Wednesday, 11 November 2009

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Nice idea.

I have listened to the ginga bird more often than I can count.

24 comments:

Nick Drew said...

moi aussi

the apogee

Philipa said...

Pardon my ignorance but what is the ginga bird?

Like the pic. I particularly like the cow picture on the end.

lilith said...

Although we are obscured by clouds, and I have no desire to meddle with your saucerful of secrets, I wish you were here.

idle said...

pip, lil has just given you the cyptic answer. She is the atom heart mother who is all-knowing.

There is a danger that, come the division bell, all one will find on the dark side of the moon are a few mangy animals.

But I hope it's you, lil.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

OK.

What are you on, class A?

Scrobs... said...

Hmmm - nice Echoes in here...

Great post Iders!

Scrobs... said...

"On the cover of the band's 1995 live album Pulse, in the background, can be seen a bike with a basket on it and a girl with ruby slippers, both references to The Wizard of Oz. Some fans have construed this as the band subtly confirming the theory."

High hopes...

Elby The Beserk said...

Hmmph. This old hippy thinks the Floyd lost it after Atom Heart Mother, and went from Psychedelic to Pompadelic. Went to the world prem of Dark Side, and fell asleep ;-)

I've got a bike...

Philipa said...

Never mind :-)

*leaves party on big motorbike*

idle said...

OF COURSE elby prefers the psychedelia - he was, like, THERE.

For my part, Wish You Were Here was the best album ever to deafen visitors to my public school study.

The Ramones deafened them more, it is true, but WYWH was the album of my teens. I love it as much now as I did then.

Philipa said...

Dark side of the moon was the album of the common room when I was at school. Twas good but I was also into Caravan (still am) and then Rush I think (Farewell to Kings). Caravan and Roy Harper (Tom Tiddlers Ground and all that) was a bit psychedelic + folk.

Thought I'd bring the bike back, Elby. Thanks.

Scrobs... said...

Hellfire Iders, we had to put up with 'Can I get a witness', and 'Tell me'!

Bloody kids today don't know they're born...

"Aww - aww kids today, Aww - aww kids today, Aww - aww kids today..

Scrobs... said...

...and there's a love nest; on Tom Tiddler's Ground...

I caught this one far too late Pips!

It was on a compilation double cassette which I bought in Maidstone Market, and I love it to bits!

Elby The Beserk said...

Pip

I've got a bike,
You can ride it of you like,
It's got a basket, a bell,
And lots of things to make it look good.

Tried a motor bike twice, aged 16. Fell off. Each time. Too tall, mal co-ordinato. Discretion is the better part of stupidity, eh?

Idle. You are so RIGHT man.

e.g I was ***Here***

http://www.ibiblio.org/mal/MO/philm/pinkfloyd/

How hip is that? :-)

Elby The Beserk said...

Yes, on loud music at school, my House Master drew the line firmly at White Light, White Heat, by the Velvet Underground. Especially as my study was nearest to his, across the entrance hall into the house. It was verboten.

Astronomy Domine perhaps the *finest* piece of English psychedelia.

During my sojourn with the ex and our first child, in Whitby, got to be good friends with their original light show guy. Left the same time as Sid, for similar reasons, though he held onto his head unlike Sid. Pete Wynne-Willson. Very nearly thrown out of Stowe after being seen on the evening news in his CCF gear on the Aldermaston March. Good guy. Went on to do the lighting for the Camden Palais when it became a huge Disco place, and thence to even bigger projects I believe. A hippie engineer, he and a mate building computer driven circuit boards for their light shows in a garret over Portobello Road, early 80s.

lilith said...

My first crush (aged 10) was on a 14 year old who played Floyd all the time. Bought Animals on the strength of that crush..My brother had Wish you were Here and Ummagumma...My sister had Dark Side of the Moon...

I can remember frightening the Housemistress and matrons with The Wall...not my copy...someone played Another Brick in the Wall in the front hall and the girls (40 odd)draped themselves all over the Front Stairs (forbidden to all girls except prefects...) ahh we were right rebels, with our fat ties...

lilith said...

I can't have been 10, musta been 13. But I did adore him for years...

Philipa said...

Ah. I have a blue racer. No bell. No basket. I felt the need, the need for speed.

When I was 13 I had a crush on a chap who danced to Northern Soul (as we all did down the disco, back-drops and all) 'Summer In The Parks' was his favourite track.

Scrobs, 'Can I Get a Winess' is a fine track, a classic. I remember my sisters husband being into Demis Roussos. Bluerh. I love Roy Harpers lyrics and I can probably still remember all the words to 'In The Land of Grey and Pink' (where only boy scouts stop to think). Still sing that in the car. But do you remember on of my all-time faves, Scoblene - John Martyn??

circus monkey said...

Tell me why do I suddenly have an overwhelming desire for plums - or is it peaches?"

Scrobs... said...

Just listened to it for the first time Pips!

Bit like Bert Jansch/John Renbourne, but please, change the chord just once...?

I thought he was going to do 'Horse with no name' at first, but yup, definitely an accomplished guy - thanks!

Philipa said...

Scrobs - the kind of music that's just right after a few tinctures; you get home, splash something in a glass and mellow out :-)

However I usually do the washing up.

Anonymous said...

If Pink Floyd is the subject matter, the first time I heard them was my when my brother came back from school with the Relics album.

Subsequent to that, I vaguely remember locking myself in my bedroom whilst listening to Dark Side of the Moon and smoking Gauloise.

A few years later when still a teenager I had a great friend whose first tongue was not English and whom I tried to teach English. I thought I was doing well. But it did not stop him singing in central European tones "We don't need no further education, no".

electro-kevin said...

God, I hope Muse don't try a similar nude lady stunt with their back catalogue.

How will they represent Super Massive Black Hole with the lady sitting down ? The mind boggles.

Tuscan Tony said...

The ginga one is the one I have signed by Rog. An Italian bootleg LP he noted as my old dad presented it to him. Hero.