From the first Album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to The Endless River here is a salute to Pink Floyd as they celebrate the 50th Anniversary. I have been a huge Pink Floyd fan for years and just love there music plus there classic 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon, is one of my favorites of all time.Pink Floyd has gone through many line up changes plus different band names before they were known as Pink Floyd and I remember reading in a book that I have called Pink Floyd Learning to fly on how former frontman Syd Barrett came up with the name of the group.
Syd Barrett owned 2 albums by 2 bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council then took the 2 first names of the artists and ended up calling the band Pink Floyd. When Pink Floyd put out there first single Arnold Layne back in 1967 it became a hit plus the song talks about a man who likes to dress up in women’s clothing. There first album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn was record At Abby Road Studios during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper.The entire Debut Pink Floyd album is a true masterpiece and to get the full enjoyment of it it’s best listened with headphones.
The second album A Saucerful Of Secrets is just 3 tracks with Syd Barrett then the other 4 were with new member David Gilmour. This album’s title track goes for almost 12 minutes with space effects and then slow tempo with harmonizing at the end. Pink Floyd has also put out other great albums including Meddle,The Dark Side Of The Moon,Wish You Were Here,Animals The Wall ,A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and many others. Here is to Pink Floyd on 50 years of great music.What’s also great is that there are a lot of Pink Floyd Tribute bands that pay homage to Pink Floyd.
This year Pink Floyd’s classic 1987 album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason will be turning 30 and I still remember when this album came out for the very first time. Back in 1987 on MTV I saw the video for Learning To Fly and thought what a great song and video plus David Gilmour’s lead guitar and vocals just amazing. Of course this is the follow up to the 1983 album The Final Cut and A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is the bands first album without Roger waters who left the band in 1985 to become a solo artist and the other Floyd members carried on.
I remember hearing this album in it’s entirety for the very first time and was blown away by this classic album.The opening instrumental Signs Of Life is just beautiful with the sound effects and the keyboards coming in along with David Gilmour”s amazing guitar work.Then after that track reaches the end it goes in to Learning To Fly which opens with the words into the distance a ribbon of black stretched to the point of no turning back and those words that open that song beautiful and amazing. The 3rd track The Dogs Of war now this is another one of my favorites on this album starting out with the keyboards and synth plus David Gilmour singing his heart and soul out on this track and then 2 plus minutes in the track goes into rock city with the whole band jamming plus killer sax added as well.
When that song ends the 4th track One Slip starts opening with some sound effects and then starting with the keyboards drums and then at the same time all the instruments and David Gilmour’s vocals get it all started plus this is a song that I can crank up loud and dance to. The 5th track On The Turning Away which is a slow balled is a very beautiful and moving song plus this song brings a very important message it;s a great piece from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Track 6 Yet Another Movie/Round And Around starts out with drum intro and then the band and words coming in and closing with the short instrumental Round And Around. The 7th track A New Machine part 1,is a 2 plus minute piece with just synth and David Gilmour singing and then it goes into track 8 the instrumental Terminal Frost with lots of amazing and clean Guitar work.Track 9 A New Machine part 2 is a quick 38 second track with synth and Gilmour singing a few lines and then going into the 10th and final track Sorrow.First you hear a bit of bass and then a rocking guitar intro and then it gets rocking. over 2 minutes in Gilmour’s Vocals come in then you have a minute plus of instrumental work then some quick words then the last 2 minutes instrumental with the instruments fading out at the end. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason is a great Pink Floyd classic album.
From his days with Wham to his solo carer George Micheal had many amazing hits we all know and love and today and everyday every single fan including myself is remembering George Micheal. I can remember back in 1984 when I first saw the video and heard the song Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham plus how I was knocked out with that great singing voice that George Micheal had and the energy he put into the video. That video and song is still one of my favorites from the 80’s and during that time I was in the 7th grade and just a young 12 year old kid.
There were also other great songs from The Wham era including Wham Rap [Do What You Do], Careless Whisper, I’m Your Man, Everything She Wants, Edge Of Heaven and many others. His solo material is also mind blowing and his album Faith is a true George Micheal classic. I remember when my brother got Faith on vinyl back in the day and we played it all the way through from start to finish. Every song on that album is a masterpiece including the title track,Father Figure I Want Your Sex, Monkey etc. All of his solo albums are great but gotta say out of them all Faith is my favorite one. He may be passed on but the music and memory of George Micheal will always live on in each and every true fans hearts
This coming August will be 30 years since Def Leppard released there masterpiece Hysteria so now we look back about Def Leppard Hysteria 30 years on. Hysteria was released on August 3rd,1987 and this album took there 3 years to make and it features several singles from the album including Animal,Pour Some Sugar On Me,Hysteria,Rocket and many others from this amazing 1987 classic of great rocking Def Leppard tracks.
I can still remember when this album first came out and seeing the record album in one of the stores and looking at the cover and thought what a cool and amazing album cover. My brother got this on vinyl and the minute he got home we put this record on the turntable and turned up the volume. Hearing the opening guitar on Women just blew me away then the whole song just goes into full rock mode. That and the other 11 songs on this album are just pure Classic Def Leppard. Def Leppard Hysteria ,one of Def Leppard’s finest classic’s 30 years and counting!
There are many favorite classic albums that I just love and like to listen to from time to time. One of my favorites is Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd also what I like about this album is that all 10 songs are just amazing plus gotta love David Gilmour’s guitar work and great vocals as well and Time, Money and us and them are a few of the amazing songs on the amazing 1973 classic and almost 44 years later this is still a well known classic.
Another favorite classic album is 2112 by Rush and this album I just love. It opens with the 20 minute track putting out great rocking riffs by all 3 members and Great powerful vocals by Geddy Lee. Other tracks on here are also great classic including Passage To Bangkok and Something For Nothing. 2112 is a great classic album by Rush.There are many more classic albums that I enjoy including Def Leppard’s Hysteria,PInk Floyd’s The wall, Eagles,Hotel California and many other classic albums that are out there to enjoy for long time fans of these bands and also for a new generation of fans who are hearing these classic albums for the very first time in there lives.