It was 25 years ago today

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It was 25 years ago today

Post by Djgilmour » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:22 pm

That the best album ever recorded was released!
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Re: It was 25 years ago today

Post by Keith Jordan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:59 pm

One of my favourites. 8)

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Post by twcc » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:10 pm

Agreed, it's a good one.

The Roger Waters album title is drawn from the title of the 1985 book 'Amusing Ourselves To Death' by Neil Postman. The book is a fascinating read and is described, on the jacket, as a public discourse in the age of show business ... it is well worth trying to find a copy as the book, written well before the album, deals with several themes picked up later by Roger.

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Post by twcc » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:38 pm

^^^
Thanks for the reminder about Amused To Death ...

I thought the SACD was good but I'm now listening to the Blu-ray audio disc in 5.1 and it is sooo good it is like listening to a different album.

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Post by FreeFour » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm

I remember buying this on CD on day of release from Our Price records in Weybridge

Drove home and listened to it from start to finish and was blown away, still my favourite Waters solo album and in my top 20 all time greats.

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Post by Kerry King » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:17 pm

What strikes me most when listening to ATD now is how Waters has done nothing since its release BUT amuse us to death. Tour after tour of massive spectacle, oldies music and lip syncing. The message of this album seems to contradict such blatantly mindless consumerism.

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Re: It was 25 years ago today

Post by Hammer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am

Timeless classic.

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Re: It was 25 years ago today

Post by FoefromtheFuture » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:04 am

I absolutely love this album. I still remember buying it the day it was released and just being blown away.

I think during those early listens it was “The Bravery of Being Out Of Range” that really hit me - both topically and musically, but in retrospect I think the album’s high point is “Watching TV”. And then the rise to the title track at the end...

...damn! I’m going to listen to it now!

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Post by moodyblue » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:59 pm

25 years ago!

I still lament the fact he never toured ths album mainly down to his own arrogance I feel.

I dare say looking back his ability to pull a crowd weren't as they are now. Nonetheless, the album would have provided a perfect platform with which to build a great show.


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Post by drafsack » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 am

I remember hearing Rog play 'what god wants' on the live radio broadcast of the 1991 Seville Guitar legends concert and announcing it was called Monkey Television and thinking it was a bit of a swipe at MTV