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Pink Floyd: Singing with Philosophy and Rock and Roll

By Brian Lee in Arts & Culture

You may have heard of Pink Floyd, or you may not, but I gotta say this band has great rock and roll music. This band has one of the most diverse ways of singing, like the music “The Great Gig in the Sky” with its opera singing with rock and roll tune, “Fat Old Son,“and “Shine you crazy Diamond” which has 9 parts and has in total like 27 minutes of playing and singing. There are better rock and roll bands. I gotta admit that. However, are they more peculiar?

No, I don’t think so.

Most of their songs are philosophical. How they managed to combine philosophy with rock and roll and somehow get a decent music is something that I wonder right now as well, but their tunes are decent and mellow compared to some rock singers that just screams about violence, love, or sex, their lyrics are in mellow department of rock and roll.

Some of the videos about their live performances are really... illustrative. I actually laughed at their live concert, thinking, “They really did something like this?” Because as a modern person that enjoys pop, rap, and a little bit of country, I found their performance great. Great as in “their performance is weird” great, but great nonetheless.

Pink Floyd is one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, and what they had done back then must have worked wonders for them to become successful, because I didn’t find their singing that great compared to other singers that I label as “great.”

I give their singing 7 out of 10 for their rare good songs like “The Great Gig in the Sky,” 7 out of ten for their performance due to its new-unseen-but-not-the-greatest ideas, and overall grade of 8 out of ten only because of their success.

Check their songs out, you may like one of their songs.

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