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I may have took liberties with "garbage". My memory of his comment was from the BBC's classic rock albums doc series on Netflix. They did one on Dark Side. It was excellent. He sais something to the effect of "Wish you were here" was appropriately title being that none of them really were during the recording of the album. Their minds were elsewhere. IMHO, yes, Waters carrying the Barrett torch always was an issue with the band.
Try to catch that Doc, its very good....
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I've conducted a cursory search and can only turn up positive comments from Gilmour about WYWH. Granted, I'm not looking too hard.
Edit: NVM - see your crosspost.
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I'll go against the grain and pick The Wall. Not because it's musically better, but because I'd rather listen to it. It was my "go-to" High School album, and I knew it backward and forward. Blasted it in the basement before my football and basketball games. Loved The Wall at VanAndel in GR last summer, too.
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
The Wall isn't getting enough love. I think it's better conceptually, lyrically and musically. It's also paced much better than Dark Side. While Dark Side drags, The Wall is either rocking or building up tension until it rocks.
And while it's a Roger Waters album, David Gilmour did some of his best guitar work on that album - there's nothing on Dark Side that compares to his solo on Comfortably Numb.
I never knew Alan Parsons of APP was one of the Producers on Dark Side. Dude sky rocketed on my respect list after I found that out, lol. In the BBC's classic album docs on Netflix, they whip out the old portable synthesizer and demostrate some of the unique sounds they created on the album. It was really cool.
The former, and it's not close. And I like "The Wall."
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That's interesting. I have an APP album somewhere in my pile of vinyl. Never knew Parsons worked on Dark Side
Parsons had a pretty good run as an engineer/producer before launching APP. He worked on Abbey Road and Atom Heart Mother prior to DSOTM. He also produced Al Stewart's Year of the Cat.
I'm just wondering how this thread made it this far without poster Roger Waters weighing in.
Pink Floyd albums rated by me:
1A = Dark Side Of The Moon
1B = Wish You Were Here
3 = Animals
4 = The Wall
Everything else follows.
There's lots to say about concept, production, music, composition. I'm just saying from a "what I want to hear from Pink Floyd" point of view.
Mind you... sometimes I want to hear "The Wall" more than "Animals". (Damn though, if "Dogs" isn't a bad ass tune!!!) But if there's an option that I had to take on a desert island and I could only choose two Pink Floyd albums, "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here" would win hands down.
I love the others almost equally, but those two are like a date with Salma Hayek vs a date with Jennifer Aniston and her apparent high maintenance mental issues with the many men she's attempted to find a connection with.
Give me Salma over Jennifer every time.
FWIW, I know the rules, pics included.
FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!
Dr. Evil: The key to this project is the giant laser, which was invented by the noted Cambridge physicist, Dr. Parsons. So therefore, it is fitting to call it: "The Alan Parsons Project".
Dr. Evil: What?
Scott: The Alan Parsons Project was a progressive rock band from 1982. Why don't you just name it Operation Wang Chung, ass?
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
While this is on the album Meddle, it's not very often we get to discuss Pink Floyd around here. I'll just throw this little masterpiece into the mix.
These are the two parts of ''Echoes'' ,at the Pompeii , in one video .. 24'06''
Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air
And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves
The echo of a distant tide
Comes willowing across the sand
And everything is green and submarine
And no one showed us to the land
And no one knows the where's or why's
But something stirs and something tries
And starts to climb towards the light
Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can
And no one calls us to move on
And no one forces down our eyes
And no one speaks
And no one tries
And no one flies around the sun
Cloudless every day you fall
Upon my waking eyes
Inviting and inciting me to rise
And through the window in the wall
Comes streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning
And no one sings me lullabies
And no one makes me close my eyes
So I tore the windows wide
And call to you across the sky.
Plus, Salma's a milker
Dark Side Of The Moon > The Wall.
Give them NOTHING but take from them EVERYTHING.
To me, The Wall lacks the type of mindblowing segue you get from Us And Them->Any Colour You Like
Also, i'll put Time pretty close to Comfortably Numb any day of the week. Some days, i'll put Time ahead.
Which one of my daughters would I like better?
Pretty simple, when Dark Side was released the band transformed their "sound" from "live" to "studio". It was the right time to do it since many of the great musicians of the early 70s were either overdosing or just playing the same crap they started with. Dark Side started the studio sound but they hit hit the grand slam slam with The Wall which you could put on and play around the clock without ever really tiring of it.
The Final Cut was kinda a continuation of the Wall WWII theme and I think it threw off much of the mainstream fanboys of the Wall because they brought back much more of the instrumental sound of the early years. In my opinion it also rates as one of their best.
like dwags said, it's like picking between your children. so much good music made by those guys.
as for APP, I Robot is one of my desert island albums, under-rated if you ask me.
Hey now, I don't post simple questions.
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I'll base it on which album I listen to the most.
The answer is The Wall.
I listen to The Wall, The Final Cut and Animals the most.
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This...it ain't even close.
I almost posted this last night, the first 11 minutes of that YouTube clip is absolutely mind blowing.
I'll go with dark side, I've always thought the wall was overrated.
Dark Side and it's not close. A tighter concept honoring a fallen band member and every song is memorable. The Wall is undeniably great but bloated and overwrought. The point could have been made in a single album rather than the 2 album set.
Dark Side of the Moon:
Roger Waters: DSOTM was an expression of political, humanitarian, and philosophical empathy that was desperate to get out.
David Gilmour: The ideas that Roger was exploring apply to every new generation. They still have very much the same relevance today as they had then.
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