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Tommy vs. The Wall

rock operas showdown

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Poll: Rock operas showdown (38 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you prefer

  1. Tommy - The Who (16 votes [41.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.03%

  2. The Wall - Pink Floyd (20 votes [51.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.28%

  3. whichever one is more metal (2 votes [5.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  4. whichever one treeduck picks (1 votes [2.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

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#21 custom55

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:56 AM

What about bone ?



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hate The Wall.

Tommy is a good album.

Tommy. But its not one I come back too often.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:38 PM

Tommy rocks more than The Wall, although The Wall probably tells its story better.
Gotta go with the rock.

Tommy also has Keith Moon, and he's much more fun than Roger Waters.

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Interesting that both albums/movies deal with crippling emotional/physical factors due to childhood issues and fathers lost in the war.
Also interesting is that Tommy, as a recording, somehow seems fairly positive/upbeat despite its storyline, while The Wall is just depressing as f**k.

#24 custom55

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

Where's Roger ?



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 08:26 PM

For a lot of people this might just come down to whether you're a bigger fan of Pink Floyd of The Who. Or it might be you're just more of a fan of either or the albums. For me I'm kind of neutral I'm a casual fan of these bands at best and the albums are kind of low on my playlist at all times. So which do I like best? I don't know.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

I prefer Quadrophenia to Tommy.

The Wall.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:25 AM

Can't choose. Adore both.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:24 AM

View Postcygnify, on 14 December 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

I prefer Quadrophenia to Tommy.

The Wall.
This.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

Tommy.  Never could listen to The Wall all the way through.  Must be a Waters thing.

Edited by pjbear05, 19 December 2017 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 23 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

After listening to "Tommy" for what literally could be thousands of times, my copy sits quietly on the shelf waiting for me to be "in the mood" for it.

Taken down and spun once, perhaps twice a year.

Well, today I listened to the MFSL version of this masterpiece.

I don't know if I can find the proper words to describe my thoughts on it today...

Brilliant?

Genius?

Awesome?

...all of those things at once and more.

It resonated so strongly within me today.

Like having a tea with an old friend.

Picking up where you left off like no time had past.

How powerful is music?

Tom Petty said, "music is the only real magic in the world".

How true is that?

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:11 PM

Tommy gets my vote.  I like it and really like The Who.  Floyd is just boring (to me).

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:45 AM

Love Tommy !
But I have to say in a humble way that The Wall is probably the 2nd Greatest Rock album ever made
Just behind Quadrophenia :cool:




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