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I know of such pseudo art experiments like that with the elephant. There´s a german humourist(who wouldn´t ring a bell for you) who once stood in a front of art critics talking some avantgarde gibberish accompanied with some out of tune piano. After that the audience discussed it with him and you could see him clearly having problems keeping a serious face(for german readers:"Der Wolf...das Lamm...HURRRZ!" Hape Kerkeling).

I just think that it´s great that there were people who did albums like Ummagumma and that the record companies allowed that. Wheater the exerpimenting was a success for anyone or not, I think it´s great that it´s there.emoticon

Of course the definite sound of that you have on Atom Heart Mother, I belive that that one´s sounds like completed results of incomplete ideas which are partly documentaed on Ummagumma.
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I know of such pseudo art experiments like that with the elephant. There´s a german humourist(who wouldn´t ring a bell for you) who once stood in a front of art critics talking some avantgarde gibberish accompanied with some out of tune piano. After that the audience discussed it with him and you could see him clearly having problems keeping a serious face(for german readers:"Der Wolf...das Lamm...HURRRZ!" Hape Kerkeling).

I just think that it´s great that there were people who did albums like Ummagumma and that the record companies allowed that. Wheater the exerpimenting was a success for anyone or not, I think it´s great that it´s there.emoticon

Of course the definite sound of that you have on Atom Heart Mother, I belive that that one´s sounds like completed results of incomplete ideas which are partly documentaed on Ummagumma.



I think experiments like that are hilarious. What's this guy's name? Do you recall?

I believe that Ummagumma was the first album released on EMI's Harvest label (correct me if I'm wrong), that was set up to aid experimental groups like the Floyd. So in that respect it is a monumental occassion. Kudos to EMI. Nice move!

As for Atom Heart Mother, that is a great album. That's how I like my Floyd! emoticon

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I think experiments like that are hilarious. What's this guy's name? Do you recall?



Hape Kerkeling, he is a quite famous comedian in germany. He usually dresses up in a way that no one can recognize him and talks in different dialects and then does things like that.

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As for Atom Heart Mother, that is a great album. That's how I like my Floyd! emoticon



Right on, no arguement here, gotta love it!emoticon
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Atom Heart Mother (the song) is a fantastic piece of music, but apart from that and Fat Old Sun, there isn't much else of high quality on the album. Summer of '68 is OK, but has some dody lyrics, If is a bit of a throwaway and Alan's Psycedelic Breakfast should've remained at the table!
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Some of you Floyd fans would be amazed at an oil painting that an uncle of mine(very educated artist)made of the elephants,a sort of exact oil painting replica(if you will)sometime around 1974 or something,I vaguely remember him doing it,it was at our house one weekend when he was in town staying with us.
I don't know of the whereabouts of it,but this thread reminds me that I need to go through my parents storage and see if I can find it,this painting is awesome,and will go on one of the walls in my house if I ever find it.
Truely magnificent work indeed.
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Atom Heart Mother (the song) is a fantastic piece of music, but apart from that and Fat Old Sun, there isn't much else of high quality on the album. Summer of '68 is OK, but has some dody lyrics, If is a bit of a throwaway and Alan's Psycedelic Breakfast should've remained at the table!



The B-side of Atom Heart Mother, well...the title track on Side A is just so outstanding that it makes the other part seem pretty average in comparison(a bit like with Meddle). Fat Old Sun is great, Summer 68 has a nice chorus(how do you feel, how do you feel, etc...)and If is a typical folkish Waters piece where there´s more emphasis on the lyrics than the music.
Alan´s Psychedelic Breakfast is like Small Furry Animals... a good piece of fun. The only problem I have with this track is that I get hungry and thirsty everytime the B-Side of Atom Heart Mother slowly comes to end.emoticon
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I'd pretty much agree with all that. The live disc is fabulous, the studio cuts throwaway at best!



Roobish! The Waters song Granchester Meadows was a fantastic mellow classic, very on par with stuff like Julia Dream. I also freaked out on the Narrow Way by Gilmour - featured some of his most tasty guitar work - a lot better than soft-rock alike pfaff that filled a good deal of About Face and a lot of The Division bell and Momentary Lapse. Wright and Mason though did get a tad self indulgent. Not that there's anything wrong with that....
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