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    Pink Floyd were one of the biggest bands on the planet when they cut Wish You Were Here in early 1975. The Dark Side of the Moon turned the band into a stadium rock act, but their thoughts kept going back to Syd Barrett. He started the group and wrote all their early songs. They owed their tremendous success to the guy, but nobody had seem him in years. They all agreed their next album should pay tribute to their founder. The album starts and ends with the nine-part epic "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," which looks back at a time when Barrett "shone like the sun." The title track is another tribute to a lost friend, while the album's other two songs ("Have a Cigar," "Welcome to the Machine") are biting attacks on the music industry. The album is a masterpiece, and it marked the last time that Pink Floyd truly worked together as a band. By the time they cut Animals two years later, Roger Waters had taken over. They continued to make great music for a few more years, but things were never the same. 
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    Since when was Pink Floyd prog? And how does any list of top prog albums of the 70's not include King Crimson's "Lark's Tongue in Aspic" or "Red"?

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      PINK FLOYD is a Psychedelic/Space Rock / Progressive Rock artist from United Kingdom. This page includes PINK FLOYD's : biography, official website, pictures, videos from YouTube, MP3 (free download, stream), related forum topics, news, tour dates and events, live eBay auctions, online shopping sites, detailled reviews and ratings (top albums) and the full discography of albums: studios, live, boxset/compilations, singles/EPs/fan club/promo releases on CD, vinyl / lp or cassette and videos released on Blu-ray, DVD or VHS
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      • #4
        The Pulse tour & cd is one of my favorites. I was bummed when the LED light on my cd stopped pulsing . Has anyone successfully replaced the battery without butchering the box?

        I also have The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon on cd, but need to add Wish you were Here at some stage. Though other than the (expensive) hybrid SACD, there are no audiophile RBCD's in current production which is a bummer. You'd have to look somewhere like Discogs to source the 24kt gold 20 bit collectors edition.
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          Uh boy....
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          • #6
            "Prog" seems to be a term that is misused more after the fact to cover a wide range of material that probably wasn't "prog rock" at the time and in retrospect, isn't either. But, I'm not sure how to define it accurately: sure, those formal, long pieces that followed a classical structure, and used early synths or Mellotron, like ELP's first album, easily fit. But even within what's considered "Prog," there are all these sub genres that get spun out-- jazzy rock; proto-metal; psych-folk. I never really considered Tull a "prog" band, but Ian Anderson did at the time of "Stand Up" though he said the term got expanded to cover all kinds of material that wasn't progressive rock.
            Ken Golden got me into "deep prog"--obscure stuff, mixing it up with all kinds of other influences- all the Italian stuff, the material on the Neon label (Olav Wyper's attempt to recreate Vertigo Swirl's approach after he left Philips and moved to RCA). Apart from bands like ELP and YES, which were very mainstream and did follow that classical formalism, it is often easier for me to use more specific descriptions than simply relying on "prog" as a catch-all. It is too broad.
            In the Court seems to be one of the UR albums- is it even mentioned in that list? Not obscure. I guess b/c it was 1969, it is excluded by definition. But ELP's first album was 1970 if I recall, and that certainly fits.
            My interest in this stuff overlapped with my exploration of the post-psych period mainly in the UK, where the artists felt free to explore the boundaries and go beyond the conventions- some great music resulted.

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            • #7
              Rush and Pink Floyd are considered prog? Three Pink Floyd albums on the top 10? Progish, maybe.
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                Well, whether I agree with it or not, at least it's a list containing nothing I need to go buy. :-)
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                • #9
                  I think Pink Floyd was viewed as mainstream R&R back then, not progressive. Or maybe a ton of English R&R from the 70's was progressive! i.e lengthy, complex arrangement songs. Obscure lyrics. Classical music influence. Supertramp would be on that list. Even Led Zeppelin.
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                  • #10
                    It's a list we would expect from Rolling Stone. They never liked nor understood progressive rock in the first place. At least they got Selling England By The Pound on the list. No King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, or any Canterbury bands shows they still don't get it.
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                    • #11
                      I consider both Pink Floyd and Rush to be prog, but I agree that any list of the top 10 70's prog albums that doesn't have King Crimson in it is a total joke.
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