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Poll Question: How important was Rick Wright to Pink Floyd's music?
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    Posted: June 06 2008 at 22:56
I think Roger would pick either 1 or 2,
Dave would pick between 2 and 3
Nick would pick between 2 and 3
A stereotypical RIck would pick between 1 and 2.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2008 at 23:43
Well, Rick wrote my fav song "Great Gig In The Sky".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2008 at 23:51
A little more than limited, but maybe less than considerable.  Between those two.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 04:03
The best description would be "considerable, his contributions were important" (but not usually "genius").

Just think of those psychedelic organ sounds floating in and out of 'Interstellar Overdrive'. Or the pseudo-Arabic organ embellishments on 'Let there be more light'. Or those unforgettable piano solos on 'St Tropez' and 'Wot's uh the deal'.
Which other player could have come up with them? And yes - 'The Great Gig in the Sky', that's genius!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 04:17
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

A little more than limited, but maybe less than considerable.  Between those two.  


DittoClap! However, I'm a bit surprised at the statement in the OP that Roger would score between 1 and 2... Personally (and I know many agree with me), he was by far the most important member of the band, the quality of whose output nosedived after he left.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 04:44
I really don't know how important he actually was for the band, but the message I get from my ears is "no Rick, no Floyd".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 06:37
'No Rick No Floyd' very true EXCEPT Final Cut and the MLOR sessions. I still consider him a member of the Wall albeit he was fired at some point. So even though he was missing from a couple of studio albums his ingredient to the Floyd sound was still there. As like many of the great bands it was the collective input and personalities that defined a sound. Rick Wright IMHO always was and always will be vital to the Pink Floyd sound.A genius as well by the way!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 06:52
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

I think Roger would pick either 1 or 2,
Dave would pick between 2 and 3
Nick would pick between 2 and 3
A stereotypical RIck would pick between 1 and 2.

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A considerable contribution to the genius of Pink Floyd.  I think the other members of the band would rate his contribution that way too up until around 1975 after which he lost interest. 
 
Without taking anything away from the others, I would say that on Saucerful of Secrets (my favourite Floyd album) his contribution is the single most important element. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 10:38
Wait...I just noticed...Roy, you're saying Roger's contribution to PF is a 1 or 2?   You put Nick Mason above Roger on the importance scale?  GMAFB.  Of course I realize you are joking.  Good one!  LOL

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 10:55
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

I think Roger would pick either 1 or 2,
Dave would pick between 2 and 3
Nick would pick between 2 and 3
A stereotypical RIck would pick between 1 and 2.

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I think some of you are misunderstanding this post. He's not saying Roger's contributions would be a 1 or 2, he's saying Roger would choose 1 or 2 to describe Rick's contribution's, etc.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 10:58
Really?  He's saying that Rick would define his own contribution as a 1-2, is essence agreeing with Roger that he was not worth much?   Hmmmm.

Anyway, sorry if I misunderstood the post. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 11:45
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Really?  He's saying that Rick would define his own contribution as a 1-2, is essence agreeing with Roger that he was not worth much?   Hmmmm.

Anyway, sorry if I misunderstood the post. 
 
I think he is saying that because of Rick's unassuming and easygoing personality, he would be humble in choosing the worth of his own contributions. I'm not sure that I agree with this statement, but that is what Roy means.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 22:11
Originally posted by Walker Walker wrote:

Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

I think Roger would pick either 1 or 2,
Dave would pick between 2 and 3
Nick would pick between 2 and 3
A stereotypical RIck would pick between 1 and 2.

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I think some of you are misunderstanding this post. He's not saying Roger's contributions would be a 1 or 2, he's saying Roger would choose 1 or 2 to describe Rick's contribution's, etc.
 
 
This is clearly what was intended.  I think it is wrong though. Waters is on record as giving very high proace to Wright's contribution - particularly with regard to Dark Side of the Moon.  His problem with Wright later on was that he simply stopped contributing and, in particular, showed very little interest in getting the Wall out according to Waters' tight schedule. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 22:14
Originally posted by ten years after ten years after wrote:

Originally posted by Walker Walker wrote:

Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

I think Roger would pick either 1 or 2,
Dave would pick between 2 and 3
Nick would pick between 2 and 3
A stereotypical RIck would pick between 1 and 2.

Happy progging!
 
I think some of you are misunderstanding this post. He's not saying Roger's contributions would be a 1 or 2, he's saying Roger would choose 1 or 2 to describe Rick's contribution's, etc.
 
 
This is clearly what was intended.  I think it is wrong though. Waters is on record as giving very high proace to Wright's contribution - particularly with regard to Dark Side of the Moon.  His problem with Wright later on was that he simply stopped contributing and, in particular, showed very little interest in getting the Wall out according to Waters' tight schedule. 
 
proace = praise.  Is it possible to edit posts after they've been posted?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 22:14
I'll go with the majority this time..

Option 3 for me! Though considering Febus words, right. Taking the word Genius.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 22:59
R. Wright  a genious nowDisapprove????? it's a little bit stretched to me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2008 at 23:02
Option #2 for me.......Important contributions at the beginning but influence waning little by little as Roger took control!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2008 at 01:48
R.I.P. genius.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2008 at 16:18
Option 3 also for me, his piano and keys chop is essential floyd, or who else are playing the keyboard player David?, Syd?, Roger???
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2009 at 22:45
Option 4 Vital Definitely.  It wasn't Waters words that first got me into Floyd or Gilmours guitars.  It was Wrights keyboards.  Before Animals, he was all over everything.  Tasteful and original.  With Animals, his playing was great although Waters wasn't giving too many writing credits at the time to anyone.  The Wall he was relegated to the background and word has it that he wouldn't / couldn't contribute.  The Final Cut is a piece onto itself and Wright isn't there.  A good example of what is missing if he wasn't around is Momentary Lapse.  The balance is gone.  I like the album but it could have been much better without the Gilmour soloing all over the place.  Division Bell restores that balance.   
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