Started by jblock, September 15, 2008, 09:14:23 AM
Quote from: mgriffin on September 15, 2008, 11:14:47 AMMy favorite Pink Floyd album, Meddle, is probably the one Floyd album on which Wright is most prominent. I've always thought he was underrated as a creative force in that band.
Quote from: Antdude on September 16, 2008, 12:35:08 PMUmmagumma, Meddle, and Dark Side of the Moon have been in heavy play here since yesterday. I was never a big fan of Wish You Were Here, or Animals(heresy!) but The Wall was a great return to form. More than anything, Pink Floyd was a band that really shaped my musical tastes at an early age and for that I'll always be grateful.
Quote from: Antdude on September 16, 2008, 12:35:08 PMI saw them again a few years later at the infamous Sports Arena concerts(talk about second-hand smoke!) with the 'revolutionary' quadrophonic sound system.
Quote from: jblock on September 15, 2008, 09:14:23 AMJust heard that Rick Wright died after a short bout of cancer. This is a huge loss. His keyboards, particularly with the early Floyd (1968-1972) were a big influence on me. He was certainly a pioneer in ambient keyboard sounds even though that wasn't his intention. Those early Klaus Schulze albums that revolve around the Farfisa owe a large debt to Wright.
Quote from: deepspace on September 15, 2008, 02:34:51 PMHis keyboard parts on 'Time' from DSOTM set a benchmark for so many ambient/electronic artists, I feel. I remember hearing that for the first time as a kid, and just thinking, 'what is that, it doesn't sound like any instruments, it just sounds like that wailing lady's thoughts'!! That what my 8 year old brain heard. Good going on that one, Rick. RIP
Quote from: Antdude on September 16, 2008, 12:35:08 PMUmmagumma, Meddle, and Dark Side of the Moon have been in heavy play here since yesterday. I was never a big fan of Wish You Were Here, or Animals(heresy!) but The Wall was a great return to form.
Quote from: jblock on September 24, 2008, 06:36:38 AMDavid Gilmour and his band played live last night on the Jools Holland show in what turned into a tribute for Rick. Here's them playing Rick's Remember A Day:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSurg2GGvw0And here's Dave talking about Rick:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgbUbmEVKxM