Talk:Pulse (Pink Floyd album)

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LED battery replacement[edit]

I'm not sure this belongs here - at least in it's current "howto" form. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia not a howto guide. Maybe it should be narrowed down to technical details only? --kingboyk 16:08, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Mine still blinks with the original little gimmick. KyuzoGator 20:43, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
I agree it's pretty inappropriate. If this material is available off-site, a link should be added and the section removed. -- 21:15, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
In my cd, you pull on the cardboard holder and the entire thing comes out. (It wasn't glued.) There is a notch at the top end for the (protruding) LED and circuit board to slide out of it's cardboard envelope thus making battery replacement extremely easy. This bit with the scalpel seems a bit extreme. ...
I also have no trouble replacing the battery. If I pull out the inner sleeve from the cover, the LED circuit just slides out of the end of the cardboard tube. I've replaced my battery 3 times since I got the album. I would say that most of the section is in appropriate for wikipedia —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:00, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
I agree, to a point. Though how-to is not within the scope of Wikipedia, the LED is a specific enhancement to a specific release of the recording and warrants a mention. I would suggest removing information regarding the mechanics of the mechanism and reducing any technical information to a warning that replacing the battery is not suggested. (The text regarding the LED that was included with the package is appropriate and would probably serve this function, as long as it's not violating any copyright by being included in it's entirety.) I would also keep the link to the alternate circuit as a link at the bottom of the entry. lonadar 21:50, 28 January 2008 (EST)
Old batteries sometimes begin leaking acid. Has this been a problem in this case? Drutt (talk) 12:10, 17 November 2007 (UTC)
The original batteries started leaking a bit, but I didn't check it until a few months after it stopped blinking (which had been about 3 years, if I remember correctly). It is still operating off of the replacement batteries. lonadar 21:50, 28 January 2008 (EST)

Different articles[edit]

On Danish Wikipedia we're currently dicussing if the CD, VHS and DVD should be under same article. Right now we got three articles and are wondering if there really are material enough to have three different arcticles. Unfortunately it seems like we're not many Pink Floyd fans, so I'm coming here to seek help :). The big question is how much difference there is on the contents of the medias? Of course one big article is better than three small ones. But would it be fair to collect them - or what ? --|EPO| 14:47, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I'd suggest doing it it as we do here; one article (P*U*L*S*E) for the CD/tape/vinyl music release, and one article (P*U*L*S*E (film)) for the DVD/VHS/Laserdisc video release. The source music for the album is culled from several different concerts, while the video is just one concert - a pretty significant difference (although I'm sure we'd have it that way even if it wasn't). - dharmabum 00:24, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Do you know how much material there's on the DVD? Is that also only one concert? There's probably some extra material on the disc too - but got an idea of how much? --|EPO| 18:23, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
Head over to the P*U*L*S*E (film) article, which documents all the special features. Extra concert footage is probably from different concerts, as (as I understand it) it comes from seized bootlegger material. It also has the films projected on Mr. Screen, music videos, etc. - dharmabum 20:36, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Comfortably Numb[edit]

I think the statement that Richard does the lead vocals on CN with David is a little misleading. If you watch the DVD, he, Jon, and Guy did it together in a harmony sort of way. I don't know how we'd explain this in the article, but I wanted to bring this up. --D-Day I'm all ears How can I improve? 18:16, 18 November 2006 (UTC)


Does "P*U*L*S*E" stand for anything, or are the asterisks simply there for effect? Demonofthefall 02:57, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

There aren't any asterisks, they're bullets. Actually, they're not even bullets, more like centered dots, like highbrow multiplication symbols. And it doesn't stand for anything, although that hasn't stopped backronymers (like "Pretty Uninspired Light Show Extravaganza" from the Waters fans.) 10:41, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to know for what reason the bullets are used in the name for this entry. The official Pink Floyd CD store, as well as the official Pink Floyd web sites, both use "Pulse" or "PULSE" interchangeably when naming the recording, and only include the bullets when using the name in an artistic manner. Is there some official source (ie. copyright office) that can be cited for the name with the bullets inclusive? If it is only an artistic embelishment, as it appears to be, it does not belong in the name of this entry, and the initial text should be altered to indicated it is sometimes written P•U•L•S•E (or, as is on the edge of the book, "p•u•l•s•e"). lonadar 21:44, 28 January 2008 (EST)


The ordering of credits on the classic songs seems skewed from what I remember. That is, they seem rearranged to put Waters later or last in the credits. I know some songs were originally credited as "Gilmour/Waters", but most of them were "Waters/Gilmour". Are these the credits as listed on Pulse? I'd swear they're not the original credits.

This comment can also be applied to the Delicate Sound Of Thunder article. -- 21:21, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was move. JPG-GR (talk) 17:10, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

For one, nobody is ever going to type in P•U•L•S•E to search for this album, and rightly so. The spelling "P•U•L•S•E" is practically never used in the media, instead it is spelled as "Pulse". This spelled also breaks the WP:MOSTM rule of all caps (the letters in P•U•L•S•E aren't pronounced separately, it's just "pulse".) -Xnux the Echidna 15:02, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm in agreement. I already renamed one Pink Floyd page, changing Music from the Film More to Soundtrack from the Film More. If you would like to do it yourself, go ahead. After you change it, change the template, then go back to find out how many pages still point to the article's old name. Chances are you will find there are still quite a few. When I did my rename, I printed out a list and changed them all. This isn't 100% mandatory; you could just leave a redirect page behind, but it's nicer to fix the links.
BTW, there is already a page called Pulse (album), it is someone else's album. (Whoops, no there isn't, its on the disambiguation page as a red-link, but even so...) I recommend calling it Pulse (Pink Floyd album). There is also a Pulse (disambiguation) Page that should be changed.
One more thing: when I did a rename, I made the mistake of trying to create a new redirect page first. This isn't necessary; the rename creates the redirect page automatically, but if you try to do it manually you may get stuck. I got stuck, and had to make an admin request to finish the rename. If I had started with the rename, I would have been okay.
Good luck! (presuming you're going to try it, and if you have any more questions, let me know.) --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 17:47, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
I still think this should be called Pulse (album) as this album is more notable than Front 242's album... but that's just me. -Xnux the Echidna 02:17, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
According to WP's naming conventions, if there is only one article for an album called Pulse, it is correct to call it Pulse (album). So you don't have to deal with the notability issue. --A Knight Who Says Ni (talk) 02:54, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Removing Douglas Adams[edit]

Douglas Adams does not appear on this album - he in fact played shows from which no performances were used here. Nor did he play bass on the shows he did play.Chebghobbi (talk) 12:13, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Moving VW info[edit]

The Volkswagen info in this article has no bearing on the Pulse album. It does, however, relate to the Division Bell Tour (which has no mention of the special edition Golf). Unless there are serious objections, I'll move the VW info there. EJSawyer (talk) 13:27, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Moved. EJSawyer (talk) 20:36, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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