Pink Floyd Influences

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There are countless significant and meaningful songs that have been released between 1950 and the present day that it would be impossible to analyze each one of them. There are, however, a few ones that shine brighter than the rest. Artists such as The Beach Boys, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones have had such a huge impact on some people and society that they are still recognized to this day. It’s important to remember that songs are not just made to sound good for the listener. Songs carry a message that could sometimes have a huge influence and impression on people. They can be used to motivate, tell a story and remind people that they are not alone. Pink Floyd, a band formed in 1965, often carried messages through their songs and offer a unique style to their music that help portray their messages. They are an important band and should be covered in “The Rock and Roll Era and Beyond” so students can learn of their significance.
Pink Floyd was an English rock band that was formed in 1965. They were mainly active through the 70s and 80s and had a few active periods
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The book is about a dystopian world where the government has full control of its citizens using brainwashing techniques. The song's title comes from the line in the book “welcome my son to the machine”. The song follows the same theme as the book, with the machine referring to life under an oppressed government where free thought and free will are non-existent. Everyone is part of a “machine” where no one has control and they are simply being used (Edmonds, 1975). The song can also be interpreted in a broader sense. For instance, rather than being limited to the government, it can also be about society. People are told from a young age what to do, how to act, when to talk, and learn to know their place and this often leads to rebellion in some people which is just another phase of the machine. For example, in the
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