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November 30th, 1979: Pink Floyd Takes Concept Albums Even Higher


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:46 PM

This coincided with my being in junior high and thinking school was hell.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:50 PM

View Postozzy85, on 30 November 2019 - 06:46 PM, said:

This coincided with my being in junior high and thinking school was hell.

It coincided with my first semester of college and my first full year of being a pot head..... :laughing guy:

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:40 PM

I was just over a year old when this came out.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:59 PM

A triumph.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:08 PM

View Postgoose, on 30 November 2019 - 09:59 PM, said:

A triumph.

No... they were a Canadian power trio








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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:37 PM

My favorite album of theirs by a lot.

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:50 PM

A truly phenomenal...incredibly depressing...landmark record. Not my fav by them, but undeniably good all the same.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:34 AM

Loved it in high school. Now, not so much. I find it a chore to get through. It's a muddled mess to my ears. Mr. Waters' ego finally took over the band. It does have several top notch songs, though.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:36 AM

DSotM > Animals > The Wall > WYWH for me.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:02 AM

My favorite album, all time...

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:38 AM

I remember those days. Us rebelious kids singing the words in class, and in the halls.  Not a great time to be a teacher, I suppose. Feel badly about that, but it was fun.

Landmark record as far as I'm concerned. It's part of my musical DNA. If I don't have the whole thiing in a playlist, then at least the key songs.

The album art? Nothing like it. I've run into a few Ass-Judges in real life. So that's relevant still.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:44 PM

View PostReRushed, on 01 December 2019 - 12:34 AM, said:

Loved it in high school. Now, not so much. I find it a chore to get through. It's a muddled mess to my ears. Mr. Waters' ego finally took over the band. It does have several top notch songs, though.

I'm actually shocked how many here rate it so highly.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:40 PM

It has undeniably great moments ("Comfortably Numb," "Run Like Hell," "Young Lust," "Waiting For the Worms") but the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Maybe I've just heard "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" too many times to take it seriously anymore. Waters was definitely using the album as therapy for something, and his commandeering of the band shows.

The live show was a spectacle of its own, but if I'm feeling Pink Floyd-y (and I often do), I never reach for The Wall.

Still, it was a sign of street cred in high school to have a copy, so it's a nostalgia piece, for sure.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 30 November 2019 - 11:50 PM, said:

...incredibly depressing...
You really think so?  It has a happy ending, with the central character not only breaking down through, but also out of his neurosis.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 30 November 2019 - 11:50 PM, said:

A truly phenomenal...incredibly depressing...landmark record. Not my fav by them, but undeniably good all the same.
Very well said. Absolutely brilliant but damn it is dark

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 30 November 2019 - 07:40 PM, said:

I was just over a year old when this came out.
I was 23 :codger:

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:29 PM

View Postgoose, on 01 December 2019 - 04:57 PM, said:

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 30 November 2019 - 11:50 PM, said:

...incredibly depressing...
You really think so?  It has a happy ending, with the central character not only breaking down through, but also out of his neurosis.

A happy ending doesn’t really detract from the over an hour of spiraling out of control into a drug induced stupor into a coked up Hitler, especially not when it loops back into the start of the album creating a never ending cycle. Excellent music and storytelling though.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:42 AM

I went on a lot of road trips to concerts back then.  My biggest regret (other than having tickets to see Led Zep when Bonham died), is not going to NYC to see the Wall live (one of only 3? cities they played on that tour).  I figured it was too far or I didn't have the money, but needless to say i was very envious when he came back and told me about the concert.




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