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Old 07-10-2017, 02:15 PM   #1
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I'm watching Pink Floyd's "The Wall"


I don't think I ever appreciated it properly when I was young. It really is a masterpiece.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #2
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It really is a masterpiece.
Indeed. Must have watched it about 10 times already. It's one of my favorite movies.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 05:30 PM   #3
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Ive seen recently "Roger Waters - the Wall"on Tv
was quite disappointed
havent seen the Pink Floyd movie of it

remember fondly owning the wall on vinyl
 
Old 07-10-2017, 10:25 PM   #4
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Ive seen recently "Roger Waters - the Wall"on Tv
was quite disappointed
havent seen the Pink Floyd movie of it
I don't know what that was, but I'm sure it was nothing like movie. I don't think Roger Waters or any of the Pink Floyd band members are even in it unless they make a cameo.

The main character is Bob Geldof.
 
Old 07-11-2017, 12:20 AM   #5
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The Iraqi neighbors in the front room of our sorta suburban ghetto house usta blast that album,the Doors and the most bizarre 11/4 Iraqi stuff I ever heard all the time. Buncha guys sittin' in a small room full of smoke with huge speakers passin' the rasta. Good times.
 
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I don't know what that was, but I'm sure it was nothing like movie.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_F...80%93_The_Wall

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Waters:_The_Wall
 
Old 07-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #7
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I'm sorry that the two creative individuals who jointly were responsible for such amazing magic have since not (yet) seen fit to "see eye to eye" again ... but both of them continue to do amazingly creative things with those same ideas, even to this day.

Like so many others, I still dream of the two of them standing on the same stage once again, beneath the name, "Pink Floyd."

... I would still instantly buy anything and everything that they subsequently decided to produce under this never-to-be-forgotten brand name. (Yeah, on vinyl. And, on CD. And, download.)
 
Old 07-12-2017, 09:49 PM   #8
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I've never seen The Wall, but when I was younger, I saw the Floyd in concert five times, the first time in England before they were known in the States. Then I saw them once more when I was older, at the old Vet in Philadelphia, before the break-up.

For real old-timers, I have one of their albums (A Saucerful of Secrets), much of which was done when Syd Barret was still in the group. Then there's Umma Gumma, with the classic "Adam's Psychedelic Breakfast" and its reference to "Laughing Cow Cheese." In my pantheon of rock, they rank right next to the Airplane.

A Floyd concert in those days, especially with the proper additives, was another world.

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Old 07-13-2017, 02:28 PM   #9
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One of the members of the band apparently owns the rights to "The Wall," and the other one does not. I have seen modern-day shows which incorporated the "Wall" idea rather creatively in the stage set. As the show progresses, a wall composed of large (foam) blocks is systematically built by off-stage assistants until it fills the backstage entirely. Then, in the shows finale, it is knocked down. (The musicians actually step off the stage during that sequence for safety reasons, and a fly-ball net is drawn up to protect the audience, all this of course just to satisfy the lawyers. None of the blocks actually fly anywhere remotely close to anyone.)

I know that there were some health-issues going on there for a while, as well as bad blood, but I still would pay almost any price to see, once more, "Pink Floyd." Just walk out on stage, shake hands, and rock the house down. I'll pay you ...

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Old 07-14-2017, 01:13 PM   #10
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I've never seen The Wall, but when I was younger, I saw the Floyd in concert five times, the first time in England before they were known in the States. Then I saw them once more when I was older, at the old Vet in Philadelphia, before the break-up.

For real old-timers, I have one of their albums (A Saucerful of Secrets), much of which was done when Syd Barret was still in the group. Then there's Umma Gumma, with the classic "Adam's Psychedelic Breakfast" and its reference to "Laughing Cow Cheese." In my pantheon of rock, they rank right next to the Airplane.

A Floyd concert in those days, especially with the proper additives, was another world.

You lucky... I've seen a lot of bands in concert but never got to see Pink Floyd.

I do have all their albums, from Animals to Zabriskie Point, in .mp3 form though.
 
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I've seen "The Australian Pink Floyd Show" in concert -- they were OK .
I tend to find PF a bit too dated and a bit too friendly for my tastes so I enjoyed Amused To Death (well, "enjoyed" is possibly not appropriate but I appreciated it).
The Wall is OK but it's no Downward Spiral!
 
Old 07-16-2017, 01:15 PM   #12
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I have friends in the Netherlands who drove to Berlin to see it live just after the Berlin Wall came down... they said it was brilliant!
 
Old 07-16-2017, 10:44 PM   #13
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(Sigh ...)

I guess that I just wish that the music industry saw fit to take such "chances" today.

"Back in the day," I guess that I first sensed that something precious had died when the CD completely pushed-out the vinyl record-album. The "album cover," that precious 12-inch by 12-inch bastion of creativity that concealed who-knew-what inside ("zippers? paper panties?") seemed to have been gone forever. And then, although I never chose to follow this route, music became intangible. An MP3 file. A download. The "cost of goods sold" had just been reduced to nothing, and the music-marketing machine reacted accordingly.
 
Old 07-17-2017, 09:19 AM   #14
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"The Wall" is one of the most overrated pieces of music (explicitly not counting the movie itself) in history. What exactly was the new thing about "The Wall" again?

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the CD completely pushed-out the vinyl record-album.
CD is dying, vinyl is back. Welcome, 21st century!
 
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(Sigh ...)And then, although I never chose to follow this route, music became intangible. An MP3 file. A download. The "cost of goods sold" had just been reduced to nothing, and the music-marketing machine reacted accordingly.
.mp3 is dying too.

Vinyl is sweet but I no longer have a turntable. I do have a rocking Pioneer SA-520 tube amp and Optimus 10 band graphic equalizer though.
 
  


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