WHO is your favourite Pink Floyd member?

General discussion about Pink Floyd.

Who Is your favourite Pink Floyd member?

Roger Waters
21
31%
Syd Barrett
11
16%
David Gilmour
20
29%
Nick Mason
2
3%
Richard Wright
7
10%
I don't have a favorite. I like them together best.
7
10%
 
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Post by chickenpiggies »

Its tough, But I'll say Roger. I like the way the man thinks :lol:
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aww, poor Nick...
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Post by princessDungan74D »

Roger Waters for more then one reason
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Post by Mooner »

Devil_man_665 wrote:Syd he's the only one i find that didnt become an asshole. he didnt get the chance and if he was he didnt mean it
Hmm. I think if I spread opinions and heresay about people I'd never met and truly didn't know, then I'd consider myself an asshole.

but back to the point - it's their collective music that has affected my life, not their rumoured personalities.
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as an artist - syd :wink:

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Post by Painmaster »

This whole thing seems very negative toward the band as a whole and should be deleted. Therefore I won't vote, It could lead to members of the band being slandered. (like refering to members as assholes)
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Post by dorothy »

my favourite is

Sir Roger David Nick Rick Syd the 6th from the Floyd dynasty


i cant say i like one more than the other.. i wouldnt like this whole case of them fighting with each other after splitting to blur my opinion. In their best years they were a TEAM. i just like them all.. each one for something else :)
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Post by madcap69 »

got to say rick or nick, just seem more esay going.





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Post by Eclipse »

tough question, im indecisive between Roger (lyrics, mad vocals, etc :D) and Dave (guitar solos, etc) :P
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It could be(and was) made into a monster if they all puled together as a team. :lol:
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Post by Jangus »

I put Roger Waters, but now I wish I put Nick Mason. Hes a cool guy.
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Re: WHO is your favourite Pink Floyd member?

Post by space triangle »

Is it allowed to revisit such an old thread? :-;

But, I'm shocked no one loves Nick Mason! <.8.>
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I don't usually bother with polls, but there you go, Mason gets a vote. The way I read the question I only considered the living ones.

I happened to have this on in the background yesterday... a nice bloke

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h7nw

I also feel that Mason has the best handle on what was great about each of the various eras of Floyd... I reckon a good balance of the conceptual themes/ lyrics and the musicianship/ composition, without being too precious or averse to criticism.

A healthy sense of musical adventure with his collaborations with Wyatt and Bley, with agreeing to produce the Damned, as well as the current Saucerful of Secrets obv.

I don't get any sense of an appetite for musical exploration from Waters since The Wall or perhaps TFC... I do like the raw, intimate sort of Waters songs, which I suppose he can still do.

I'm certainly most inspired by Barrett, and find that despite all the difficulties, he seemed to be consistently pretty down-to-earth in talking about his music in interviews and keen to shake off undue-hype throughout his musician period, I'm sure I'm not the only person to find that an endearing quality.
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scarecrow wrote: Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:37 amI don't get any sense of an appetite for musical exploration from Waters since The Wall or perhaps TFC...
'Ça Ira'? He explored the opera.

And, Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera , as well.

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And, there is Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale too.

Rog is not afraid to explore a different things. 8)
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Re: WHO is your favourite Pink Floyd member?

Post by scarecrow »

Sure, that'd be a counter argument.

I'd still see those things as grand projects, and although I like some of Waters conceptual stuff within Pink Floyd, I get more of a sense of music for its own sake from Gilmour and Mason, which I find more relatable as a musician (I'm not saying this makes Waters a terrible person).

Still - a fairly pointless sort of thing to debate really.