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    Default Which band most successfully performs the songs of Pink Floyd?

    In spite of everything, it is impossible to deny Pink Floyd’s great contribution to world music

    Which group, in your opinion, did succeed most to create the musical atmosphere of our great four?
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    I think the question needs clarification. Do you mean which band most successfully replicates on stage Pink Floyd's studio albums? Then the answer is all those note for note bands like APFS / Brit Floyd and so many more. But if you mean which band most successfully captures the live spirit of Pink Floyd, then the answer might be different. And even then it depends on the era of of Pink Floyd. Later era with the big band also attempting to replicate the studio albums, night after night, with little variation? Or the improvisational early era?

    Out of the American cover bands, I liked The Machine for quite a while, because they delved a bit more deeply than the obvious and weren't afraid to not try and sound exactly the same as the original. But I've since come to like some of the European cover bands that focus more on the early 70s era.

    Another question is, are you talking about which cover band to watch or which to listen to? Because obviously the two most well known ones work hard on the whole light show and performance side of things. But since I don't go out to those shows, and just listen to live recordings, those bands hold no interest to me any longer. If you're going to just listen to something rather than watch it, and it's the same as the album, you may as well just go straight to the source and listen to the original album. In my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snagu View Post
    I think the question needs clarification. Do you mean which band most successfully replicates on stage Pink Floyd's studio albums? Then the answer is all those note for note bands like APFS / Brit Floyd and so many more. But if you mean which band most successfully captures the live spirit of Pink Floyd, then the answer might be different. And even then it depends on the era of of Pink Floyd. Later era with the big band also attempting to replicate the studio albums, night after night, with little variation? Or the improvisational early era?

    Out of the American cover bands, I liked The Machine for quite a while, because they delved a bit more deeply than the obvious and weren't afraid to not try and sound exactly the same as the original. But I've since come to like some of the European cover bands that focus more on the early 70s era.

    Another question is, are you talking about which cover band to watch or which to listen to? Because obviously the two most well known ones work hard on the whole light show and performance side of things. But since I don't go out to those shows, and just listen to live recordings, those bands hold no interest to me any longer. If you're going to just listen to something rather than watch it, and it's the same as the album, you may as well just go straight to the source and listen to the original album. In my opinion.
    Thank you for expanding my question.

    I meant exactly the re-creation of the living spirit of Pink Floyd. Any era.

    In the days of my youth, my classmates asked which of the PF albums I like more than others. My answer: all albums, because each is different.

    I was a guard at the concert PF 1989-06-03. It was really a breakthrough !!!

    However, I refused the next concerts, so as not to smear the first and only impression.

    Wishing to be in my place was VERY MUCH.

    Now, when I listen to this bootleg, I again hear the replicas from the audience and I again there

    Audio perception is more important to me personally.

    Ergo: I meant the restoration of the living spirit of the PF of any era in audio perception. Any other responses are also welcome.
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    Primus aka Les Claypool played a very nice rendition of the complete Animals ablum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny12 View Post
    Primus aka Les Claypool played a very nice rendition of the complete Animals ablum.

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    Many thanks! I will expand my musical horizons

    In my personal opinion, there is a very good solution to the spirit PF is the song of Tiamat... The Return Of The Son Of Nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by YASSHA View Post
    Many thanks! I will expand my musical horizons

    In my personal opinion, there is a very good solution to the spirit PF is the song of Tiamat... The Return Of The Son Of Nothing
    https://youtu.be/Kn66deEvUW8

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    Not exactly a band, but Captain Sensible of the Damned:

    Check:
    -It Would Be Nice (Power of Love CD) - an exact replica https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j39r4hixois
    -Octopus (Mojo magazine giveaway I think) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBARrz8Wtk8
    -Therapy (from the Damned's Black Album): https://youtu.be/0xBGZ_Akitc?t=293
    -Astronomy Dominie from Syd tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM58KUSfgr
    -Gigolo (Damned) Intro is Gigolo Aunt:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6b8zAahsA
    -Arnold (Damned demo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsBz5HdtF2E
    -Arnold Layne live:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvvZSVyM3Vo

    Lots of Floyd in buried in the Damned and Captain's solo work but it's mostly from the '67-70 era. The above are the most obvious, but it's all over their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demamo View Post
    Lots of Floyd in buried in the Damned and Captain's solo work but it's mostly from the '67-70 era. The above are the most obvious, but it's all over their stuff.
    I guess that's why they were so keen to get Nick Mason to produce one of their albums, way back in the day.

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    In my opinion, the artist who channels Syd and Syd's Pink Floyd best is Robyn Hitchcock. Check out his band The Soft Boys, their cult classic album Underwater Moonlight, and Robyn's early solo work for surrealistic psychedelia that features lyrics that would make Syd proud. I discovered him watching an indie film channel that played Jonathan Demme's concert film of his Storefront Hitchcock one night. Just a couple songs into the show Robyn does the song 1974 which includes the lyrics "And it feels like 1974...Syd Barrett's last session he can't sing anymore. He's gonna have to be Roger now for the rest of his life..."

    In this clip Robyn talks about Syd's impact on his music and plays several covers: It Is Obvious, Dominoes, and Octopus.

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    The Soft Boys used to do incredible covers of Astronomy Domine and Vegetable Man and once had Dave join them onstage for a rendition of AD.
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