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Old 08-01-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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I had the opportunity to see a band called Brit Floyd the other night. They are a fantastic Pink Floyd cover band, and I would recommend seeing them if you like the original.

Anyhoo, while at w*rk the day after the show, I couldn't get the lyrics of a particular song out of my head:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way


Less than one year to go!
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Saw them on a PBS special a while back - quite good.


Was just playing "Animals" yesterday....gotta get my Floyd fix every once and awhile.
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I saw the band in early 1973 at a smaller venue, before they started filling stadiums. Still the greatest concert I've ever seen.
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PF is still one of my favorite bands! i listen to them often, when riding the bike...a PF song comes on, volume goes up and smile ensues.....so many good memories. I remember listening to the song "welcome to the machine" in college with trepidation . If you have not heard this song check it out. One of their best in my opinion.
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I saw the band in early 1973 at a smaller venue, before they started filling stadiums. Still the greatest concert I've ever seen.
Me, too. Saw them in early 1973 at UW's Hec Ed basketball auditorium on their "Dark Side of the Moon" tour, in quadrophonic sound, for about a $2.75 student priced ticket. One of the Top 3 or 4 concerts ever for me. (Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and CSN&Y were my other faves.)
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Birdie, Wikipedia says the band's Hec date was September 29, 1972, about six months before the album was actually released (not that Wiki is 100% trustworthy). It was just incredible what the band could do with lights and other special effects in the controlled space of an arena -- I saw the band twice in a stadium environment, and while the stunts were bigger in stature, to me they weren't as impressive. And of course, the musical set list revolved around a landmark of an album.
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I saw Britt Floyd a few months back and they were great. Never saw Pink Floyd but this was next best thing.
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"Welcome To The Machine"

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time,
provided with toys and Scouting for Boys.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool,
So welcome to the machine.
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? It's alright we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the Steak Bar. He loved to drive in his Jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.
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The remaining members had an album out recently. Decent instrumental effort.


Gilmour just released a single in July for his new album Rattle That Lock. I like it.
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Birdie, Wikipedia says the band's Hec date was September 29, 1972, about six months before the album was actually released (not that Wiki is 100% trustworthy). It was just incredible what the band could do with lights and other special effects in the controlled space of an arena -- I saw the band twice in a stadium environment, and while the stunts were bigger in stature, to me they weren't as impressive. And of course, the musical set list revolved around a landmark of an album.
Well, then, that's the date, as I had just started college at the UW that month. I was living in Haggett Hall--a co-ed dorm, just up the hill from Hec Ed. I am positive it was a "Dark Side of the Moon" show. It was the first and only show I attended that had speakers at all four corners of the venue (quadrophonic sound). When they performed "Money"--that opening sound effect of the coins bounced from corner to corner to corner to corner and all around. It was amazing!

(I just now googled it and found the set list! "Echoes" was the popular song we college guys were all looking forward to, not knowing about DSOM or the impact that album would have.)

P.S. Also saw Rod Stewart and Faces there at Hec Ed in 1975, right before they broke up and Stewart went off on his own. That concert is in my Top 10 ever, perhaps Top 7. It was a really good show.
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"Welcome To The Machine"

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time,
provided with toys and Scouting for Boys.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool,
So welcome to the machine.
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? It's alright we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the Steak Bar. He loved to drive in his Jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.
Thanks for words to the song frayne!

I have no more trepidation....no Jaguar, but can eat at he steak bar any time I want!

PF was way ahead of it's time. I found a link on youtube that had all their albums and have been listening this afternoon while getting ready for company very soothing music. I used to study with it in the background, always settled me. Just don't listen to the words!
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Well, then, that's the date, as I had just started college at the UW that month. I was living in Haggett Hall--a co-ed dorm, just up the hill from Hec Ed. I am positive it was a "Dark Side of the Moon" show. It was the first and only show I attended that had speakers at all four corners of the venue (quadrophonic sound). When they performed "Money"--that opening sound effect of the coins bounced from corner to corner to corner to corner and all around. It was amazing!

(I just now googled it and found the set list! "Echoes" was the popular song we college guys were all looking forward to, not knowing about DSOM or the impact that album would have.)

P.S. Also saw Rod Stewart and Faces there at Hec Ed in 1975, right before they broke up and Stewart went off on his own. That concert is in my Top 10 ever, perhaps Top 7. It was a really good show.
The March '73 concert I saw was in Madison, Wis., very shortly after the "Dark Side" album was released. Did you ever see that Pink Floyd film set in Pompeii? It featured "Echoes" and other songs from the "Meddle" album.

A friend had just bought a quadraphonic sound system that spring and had a quad recording of DSOM as a demo for the system. (On 8-track, if I remember correctly!) It was fun to listen to, with sounds and voices coming from hither and yon.
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PF was way ahead of it's time. I found a link on youtube that had all their albums and have been listening this afternoon while getting ready for company very soothing music. I used to study with it in the background, always settled me . Just don't listen to the words!
+1

It was good "Walkman" background music to work on the engineering problem sets back in the college days

I sill think that Dark Side of the Moon is my favorite album of all time.

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