Monday, January 17, 2011

Where were you..

What is it like to fall in love with your favorite rock band all over again? I now know.
Coming back to life was, is and will remain my best liked song from Pink Floyd.
The lyrics get to me every time. Don't have the slightest idea why. Maybe because they're strikingly simple. Discounting the fact that simplicity IS the utmost sophistication.

There's something about the English musicians. They have so much soul. When Sting, endowed with an unprecedented talent for understanding the beauty of human vocals, topped the list of worst lyricists I can't possibly hint that they're the best. I am not even getting into a debate of the sorts. Not that I am afraid of it (avoidant maybe), definitely not offended by criticism, non-worshiping approach to my favorite artist, or opinions that do not match mine but still, the idea of scrolling down on a youtube video of my much loved band fills me with contempt. I mean what kind of a person dislikes this song!!
While I certainly cannot call Floyd the most talented band in rock history, they were certainly the greatest experimentators esp. with philosophical lyrics and engineered sounds.

An accidental encounter with my "once upon a time" most liked song has got me singing it night and day. Again.


Anonymous said...

Very true, there is something about english bands,, they are "Magnanimous"

I rediscovered U2. Its amazing how some songs become a part of your life, lift you up when you are down, make you feel home, away from home!

Arv said...

Hi Pallavi,

Good to be back at the blogs and its really nice to see a post about Floyd :)

yeah, they are a special band indeed and this is a fav song :)

I did write about this song a couple of years back in a similar nostalgic way :)

I keep rediscovering some of my childhood days bands and songs again and again and its a wonderful feeling :)

Will be back to read more here...

do drop into my place sometime... and I will email you the link for my floyd post later... my email is on profile.

take care...

have a nice day...