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Pink Floyd — Learning to Fly
Album: Momentary Lapse of Reason
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8.1

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Released: 1987
Length: 4:44
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a wind swept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

A soul in tension that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

''Friction lock - set.
Mixtures - rich
Propellers - fully forward
Flaps - set - 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction - check
Mixture set to maximum percent - recheck
Flight instruments...
Altimeters - check both
Lights - on
Pilot Heater - on
Strobes - on
Confirm 3-8-Echo ready for departure.
Hello again, this is now 129.4.
129.4. It's a go.
3-8-Echo cleared takeoff, the wind's normal at 10 knots.
3-8-Echo.
Easy on the brakes. Take it easy. It's gonna roll this time.
Just handle the power gradually, and it...''

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can't keep my mind from the circling sky
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I
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I find this song incredibly difficult to rate. Initially gave it a 7 - which is seriously underrating it. 
My justification at the time was that I try not to increase my rating in cases where the artist is famous or one of my favourites - I think it's natural to do this. 
On the other hand Darren, sometimes I have a tendency to hold these artists to higher standards, and mark them down when it's not one of their classics or best  (in my opinion of course). 
Long story short, bumped this to an 8, which is possibly still too low. Such incredible lyrics - brings images to my mind with almost every line. The music is not too bad either ;) 
I’ve always thought, what would’ve been this piece with Water’s contribution of any sort. 
This song really captures the essence of pink Floyd. Roger waters albums never resonated with me. 
 thewiseking wrote:

artless


Oh you poor, poor thing. 
Have a lie down and maybe, just find something else to do?
I recommend anything to do with less art -
https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.10... perhaps?
A Momentary Lapse of Income
J'ai eu la chance de voir 4 fois Pink Floyd, dont la tournée pour cet album. Un bonheur !
This song is creeping up my "best Floyd song" list and has recently passed songs on Dark Side and Wish You Were Here.  Saw Floyd live in Oslo in 1994. Even though I am bigger early Floyd than later fan that show was insanely good! Gilmour's guitar ripped through me like an ice pick! 
artless
Godfuel and forever! I have a Tattoo from this Album on my right Arms :) Never forget: Pink Floyd live. Best Greets from Austria! and big thanks on your RP !
“The album of a declining band ?” Then came, The Division Bell, Seven Years Later Brilliant Song
Man this takes me back to my first gliderplane solo-flight, many many years ago. You were obviously not supposed to, but I snuck my Walkman (yeah, that old) onboard and as soon as I reached 2500' >click< Suspended Animation - A state of Bliss ✈
If you still can play vinyl, I strongly recommend the new 2 X 12" 45 rpm version of this album.  Simply stunning all the way through.


Solid track, honestly, but to me it's not truly Pink Floyd without Roger Water's angst.

I remember how much of a buzz this song, and this record, created when it came out... It had been too long for most of us since they'd done anything like it. They'd been behaving like a shockingly dysfunctional family, and then Waters had sent Wright packing... The Final Cut had been, indeed, that... Gilmour had done his About Face (with him doing the hitchikers' gesture on the front cover), and Waters, rather childishly, in my opinion, retaliated by getting Clapton to help him make and initially take on tour The Pros and Cons of Hitchiking... I saw Gilmour's solo tour, and Waters' too. Gilmour was great, very humble, even self-effacing, with lots of genuine humor and fun. Waters (without Clapton, who'd only done the '84 part of the tour) was bombastic, with his own name done up in big-pig sized pixels on a huge screen. It wasn't a bad show, but it was a decidedly different and much darker vibe... So when this record came out, and this song was all over the radio and blaring from our cars, homes, and boom-boxes, we were beside ourselves with Joy, and couldn't get enough of it. When the tour for this album came to Mile High Stadium the spring of '88, it was one of the largest and best shows I'm proud to have ever been a part of. It was truly fantastic -- and this song still sounds as good to me now as it did then. I also liked The Division Bell, and regularly play Gilmour's On an Island and Rattle That Lock. I eagerly await the new solo record he is almost about to release! I do like Waters' recent "Wait for Her," and a bit or two from Amused to Death, and though I think he steered the group most admirably after their true psychedelic visionary pioneer Syd, sadly, had lost the plot, and many of his contributions to Pink Floyd in their heyday are among the very best ever set to Music, but -- and this is just me, reflective of my own personal, musical, and lyrical tastes -- I just don't get as excited to hear from his solo works as I do the solo and collective efforts of the others. Above all:  Thanks, Radio Paradise for The Provenance and Grace of Streaming Life's Best Soundtrack for us eternally grateful, lucky, and blessed listeners!
Not a Pink Floyd fan but this song is a solid 10.
 ksiggery wrote:

I fly.  This captures what I feel ....perfectly.  If you ever wanted to learn, you can. Do it.



I do, and it does.   Just an Earth bound mystic
 Proclivities wrote:

ziggytrix wrote:

Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM.

h8rhater wrote:

Credibility check: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts
1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.
Which one of these is "skippable" to you?


As far as I recall, all of those songs are on "Wish You Were Here", not "The Wall".


That is true but, the original thread of comments included Kosh's comment which stated that DSotM was their last good album.  You did say "fair enough" in response to that comment.
 Proclivities wrote:

As far as I recall, all of those songs are on "Wish You Were Here", not "The Wall".


A celestial ten as I make a fat one✌️
I like this much better than "The Wall"! ...To each, their own!
 fredriley wrote:

The air traffic comms awakens the old air spotter in me. I always wanted to be an airline pilot, but this is the closest I'll get, sadly.



so did I. I didn't. But I fly ....take that first step.
I fly.  This captures what I feel ....perfectly.  If you ever wanted to learn, you can. Do it.
 NHemp wrote:


Don't feed the Division Hell! I've been a huge Roger Waters fan all my life, but I love this song. I know that Pink Floyd was the sum of its parts. I do feel that once that Roger became primary they put out two incredible albums (The Wall and The Final Cut), but also that they had gone into an irreversible change that couldn't last. I don't love much of what they did once Roger left, but they did some very good stuff, and this is right up there. Super cool song. Gilmour is a badass.



I've always felt that Pink Floyd was a rare example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
 lizardking wrote:

From a prog rock/concept album standpoint, I'll disagree with you completely about there being any skippable tracks on The Wall, and oddly, there are at least 3 "singles" from The Wall that could (as needed) be played without the album.   I guess that goes to show how different PF is from most of the acts from the 60s & 70s!  Long Live RP and PF!!


Oh, absolutely. The album *needs* them, because it's a concept album. It's more a matter of personal preference really. Somewhere around the 100th listen to a concept album or an album with what I call "skit tracks" I just get a very strong urge to hit skip to get back to the music. Deltron 3030, Tool's Aenima, Fugee's The Score, and PF's The Wall are all albums I really do love, and yet the less musical silly interludes get skipped because I'm getting old - no wait, I mean because they've gotten old. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 Relayer wrote:

Sonic and production quality is beyond anything done in the 80s.  Great song, but many like to dismiss it just because Roger was off somewhere ranting in his little hole.  If Roger were on this song, those distrctors would love the song.



Don't feed the Division Hell! I've been a huge Roger Waters fan all my life, but I love this song. I know that Pink Floyd was the sum of its parts. I do feel that once that Roger became primary they put out two incredible albums (The Wall and The Final Cut), but also that they had gone into an irreversible change that couldn't last. I don't love much of what they did once Roger left, but they did some very good stuff, and this is right up there. Super cool song. Gilmour is a badass.
yeah, pop album but it is FUN!
 angel_baby wrote:

I LOVE this song. I have an imaginary giant Eagle that resides in my imaginary sactuary of waterfalls , secret caves, crystal clear lagoons with deep green foilage, large ancient trees with gnarly twisty trunks of the wisdom of the ages, birds and animals of everykind. When I am especially stressed, the Eagle will cry for me, and the come pick me up and will take me on a flight to clear my head (think Rescuer's). This song reminds me of those flight. "Tongue tied an twisted such an Earth bound misfit I"



In prior years, I had a recurrent dream that the wind would come up and if I spread my arms, I could fly wherever I wanted.  I should see if I can bring that dream back.   Thanks for the impetus.
EXCELLENT!
Probably flying sound like this song.
The noise at the end always makes me hope for the Central Scrutinizer to start "Watermelon in easter hay", but I kind of get it by now that it's not going to happen...
The air traffic comms awakens the old air spotter in me. I always wanted to be an airline pilot, but this is the closest I'll get, sadly.
Following The Byrds' "Eight Miles High"

I see what you did there.  
Both Nick Mason and David Gilmour have learned to fly. The voice on the radio, in the middle section of the song, is said to be Mason's.
 drewd wrote:
This kind of reminds me of Pink Floyd.....
 

This kind of reminds me of Pink Floyd.....
This is the ONLY Pink Floyd song I like.  Every other one causes me to tune out for 10+ minutes.
In my humble opinion, the beginning of PF fall into a "just very good" band. 
My favorite PF song, which isn't saying much, but I do LOVE this song. Could do without the female voices, though.
Stop working.  Fly.
A great one to crank up when you're on the tarmack, at the end of the runway and about to go to full power. 

Slam the throttle to "10,"do the same to this tune, and then fly you son of a bitch, FLY!  There truly is no way to describe it.  You have to live it.  

And you should do the same in life, too.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Nobody can bend a guitar string quite as effectively as David Gilmour.
The album of a declining band. 
♥️
 Relayer wrote:
Sonic and production quality is beyond anything done in the 80s.  Great song, but many like to dismiss it just because Roger was off somewhere ranting in his little hole.  If Roger were on this song, those distrctors would love the song.
 

I tend to agree.  This is a really good album from start to finish.  Obviously in the minority here based on all of the negative, corporate sell-out comments.  Is it not the evolutionary process of artists?  I dunno, but its good stuff.
 ppopp wrote:
The sound of corporate Floyd. There's no Pink in this.

If Pink Floyd were a beer, this one would be alcohol-free.
 
I agree, and yet it's at 8.1

It is so weak and shallow -  a pale shadow  of  the real thing.
The sound of corporate Floyd. There's no Pink in this.

If Pink Floyd were a beer, this one would be alcohol-free.
One word: magnificent
 ziggytrix wrote:

As others pointed out I did say The Wall had the skippable tracks, and those would be In the Flesh?, One of My Turns, Vera, Bring The Boys, and everything after Waiting For the Worms. That's just going off memory and a track list. I might say different if I felt like going through the actual music and writing a report, but I don't. Not to say the album would be complete without them, but they just don't hold up to repeated listens.

Wish You Were Here on the other hand is like Dark Side of the Moon (my favorite Floyd album) where I can listen to the whole thing without feeling once like hitting skip. 
 
From a prog rock/concept album standpoint, I'll disagree with you completely about there being any skippable tracks on The Wall, and oddly, there are at least 3 "singles" from The Wall that could (as needed) be played without the album.   I guess that goes to show how different PF is from most of the acts from the 60s & 70s!  Long Live RP and PF!!
 TerrorGovernor wrote:
Still a 10 They can not do wrong
 
Sounds like you forgive them this one because of all the good they made in the past. 
{#Devil_pimp}zesty! Gilmore rocks !
 h8rhater wrote:

And skip over Wish You Were Here and Animals?!?  Heresy!

Pink Floyd's last album was Division Bell.  It, like the others before it, IS Pink Floyd. 

Roger didn't make the band Pink Floyd any more than Sid did before him.  He was just a former member that contributed greatly to previous releases.  That's it. 

It's even fair to argue that his insistence on his very specific vision in The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as in summarily firing Rick Wright) took the band further away from what Pink Floyd was than the final two actual releases by the band.  They were better off without him and he without them. 

We may have all suffered somewhat from the split, though.
 
Well stated, h8rhater....and you didn't even have to resort to calling out Rogers' "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" - bravo!  (Although I'd love to hear 5:01 AM anytime on RP) - Long Live RP!!
Still a 10 They can not do wrong
 h8rhater wrote:

Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
As others pointed out I did say The Wall had the skippable tracks, and those would be In the Flesh?, One of My Turns, Vera, Bring The Boys, and everything after Waiting For the Worms. That's just going off memory and a track list. I might say different if I felt like going through the actual music and writing a report, but I don't. Not to say the album would be complete without them, but they just don't hold up to repeated listens.

Wish You Were Here on the other hand is like Dark Side of the Moon (my favorite Floyd album) where I can listen to the whole thing without feeling once like hitting skip. 
always a ten, love PF
Sonic and production quality is beyond anything done in the 80s.  Great song, but many like to dismiss it just because Roger was off somewhere ranting in his little hole.  If Roger were on this song, those distrctors would love the song.
so frigging tedious.  Please Jesus, save me from Floyd.  Especially this gem. I need a post-xmas miracle.
This is dreck. 
I like Pink Floyd so mutch!!
 jbunniii wrote:
I think my previous rating of 3 was unfair. Bumping it to 4. I'd still rather hear almost any Pink Floyd track from before this album, though, including "Seamus the Dog".

 
it's just "Seamus"
 ziggytrix wrote:

Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 


 h8rhater wrote:
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
As far as I recall, all of those songs are on "Wish You Were Here", not "The Wall".
 Clarentine wrote:
I haven't been able to turn away from the computer, tuned to RP, for four songs now.  Bravo, folks.  {#Clap}

 


 thewiseking wrote:
rubbish

 
Quit smelling your toes!
 Don't think I have ever heard Mike Oldfield on RP. Good call!
kingart wrote:
A good sister segue track would be Five Miles Out, a masterful Mike Oldfield track from the early '80s CD of the same name. 

 


I adore Pink Floyd, but this song sounds like they are trying hard to make a radio-friendly song, which of course Pink Floyd were never known for, and therefore not much good at. Kept the record company exec's happy no doubt.

They got the timing right with this albums release though, because by the time it came out there was a whole new generation of Floyd fans who had never seen them before, and had only just started to learn about Syd Barrett and Roger Waters.
rubbish
  ziggytrix wrote:
. . . I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM.
  h8rhater wrote:
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 
Credibility check; which of these tracks are on "The Wall"?

Every time I hear this I am reminded of an interview with Richard Wright in which he said he was a huge fan of Coltrane and Mingus. It shows. RIP
 ziggytrix wrote:

Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 

 
Credibility check:  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1 and 2), Have a Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine.  Which one of these is "skippable" to you?
 tkosh wrote:

I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."

 
And skip over Wish You Were Here and Animals?!?  Heresy!

Pink Floyd's last album was Division Bell.  It, like the others before it, IS Pink Floyd. 

Roger didn't make the band Pink Floyd any more than Sid did before him.  He was just a former member that contributed greatly to previous releases.  That's it. 

It's even fair to argue that his insistence on his very specific vision in The Wall and The Final Cut (as well as in summarily firing Rick Wright) took the band further away from what Pink Floyd was than the final two actual releases by the band.  They were better off without him and he without them. 

We may have all suffered somewhat from the split, though.
A good sister segue track would be Five Miles Out, a masterful Mike Oldfield track from the early '80s CD of the same name. 

I've rated this track a 9, and I'm not sure if it really deserves it or not.  My concerns are:

1) I think part of my enjoyment of this tune is that I, like David Gilmour, want to learn to be a pilot, and I thoroughly enjoy hearing the actual cockpit discussions.

2) It's one of the few "dry Floyd" songs that sounds (to my ears) like the "Waters' Floyd" 

I guess that's it....Gilmour kicks ass on it like usual, so yeah, I guess I'll stick with my 9!


 tkosh wrote:

I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."

 
Fair enough I suppose. I can't recall the last time I sat down and listened to the whole of The Wall. And there are plenty of skippable tracks on it, unlike DSotM. 
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
I personally would edit that to "final album, Dark Side of the Moon..."
 I'm agree

Pariah wrote:

Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
 


 ajlept wrote:
9->10

 
Ditto. Gilmour is god.
 EdEastridge wrote:

I must wholeheartedly concur. Never expected that segue!

 
Agreed.  Bolero to Pink Floyd is a wonderful surprise.
I think my previous rating of 3 was unfair. Bumping it to 4. I'd still rather hear almost any Pink Floyd track from before this album, though, including "Seamus the Dog".
 ziggytrix wrote:
But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
That's it.
 linzbrock wrote:
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!

 
Love Bolero, love Pink Floyd, but this track feels shallow, trivial and so lacking in texture after Bolero.
Floyd 126 heavy taxi to position and hold....
 
 ajlept wrote:
9->10

 
I'll join you!
9->10
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 

 
Much as I've loved Floyd over the years, I have to agree with all of this.

 linzbrock wrote:
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!

 
I must wholeheartedly concur. Never expected that segue!
Love Bolero.  Beautiful segue to the PINK!
tzwölf punkte fürn floyd
Interesting segue from Ravel's Bolero.  Why I keep listening. 
after "Space Oddity", i was wondering what would come next
great choice !!
thanks Bill
Great transition!  Bolero to Learning to Fly!  The reason why I love RP!  
funny PF inspired moment:

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 Pariah wrote:

Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
 
Yup yup yup. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts.

IMO the rest of this album sucks. There was maybe one good song on The Final Cut. 

Division Bell is a little better, and some of Gilmour's solo stuff is pretty great.

But if you're giving your child an education in Floyd I wouldn't blame you if you said "and now we'll listen to Pink Floyd's final album, The Wall..." 
Listening to this driving along in my Kamakiriad, what do I see ahead but a brand-new Airmobile, with a powerful motor and a hide-away wing!
 I too used to dream of flying while listening to air traffic on my radio. I'd also dream of Barbie..a girl from school who made me feel weightless when I was in her presence..a different form of flight. My heart took wings. Innocent days for sure. fredriley wrote:
Sad though it is, the pilot talk and ground traffic control exchange takes me back to when I was an aircraft spotter as a kid, standing in airport car parks with my CAM book and air band radio and wishing I were in that cockpit. Such innocent days, then the hormones starting flowing and that was that :(

 


{#Meditate}{#Good-vibes}{#Crown}{#Music}{#Daisy}{#Motor}{#Notworthy}{#Biggrin}
Bill be getting DOWN this am. 
 ScottN wrote:
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Gilmour and Waters needed each other.  This very good song could have, perhaps, been great.

 
Well put.

I would like this and the other Pink Gilmour songs a lot more if Gilmour/Mason/Wright hadn't insisted on calling themselves something that they weren't.

I never cared for much of Roger's solo work either (including The Final Cut), other than a song here and there.
I guess I am fickle. I have loved PF in most of its iterations. I have lamented some of their transformations and embraced others. The soul of Pink Floyd remains true, in all of it's formations. (One man's opinion) 
Always wondered what the 'chatter'  was in the bridge. Good lyrics on this app. 
 rotekz wrote:
As much as I love Floyd this song is a bit cheesy. If only Waters could rejoin.

 
Waters did rejoin in 2005 for their one and only reunion. Now that Wright is gone there will never be another. 
As much as I love Floyd this song is a bit cheesy. If only Waters could rejoin.
This might be played in tandem with Mike Oldfield's Five Miles Out. Hint, hint. 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...
I haven't been able to turn away from the computer, tuned to RP, for four songs now.  Bravo, folks.  {#Clap}
Nobody does anything like this. Godlike.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Gilmour and Waters needed each other.  This very good song could have, perhaps, been great.


 fredriley wrote:
Sad though it is, the pilot talk and ground traffic control exchange takes me back to when I was an aircraft spotter as a kid, standing in airport car parks with my CAM book and air band radio and wishing I were in that cockpit. Such innocent days, then the hormones starting flowing and that was that :(

 
Hilarious.  I remember parking in a friend's car as a young adolescent by the Ottawa international airport and smoking blonde Lebanese hashish.  That was before Israel destroyed that supply line to Montreal.  Darn Israelis!  {#Cool}

Unfortunately my childhood friend came from a family with psychosis in the genes.  The youngest brother eventually committed suicide.  

My friend--the oldest brother--was punished by God for mistreating the temple of his soul.  (His words, not mine.)  Despite holding two degrees--one in physics and one in music--at various times, he had trouble holding a job and would occasionally binge on cocaine, crack cocaine and other narcotics.  

 
amaze ing
Not really Pink Floyd, but passable.
Absolutely brilliant: trip down memory lane, back in my car in Zimbabwe, on the open roads and longing for civilisation. Saw these guys at Earl's Court, London and no band has ever come close. Thanks B&R (from Robyn, now living on a boat in Bath, Somerset, UK and jacking my man's account).
 Stingray wrote:
It's unexplainable to me... blah, blah, blah, blah, blah... authentic kind.

 
Pretentious, hateful, inflammatory, pointless, you know... Stingray.
Best Rock Band Evaa!
Not quite authentic Floyd. Respect Gilmore but without Waters it's not the same. Still makes me nostalgic for the 80s
 Relayer wrote:
I love Pink Floyd. ALL Pink Floyd. As a matter of fact, the vanity plate on my car is PK FLOYD.

This album is great, and shows how Gilmour was more responsible for the classic PF sound than Waters.
 
erm , I think its a bit more complicated than that.
 Rh wrote:
The last good quasi Floyd song......
 
I don't know; I like their whole catalog.  I have to admit though, when I'm in a "Pink Floyd" mood I dig into their earlier releases.  But sometimes I'm in a Division Bell or Momentary Lapse of Reason mood...


R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson.
The last good quasi Floyd song......
 shellbella wrote:

Who do you like?  I can't speak to anybody's musical tastes but my own, but are you honestly saying you think Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Stops traffic for me) or Time, or ALL/ANY of Pink Floyd's songs but the ONE you wrote about above are rubbish???  I had heard there were a few people out there like you, but I never actually believed you existed before now....


 
Well said.  {#Hungry}
haha...some of y'all don't realize how tongue, tied and twisted you already are. How can you not appreciate?? ah well.
Never much of a PF fan (don't worry, not a hater) but I always liked this song for the incredible textures and sonic palette. As I recall, it came out at a time that rock had fallen into one of its periodic comas, so this was a welcome relief.