Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Editors Pick
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2008, 07:15 PM   #71 (permalink)
Registered Jimmy Rustler
 
Dr_Rez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 5,187
Default

Wuhoo finally this one.

I agree, one odd album that i sure couldn't review.
__________________
*Best chance of losing virginity is in prison crew*
*Always Checks Credentials Crew*
*nba > nfl crew*
*Shave one of my legs to pretend its a girl in my bed crew*
*Flakes on Dates to go Hoop crew*

Power: Yamaha Rx-v363
Speakers:2 Boston Acoustics A100's, 2 Pioneer HPM-60's
Headphones: Audio Technica M50, Sony MDR-XB500
Dr_Rez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 09:52 PM   #72 (permalink)
sleepe
 
Double X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: boston
Posts: 1,140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
SYD BARRETT-THE MADCAP LAUGHS



A simple sypnosis of this album could be summed up in the track 'No Good Trying'. A simple slice of late 60's psychedelia that has all the hall marks of a Barrett composition: Classic Pop structure, obscure lyrics and English eccentricity. Listen again. There are so many time changes in the track it is nothing short of a miracle that it made it to the end. (Barrett reportedly changed tempo, lyrics and motifs at random).

Rescued at Dead End Street by Gilmour and Waters, Madcap Laughs remains a stunningly brilliant slice of music from an era that was recovering physically and mentally from the excess of 60's idealism.

You want hooks, melodies and classic lyrics? Not here I'm afraid. Only an album that reminds us all that music is at it's most quixotic when it is unpredicatable. Madcap Laughs hold's up extremely well and it is not easy to appreciate Barretts contribution to British Singer/Songwriters both past and present.

I love this album. It's definitely not for everyone but I just can't stop listening to it. It consist of a Syd on the acoustic most of the time and Soft Machine (psychedelic instrumental band) as the backup. It's ravings of a half-genius madman. I love it.

1. Terrapin

What a weird song. My best friend said he was listening to this album (I asked him to) and after 20 seconds of this he thought it was nothing and gave up. What a shame. He plays few notes and sings simple chorus but its great.

2. No Good Trying

The psychedelic backdrop in this song is not really noticed but its great, and the lyrics are all right.

3. Love You

Weirdddd song. But if this could be edited a little and given some of PF's special effects, it could have slipped right on PatGoD easily. Very catchy and upbeat.

4. No Man's Land

More distorted psychedelic stuff. Love it.

5. Dark Globe

This has very little instruments besides acoustic so if you don't like his voice you will never like the song. Well you shouldn't be listening to the album if you don't like the voice.

6. Here I Go

Nice melody in the vocals and solid lyrics.

7. Octopus

Some people call this his most creative work but I think its about a place in the carnival with a ride called the Octopus (read it somewhere). Anyways, some weird lyrics and even weirder chord progression.

8. Golden Hair

Actually I don't like it that much. Doesn't sing fast enough and I don't like the subject.

9. Lone Gone

Closest thing to a real song on here so its alright.

10.She Took A Long Cold Look

Album starts to drop off here, even by my standards. Eh this is passable I never go looking for it though.

11.Feel

Again like the above song.

12.If It's In You

Shows that this person is truly crazy, he seems to be singing off tune on purpose?!?!

13.Late Night

Nice Slide guitar ending.


In order of favorites:
1. Octopus
2. Here I Go
3. Love You
4. Dark Globe
5. Terrapin
6. No Good Trying
7. Long Gone
8. Late Night
9. No Man's Land
10.If It's In You
11.She Took a Long Cold Look
12.Feel
13.Golden Hair

I think, if there is such a thing, that this one of the greatest under produced rock albums ever. If this is in fact rock.
Double X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 06:13 AM   #73 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
stevesonthebay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 66
Default

ive been listening to pink floyd for years. i remember listening to dark side of the moon and wish you were here. i,d never heard anything like it. my mate intoduced me to albums like ummagumma, meddles and i think welcome to the machine. i bought the wall double lp and listened to it cover to cover. my recolections of pink floyd have always been waters/gilmore. later i discovered how syd barret started the band and his strong influence on the music and prefer the early floyd more. i think waters was a strong influence to as he was there in the early days. gilmore gave it that more mainstream feel. great review
__________________
Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us.
stevesonthebay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2008, 12:58 PM   #74 (permalink)
Occams Razor
 
Son of JayJamJah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: End of the Earth
Posts: 2,470
Default

Just found this thread today. Really glad I did, I'll take notes through the whole thing and drop you some feedback when i finish.
Son of JayJamJah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2008, 05:38 PM   #75 (permalink)
Unrepentant Ass-Mod
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,920
Default

Pink Floyd was probably the first "classic" band I've ever listened to and certainly one of my favorites. I loved everything they made for some time (until I could discern the difference between trash and good music), and I still think that most of their albums had a profound effect upon the musical industry. My favorite album by far is Meddle, my favorite song, Echoes, an amazing opus and collage of Pink Floyd's talents. They will undoubtedly be forever etched in my mind as among the first real music I listened to.
__________________
first.am
lucifer_sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 06:02 PM   #76 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

I am a little stuck here as 'Music From The Body' is the next review but I cannot find this bugger anywhere and my memory is a little shot after the last listen (10+ years!).
__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 12:07 AM   #77 (permalink)
Occams Razor
 
Son of JayJamJah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: End of the Earth
Posts: 2,470
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackhammer View Post
I am a little stuck here as 'Music From The Body' is the next review but I cannot find this bugger anywhere and my memory is a little shot after the last listen (10+ years!).
I can get that for you, I'll pm you when i get it digitalized.
Son of JayJamJah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 02:46 PM   #78 (permalink)
Ba and Be.
 
jackhammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
Posts: 17,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayJamJah View Post
I can get that for you, I'll pm you when i get it digitalized.
Appreciated.
__________________

A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.
jackhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2008, 06:13 PM   #79 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Ghostrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 131
Default

I can't believe I missed this thread earlier. I've enjoyed reading your reviews JH, I hope you're going to do Gilmour's and Water's solo albums too.

Dark Side Of The Moon
Meddle
Wish You Were Here

My 3 favorite PF albums, but I like the others too.
Ghostrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2008, 03:09 PM   #80 (permalink)
Moodswings n' Roundabouts
 
Piss Me Off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: At the corner of Dude and Catastrophe
Posts: 4,510
Default

After a fresh read of your review and lots of listens to Piper i have to say you got it spot on. Astronomy Domine is a cracking opener, must have made people trip balls at the time. Bike and The Gnome ARE gorgeous pop songs and i don't care what anyone thinks.
__________________


Last FM
Rate Yr Music
Muxtape
Piss Me Off is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.