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We're not ignored by the "Guinness Book of Records", but we've been largely ignored by the media during our lifetime. If you read any article, no mention is ever made of Pink Floyd. We're never included in the same sentences as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who.
-- Roger Waters, Pink Floyd
Johnny made us all watch Pink Floyd Live in Pompeii and said: "Now this is how we should do videos". I just remember seeing Dave Gilmour sitting on his a--- playing guitar and Roger Waters, with long, greasy hair, sandals and dusty flares, stagger over and pick up this big beater and whack this gong. Ridiculous.
-- Colin Greenwood, Radiohead
For us the most important thing is to be visual and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we're only half way through smashing the second set. Then all of a sudden they hear Arnold Layne and they flip all over again.
-- Roger Waters, in: Rave UK Magazine (June 1967)
I like our music to feel three-dimensional. It's about trying to invoke emotions in people, I suppose. You feel larger than life in some sort of way. Let's face it none of us in Pink Floyd are technically brilliant musicians, with great chops who can change rhythms, fifteen or sixteen bars here, there and everywhere. And we're not terribly good at complicated chord structures. A lot of it is just very simple stuff dressed up. We stopped trying to make overtly 'spacey' music and trip people out in that way in the 60's. But that image hangs on and we can't seem to get shot of it.
-- Dave Gilmour, in: Musician (Dec. 1982)