Music is nature's language. What it is telling you is to shut up for once and listen.
The magicians played their shamanic moon music and helped a lot of young people feel deep as they were doing their detached zombie sway letting their mind be led in circles by the electric guitar version of the piper of Hamlin.
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
remember when you were young, you shone like the sun. Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky. Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom, blown on the steel breeze."
The world is divided to people who love pink Floyd and those who never tried any drugs. The magicians played their shamanic moon music and helped a lot of young people feel deep as they were doing their detached zombie sway letting their mind be led in circles by the electric guitar version of the piper of Hamlin.
Our music has depth, and attempts philosophical thought and meaning with discussions of infinity, eternity and mortality. There is a line which people cross that turns it into some magical, mystical realm, for which I don't claim responsibility.” - David Gilmour
Who didn’t shout out 'we don’t need no education' at one point of his high school daze? Well, I guess some people didn’t.I see them as adults now. No better example of being just another brick in the wall. For me it was just the right rebellion, a rebellion but not the sex pistols kind, no, an extremely well orchestrated rebellion, that transcended the normal no I don’t want to you can't make me juvenile bull.
We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the class room
Teachers leave those kids alone
A deeper rebellion, with theatrical productions and inquisitive introspective lyrics that were weaved in this fabric of distorted guitar, more of a spiritual sitar music than rock guitar, wailing but not in a blues way, shouting but not in a punk way, classic but not in a classical way. No, it was all done in a pink Floyd way.
I've got a strong urge to fly. But I got nowhere to fly to.”
And it was this unique sound, that haunting floydness that dripped out of every song, or maybe we should call them compositions, as they were always a bit too long to be a normal song, that made pink Floyd such a legendary force of music. that strong identity that could not be replicated, imitated or synthesized in any way, it was a signature melodic madness that was their very own. And in that they made it ours.
We're just two lost souls
swimming in a fish bowl
year after year.
Pink Floyd is not a rock band, but they did produce the best rock shows ever, with all the pyrotechnics, flying pigs, huge inflated dolls and psychedelic video projections, before stadium rock became the industry standard just so the companies can maximize profits.
It was a great show, it was amazingly hypnotic powerful music, but what really moved the people was the lyrics, the songs themselves, a poetic hot poker shoved in our ear in an attempt to wake up some dormant part of our anima. It was disturbing lyrics, sometimes even a little too personal, too touching, like scraping the skin off with a witty simile , with a well scripted verse and rhyme.
What shall we use
To fill the empty spaces
Where we used to talk?
How shall I fill
The final places?
How should I complete the wall”
The combination of these talented people, this temporary collaboration of giants sharing a vision, sharing a common goal of making music that is nothing but exceptional has given us some of the best modern music I know, and will remain a reference point for music for many years to come.
If you listen closely to 'shine on you crazy diamond' you will realize this is not drug induced music for stoners and hippies. It is a well orchestrated philharmonic piece of music, with amazing arrangements, strict disciplined performance and a vocal part that can compete with any operetta.
I still go back to their work anytime I need to remind myself what is good music, and what was it like when there was some meaning to what we hear, when there was something deeper even in popular music, something interesting.