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Trad climber
Placerville, California
Aug 25, 2011 - 08:11am PT
i've got a bike, you can ride it if you like...

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 09:06am PT
I see you appreciate stuff from the SB era, but have you checked this one out yet:


You'll recognize some of the material, as it morphed into later songs.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 25, 2011 - 09:56am PT
Love em,

(Waters, Gilmour, Wright) 2:44

Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don't be afraid to care.
Leave but don't leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.

Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.

Run, rabbit run.
Dig that hole, forget the sun,
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one.

For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave.

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Aug 25, 2011 - 10:01am PT
Every time I hear a PF classic, it's like getting transported back to a magical period of life.

TFPU Riley!
the Fet

Aug 25, 2011 - 10:11am PT
I'd like apple pie, but without the crust.

Social climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 11:33am PT
Don't pay attention to Locker. He's into "Sheep-Shagging Techno". That 120bpm crap they listen to in Wyoming nightclubs.


And he called somebuddy upthread BUFFALO BREATH !!!!

Way to KNOW it Locker !!! HAHAHAAH! !!!! :-D

Aug 25, 2011 - 11:34am PT
Credit: Gene

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:30pm PT
Watched a David Gilmor show on TV the other night. I would pay to see him solo for sure. Good Stuff!


Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 25, 2011 - 12:59pm PT
My first real immersion to Pink Floyd was in my first year of college, sitting with a room full of people watching The Wall. I hadn't listened to Pink Floyd at all before that.

That thing blew my mind. After it was over, I just sat there speechless. I didn't want to be in that room full of people in such a vulnerable state.

Over time, David Gilmour has come to be one of my top guitar-playing influences.

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 25, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
I love The Floyd.

Prog Rock will never die. It is the music aficionados's and the real musician's choice of music.

It's deep great sounding and very complex music that can only be played by the best musicians, and lyrics that are incredibly deep and spiritual to match the music. It takes you to another world.


Huge fan of YES, Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis . . . is there a pattern there?

PINK FLOYD "Coming Back To Life" (1994)

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Aug 25, 2011 - 01:20pm PT
Jeff Bosson and I used to have a tradition of looking at climbing or mountaineering slides, only to the music of one group, Pink Floyd. After Jeff's untimely death, I have somehow hung on to some portion of what was among the best friendships I have ever enjoyed, by listening to Pink Floyd.
I guess that could also be labeled as some form of mental disorder...
easily admitted to.


Trad climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 02:48pm PT
Huge fan of YES, Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis . . . is there a pattern there?

Did toe, here... Although I may change the order a bit:
RUSH, Pink Floyd, RUSH, Yes, RUSH, Genesis, RUSH

Guess I'm a "poofter" too, but then again, I'm not even cool enough to know what that word means. :/

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Aug 25, 2011 - 03:42pm PT
Riley, with Pink Floyd, it's very hard to know where to start...

Welcome to the Machine
Wish you were here
One of these days
See Emily Play
On the turning away
All of Dark Side of the Moon-can't even distinguish what is best off that, it's all amazing-but maybe Us and Them, I really like the female vocalist in that.

Listening to "The Wall" was a cathartic experience that helped me get through my divorce... I kept listening to "One of my turns", "Don't leave me now", "another brick in the wall 3" and "goodbye cruel world", "Hey you" Helpful to listen to something that exactly matches your mood.

Love the Floyd! Brilliant musicians and lyricists.


Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 25, 2011 - 04:01pm PT
I just remembered my *real* first experience with Pink Floyd, well before college. I didn't have any exposure to them after this incident until college.

I was probably in junior high, baby-sitting some smaller kids who were asleep. Perusing their parents' record collection, I was intrigued by the prism and rainbow. Put on Dark Side of Moon, and I lay on the couch alone and transfixed. I don't know how long I listened to the record skipping at the end, thinking it was part of some heartbeat trance.

I didn't want to soil the Rush Appreciation thread, so adding this here. I must confess, Rush just doesn't solicit any emotional reaction from me. I've tried at different times over the years (including from links in their appreciation thread), but it just doesn't do anything for me!
August West

Trad climber
Where the wind blows strange
Aug 25, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
Obscured by Clouds is the only PF album that has never fallen out of my music rotation. I understand why Dark Side or The Wall got more airplay, but haven't figured out why this album got so little attention.

But each to their own...

Sport climber
Aug 25, 2011 - 04:59pm PT
I second "The Great Gig in the Sky"

And in my view - the best present prog rock band and excellent by any standard - Crippled Black Phoenix and "Of A Lifetime" -
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:02pm PT
You are so right, Dark Side of the Moon is the best wall music ever!



Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:36pm PT
Doin' the thread justice by conjuring memories of early days on my first wall, all through DG's haunting chords....

Shine On You Crazy Diamond......dedicated to the memory of Brutus Of Wyde.

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Aug 25, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
It is pointless to discuss "best band" or "best guitarist" but ,
as a lifelong guitar player I would have to say, David Gilmore
is my all time favorite , dood can make it sing.

The Granite State.
Aug 25, 2011 - 06:00pm PT
Y'all need to check out Gilmours 'Meltdown Concert'. The man still has it.
Riley knows what I'm referring to.
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