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Would loved to have been at that Pompeii gig. The show look amazing. Had to keep closing my eyes during the heavy lights though as im sick as a fucking dog and it was killing my head.

 

Not really a fan of his own new stuff on the whole but overall superb and well worth a watch. Would loved to have seen the band live but will habe to settle for seeing The Australian Pink Floyd at a small venue in St Albans,only about 200-300 people there.

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You don't think songs about gnomes, scarecrows and the I Ching aren't pretentious?

Bit confused by the double negative there! But it's more the style of the music rather than the lyrics. Probably grandiose would have been a better word.

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Maybe but you have to wonder if Waters would have stepped in as the driving force fir the lyrics and concepts with Syd still around. It seems he felt the need to push forward and take the lead when he was sacked/left.

 

Or maybe Waters would have walked earlier to go his own way

 

 

It's difficult to say what he could've been because he's mostly judged on the stuff he released after his brain was fried from acid. It's best to listen to his stuff from 1965 before he started to go off the deep end with the LSD. Floyd sounded like any other British invasion band at that time but his voice and guitar playing are the best things about the band.

 

Apparently he was very smart and his guitar work on Piper (with multiple tape echos and stuff) show he was very experimental musically, as well as lyrically. Personally i think Gilmour would've joined the band regardless. He was a brilliant guitar player and was mates with all of them. It was only a matter of time before he was included. Although i like to think if Syd never touched acid or any of the harder drugs he would've been the singer during the Dark Side - The Wall period and would've evolved similarly to the rest of the band. Might've even made them better in some aspects both lyrically and vocally. 

 

Waters said he had no choice really but to write after Syd, he had no need to before:

 

Roger Waters: I had no idea that I would ever really write songs, and in the early years, I didn't have to because Syd was writing all the material and it was only after he stopped writing that the rest of us had to start trying to do it. I'd always been told, at school anyway, that I was absolutely bloody hopeless at everything, so I had no real confidence about any of it.

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I reckon they would both be great to converse with, though I am an obtuse argumentative twat.

I think they both have fairly similar ethics, wrt being of the "left intellegentsia", I remember being fucking made up reading about Gilmour giving up a house to be sold with the money going to the homeless.

If Waters had been a bit of a better singer, or a stronger guitar player he may have been better at sharing the writing and credits, but then he may not have been the same creative genius behind those awesome fucking albums of the 70s.

 

Ace music, brilliant band, less so as individual artists, but fuck me what a back catalogue.

 

he could of just donated some money he made off the Floyd tribute band.....

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he could of just donated some money he made off the Floyd tribute band.....

 

which in effect is what he did....

 

he brought Wright back into the fold, post momentary lapse I'd say there was massive drop off, but Gilmour on guitar with Mason and Wright is good enough for me.

 

I've been to a few New Order gigs without the bassist, sound fucking amazing, I've also been to see Hook and his splinter group - the fucker wants to sing the Joy Division back catalogue - not his fucking job, and the gigs suffer for it, plus the poor bastard he has on bass gets drowned out when hook decides to play a bit.

 

Bassists can be egotistical wankers I reckon

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Really enjoyed the film; great sound, even though I saw it in a small cinema. DG is just one of the great guitarists and I would've loved to have been at the show live. Thought 'Gig in the sky' was slightly spoiled by the screaming vocal, but what a buzz from 'One of these days' .... superb stuff

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It's Peter Hooks son on bass. I found it all a bit self indulgent.

 

Not as self indulgent as say, The Wall though. Obviously.

 

I only really like Syd era Pink Floyd. The rest of it is a bit boring for me. Always preferred the likes of Lee Scratch Perry as stoned off my tits music.

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Thought 'Gig in the sky' was slightly spoiled by the screaming vocal, but what a buzz from 'One of these days' .... superb stuff

Them three he had on vocals were fucking shite. The woman with the Australian Pink Floyd that i saw was far better.

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It's Peter Hooks son on bass. I found it all a bit self indulgent.

 

Not as self indulgent as say, The Wall though. Obviously.

 

I only really like Syd era Pink Floyd. The rest of it is a bit boring for me. Always preferred the likes of Lee Scratch Perry as stoned off my tits music.

I was a 13 year old pot head in '89 and got into floyd, loved the wall initially, still think it's a work of art but can't watch it, been promising me bird we'd watch it for bestt part of 20 years. But it's kind of in with all my acid fried teenage angst, love listening to the other albums now though.

Scratch and the dub pioneers I got into a bit later in my 20's, different mood different music, can't beat John holt and ali baba for some uplifting reggae. Proper rootsy reggae is goood for the soul after some heavy floyd.

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which in effect is what he did....

 

he brought Wright back into the fold, post momentary lapse I'd say there was massive drop off, but Gilmour on guitar with Mason and Wright is good enough for me.

 

I've been to a few New Order gigs without the bassist, sound fucking amazing, I've also been to see Hook and his splinter group - the fucker wants to sing the Joy Division back catalogue - not his fucking job, and the gigs suffer for it, plus the poor bastard he has on bass gets drowned out when hook decides to play a bit.

 

Bassists can be egotistical wankers I reckon

 

He fucked wright off too though... the band was in debt and Rick refused to finish the album off early etc.... he had marriage problems at the time too and was meant to of been a massive beak head....  seemed like it was just a chance in the power struggle to weaken Daves hand from Roger..

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Bit confused by the double negative there! But it's more the style of the music rather than the lyrics. Probably grandiose would have been a better word.

 

I don't like to not throw a double negative in. 

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which in effect is what he did....

 

he brought Wright back into the fold, post momentary lapse I'd say there was massive drop off, but Gilmour on guitar with Mason and Wright is good enough for me.

 

I've been to a few New Order gigs without the bassist, sound fucking amazing, I've also been to see Hook and his splinter group - the fucker wants to sing the Joy Division back catalogue - not his fucking job, and the gigs suffer for it, plus the poor bastard he has on bass gets drowned out when hook decides to play a bit.

 

Bassists can be egotistical wankers I reckon

 

A Momentary Lapse of Reason is a horrific album. The Division Bell is  better, if only because it doesn't have that horribly dated 80's production and Linn drums throughout. And it has High Hopes.  

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