An Analysis of Pink Floyd's The Wall

"Pink Floyd's the Wall is arguably one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since its release in 1979, and the subsequent movie of 1982, the Wall has become synonymous with, if not the very definition of, the term "concept album." Aureally explosive on record and visually explosive on the screen, the Wall traces the life of the fictional protagoinst, Pink Floyd, from his boyhood days in war-torn England to his self-imposed isolation as a world-renowned rock star, leading to a climax that is as questionably cathartic as it is destructive."

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Alternative analysis from 1BL;

"By now, Roger Waters' ego was firmly crammed up his own backside"

To think I used to get paid by the word as a freelancer... :)

Heard Gilmours new album?

Michael wrote:
"Pink Floyd's the Wall is arguably one of the most intriguing and imaginative albums in the history of rock music. Since its release in 1979, and the subsequent movie of 1982, the Wall has become synonymous with, if not the very definition of, the term "concept album." Aureally explosive on record and visually explosive on the screen, the Wall traces the life of the fictional protagoinst, Pink Floyd, from his boyhood days in war-torn England to his self-imposed isolation as a world-renowned rock star, leading to a climax that is as questionably cathartic as it is destructive."

All at: http://home.mchsi.com/~ttint/

So say you.

This is of course one persons opinion.

The Wall is about as interesting as erm... a wall.
Middle class nonsense from middle class bufoons, the nearest this lot came to one of Adolfs Doodlebugs in WW2 was about 200 miles.
Floyd are the piles on the backside of humanity...

Only joking Mike.. :lol:

Even Waters is, allegedly, disavowing the movie of The Wall, and is talking to people about a new one. Taking another bite of the apple?

I've heard Gilmour's new album, and I'm not impressed, for some reason. I've also read the interview with him in May's Guitar World.

Sirius radio had a whole week of "All Floyd, All the Time" a couple of weeks on their "Vault" channel.

I read Geldof's '86 autobiog, Is That It? and it was quite funny, reading about when his agent was persuading him to take the main role. In the back of the car, Geldof was all, "Get a load of this... We don't need no education... typical poncey, middle-class posh school w**kers" etc etc.

It turned out the car's driver was related to one of the Floyd's members but he still got the part.

:lol:

And as for Gimour's new album - predictably bland.

Personally I think Floyd went about as far with the sound they were using there as they could with the Animals album. The Wall sounded like left overs -contained about three or four interesting songs on a double LP, not a very good average for what was considered one of the premier bands in the world at the time. In a word I would call it dissapointing at best.

Would I be alone in thinking that "Animals" is a brilliant, sometimes under-rated album? I've always held it up high.

yeah !!

people get a bit too carried away with pink floyd - i think !!!

the wall was ok , but if you not british , then there would be very little to relate to !

they used all the tricks in the marketing book to sell it (ram it down our throats)
i'm not from the same generation and find it a bit boring to watch the whole thing in 1 go !

personally i prefer their earlier albums such as relics , far more inventive and much less commercial since they had not found their formula for pumping out one album after the next , which had different pictures on the front but , somehow , were too similar !!!

:wink:

noodle69 wrote:
yeah !!

personally i prefer their earlier albums such as relics , far more inventive and much less commercial since they had not found their formula for pumping out one album after the next , which had different pictures on the front but , somehow , were too similar !!!

:wink:

Some years ago I was asked to take over the bass chair in a Floyd tribute band. I was sent a tape of the material and then set to work learning the stuff. Some hours later if found that I was not retaining any of the pieces and wondered what was going on as I have an excellent musical memory and this I how I've earned my living for years.

I was worried that my usually infallible abilities were failing me so I sat and pondered. Then I got it... it all sounds the same! no wonder it's not going in... it's all the same!

So I phoned the departing bass player at 11.15pm and woke him with the news that I was not going to be doing the gig.

He found a drummer that loved Floyd who also played the bass and sang... and I've heard the recorded results and they are terrific.

The original bass player is now with Rick Wakeman. Not sure if this is a step up musically but, on the old "Wonga" stakes there ......

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