour which was great but not quite a real Floyd thing. Their last album "Division Bell" (1994) was as good as many of the old ones. There's just no one out there like them!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2006 5:05:25 PM PDT
Zaku77 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2006 6:15:25 PM PDT
Mojorusty says:
Your kidding right? Over rated? Pink Floyd? I see your a metal head, as am I. I have well over 1000 CD's, almost ALL of them metal. Pink Floyd rates as high, if not higher than any band I have on CD. They are the most talented band, lyricaly, and musicaly that has ever graced any stage anywhere.

I kick myself that I never got the chance to see them live. Missed out twice on thier last tour. Had tickets to two of the shows, one in seattle and one in phoenix, and missed them both by a week. I only hope they can go on one final tour, or at least play some major cities, like LA and New York. I will be there no matter what this time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2006 6:35:22 AM PDT
Otto Luck says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2006 2:38:05 AM PDT
I don't think you should say any band is the best band ever. It's always a matter of opinion. But in this case I ALMOST agree with you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2006 3:19:18 AM PST
Kru says:
I wouldn't say they're overrated.... Their influence is on everything you hear. Trip-hop, Massive Attack... etc.... Where as their contemporaries (Yes, ELP, Tull, King Crimson, Genesis....), well, you can't hear their influence ANYWHERE (except lame contemporary prog bands).

Their last two studio albums, I must say, are a travesty. I slept in line overnight for tix back in 87 (?).... what a letdown.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2006 7:42:31 AM PST
Zach says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2006 10:19:23 AM PST
ok

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2006 8:32:07 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2006 9:22:15 AM PST
JB23 says:
Dark Side was great, as was The Wall...

however, the true Pink Floyd died when Syd Barrett left the band.

Even after leaving the band he still had an influence on them. They should've changed their name, because Syd WAS Pink Floyd.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2006 5:46:06 PM PST
Don Dodge says:
OVERRATED? r u nuts? Who else could do what they did how they did it? NOONE that's who.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2006 8:01:57 PM PST
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Zombie! says:
Dude, "Zach" if you put More in front of Atom Heart Mother or Meddle, you are crazy...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2006 11:21:11 AM PST
Wayne Klein says:
Pink Floyd has died and been resurrected a number of times. The original Pink Floyd died when Syd Barrett was forced out due to his use of drugs/problems.

The band revamped/reinvented itself and Waters gradually became the main focal point as songwriter.

Gilmour resurrected the "brand" carrying on and did a solid job of it. It wasn't the Waters or Barrett version. Each has been a unique version with a different "leader". Sure you could call Gilmour's version an extension of his solo career but you could say much the same about Floyd by the time of "The Final Cut".

Unless Wright or Mason revives the name again the band is quite dead and perhaps it's just as well. At some point every band lives past its expiration date. The Beatles wisely called it quits before they embarrassed themselves too much. The Stones should have called it a day a long time ago. The Who revival at least had promise because Townshend came up with new material that was challenging and different even if it is a duo at this stage (they stopped being The Who truly when Moon died and with Entwistle gone it's even more so).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2006 11:47:26 AM PST
floydfan says:
yep, it's really too bad though, even if they cant do another studio album it would be great if they did a charity concert and released it, pink floyd died with the wall
i love the final cut but thats all roger waters
after that is all gilmour, which isnt bad but not floyd

RIP Syd, Shine On

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2006 3:55:44 AM PST
Pink Floyd will never die, one of the biggest bands of all time, they're sound will live forever, no matter who is doing it, Waters still made Floyd style music even when he was no longer in the band, Gilmours latest "On An Island" is still Floyd, and they're influence has spread to any musician who wants to make truely good music.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2006 3:07:40 PM PST
J. Chambers says:
Division Bell is not in the same league as Wish Your Were Here or Dark Side. . .come on.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2006 6:12:33 AM PST
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That may be true, but it is better than "THE FINAL CUT", so is "ON AN ISLAND"!Even Richaed Wright's "Broken China" is better than the "FINAL CUT"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2006 6:26:54 PM PST
S. Lorencen says:
Yeah, right. Only over 700 weeks in Billboards top 200 chart. DSOTM sure was "horrendous". Get real. Maybe to YOU, 'Mr. Minority'.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2006 1:47:01 PM PST
Doug Johnson says:
If you are looking for the Floyd concert experience for your teen age sons, I would recommend looking into getting tickets to one of the Austrailian Pink Floyd shows. This outfit tours a lot and puts on a really great show. The show I caught was one of the best concerts I've ever been to and I've been to a whole lot of concerts. While I myself never had a chance to see Pink Floyd in concert, I have heard from many people that the Austrailian Pink Floyd show is about as close as you can get to the real deal. These guys are very talented performers and I think that you would be hard pressed to find a fan of Pinlk Floyd who has been to one of their shows and walked away feeling disappointed. Plus I think the ticket prices would be a whole lot more reasonable then if you were buying tickets for the real deal (not that that is even likely to ever happen.) Check www.aussiefloyd.com if you are interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2006 2:10:07 PM PST
Zach - I have never heard such a blasphemous, absurd remark

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2006 2:14:04 PM PST
I think a lot of fans would include "Animals" in there as well. I wouldn't say "by far" that those albums you mentioned are their 3 best.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2006 10:09:14 AM PST
John E. Chap says:
good call, floydfan. i love everything up to the wall, and then i love the final cut... but the rest, i could take it or leave it. syd was a genius, but he was out of the band early on. i honestly dont think he ultimately had that much influence on the band's creativity. tons of love and respect for him though, and sorrow at his passing. what a legacy of privacy though. beautiful.
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