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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2011, 10:00:15 AM »
The Beatles.  I really dig Pink Floyd but their early Syd stuff was weak sauce in that they sound like a punk band, loud and obnoxious before they evolved into their more cerebral approach and styles of music/expression.  The Beatles were an orbital or two above(or below depending on your atomic perspective) the Floyd.  Its like comparing minor league vs. major league, the best analogy.

a lot of people prefer college ball over the pros.
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i think the early syd stuff is is just as ground breaking as the beatles jump into psychedelia or what have you, if not more.
i just hope this doesnt dissolve into people calling each other idiots if they happen to disagree....
Interesting perspective Terry. 
Can we talk about the Dead?  I'd love to talk about the fucking Grateful Dead, for once, can we please discuss the Grateful FUCKING Dead!?!?!?!

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Can we talk about the Dead?  I'd love to talk about the fucking Grateful Dead, for once, can we please discuss the Grateful FUCKING Dead!?!?!?!

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2011, 10:02:12 AM »
The Beatles.  I really dig Pink Floyd but their early Syd stuff was weak sauce in that they sound like a punk band, loud and obnoxious before they evolved into their more cerebral approach and styles of music/expression.  The Beatles were an orbital or two above(or below depending on your atomic perspective) the Floyd.  Its like comparing minor league vs. major league, the best analogy.

a lot of people prefer college ball over the pros.
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i think the early syd stuff is is just as ground breaking as the beatles jump into psychedelia or what have you, if not more.
i just hope this doesnt dissolve into people calling each other idiots if they happen to disagree....
Interesting perspective Terry.
Indeed!

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2011, 10:07:48 AM »
I voted for Bob Dylan.

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2011, 10:48:35 AM »
Susep, I almost find it hard to express how much I disagree with you. I love the Syd Barret stuff and think Floyd went down hill after his departure. Dark Side is epic, for sure, but then they just turned into this bloated monster that took itself way to seriously. just my opinion, obviously. ymmv.
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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2011, 11:12:11 AM »
At the point when they built a physical representation of Roger Water's ego on the stage...

They lost me.

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2011, 11:40:28 AM »
At the point when they built a physical representation of Roger Water's ego on the stage...

They lost me.

Are you talking about the wall, or the walking, talking ass?

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2011, 12:19:46 PM »
Toughest call for me so far. These are both bands that I grew up hearing *so* much that it got to the point of it being almost invisible(inaudible?). Then, there was that dead show lot experience in 88...... And then I heard the Beatles and Floyd in a way that made more sense. It was like seeing what had been right in front of me. They are both very important to me.
Beatles got my vote in the end. More heart in it.
Sorry Pink. :cry:
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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2011, 12:41:26 PM »
At the point when they built a physical representation of Roger Water's ego on the stage...

They lost me.

Are you talking about the wall, or the walking, talking ass?

Yes

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2011, 12:46:54 PM »
roger doing the wall last fall was one of the best concerts ive ever seen

and ive seen a few...

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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2011, 12:48:54 PM »
At the point when they built a physical representation of Roger Water's ego on the stage...

They lost me.


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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 01:04:33 PM »
roger doing the wall last fall was one of the best concerts ive ever seen

and ive seen a few...

Doesn't mean that the music/lyrics aren't whiny pretentious bullshit.


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Re: Elite 8 - Round 4 - Abbey Road Region - 1-The Beatles v 2-Pink Floyd
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 01:27:45 PM »
roger doing the wall last fall was one of the best concerts ive ever seen

and ive seen a few...

Doesn't mean that the music/lyrics aren't whiny pretentious bullshit.




which is why i hadnt listened to pf or the wall specifically for many, many years.   but the show helped contextualize some of it for me and i left thinking it was less whiny and pretentious than i have since i got jaded on pf.