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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom (1965 – 1994, 2013 – 2014)

Pink Floyd are a / band formed in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom in 1965. Pink Floyd is one of ’s most successful and influential acts, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide and with 74.5 million certified units in the United States, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. Currently the band consists of David Gilmour (vocals, guitar) and Nick Mason (drums).

The band’s classic lineup was Roger Waters (vocals, bass), David Gilmour (vocals, guitar), Rick Wright (organ, keyboards, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). Gilmour was brought into the band in 1968 to replace the band’s founder, singer, guitarist and songwriter Syd Barrett, who had become increasingly erratic and departed from the band a few months after Gilmour’s addition. The band became known for their advancements in the genres of psychedelic rock and progressive rock music, philosophical lyrics, compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows.

Pink Floyd enjoyed modest success in the late-1960s as a psychedelic band led by Syd Barrett. Barrett’s increasingly erratic behavior eventually caused his colleagues to replace him after The Piper at the Gates of Dawn with guitarist David Gilmour.

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  • muerto14

    The best band of all time

    Yesterday 12:15am Reply
  • majidtarokh

    david<3

    Yesterday 9:35am Reply
  • MrShayton

    Ъ

    19 Dec 4:45pm Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    Hey buddies, please would you follow on me on Soundcloud? I will really appreciate it!

    19 Dec 4:14pm Reply
  • middlethoughts

    Cant believe I spent twenty fuckin years of ma life to listen to The Wall.

    19 Dec 12:35am Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    Also, people slamming Endless River aren't contextualizing it properly. Consider that: 1) much of the album was a distant memory nearly 20 years old, 2) its primary contributor is DEAD, requiring creative editing/mixing/mastering to give it a "polished" sound, 3) it was never meant to be a fully produced LP in the classic PF sense, and 4) it's an instrumental album (save 1 track), which is not foreign to PF (much of "More" and "ObC" are the same way). People who line it up next to masterpieces like Animals, DSotM, or even TDB are comparing apples to oranges.

    18 Dec 11:48pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    VV Same. I love DSotM so much I put into my will that I want to be cremated along with a copy of it - no joke (and also a copy of Dvorak's 9th symphony). My wife is prepared to execute on that wish, too. I recognize Roger was conducting the interviews that led to the great sound clips for it, and that he came up with the concept of madness/death/despair, but after countless hours of listening and watching everything I can get my hands on related to DSotM, I'm convinced his influence on the record was indeed supported by superb musicianship. Richard's soundscapes are what draws me to that album, not even Gilmour's playing (which is saying something, since that's where DG really started to shine), let alone lyrical contributions. Hell, they could be singing about pink unicorns and I would still think the album is brilliant. And yes, while PF 3.0 dropped off lyrically, I do find the ambience and soundscapes equally as engaging. To each his own, I guess.

    18 Dec 11:47pm Reply
  • wayrams

    Vida.

    18 Dec 5:55pm Reply
  • JimMorrisonFCB

    100% support to niQboy - one single unit is not responsible for the final sounding - the entire group is.

    17 Dec 10:17pm Reply
  • niQboy

    There's no underestimating Waters. The problem is that you're are over-praising the guy while undermining everyone else's creative input that was critical in making these albums what they were. From me he doesn't get any special praise, because in the end he was only 1/4 of this project. Without Roger there wouldn't have been these grand concepts and direction, but without Gilmour, Wright and Mason, there would be no Pink Floyd sound. Also, Gilmour did not have a remarkable playing technique, it was his experimentation with the guitar effects that made him stand out and took the sound to an upper echelon. Your critique towards Endless River is also really futile, because it wasn't supposed to be some kind of grandiose concept, it was just a nice little tribute to Wright. You're over-complicating your argument with all the cryptic mumbo jumbo. Pink Floyd was a musical entity comprised of people, not a single mastermind.

    17 Dec 8:58pm Reply
  • Assedor

    It is unfortunate that Roger Waters is underestimated. Connoisseurs know that without him Pink Floyd has not released a single concept album in the post Roger Waters era. Roger Waters was a composer, conceptualist and mastermind of Pink Floyd. David Gilmour is a talented performer equipped with excellent playing technique, but he is not conceptualist of Pink Floyd. „The Endless River“: the new album of Pink Floyd is as a slap in the river of time. Gilmore presents the present time in the best case as the century of higher technological advances, but not a source of an inspiration. He did not conceptualize the present time - he comprehends that moment, when the time for the last time mattered to his music. However, what to do else more than to be engaged in on very quiet banks of the river...

    17 Dec 3:13pm Reply
  • niQboy

    @meninoestranho: Pink Floyd only worked when it worked as a unit. Waters might have been credited as composing most of the songs on DSOTM for example, but the overall soundscape was born from an intense collaborative process. Saying that Waters was some kind of mastermind genius is an insult to everyone else involved, not the least of which Alan Parsons, who is a brilliant engineer. My favorite songs from DSOTM are Breathe, Great Gig, Us and Them and Colour, which turned out to be the songs Waters had the least creative input on, so go figure.

    17 Dec 1:51am Reply
  • alena7154

    Просто лучшие.

    16 Dec 11:04pm Reply
  • Voidum

    What about mr. Wright?

    16 Dec 10:43pm Reply
  • meninoestranho

    Sorry, but there are only one God and he is Roger Waters. The proof are the largest and best albums of this band that were mostly composed by Roger, but I'm not a Gilmour hater.

    16 Dec 10:17pm Reply
  • letl0vebe

    yay yay yay yay

    16 Dec 9:34pm Reply
  • niQboy

    one of the biggest sorrows in my life it's never seen this band live [2] I would have loved to see them pre DSOTM era. '72-73.

    15 Dec 11:57pm Reply
  • muerto14

    David Gilmour = GOD

    15 Dec 6:05pm Reply
  • Sad_florenthine

    The new album isn't bad at all, it's heavenly gift for us!

    15 Dec 6:11am Reply
  • Mork_Laerer

    Hey buddies, please would you follow me on Soundcloud? I'll really appreciate it!

    14 Dec 6:54pm Reply
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