In layman's terms: A blog about music, by Luke Slater and James Welbourn.

4 February 2008

Pink Bloody Floyd


Welcome to mine and Luke's blog, where we chat general shit about music old and new, and what has really narked us about the music scene in the recent past. I can't speak for Mr Slater, but during my posts there will be much reference to how much of a knob I think Paul Weller is, along with general hope that Sting will finally realise that he should never make another record, and should also apologise for his back catalogue. Personally, I think he should apologise for that sickening bit at the end of the 'Rise and Fall' video where he touches Craig David, but I digress.......

The subject of today's discussion is Pink Floyd. Now, for me, they are one of the most overrated bands in history, what with their 13 minute songs and their general overuse of the effects pedal. I will begrudgingly admit that they have had their moments; the Syd Barrett era, and the only song I like, 'Great Gig In The Sky' (which incidentally showcased the talents of Clare Torry rather than the Floyders), but in the main the songs were overlong and signified for me all that was wrong with prog.

The worrying thing for me is that I am being overwhelmed by Pink Floyd fans. I can't take it anymore - my arguments are falling on deaf ears! I would actually prefer to tan my own testicles than have to listen to a single minute of 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' - for me it really is that bad! For anyone who is unsure of whether they like Pink Floyd, just listen to 'Division Bell' - that should put you off for good.

In other news, Lincoln played host to the Cribs tonight at the Engine Shed. To quote the words of Noel Gallagher's apology to Damon Albarn and Alex James after the 'AIDS' affair, "whilst not being a fan of their work, I wish them a long and happy life." As you can probably tell, I'm not a Cribs fan. Neither am I a fan of the Kooks, another band due to play my home city very soon. Needless to say, I won't be going to see the grammatically challenged, curly-haired public-school knobjockeys when they play, however this is a sign that Lincoln is getting big acts. I just wish it would get some big acts that I like! I feel like I'm being punished for buying that Alanis Morrisette album when I was 12 by being forced to listen to an eternity of middle of the road indie bands. Hopefully Boards of Canada will answer my call and play Lincoln soon....

Finally, one more feature that we aim to do as part of the posts is a daily playlist. This will comprise of the artist/song/album. Hopefully we will BOTH provide one! Here is todays, and thanks for listening. Until next time....

Radiohead Nude In Rainbows
Youngblood Brass Band Culture:Envy:War Culture:Envy:War
Madness Bed and Breakfast Man One Step Beyond
The Shins Australia Wincing the
Night Away
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors


Arya said...

Floyd are great. try driving around mountains with the window down, in the eve and then it makes more sense.

on another note. Jimi Hendrix Rules!

Mr Robinson's Quango said...

I have already devoted too much time trying to 'get' Pink Floyd, I'd much rather listen to Kraftwerk on a long journey!