Pink Floyd - The Wall

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5 - Best
67
55%
4
29
24%
3
14
11%
2
5
4%
1 - Worst
7
6%
 
Total votes: 122

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Re: Pink Floyd - The Wall

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ndasilva wrote:It's not quite the full thing. There is a longer version of Young Lust that certain radio stations have. At least in Winnipeg, there is.
While most of the time radio edits are shorter than album versions of songs, with Pink Floyd radio edits were usually made to make sure the song works outside the context of the album. Hence the radio edits of 'Young Lust' and ABITW2 run longer than the album versions, while the single version of 'Run Like Hell' has a "clean" intro (no audience sounds heard) but a much shorter keyboard solo.

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For me this is a four. I loved it much more when I was a kid, but over time I have come to love albums like Wish You Were Here, Animals and Meddle more.

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The 'In the Flesh' rant reminds me a bit of The Doors live in Miami 1969.

The Doors - Five To One (live in Miami) (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBEoxz9_sQM

Jim Morrison - You're all a bunch of fucking idiots (rant only)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFdmAgA_Gfo
You're all a bunch of fucking idiots
Letting people tell you what you're gonna do
Letting people push you around
How long do you think it's gonna last?
How long are you gonna let it go on?
How long are you gonna let them push you around?
How long?
Maybe you like it
Maybe you like being pushed around
Maybe you love it
Maybe you love
getting your face stuck in the shit
Come on!
You love it, don'tcha?
You love it
You're all a bunch of slaves
Letting everybody push you around
What are you gonna do about it?
What are you gonna do about it?
What are you gonna do about it?
What are you gonna do about it?
What are you gonna do about it?
What are you gonna do...

Your ballroom days
are over, baby
At the end, after finishing 'Five to One', I think he's aware of possibly setting up a riot:
Hey! I'm not talking about no revolution
I'm not talking about no demonstration
I'm not talking about getting out in the streets
I'm talking about having some fun!
I'm talking about dancing
I'm talking about love your neighbour
till it hurts...
I'm talking about grab your friend
I'm talking about love
I'm talking about some love
I'm talking about some love
I'm talking about love
love, love, love, love, love, love, love
Grab your fucking friend and love him.
Come on!
He did get arrested, though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_G ... ion_Center

I think the similarities with 'The Wall' are interesting.
Idol calling fans a bunch of idiots, danger of a riot.

And I like how the transcribed words read like a poem or lyrics.

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The second "In The Flesh" always seemed a joke that backfired to me, but then I saw it performed in a tribute night (Music only no visuals)
Seeing that song with an audience made the penny drop of how it works when there's a large audience and it's a pity it wasn't sung by all three vocalists.

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^ I always took the second In The Flesh seriously. It's The Trial that I felt was the joke that backfired.

Maybe they're both jokes. Send your answers to Pink c/o the funny farm. The film could have used some humor, that's for sure.

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^^^
Is that the funny farm at Chalfont ? ... must dash Caroline is on the 'phone

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A masterpiece with some errors. Pink Floyd liked to perform new songs/albums on a stage before they had actually been recorded. It was what The Wall needed too, The band should take the Wall on the one-year tour first, and polish it until it was perfect. Same as what they did with the Dark Side Of The Moon. A few shorter songs could have been omitted, a few other songs extended. To get a better flow of the album.

The use of female backing vocals should have been a little more. They could hire Clare Torry again and let her contribute on The Trial ,for example.

But, I know it was not possible to go on tour with The Wall before recording the album.

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