general discussion about pink floyd
Never actually listened to The Wall or any album after, but I still tell people I don't like Pink Floyd's r later stuff as much as their early stuff (which I specifically mean Meddle and Dark Side, because that's what people know).
Reminder that the members of Pink Floyd have said they would be happy if AHM was thrown in the trash and never listened to again.
Not that I agree with them, I love the suite and If, but every Pink Floyd thread on /mu/ has posts about how AHM is their best album, but it really isn't.
Some people get an idea from reading about the stuff he did like, "He fired Rick Wright? What an idiot!" But if you read the circumstances at the time, it was fairly justified. And Gilmour actually supported firing Rick, and even went on to suggest getting rid of Nick. Rick had been struggling with a cocaine addiction and was not pulling his weight. Nick wasn't struggling with an addiction, but he had never been a big influence on their other albums anyway. Do I think Rick should have been fired? Maybe. Money was tight on them at the time. I don't blame my boy Rog for any of it. Though he had and still has a giant ego.
Musically, Roger is what I like most about Pink Floyd. I'd much rather listen to a Roger solo album than a Gilmour one.
I agree to a certain extent. I enjoy One of These Days and Fearless a lot, and A Pillow of Winds is a nice calm song. But Meddle as an album is not as amazing as most of their other albums as a whole.
>tfw you will never hear Pink Floyd's improvisations at the UFO Club
>tfw the UFO Club is dead
>tfw the closest we will get to the true nature of early Floyd is In London 1966-67 and Interstellar Overdrive on Piper, and like 2 bootlegs
>tfw when Syd never got better
>tfw Syd died sad, lonely, and mentally unstable