Friday, September 08, 2006

Band Of The Week - Pink Floyd

Alright, it's gonna another weekend again, this time no more joke, I just want to share one of my favorite rock band... Pink Floyd. Maybe most of you will ask... "who the hell is this band?" Well, now I'm telling you more or less about them.... (This band was formed before I was born, so... don't think that I'm so old ok? kekekeke). Before this, I just want to share with you all one of my most favorite song by Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb. This song has been voted as the best guitar solo in 20th century. I upload this live version because I felt it's better than studio version. Please turn on your speaker louder and enjoy it while you read this entry...

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (PULSE)




Pink Floyd is a British progressive rock band famous for its songwriting, harmonic classic rock compositions, bombastic style, striking album art and elaborate live shows. Pink Floyd is one of rock's most successful acts, ranking seventh in number of albums sold worldwide (180 million albums). Pink Floyd formed in 1965 and last recorded and toured in 1994, although they reformed for one night only at the London Live 8 concert on July 2, 2005, playing to their biggest audience ever.

Pink Floyd originally consisted of Syd Barrett (vocals, guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). In January 1968, guitarist David Gilmour joined the band to carry out the playing and singing duties of Barrett, whose mental health had been deteriorating for several months, but nevertheless was intended to remain as the band's figurehead and songwriter.

From left: Nick Mason, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Right

Their massively successful 1973 album, Dark Side of the Moon, featured a US Top 20 track ("Money"), and more importantly remained in the US Top 200 (where it hit #1) for 741 weeks (including 591 consecutive weeks from 1973 to 1988), breaking many records on the way, and making it one of the top selling albums of all time. Dark Side of the Moon was a concept album originally intended to be about the different pressures applying in modern life. This album is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records of being the charts longer than any other album in history.

Dark Side Of The Moon

In 1985, Roger Waters left the band. Pink Floyd only left another three members, but in 1994, they did a world tour concert and released the album named P.U.L.S.E. To me, this is the best ever concert I'd seen in my life. The sound effects and the lighting really can rock me pants off! I'm not kidding, here I show you all some pictures of this concert...:

Hey! Teacher! Leave the kids alone.

Nice or not? I got the CD/VCD/DVD collection of this concert. I never feel bored to listen it after and after for so many years.

Only July 2, 2005 was my most happiest day, Roger Waters rejoined Pink Floyd for the Live8 concert in London. I was sitting infront of TV in my friend's house because I don't have astro. We started watch the show from evening till next morning just waiting for Pink Floyd to perform. Not only me waiting for it, the whole world was waiting for Pink Floyd in Live8 Reunion. When the moment they started play, I was holding my tears because it was so excited and emotional.

Pink Floyd at Live8 Reunion

From left: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Right.


Pink Floyd... you are always rock in my heart!


25 comments:

Nonnie said...

Happy Weekend Kenny!

Well, like what they say,
"Rock n' Roll Never Dies"

ah nel said...

what happen to you???

depressed kar???

why suddenly a healthy man like you want a 'rock' in your heart???

LOL

AceOne said...

Happy weekend!! Pink Floyd Bolihhh!!

The Lazy Bloghead said...

eh i am writing this at your computer but it's oklah you'd most prob know what I am gonna say anyways. David Gilmore Rock! Check out those blue eyes... Sigh

V

**L-Y-N** said...

=p PINK FLOYD ROCK ROCK ROCK.....
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

....actually I dunno them lar...just wanna go with the crowd and support Kenny for being mental unstable AGAIN! kekekkeke

K :y nno :D said...

LOCK & LOLL Rules!!!!!!!
Cheers Franklin!

Kenny Ng said...

[nonnie] yeah... rock never dies

[ah nel] can say depressed la... but i planned to every weekend to post a band.

[aceone] same to u brader... happy weekend

[the lazy bloghead] haha... i know u only lup that gilmour's eyes.

[l-y-n] sei lui bao... say me like dat, actually quite true oso la... but i planned to post all my favorite rock band every weekend.

[Donny] i think u miss spelled ur f with ur k... r u drunk oledi ah?

K :y nno :D said...

sssort of la...ji bai bo ho. bo lan jiao gor... that is y everynite drunk lor
i guess u oso boh lan jiao gor tat is y so pit cheng ar...

kenny-ng said...

[Donny} sort of la...we are in the same sampan la, what else we can do but stay home and shake our own balls and syiok sendiri....

shea speare said...

Damn it!

Cool concert!

Cocka Doodle said...

The concert on the Berlin Wall was truly a memorable one to me.
It was truly significant at that time ...the Cold War, east & west Berlin where one side signified repression and the other 'Freedom'.

-Another Brick In The Wall

Kenny Ng said...

[shea speare]yeah... that was cool!

[cocka doodle] yup, that's another good concert, but that was Roger Waters' concert with many guest artists. The end part of the concert which demolised the WALL really a memorable memont for eveyone.

Maverick SM said...

I can't hear it????

**L-Y-N** said...

=O EVERY WEEKEND.....kenny ar u kidding me izit....????

Dun tell me u evli weekend mental unstable kar....!!!! =p

Kenny Ng said...

[maverick] the file lodge got prob i think... try other days maybe u can hear it.

[l-y-n] i everyday oso unsteable ma... yes... every weekend i'll post about all my favorite calssic rock bands. kekekeke.

**L-Y-N** said...

Woi...dun wait too long liao lar...balik lar institute lu kasi ambil medi lar...muahahhaha

Woi u ada suka to indie mia group/band kar...post sama ia lar gue mau read !!!!

Kenny Ng said...

[l-y-n] haha... tak perlu medi la, will cure slowly.
indie mia group ah? i dun like so much la, im more to classic rock... those legendary rock bands.

Ang Gu Gu said...

even though i heard bout them but donno much..but since u say them so geng! maybe they are =)

Kenny Ng said...

[ang gu gu] yes... they r really damn keng!

Keropok said...

Pink Floys simply rocks. Have been a fan for about 15 years now... and its the most revolutionary music ever heard on the planet.

I got about 8 DVDs on the band and some albums and concerts. Pulse was damn good, but for sheer brilliance, you must watch live at Earl's Court London (The Delicate Sound of Thunder tour, in 1984, I think).

There was this huge stadium, and a mega stage, and when the concert started, Dave Gilmour came on stage, illuminated by a single spotlight. He played a single, high note on his guitar, and two curtains dropped on either side of the stage, revealing two of the biggest, meanest speakers you have ever seen.

The concert was awesome, to say the least...

Kenny Ng said...

[keropok] I got that DVD too, The Delicate Sound of Thunder also one of my favorite especially 'On The Turning Away' this song.

You got 8 DVD of PF? WOW!!! Can borrow ah? kekeke

mirror said...

wahhhhhhhhhhh nice lighting!!!

Kenny Ng said...

[mirror] yeah... the lighting really rocks my pants off... i never seen any concert better than it.

Zen Master said...

Upon listening to Pink Floyd, I realized that slow guitar solo can be soulful, too. David Gilmour is one hell of a guitarist. Their concerts are great, too. My favourite songs are Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and See Emily Play.

Kenny Ng said...

[zen master]
Pink Floyd always the number 1 band in my heart. David Gilmour's guitar skills are my favorite and I'm more suit to his style. Comfortable Numb is my theme song and Shine On You Crazy Diamond is my favorite song to play.

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