A Momentary Lapse of Reason

General discussion about Pink Floyd.
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Post by Richter_M. » Fri Feb 14, 2003 6:12 pm

That's a really great analogy, Decampos. I like Radiohead a lot too, and I can't imagine them without Thom Yorke...and yet I love the post-Waters PF stuff as much as the classic era Floyd.

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Post by Stilgar » Sun Mar 02, 2003 1:58 am

My first contact with the Floyd was with Delicate sound of Thunder. Well, I really liked it, and then I heard AMLOR, and I liked it!!, really, it sounded cool (well, I was 11 or 12 years old). The problem came when I listened The Wall, the difference was too big. After all these years I believe only 1 thing: AMLOR is a weak Pink Floyd Album, but is a nice David Gilmour solo album... 8)

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Post by Big Kelv » Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:07 am

I was 19 when AMLOR was released, a bit of an anti-climax after the hype/wait for release - great tour though.

Seldom listen to it now, and then only for Dave's solo on Yet Another Movie.

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Post by NewEarthMud » Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:20 am

The first Floyd record I owned was the Division Bell. I wasn't aware of what Pink Floyd was in 94.. was too young. But when I was around 15 someone gave me DB because they didn't like it. I thought it was a good record. Then I listened to the Wall and never really listened to DB much after that. I heard Lapse and thought it was worse than DB.. The opening is a sad attempt at trying to be serious and melodic and mellow.. Sorrow is just... well it's Sorrow...no good.

Learning to Fly is decent.. I've grown to like it a bit more over the years when I hear it on the radio. Dave's voice sounds cool on that one.

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Post by grateful pink » Sun Mar 02, 2003 3:10 pm

For me, AMLOR was a downer. I am 45 yrs old and the first Floyd I ever heard was Interstellar Overdrive on the radio with my brother (who is 4 ysrs older)--on the radio, of all places---in 1967. My brother bought the American version of PATGOD on Tower Records. It was missing alot of essential songs and the pressing was horrible--pretty bad sounding.

Just listening to it on headphones for the first time was amazing (yes, we had headphones then).

AS Floyd began to become more Waters dominated, I still liked them but they had changed. Change is good. Stasis is not good in music. I always liked WYWH, Animals, The Wall, the final cut, but they were different (not worse--some better, some worse). Once Roger left, it was not the same. I love Dave, don't get me wrong. It was bad enough that Syd was gone. Dave was an awesome replacement. But once Roger left, they were not the same band (nor were they the same when Syd left).

As far as I am concerned, AMLOR is an ok album but it just sounded like a re-hash of earlier floyd but without the progress.

I hope that this makes some sense! :D

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Momentary Lapse

Post by bmet » Sun Mar 02, 2003 3:45 pm

I was 27 at the time of the release and remember being very excited
at the time,although I was disappointed that Roger wasn't involved.
But on first listening to the music I thought,Hey! It's great!,particularly
the material on Side 1 of the record.The record cover by Storm was
fantastic,bringing back the look of those classic LP covers "WYWH"
and "Animals".But I just couldn't stay interested in the Album and,
after a few months,never really played it again.I have the Pink Floyd
Box set "Shine On" and I don't think I've ever played the Momentary
Lapse CD from that collection.The DB has gotten similar treatment
in the past eight years.I just pulled it out to play a week ago.(First
time in....who knows!!!).

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Post by Tommy » Sun Mar 02, 2003 8:01 pm

AMLOR has some good songs on it, and learning to fly is the best, i just cant listen to the new machines, i think theyre just awful

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Post by Feeling Very Pink » Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:18 am

Look, guys, I've just got to say this. It's called 'A NEW MACHINE'. Got it? :|

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Post by Tommy » Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:21 am

Feeling Very Pink wrote:Look, guys, I've just got to say this. It's called 'A NEW MACHINE'. Got it? :|
yea, but theres two of them, so if you call them the new machines, its cool

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Post by madcap69 » Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:22 am

:lol: a new machine pt. 2 genius!!

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Post by Feeling Very Pink » Mon Mar 03, 2003 12:22 am

Damn, I hate it when I'm wrong. :? :wink: :)

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Post by grateful pink » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:48 pm

Feeling Very Pink wrote:Damn, I hate it when I'm wrong. :? :wink: :)
there's your first mistake: making an admission that you are wrong. If you do not admit, there is nothing to hate.

That is why i am NEVER wrong :lol:

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Post by Feeling Very Pink » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:51 pm

Didn't really mean it. Thought I'd try self-deprecation, or something. I am convinced of my own genius! 8)

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Post by David Smith » Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:22 pm

madcap69 wrote::lol: a new machine pt. 2 genius!!
is it just me or is this forum getting a lot funnier now. It's become a pleasure to moderate.

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Post by grateful pink » Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:29 pm

Feeling Very Pink wrote:Didn't really mean it. Thought I'd try self-deprecation, or something. I am convinced of my own genius! 8)
Right on! that's the ticket! :lol: