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Dog 3000
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Re: Pink Floyd '69 '70 '71
Dec 20, 2007, 18:25
So then it's not so much a question of "what happened at the time" but "how I personally discovered it" . . . I suppose Floyd is more likely than most to be an introduction to "weird avant" sounds for new listeners these days.

Personally, for me I heard "Revolution #9" first (young teen), and then 60's Zappa before early Floyd (late teen / college years.)

I actually used to record Rev#9-esque things in high school, playing around with a 4-track and turntables they had there. I can't imagine what else I would have heard at the time that would have inspired such experiments (aside from movie soundtracks; indeed the goal was to create horror music for a video-movie project.) Anyway, I certainly didn't believe I was doing anything that hadn't been done already by famous musicians decades earlier.

That's the times we live in though isn't it? The last 100 years' worth of culture at everybody's fingertips; the only "contemporary" culture is a collage of styles from decades past.

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