Examples of Roger's moodiness in 1984 interviews

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Examples of Roger's moodiness in 1984 interviews

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It is said that on 1984 interviews, Roger was particularly nasty to the interviewers. Can someone please give us some examples of this, as the recordings are generally pretty rare.
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This is the only page of Rogers interviews I know of, theres alot of them thought its not recordings just written. (Roger sounds moody in the Radio Koas one)
http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/band/interv ... frame.html
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Thanks anyway, but I've read those before.


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Roger seems to be a bit moody in most of his interviews, and has a tendency to shut off from people.


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Whats with the "**********************"?
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Black Hole Sun wrote:
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Whats with the "**********************"?
replaces all the naughty things we said.
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Post by Black Hole Sun »

My bad, I'm am now 2.1% smarter. :lol:
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Black Hole Sun wrote:My bad, I'm am now 2.1% smarter. :lol:
so that takes it up to..... 2.2% :P. (only jokin mate)
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During the wembley show of the pro's and cons tour Rog had a hissy fit because someone was whisteling during the start of IF. As a result there was no encore that night.
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Odd, I could've sworn he freaked because of whistling during The Gunner's Dream. (What was he thinking? TGD is just NOT a good song for a live atmosphere... unless you have a VERY good audience.)
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Some of the fans on that tour just behaved awful. The Montreal show had a particularly rabid audience. You can't hear anything but their screams.
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Why did the generic "omg pop angry people WE SCREAM AND FIREWORK! PLAY RUN LIKE HELL OR I WILL THROW THINGS" people even have the nerve to GO to Floyd/Waters shows after 1977, let alone behave like their own retarded selves? I really think the best way for a Waters show to improve would be for a better-behaved audience that wouldn't go nuts and reject any attempts at artist/audience intimacy. The Gunner's Dream (heck, most of the Final Cut) would be both singable and listenable if you had a nice audience to understand the stuff and give moral support in the more difficult bits. I can imagine Roger alone singing "Southampton Docks" with a guitar, followed by some polite applause AFTERWARDS much more than I can the concept of whistling and yells for another song in a huge arena. Sadly, the latter is reality.

You know, am I the only one who feels terribly, TERRIBLY bad for Roger when he sang Gunner's Dream on tour? Here he is, exposing his emotions and singing a very wrenching song about his dead father, and you have these IDIOTS screaming and whistling and demanding "Run Like Hell" and "Money". To have the yelling from the audience after "...and HOLD ON TO THE DREAM!" just sounds like a crowd jeering on a gladiator being killed by a lion.
It must've felt like nobody cared about him, only about the songs that he wrote that someone else had sung and had just stolen (and was making WAY more money and causing empty arenas at his venues).
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Post by flashback »

Tenniru,I have a problem with saying they acted retarded.My daughter is down-syndrome,what some would call retarded.I would say the people acted plain stupid as hell.Just my 2 cents.
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I understand what you're saying Tenniru, but at that point in the show they couldn't have been yelling for Money, as the setlist included that song at an earlier point in the show, usually the second song.

No offense, but I also think that casual use of the word retarded as an insult is innapropriate.