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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:14 PM

When the Orange madman finally goes away, Pink Floyd

has already given us his address...The Fletcher Memorial Home.....
“Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
And build them a home, a little place of their own.
The Fletcher Memorial
Home for Incurable Tyrants and Kings. …”
From The Final Cut.

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Reply When the Orange madman finally goes away, Pink Floyd (Original post)
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 24 OP
mr_lebowski Jul 24 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jul 24 #3
mr_lebowski Jul 24 #7
Ferrets are Cool Jul 24 #8
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 24 #4
mr_lebowski Jul 24 #6
Ferrets are Cool Jul 24 #9
mr_lebowski Jul 24 #10
Ferrets are Cool Jul 24 #11
mr_lebowski Jul 24 #12
Ferrets are Cool Jul 24 #13
ResistantAmerican17 Jul 24 #5
Baked Potato Jul 24 #2

Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 02:20 PM

1. a group of anonymous, latin american, meat-packing glitterati ...

Gilmour's solo in that song is probably the best part of that entire album.

Also, The Gunners Dream, 2 Suns in the Sunset, and Southampton Dock are pretty solid tunes. Most of the rest is ... okay.

35 years after (!) I listened to it a bunch (when it came out) ... I still know almost every word to every song on that album. That's how much I played it when it came out lol ...

Trump should be at the FMH right now, honestly.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:06 PM

3. " I still know almost every word to every song on that album"

I am like that with Amused to Death. One of my favorite albums of all time AND still relative today. Watching TV is especially meaningful atm.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 05:06 PM

7. I'll have to give it another spin sometime ...

I got it when I came out and I think I listened to it once and then sold it to the used record store a month later.

I remember it being really long, really heavy-handed and preachy, and virtually devoid of anything resembling 'hooks'.

Maybe I'd have a different perspective nowadays. And maybe it takes more than 1 listen to appreciate. Certainly wouldn't be the first time

Hell I thought R.E.M. Murmur was 'okay' the first time I heard it. About 1000 spins later it's one of my all-time favorites.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:43 PM

8. You really should. The lyrics are "as usual from Roger" fantastic.

And there is a theme. And he takes on some heavy subjects...all with some of the very best musicians in the business.

Amused to Death

We watched the tragedy unfold
We did as we were told, bought and sold
It was the greatest show on Earth
But then it was over
We oohed and ahhed
We drove our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar
And somewhere out there in the stars
A keen eyed lookout spied a flickering light
(Our last hurrah)
Our last hurrah
And when they found our shadows
Grouped 'round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their list
And then
The alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason for our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:22 PM

4. Preach

Final Cut was so underrated..

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 04:56 PM

6. I was actually kinda saying ... it's not the best Pink Floyd album ...

I think it gets unfairly slagged, so in that sense, it's underrated. Overall, I think it's good, doesn't quite reach great. It needed WAY more David Gilmour. Gilmour on lead vocal on only 1/2 a song on a whole album ... is not enough

If it were Rogers Water's solo (which it practically is) I would hold it in higher regard because the competition is much less stiff ...

There's 4 tunes I think are damn good, including TFMH, and the other 3 I mentioned. The rest is solid but unspectacular.

But when it came out was I was a 17 yo stoner, and TOTALLY into PF?

Sheeeeit. I friggin loved it!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:48 PM

9. At this point, the band, all but Roger, was tired of his

preachy lyrics. They wanted to do something else, something lighter, but Roger, being Roger, insisted....which of course, resulted in the eventual breakup.
That, in turn, led to The Division Bell

As you look around this room tonight
Settle in your seat and dim the lights
Do you want my blood, do you want my tears?
What do you want?
(What do you want from me?)
Should I sing until I can't sing anymore?
Play these strings until my fingers are raw
You're so hard to please
What do you want from me?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:37 PM

10. That's one of the handful of really good songs on THAT album ...

I'm pretty familiar w/how stuff went down there in the end

Honestly out of all the post-breakup work ... and I've heard it all ... There are songs I like here and there for sure, but it's like ... the sum was greater than the parts, man. Same w/Zep, the Beatles, every great band really lol.

Sorrow on MLOR is my favorite single tune ... like that's a legit Floyd-quality tune ... and that is for sure my favorite album overall, by a considerable margin.

AFA just an album side goes ... I can still totally groove to side 1 of About Face, just spun it on Vinyl the other day. Pretty good set of 5 tunes, I gotta say.

And even though it's a bit ... let's call it ... 80's-produced (and a really hokey concept), there's some solid stuff on Radio KAOS. The Live Aid song is awesome as is Who Needs Information and a few others.

Those 3 records are the only one's I still listen to w/any frequency.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:40 PM

11. Yeah, I enjoyed Radio KAOS, but Amused to Death is just so much better than all his other

solo work. I can only imagine how good it would have been as a PF album.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:54 PM

12. I will give another go then on your rec!

I saw Roger on Radio KAOS tour actually ... good show .. he never took off his sunglasses the whole time.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:32 PM

13. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 03:24 PM

5. Who's the bald chap?

And they can appear to themselves every day
On closed circuit T.V.
To make sure they're still real.
It's the only connection they feel.
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Reagan and Haig,
Mr. Begin and friend, Mrs. Thatcher, and Paisly,
"Hello Maggie!"
Mr. Brezhnev and party.
"Who's the bald chap?"
The ghost of McCarthy,
The memories of Nixon.
"Good-bye!"

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