April 28, 2005


. . . doesn't think The Wall (the album) quite lived up to its hype. I haven't heard it all the way through in over a decade, but there are a handful of tracks on it that are truly amazing.

It is worth noting, however, that when it was time for me to buy Floyd CDs, I started with Dark Side, and then I acquired Wish You Were Here. I'm now ready for The Wall again; I hope absence has made the heart grow even more fond.

Posted by Attila at April 28, 2005 01:18 AM

You have to get "Animals." Best Floyd album EVER!

I have burned through 3 cassettes and 2 cd'.

Posted by: William Teach at April 28, 2005 05:15 AM

Heck I own the Wall on DVD, waht and odd flick. Also learned redheads will ruin you life....

Posted by: the Pirate at April 28, 2005 06:21 AM

Animals is better than The Wall. And The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (by Genesis) is a better story told as a double album.

See if you can find the DVD of the movie, The Wall, probably not worth buying, but worth seeing once. And yes, it is an odd flick...

Posted by: Zendo Deb at April 28, 2005 09:38 AM

I did see it, but it was in the 80s and my memories have faded a little. I'd see it one more time.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 28, 2005 10:08 AM

The Wall lived up and surpassed any hype...period.

Have you played Dark Side while watching Wizard of Oz? I thought it was just a bunch of exaggerated hype. Then I did it and it blew me away. Either one of the most amazing series of coincidences of all time or it was intentionally written to coincide with the film.

Posted by: Don at April 28, 2005 11:15 AM

That is one of my life goals, yes.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 28, 2005 01:14 PM

I was too hip for Pink Floyd, whom I considered fat old rockers. And I couldn't take seriously a bunch of millionaires telling kids they didn't need to go to school

Posted by: jeff at April 28, 2005 02:25 PM

I wrote my own Wall post about a week into my blog. it is still one of my favorite albums - and posts

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at April 28, 2005 04:54 PM

Done the Wizard of OZ thing, it was pretty interesting. Come to think of it, my parents took me to see them when I was 4, that really could explain alot.

Posted by: the Pirate at April 28, 2005 10:26 PM

And now, my list of "Most Overhyped blogs" ...

Posted by: Laurence Simon at April 29, 2005 07:04 AM

Uh-oh. ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 29, 2005 09:55 AM

If y'all can find it, buy or rent Pink Floyd's Live at Pompeii. Incredible.

Posted by: William Teach at April 29, 2005 04:42 PM

Live @ Pompeii - OK. I really like Seamus (my dog Seamus)

Most of the music is from Meddle.

If you are serious about old Floyd Albums, buy Uma Guma (is this out as a DVD?) it was 2 old single albums combined and sold as 1 double. Great stuff like Set the Controls for The Heart of the Sun. This was truly acid rock.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at April 29, 2005 05:58 PM

Got it. Someone pinched my "Works" album, gotta buy it on CD.

Best title "Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict." :)

The rumours I read were that it was a tribute to Hendrix. No clue if that is true or not.

Posted by: William Teach at April 29, 2005 06:09 PM

I've heard that "song." It was on a compilation tape someone made that I think I still have.

Posted by: Attila Girl at April 29, 2005 07:03 PM

Yup, pretty much noise for, um, stoners and trippers to listen to. The end has the words, in a really deep Scottish Broughe, "and the wind cried Mary."

Posted by: William Teach at April 30, 2005 03:44 PM

Yeah we used to get the new kid (what ever new kid that came up in the rotation) really ripped and then play "small furry animals...pict" for him at Vol. 11 on the stero.

The only thing funnier than that was doing juggling when your audience was tripping on windowpane.

It's a wonder I lived through that season of my life.

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