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Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:30 pm

Recently I purchased a copy of Music Icons magazine titled "Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album". I absolutely must report my findings, so here's some citations from the actual text itself. Key lines have been underlined.

p.4 "The Pink Floyd pig made famous on the sleeve of the 1976 album Animals..."

p.5 "VI. Meddle (1970) ... VII. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)"

p.5 "IX. Animals (1977)
See p.4 for my issue with this.

p.8 "With Barrett's departure from the band...space rock would become one of Pink Floyd's main stylistic hallmarks"

p.16 "Nick Mason also pitched in, providing the lead voice on "Corporal Clegg""

p.24 "There's a jazzy piano interlude ("Up the River") from Rick Wright"

p.24 "They would also work on the soundtrack to the 1972 film La Vallee (Obscured by Clouds)"
This one is interesting since it is literally the only mention of Obscured by Clouds in the entire magazine.

p.34 "1971, Meddle"
See p.5 for my issue with this.

p.34-37 There is one paragraph on "One of These Days", and the rest of the three pages is solely about "Echoes". I don't think the article mentions Meddle once after the introductory paragraph.

p.57 "Animals would be the last Pink Floyd disc where the classic Waters/Wright/Gilmour/Mason lineup would be heard playing together."
See p.64 for my issue with this.

p.64 "The Wall is the last album with the band's classic lineup: Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Rick Wright, and Nick Mason."
See p.57 for my issue with this. god fucking damn it

p.97 "The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what it does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. -David Gilmour"

p.97 "The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what it does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. -Nick Mason"
Seriously, on the same motherf*cking page. :evil:


It's not necessarily an issue of botching basic facts or forgetting an entire album. The damn editing is just so inconsistent that you get travesties like the one on page 97.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Artisan » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:38 pm

Love the instances of 57 and 64. That whole thing is great.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:39 am

Artisan wrote:Love the instances of 57 and 64. That whole thing is great.


Like I said in the Notebook, THEY DIDN'T EVEN FUCKING TRY.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Straw » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:36 am

I don't see how someone could do research on Pink Floyd and make such blatant mistakes. They also mustn't have proof read it at all. Also I love the page 97 error :lol:
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby quicksilver » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:37 pm

I love space rock. Its one of my main stylistic hallmarks too.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:35 pm

quicksilver wrote:I love space rock. Its one of my main stylistic hallmarks too.


According to these clowns, Pink Floyd didn't make any rock music about space until after Syd left. Fuck "Astronomy Domine", apparently. :lol:
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Artisan » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:12 pm

Interstellar Overdrive was actually about horse racing, if you can believe that - the horse's speed was somewhere near "stellar", but not quite - between stellar and not stellar, if you will - although it was indeed in overdrive. The song is meant to convey the sounds that were occurring in the horse's head as it raced harder than it ever had before (note the sound of the blood pounding), and the stereophonic freakout at the end was his pulse returning to normal. The Roger Waters-dominated live album "Pulse" got its name from that very motif.

Speaking of which, did we ever have a thread for stupid things people have said about the band? Or did I imagine that, or was it another forum?
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Artisan wrote:Interstellar Overdrive was actually about horse racing, if you can believe that - the horse's speed was somewhere near "stellar", but not quite - between stellar and not stellar, if you will - although it was indeed in overdrive. The song is meant to convey the sounds that were occurring in the horse's head as it raced harder than it ever had before (note the sound of the blood pounding), and the stereophonic freakout at the end was his pulse returning to normal. The Roger Waters-dominated live album "Pulse" got its name from that very motif.

Speaking of which, did we ever have a thread for stupid things people have said about the band? Or did I imagine that, or was it another forum?


I got hardcore Cr1TiKaL vibes from that shit. And I do believe there is a thread about that somewhere in this forum. Buried beneath so many other posts...
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:05 am

I was talking to a colleague of mine about Pink Floyd a while ago, and he seemed to be vaguely aware of the early albums as well. He said he had heard the song "Interstellar Intercourse" once or twice and liked it quite a lot.

I had to laugh at that, and he then realized he said the title wrong. Oh boy. :D
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:33 pm

Interstellar Intercourse would actually make a great song title.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:25 pm

Interstellar Intercourse would make for some out-of-this-world intercourse! :lol:
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Straw » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:46 pm

Someone should do a cover or parody song and call it that. Maybe just make the noodly middle bits really exaggerated and over the top, plus add in some moaning here and there...
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby The Silver Lining » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:56 am

... And then get famous for the simple reason that the song is banned on all radio stations?

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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Alec Taylor » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:38 pm

Would it be bad form to purchase an antique Farfisa organ than attack it with my dick for a raging intercourse organ solo?
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby quicksilver » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:23 pm

SunShade wrote:Would it be bad form to purchase an antique Farfisa organ than attack it with my dick for a raging intercourse organ solo?



You should be lucky that you don't play the trumpet. That would be considered hornography.
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Re: Pink Floyd: The Story Behind Every Album

Postby Lady Floydian » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:52 pm

quicksilver wrote:
SunShade wrote:Would it be bad form to purchase an antique Farfisa organ than attack it with my dick for a raging intercourse organ solo?



You should be lucky that you don't play the trumpet. That would be considered hornography.


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