Gathering together as college students in the swinging London of the mid-'60s, Pink Floyd started out writing whimsical songs about children playing, bicycles and scarecrows. By the '70s, they had moved on to capture the loneliness, alienation and looming madness that pervaded the post-Vietnam world. From anthropomorphic dogs prowling the landscape, to madmen capering on the dark side of the moon, to a rock star going insane behind a wall of his own making, Pink Floyd wrote about the lonely, unlit places of the mind. By the mid-'80s, the band was on life-support, fractured almost irreperably by internal tensions. But they carried on, becoming even more successful and drawing in new generations of fans.
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Formed in Cambridge back in , Pink Floyd has established itself as one of the greatest rock bands in the history of rock and roll. But how exactly did the band get its start? Here's everything you need to know about Pink Floyd. Surreal lyrics and experimental electronic effects established the band as the British epicenter of psych rock.
The Wish You Were Here album and related touring were major successes, so Pink Floyd were able to dedicate time in to setting up their own recording studios, three linked spaces at 35 Britannia Row, Islington, London, and from Spring began recording their next album there. With a harder sound than the most recent Floyd albums, it was wrongly regarded by some as having been influenced by punk rock. Since it was written and recorded throughout , when punk in the UK was only just getting started, it actually predated punk, but nevertheless reflected the mood of the times: dark and dangerous. It went to No.