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(Nerdist)   No, Pink Floyd didn't sell out when they allowed their music to be used in Denis Villanueve's "Dune". They sold out in the 1970's when they agreed to do the music for Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune"   (nerdist.com) divider line
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2020-09-19 9:00:27 PM  
Jodorowsky's Dune | Official Trailer HD (2014)
Youtube m0cJNR8HEw0
 
2020-09-19 9:16:29 PM  
No, megalomaniac Roger Waters sold out.
 
2020-09-19 9:25:06 PM  
Nick Mason owns  a Ferrari 250 GTO that he still drives on the road. He did something right. Not a Ferrari fan but some vehicles are works of art.
 
2020-09-20 12:42:52 AM  

darkhorse23: No, megalomaniac Roger Waters sold out.


I paid $240 for floor seats for The Wall. It was worth it.

Yes, the guy is egotistical as f*ck, and I hated the "Creative Genius Behind Pink Floyd" marketing, but damn it, it really was an awesome show.
 
2020-09-20 12:51:40 AM  
The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse". This was the music Jodorowsky wanted them to adapt for "Dune".

Had the movie been made, we probably wouldn't have gotten one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and this is why an adaptation by one of the greatest living film composers is perfect for the trailer. Hopefully he'll use other elements from DSOTM in the score, like "Great Gig in the Sky".
 
2020-09-20 1:09:42 AM  
I've seen them pretty much every tour except for 1979. Had tix, but was stuck in Key West and no way to get home to Atlanta on time to see it. Poor pitiful me, stuck in the Keys. But it WAS The Wall tour, and dammitallsomuch, I wanted to see it, to this day PF and the Rolling Stones are my faves. I think the only other band I've seen as many times is NIN.
 
2020-09-20 1:35:25 AM  

ox45tallboy: The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse". This was the music Jodorowsky wanted them to adapt for "Dune".

Had the movie been made, we probably wouldn't have gotten one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and this is why an adaptation by one of the greatest living film composers is perfect for the trailer. Hopefully he'll use other elements from DSOTM in the score, like "Great Gig in the Sky".


If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, you also know that this movie was never going to be made. It was planned to be about 13 hours long and would have needed an unlimited budget that it never could have made back, because nobody is watching a 13 hour movie. Nowadays, you could maybe do it as an HBO miniseries with CGI and whatnot, but even just getting the people involved that he wanted (Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Orson Welles) sounds prohibitively expensive, even if they were available. On top of that, it sounded like it was so long and convoluted that I doubt it would be watchable, meaning no one would ever fund it. The documentary said he was making a graphic novel out of it, which sounds kind of interesting and is probably the closest to making it you could realistically get.
 
2020-09-20 2:16:27 AM  
You know you can buy Pink Floyd branded everything, right?
 
2020-09-20 2:24:06 AM  
I think I've heard of this movie.

The Floyd must flow!
 
2020-09-20 2:38:19 AM  
A Pink Floyd song was used in a Wells Fargo commercial way back in the 70's. Can't remember the song, but it had acoustic guitar and the commercial showed a stagecoach being pulled by horses. It was on YouTube years ago, but gone now.

Neil Young is the only big artist that will never sell out.
 
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2020-09-20 2:49:19 AM  
If you're concerned about artists "selling out," take a good look at yourself and why it is that you can't like things that you should be able to like.  It's your problem, not theirs.
 
2020-09-20 2:54:19 AM  

Superjoe: ox45tallboy: The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse". This was the music Jodorowsky wanted them to adapt for "Dune".

Had the movie been made, we probably wouldn't have gotten one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and this is why an adaptation by one of the greatest living film composers is perfect for the trailer. Hopefully he'll use other elements from DSOTM in the score, like "Great Gig in the Sky".

If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, you also know that this movie was never going to be made. It was planned to be about 13 hours long and would have needed an unlimited budget that it never could have made back, because nobody is watching a 13 hour movie. Nowadays, you could maybe do it as an HBO miniseries with CGI and whatnot, but even just getting the people involved that he wanted (Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Orson Welles) sounds prohibitively expensive, even if they were available. On top of that, it sounded like it was so long and convoluted that I doubt it would be watchable, meaning no one would ever fund it. The documentary said he was making a graphic novel out of it, which sounds kind of interesting and is probably the closest to making it you could realistically get.


He reused several elements from his Dune-script in The Metabarons-comics.
 
2020-09-20 3:17:07 AM  

phishrace: A Pink Floyd song was used in a Wells Fargo commercial way back in the 70's. Can't remember the song, but it had acoustic guitar and the commercial showed a stagecoach being pulled by horses. It was on YouTube years ago, but gone now.

Neil Young is the only big artist that will never sell out.


He sold out.  He allowed his music to be used in the Julia Robert movie Eat, Pray, Love.
 
2020-09-20 3:25:48 AM  

Superjoe: ox45tallboy: The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse". This was the music Jodorowsky wanted them to adapt for "Dune".

Had the movie been made, we probably wouldn't have gotten one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and this is why an adaptation by one of the greatest living film composers is perfect for the trailer. Hopefully he'll use other elements from DSOTM in the score, like "Great Gig in the Sky".

If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, you also know that this movie was never going to be made. It was planned to be about 13 hours long and would have needed an unlimited budget that it never could have made back, because nobody is watching a 13 hour movie. Nowadays, you could maybe do it as an HBO miniseries with CGI and whatnot, but even just getting the people involved that he wanted (Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Orson Welles) sounds prohibitively expensive, even if they were available. On top of that, it sounded like it was so long and convoluted that I doubt it would be watchable, meaning no one would ever fund it. The documentary said he was making a graphic novel out of it, which sounds kind of interesting and is probably the closest to making it you could realistically get.


You can't deny the mans vision but holy crap was his reach waaaay past his grasp.  Mike from RLM theorized that Jodorowsky could have made a Dune movie if he had simply agreed to allow a studio rep to cut out the excess and indulgence.
 
2020-09-20 4:11:22 AM  

ModernLuddite: You know you can buy Pink Floyd branded everything, right?


Pink Floyd flamethrowers?
 
2020-09-20 4:12:12 AM  
That was horrible.
 
2020-09-20 4:13:29 AM  

batlock666: Superjoe: ox45tallboy: The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse". This was the music Jodorowsky wanted them to adapt for "Dune".

Had the movie been made, we probably wouldn't have gotten one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and this is why an adaptation by one of the greatest living film composers is perfect for the trailer. Hopefully he'll use other elements from DSOTM in the score, like "Great Gig in the Sky".

If you've seen the documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, you also know that this movie was never going to be made. It was planned to be about 13 hours long and would have needed an unlimited budget that it never could have made back, because nobody is watching a 13 hour movie. Nowadays, you could maybe do it as an HBO miniseries with CGI and whatnot, but even just getting the people involved that he wanted (Mick Jagger, Pink Floyd, Orson Welles) sounds prohibitively expensive, even if they were available. On top of that, it sounded like it was so long and convoluted that I doubt it would be watchable, meaning no one would ever fund it. The documentary said he was making a graphic novel out of it, which sounds kind of interesting and is probably the closest to making it you could realistically get.

He reused several elements from his Dune-script in The Metabarons-comics.


He also used several elements from Dune in his Dune script
 
2020-09-20 5:11:37 AM  
That's not selling out. Dune is fantastic. It's not a compromise of artistic integrity being associated with it.
 
2020-09-20 5:52:03 AM  
You mispelled Zabriskie Point, subby

Zabriskie Point final sequence
Youtube bJsW6ta4X8o
 
2020-09-20 7:10:38 AM  
Toto's Desert Theme is awesome.
 
2020-09-20 7:16:32 AM  

ox45tallboy: [YouTube video: Jodorowsky's Dune | Official Trailer HD (2014)]


Great movie. His version of Dune would have been a glorious mess.
 
2020-09-20 7:18:54 AM  

Snapper Carr: You mispelled Zabriskie Point, subby

[YouTube video: Zabriskie Point final sequence]


And 2001, but Kubrick decided to go with clasical music instead.
 
2020-09-20 7:20:35 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ox45tallboy: [YouTube video: Jodorowsky's Dune | Official Trailer HD (2014)]

Great movie. His version of Dune would have been a glorious mess.


After watching that doc, I'm glad it didn't get made.  I've made my feelings on Lynch's Dune clear repeatedly (summary:  Looks great, script is garbage.  Lynch had no real interest in the source material but had to make it in order to get DL's backing for Blue Velvet) but Jodorowsy's would have been borderline incomprehensible.
 
2020-09-20 7:26:33 AM  
Even if they were whoring themselves out for Mastercard or Coca-Cola, it doesn't make them any less of the great musical genius' they are.
 
2020-09-20 7:28:41 AM  
Their music was used in The Italian Job remake.
 
2020-09-20 8:24:22 AM  
Please, all we know about them is what they've sold us.
They sold out long before we knew their names.
I'm pretty sure they sold their souls to make records.
 
2020-09-20 9:23:13 AM  
If having your music used in a movie is selling out, then PF sold out in 1969.

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2020-09-20 9:26:48 AM  

phishrace: A Pink Floyd song was used in a Wells Fargo commercial way back in the 70's. Can't remember the song, but it had acoustic guitar and the commercial showed a stagecoach being pulled by horses. It was on YouTube years ago, but gone now.

Neil Young is the only big artist that will never sell out.


Bob Dylan did a Cadillac commerical. As near as I can tell, he's the only Nobel winner to ever make  a Cadillac commercial.
 
2020-09-20 9:56:58 AM  

yakmans_dad: phishrace: A Pink Floyd song was used in a Wells Fargo commercial way back in the 70's. Can't remember the song, but it had acoustic guitar and the commercial showed a stagecoach being pulled by horses. It was on YouTube years ago, but gone now.

Neil Young is the only big artist that will never sell out.

Bob Dylan did a Cadillac commerical. As near as I can tell, he's the only Nobel winner to ever make  a Cadillac commercial.


Have they asked any of the others?
 
2020-09-20 11:21:13 AM  

Snapper Carr: You mispelled Zabriskie Point, subby

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/bJsW6ta4​X8o]


Doutor Estranho - Interstellar Overdrive
Youtube VvLZU1BKKzU
 
2020-09-20 11:25:02 AM  
Hey You Due Date
Youtube Y7Xi5AfEk0Q
 
2020-09-20 11:57:42 AM  
I mean, the second an artist gets paid for their work, they've "sold out". You can both create work that's from your heart and soul and still make money, it doesn't have to be either/or.
 
2020-09-20 12:12:02 PM  
If you signed a deal with the RIAA, you already agreed to work with soulless corporate behemoths to make money off your music. Licensing your songs out to movies and commercials is just another cash venture at that point.

The only way an artist truly sells out is if they built their career promoting a particular philosophy, then they completely turned against those values for a big payout. Like if an environmentally-conscious folk group rewrote their most famous "save the Earth" anthem so a fracking company could use it in their ads.
 
2020-09-20 12:22:53 PM  

Superjoe: On top of that, it sounded like it was so long and convoluted that I doubt it would be watchable, meaning no one would ever fund it.


That depends on your definition of "watchable". It certainly wouldn't have been coherent or something you could follow without six tabs of acid, but it would have been incredibly watchable. Jodorowsky is, if nothing else, the kind of director who embraces the visual nature of film, sometimes (always?) to the neglect of "coherence" or "narrative" or "comprehensibility".

(It would have been a tripped out mess and an utter disaster and never have been the gigantic epic Jodorowsky was planning, but it would have looked amazing)
 
2020-09-20 12:35:28 PM  

eurotrader: Nick Mason owns  a Ferrari 250 GTO that he still drives on the road. He did something right. Not a Ferrari fan but some vehicles are works of art.


Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets live last year. It was an insanely good show
 
2020-09-20 12:36:15 PM  
Why do you have problems with artists making money subby?  I bet you're one of those people who steals sh*t from others on the interwebs and doesn't credit them at all.
 
2020-09-20 1:09:01 PM  

luidprand: yakmans_dad: phishrace: A Pink Floyd song was used in a Wells Fargo commercial way back in the 70's. Can't remember the song, but it had acoustic guitar and the commercial showed a stagecoach being pulled by horses. It was on YouTube years ago, but gone now.

Neil Young is the only big artist that will never sell out.

Bob Dylan did a Cadillac commerical. As near as I can tell, he's the only Nobel winner to ever make  a Cadillac commercial.

Have they asked any of the others?


Pearl Buck did a beer commercial, I think.
 
2020-09-20 2:14:53 PM  
Henry Rollins on selling out.
Youtube s6zVUvmkyvA
 
2020-09-20 2:50:18 PM  

ox45tallboy: The whole story is that before DSOTM was an album, it was a live show Pink Floyd did called "Eclipse".


A lot of those Floyd albums were originally shows developed for tours and later made into albums.
 
2020-09-20 2:53:56 PM  
Also, people making movies can purchase a sync license from the publisher for music that is used. Depending on the situation, the author of a song may not that much to say about it.
 
2020-09-20 3:03:26 PM  

Darth_Saltine: [YouTube video: Henry Rollins on selling out.]


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2020-09-20 3:15:03 PM  

bikerdiva: eurotrader: Nick Mason owns  a Ferrari 250 GTO that he still drives on the road. He did something right. Not a Ferrari fan but some vehicles are works of art.

Saw Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets live last year. It was an insanely good show


Nice. Wanted to catch that due to the time period I read that he was drawing from.  Caught Waters twice on the Us+Them tour, 3(?) years ago.  Was solid.
 
2020-09-20 3:50:04 PM  
As a fan of progressive rock who is currently wearing a Pink Floyd shirt because I get Pink Floyd shirts every Xmas from dumbass relatives who think Pink Floyd is progressive rock, when in fact they are Psychedelic Blues and don't magically become prog just because they forgot to stop the song before it got boring, I give this a whole-hearted 'meh'.
 
2020-09-20 4:01:35 PM  
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2020-09-20 7:29:46 PM  
Bowie composed a whole album of music for a Nineteen Eighty Four project, then when that didn't materialize (Orwell's widow denied him the rights) he turned much of it into Diamond Dogs.
 
2020-09-20 10:51:14 PM  
i didnt sell out, i bought in

SLC Punk - Family Meeting
Youtube SKHDVt9UDnE
 
2020-09-20 11:33:20 PM  
Musicians are the only profession where, when someone gets some financial compensation for their work, their so-called "fans" hate them for it.
 
2020-09-21 9:36:29 AM  
Floyd really didn't hit the big time until their eighth album, record company had to be giving them the stink eye for years.  They earned some extra cash when it wasn't clear that they were going to be ungodly rich in the near future.  I'm sure Roger hated every moment of it but then he wasn't a fan of working with a lot of people it seems.
 
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