Pink Floyd Research Paper

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Pink Floyd research paper

Hard at work in my room I was contemplating how to start my research paper off with a “BANG!”. When I realized, Pink Floyd’s music usually starts very slow and low. Without missing a beat, I picked up my acoustic guitar and began lightly strumming the intro to “wish you were here”. The light tones swept me to my high school years and brought back memories of movies, road trips accompanied by music such as this, music everyone can sing to, music that everyone can relate to. Then just as quickly as I was swept away, I was eerily back in my room where I was writing this paper. When I thought “what was roger waters thinking while writing the lyrics, and how did the unused sessions of the collaborated written music
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First a brief stop off in 1969 with music from the Film ”more” which is the first full-length soundtrack album, and third studio album by Pink Floyd (Released on 13 June 1969 in the UK and 9 August in the US). More contains some acoustic folk ballads, a genre that appeared by a hair on later works. It also contains some of the band's "heaviest" recordings, such as "The Nile Song" and "Ibiza Bar", as well as several instrumental tracks, featuring their experimental and ground breaking visionary approach. This is Pink Floyd's first full album without founding member Syd Barrett, who was ousted from the group in early 1968 during the recording of their previous album, A Saucerful of Secrets. It is one of the two Pink Floyd albums to feature David Gilmour as the sole lead vocalist (the other being 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason), and it is also the first album to be produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith.

Now into the Seventies, with bassist Roger Waters providing more of the songwriting and direction, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential rock bands of all time. It was a preoccupation of Pink Floyd’s interest in space that would later surface in songs like “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” (from A Saucerful of Secrets) and the group’s masterwork, Dark Side of the Moon.

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