ZiggyZipgun wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:59 pm
battra wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:46 pm
Dave didn't do anything up to that standard either.
No one did.
I'm not comparing Roger and Dave to only their greatest albums - The Final Cut
and Pros and Cons
were both beautifully written and effective. But as a whole, those two were not as well received by Pink Floyd fans as Momentary Lapse
, Division Bell
, On An Island
, or Rattle That Lock
. Gilmour has continued to make thoroughly enjoyable
music without pandering to the tens of millions of people who only own Dark Side of the Moon
. Waters has continued making albums that only his diehard fans could love, and has stayed relevant by performing his greatest hits for the last 20 years.
I seem to have misunderstood you.
"Nothing Roger wrote after that point (which was mostly written years earlier) compares to his prior work, and while some of his later songs have great moments, they are few and far between."
Is This The Life We Really Want and Amused to Death are better than anything Roger did apart from The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, and Wish You Were Here.
Can you explain your analogy to me as I'm missing something here.
Now, moving on, I would argue, playing Dark Side of the Moon front to back was pandering to the folks who only own Dark Side of the Moon, but that's just me.
As for making albums that only his die hard fans could love whilst making money by pandering, totally agree and I love him for that. Hear me out.
I buy albums. Give me those rough edged records. I'm going to listen to those way more than I'm going to spend at a concert.
As for Dave, I love his first solo record and I love his third. The second and fourth...eh...it's kind of like reverse Star Trek movies.
But, like with MOST bands who've undergone creative divorces, their best work is still the work they did together. I think we can all agree on that.
Now, if ya wanna talk pandering about Roger...let's put the shoe on the other foot shall we?
Well, I'm not going to say what I'd planned...because I was wrong.