Pink Floyd - The Wall: Classic or Dud?

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All of a sudden I think it's brilliant and really want to listen to it, especially the way he sings "beat to a pulp on a Saturday night." I went to buy it at Music World after work but they didn't have it so I bought Moving Pictures instead. I don't know where all this is going but I've been thinking of buying back OK Computer too.

sundar subramanian, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It is obviously headed toward you liking Asia, Sundar.

Josh, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

GTO, surely.

I say just listen to The Downward Spiral or The Fragile.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

please don't spend money at any store called music world

Ron Hudson, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

There's no choice though, now that Sam the Record Man ist mostly kaput...it's either Music World or it's ...uh...lemme think here. Wait, go to the smaller shops, man! As for this Floyd & Rush thing, I think the next step here is probably FM or Klaatu, if you want to keep it Canadian.

Sean Carruthers, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

right royal classic - enough to get half a chapter in my book about watching it one night when i was in the psych clinic wiht a group of anotherpatients and seriously freaking out the nurses. Excuse me, I have to go shave my nipple.

Geoff, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

More classic than classic. Sure, it may have jettisoned Pink Floyd in the AOR zone - but if this is AOR, it's the kind of AOR theyed play dissidents in-between torture sessions.

Squirlplise, Tuesday, 19 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I am missing it too nowadays. Have not heard since last 7-8 years. Am not really sure whether I would actually like listening to it or it is just a nostalgia.

Atul, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Listened to it again recently and was amazed at how clunky it had gotten while I wasn't paying attention (over the past 10 years or so), the rhythms especially. And the live version's worse. Saving graces: a couple of slow-handed but lyrical guitar solos. But way too much empty bombast for me to enjoy any more.

On the other hand, the post-Barrett Pink Floyd albums I like best are _More_ and _Obscured By Clouds_, so take that as you will.

Douglas, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dud. Abba's near-contemporary "Super Trouper" says more interesting things about the problems of rock stardom and has a better tune than anything on The Wall so maybe you should listen to that. I know this is a predictable answer coming from me but some things are changeless.

Tom, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

D to the U to the D.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Still (just) in my Top 10. Tom is OTM but his point has bugger all to do with why The Wall is good. Sundar - are you actually defending the words to "Don't Leave Me Now" or just the way Waters sings that one line?

Jeff W, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah sorry it was a cheap shot not a coherent argument. I hate the Wall too much to muster one.

Tom, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Take some acid put the record on and shoot yourself directly in the face.

Poops McGee, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No no, take some acid, dress like a British WWII officer, THEN shoot yourself in the face.

Gage-o, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"The Wall" is bombast plain and simple, with nary an insight to be found. Perhaps it has a claim to being the most solipsistic album ever made, but is that really much of an achievement?

That being said, if you are around my age (30-35), the damned thing is completely ingrained in your psyche and punishes you whether you want it to or not. I can sing every song, and I hate them all.

J, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

J you fucking said it all. Nice post.

Sean, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the other day there was this really amazing glassian minimalist thing on the radio that i was really enjoying until i realized it was a symphonic cover of another brick in the wall.

ethan, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

dud! there isn't a font big enough to express how dud it is, either.

your null fame, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, come now! Sure, it's a ridiculously pompous, priapic tower of histrionic melodrama, but it's still a goddamn *CLASSIC*.

Avoid the live version like an an envelope of anthrax, tho'.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Dud. A terrible album. I'm not a fan of Pink Floyd's other albums from the Seventies, but I can appreciate the way in which tracks such as "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" create a mood. These meditative, atmospheric qualities are missing from "The Wall". The songs are full of self-pity. The film version starring Bob Geldof is the worst movie I've ever seen.

Mark Dixon, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Abuse suffered via excessive exposure to the ouevre of Roger Waters' craptacular music (via one stubborn stoned SOB) keeps me from truly offering an unbiased opinion of the music. I could say it's portentous, leaden, and ponderous, but I have lots of music that shares those qualities I actually enjoy, so I can't think of any good justifiable reason to loathe _The Wall_ besides setting my sites (and other targeting devices) on ROGER EFFING WATERS!

Have I mentioned that my worst experience under the influence of marijuana involves said RW fanatic throwing on a PF record? My buzz, as they say, shit the bed. The ONLY good thing that came from these hellish experiences is learning that _Piper at the Gates of Dawn_ is damn good. The popular Waters albums keep me from approaching the unpopular Waters albums.

What was said earlier, about _The Wall_ being w/ you regardless of love or hate? So true, it hurts. Forced exposure to music does NOT engender feelings of fondness for it. Combine that with NUMEROUS reminders that, hey, this music is GREAT, you HAVE to like it ... well, why don't you just kick me in the head a few times?

David Raposa, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

A useless classic. Like Stairway to Heaven or FreeBird. Can't deny that it's a classic, but you can say it's of no worth to you. It's a rite of passage for all 13 year olds (just like The Doors.) Hopefully, you grow out of it quickly.

Dave225, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

_The Wall_ is an excellent album, as are _Moving Pictures_ and _OK Computer_. Okay, it gets silly in places, but tracks like "Don't Leave Me Now", "Hey You", "Mama", "Comfortably Numb", "Run Like Hell", "Nobody Home", ... COME ON. It's great!

Dan Perry, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Easy to make fun of, perhaps, but definitely classic. Also easier to enjoy if you don't think of it as Roger Waters whining about the woes of being a rock star for a couple of hours.

Jordan, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm around 30-35 years old and I have only cursory knowledge of The Wall. Avoided Pink Floyd for the most part. But then , I was into "punk" rock in my formative years like you shoulda been.

g, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It's great!

It's...okay. I'll take "Comfortably Numb" and maybe a couple of other tracks; Ezrin's production and Gilmour's guitar = worthy in general. But it's hard to love and even harder to care about. My NIN reference up above is due in part because I think a slew of people who obviously wore that album into the ground did a lot better work in later years when they started making albums (Tool and Radiohead are other candidates).

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'd love to hear "Run Like Hell" on a huge sound system.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I THINK IT SUX. ROGEr waters misogyny/misanthropy is very unappealing. plus, it's very very ploddy. I think the drummer was thinking about his maserati birdcage & zoning out during the rekording. I would buy "Wish You Were Here" or better still "Meddle" instead if U haven't already got them..also make a CD-r of "comfortably Numb" cuz that's actually very nice. Alternatively, "The Sky Moves Sideways" by Porcupine Tree has a pleasing pink floydy sound, but with a 10x better drummer IMO.

NORMAN PHAY, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like the thought of it ebing a Useless classic. but the movie at least had some funky animation to save it.

Im just all about the funk today, I need help yesh.

Mr Noodles, Wednesday, 20 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

dudley fuckin dud. dud qua itself plus also just a convenient symbolic dudness thing.

(i'm pretty sure btw that i've *only* ever heard it from living next door to fuckin dudniks who play dud ass music at at maximum sonority levels.)

, Thursday, 21 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I H A T E P I N K F L O Y D !

Ashley Andel, Wednesday, 27 February 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
A Pink Floyd weekend on Ottawa's classic rock station a couple weeks ago reminded me just how little I actually like most PF when I have to actually listen to it. Wish You Were Here stuff isn't so bad and I don't mind "Us & Them" and "Run Like Hell" but most of the time I find them dull. And unpleasantly miserable/misanthropic without catharsis or poignancy. I think I actually don't get what's great about most of their stuff. At least with Supertramp, whom I also generally dislike, I can see the good songwriting. "Eye In the Sky" by the Alan Parsons Project says more to me than most PF.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 8 March 2003 21:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah but "Eye in the Sky" is better than most anything, seems a bit harsh to club poor PF with that particular stick!

dave q, Sunday, 9 March 2003 12:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's classic in a way, but not in a way that involves it actually being very, very good.

It's only, at best, the third best Pink Floyd album.

mei (mei), Sunday, 9 March 2003 12:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

It's a huge artistic achievement that at this point fails to move me (except for a few moments, usually tied to Gilmour's playing.) Nowhere near their finest hour and certainly marks a precipitous loss of interest in them on my part. If you could take say five or six tracks, they'd be classic, but having to sit through the whole thing certainly isn't an appealing prospect.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Sunday, 9 March 2003 15:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think in order to really appreciate what an achievement The Wall is, you really have to listen to it for a couple years and see the movie around six or seven times to really get what's going on. It's one of the very, very few rock albums that actually has a story to it. My personal favorite part is where Pink is sitting in his hotel room fucked up on drugs and moaning about "thirteen channels of shit on the TV." I still don't the whole part about where he turns into a neo-Nazi and puts himself on trial for "showing feeling s of an almost human nature," but it's still a stone classic.

Evan (Evan), Sunday, 9 March 2003 17:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I would say "The Wall" is the most overrated Pink Floyd albums. I guess would possibly make it a dud, although I reserve that term to truly overrated "classics" such as "Never Mind The Bollocks", "Trout Mask Replica" and "Ten".

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Sunday, 9 March 2003 19:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

see the movie around six or seven times to really get what's going on.

Actually, I think the movie kinda ruined it for me. It's a fine film, don't get me wrong -- but it sort've clouded my impressions of the album.

It's one of the very, very few rock albums that actually has a story to it.

Wha? There are *dozens* and *dozens* of concept albums. What about Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars, Quadrophenia, Tommy....to say nothing of Kilroy Was Here and Music from The Elder? Etc. Etc.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 9 March 2003 19:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

2112 as well.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 9 March 2003 19:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

possibly represents everything i hate about later pink floyd - self-indulgent and unnecessary solo length, too much 'concept' without substance, shiny production, ever-present obnoxious whingeing. give me 'piper' or even 'dark side' if i'm feeling particularly forgiving.

Dave M. (rotten03), Sunday, 9 March 2003 20:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

discussing "dark side" or "the wall" with fans of those albums is like discussing buddhism with a jehovah's witness. they get all red in the face, start spitting, eventually start screaming "BUT IT SOLD 20 MILLION COPIES!" ugly scene.

your null fame (yournullfame), Sunday, 9 March 2003 23:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think in order to really appreciate what an achievement The Wall is, you really have to listen to it for a couple years and see the movie around six or seven times to really get what's going on.

Listening to the album for a couple years, sure, that's fine (but then why did it become so popular already in 1980?)
But as for the movie, seeing a movie 6-7 times although you didn't enjoy it the first time. I mean, who would bother that?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Monday, 10 March 2003 01:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like everything by Floyd up to and including Wish You Were Here. Everything after that blows. Roger Waters is a buffoon. I'd rather listen to all the David Gilmour solo albums than ever sit through Animals or 90% of The Wall again.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Monday, 10 March 2003 01:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I actually agree with Mr. Diamond (minus my accolades for a handful of _Wall_ tracks_.) Though i'm often surprised by it, given that _WYWH_ and _Animals_ were both more or less written at the same time. Though i will add that the live performances of of _Animals_ stuff i've heard are much more interesting than what ended up on record.

Never heard any Gilmour solo stuff other than "Blue Light". Where to start?

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Monday, 10 March 2003 02:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Bad stoner rock, stupid libertarian shit. Dud.

Jess Hill (jesshill), Monday, 10 March 2003 17:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone else think the last couple minutes of "Another Brick Pt 1" sound Afro-pop? Play it next to Sikuru Ayinde Barrister.

dave q, Monday, 10 March 2003 19:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think in order to really appreciate what an achievement The Wall is, you really have to listen to it for a couple years and see the movie around six or seven times to really get what's going on.

That statement is an insult to the intelligence of millions upon millions of people. To really get what's going on? Isn't it eye-bleedingly obvious? War is bad. Daddy left me, and I'm sad. Mommy didn't love me enough, so I have woman issues. I'm so famous that I hate myself. The whole album -- and, indeed, all of Roger Waters' big "theme" records -- is like Freud turned into a Dick and Jane book. See Roger build a wall. Oh, how deeply metaphorical! God, it took me years to understand that!

The word "wanker" applies to perhaps no one on the planet quite so manifestly as it does to Roger Waters.

Dud.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Saturday, 15 March 2003 06:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hahahahaha. I love this album, but that was just a brilliant encapsulation of it. Cheers, Kenan.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 15 March 2003 06:46 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

possibly represents everything i hate about later pink floyd - self-indulgent and unnecessary solo length, too much 'concept' without substance, shiny production, ever-present obnoxious whingeing. give me 'piper' or even 'dark side' if i'm feeling particularly forgiving.

I take it that you must have loved the Pumpkins' Machina: The Machines of God.

Th Dud, Saturday, 15 March 2003 15:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Wall is spoiled now for me as I will always think of the BBC Floyd documentary with Gilmour calling it 'a bit of a whinge' in his Tim-nice-but-dim accent.

bRon To Run (MaresNest), Monday, 18 April 2011 21:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I have to revise my comment of a year or so ago. Tracks from this have been popping up on my Pandora David Bowie station, and every single time this happens I find myself really liking them. I'm still not sure I can handle the whole thing at one sitting, but track-by-track it seems awfully good (and on my Bowie station it's going up against Bowie, Iggy, and Led Zeppelin most of the time, so we're not talking weak competition).

dlp9001, Monday, 30 May 2011 21:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

...and I guess I'm not the only person who knew The Captain and Tennille while growing up, but was unaware that Toni was (maybe) on The Wall.

dlp9001, Monday, 30 May 2011 21:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think the trouble with listening to the whole thing in one sitting may be that it is largely all in the same key, which makes it even more of a dirge.

total ass retain (MaresNest), Monday, 30 May 2011 22:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

this album's good but a bit overrated. like some of the interludes are just pointless. does have some of their best singles ever, though.

lolford brimley (Neanderthal), Monday, 30 May 2011 22:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sat in a bookshop this afternoon and read through Gerald Scarfe's book on the making of the Wall. It's a good read - but I'm not going to spend £30 on it.

"Comin', Comin', Com-in-a-round (comin' around) com-in-a-round (comin (Bob Six), Monday, 30 May 2011 22:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i think rubber ring is about this thread

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 17 June 2012 04:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Live performance / movie - classic.
Album - dud.

Moka, Sunday, 17 June 2012 07:32 (six years ago) Permalink

I love "Nobody Home."

thirdalternative, Sunday, 17 June 2012 15:02 (six years ago) Permalink

I find Gary Yudman's slowed down MC delivery at the top of the second act greatly unsettling, especially when the band crash in mid-sentence.

MaresNest, Sunday, 17 June 2012 15:22 (six years ago) Permalink

As a whole: dud. A track here, a track there: moments of classic.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 17 June 2012 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Classic simply for "In the Flesh?" The rest of the album is a complete bore except for ABITW pt 2 and Run Like Hell. "In the Flesh?" is that good.

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Monday, 10 November 2014 05:49 (three years ago) Permalink

"Comfortably Numb" is the best Floyd track ever so not really a bore

goth colouring book (anagram), Monday, 10 November 2014 05:54 (three years ago) Permalink

i could do without it.

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Monday, 10 November 2014 06:08 (three years ago) Permalink

"One Of My Turns" though

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Monday, 10 November 2014 14:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Hey You also wonderful. Mother also wonderful. Really most of the songs on this are great, whatever one thinks of the overall concept/story.

akm, Monday, 10 November 2014 15:57 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

pink floyd rules

i have been listening to this a lot recently.it's kind of bewildering, though. i've listened to it all week while wandering a giant open park with my dog, listening closely to all these little parts that i never noticed before. or that i forgot, i guess. and listenening front to back, there are very few tedious moments. but just now, i thought "i know i'll propose a pick only five from this album" and quickly scanned through to identify my faves. and somehow, almost the entire album seemed to be made up of transitory connecting tracks that i wouldn't think to elevate to my prestigious top five. definitely one of those albums that's greater than the sum of its parts

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 04:36 (one year ago) Permalink

anyway, listening to it this week i thought i had a more interesting top 5, but i guess it's just

the wailing duel guitar/bass melody in the in the flesh's
goodbye blue sky
comfortably numb
mother
hey you

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 04:41 (one year ago) Permalink

(unranked)

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 04:41 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda otm

imo i enjoy it as whole ~thing~ and not so much individual tracks

though I dont listen to the album through that often these days

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 1 September 2017 05:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Classic when you're a teenager and the record sounds more deep than it actually is.

Dud when you're an adult and you realise it's a double album of a successful multi-millionaire musician whingeing and you've heard 'Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)' way too many times.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Friday, 1 September 2017 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

hmmm. here's how i wound up ranking the songs on the record. seems about right.

i was just listening to the asha bhosle version of "hey you" again. it's better than pink floyd's.

Comfortably Numb
Run Like Hell
Hey You
Another Brick In The Wall Part I
Mother
Outside the Wall
Goodbye Blue Sky
The Thin Ice
Nobody Home
Another Brick In The Wall Part II
In The Flesh?
One Of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
The Show Must Go One
The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
Vera
Bring The Boys Back Home
Empty Spaces
Another Brick In The Wall Part III
The Trial
Goodbye Cruel World
Is There Anybody Out There?
Young Lust
In The Flesh
Stop
Waiting for the Worms

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Friday, 1 September 2017 13:32 (one year ago) Permalink

"Is There Anybody Out There?" gets extra points as a standard for guitar beginners.

dinnerboat, Friday, 1 September 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

The Wall is just Preservation Act 2 without any of the restraint or fun

PaulTMA, Friday, 1 September 2017 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Animals was the last "true" Floyd album.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Friday, 1 September 2017 15:41 (one year ago) Permalink

i found LP 2 of this in a free records pile so it's the one i've heard the most. side four i usually skip as its a bit grotesque and pompous. when the big brass band starts up i usually look for another record to play.

i really love side three. "Nobody Home" is maybe my favorite song. i feel like the lyrics were a big influence on the Flaming Lips. also the song feels very similar to Neil Young's "Motion Pictures". the songs share similar chord structures and lyrical themes. disillusioned rockers gazing through a tv, cataloging the things surrounding them, searching for the post-hippie dream in the cynical self-help 70s.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 1 September 2017 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

"Vera" is really great too. side three rules.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 1 September 2017 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Was looking at Spotify and last.fm - why is Hey You such a popular song? Definitely one of the better Wall songs - i.e. it had Gilmour vocals - but not quite sure why it has become a top ten Floyd jamb

PaulTMA, Friday, 1 September 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

I feel like I've been hearing it a lot on Ottawa classic rock radio for close to three decades at this point. Is it not a staple elsewhere?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 1 September 2017 21:49 (one year ago) Permalink

the world is secretly obsessed with the squid and the whale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-81GUZH0hY

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

xpost I had no idea it was popular on radio anywhere. I remember when it appeared on Pulse and Echoes and thinking it was an unusual choice. Guess I didn't know shit

PaulTMA, Friday, 1 September 2017 21:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha, I'd forgotten which song he played.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 1 September 2017 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

xp

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 1 September 2017 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i had forgotten the song and also the movie, so the difficulty of the google search was at least 9 out of 10! (i finally found it when i added "talent show" to the list of words that MUST appear)

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 September 2017 21:57 (one year ago) Permalink

Turrican OTM

This was one of my first tapes as a young one and yeah it pretty much summed up my world at that time

Week of Wonders (Ross), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:04 (one year ago) Permalink

totally hyperbolic question (and not just irrelevant but ridiculous to people who don't care about such things) but what concept album tells a more profound story than the wall? "waiting for the worms" predicted trump (celebrity as mental fascist asshole leader as 'syd meets hitler') better than like sf sorrow or tommy prepped us for the current nightmare

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

good morning the worm your honor, the c(r)(l)own will plainly show the prisoner, who now stands before you, was caught red-handed colluding with russia, colluding with russia, because he's $100s of millions in debt. this will not do. call the special counselor!

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:26 (one year ago) Permalink

would you like to make america great again, my friend? all you need to do is purchase this red hat

MA-GA MA-GA MA-GA STOP! i wanna go home, take off this dumb hair weave and leave the show. but i'm waiting in bernie madoff's cell because they have to know (have to know have to know) that i've been putin's all this time (have to know have to know have to know . . . )

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:51 (one year ago) Permalink

ok well if it wasn't ruined for me as an adult before, it sure is now lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 1 September 2017 22:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Hey you, out there on your throne
Tweeting naked on your phone
Would you resign?
Hey you, with you ear against "The Wall"
Waiting for some Mexican to throw over a bail of weed
Would you resign?
Hey you, would you pardon Julian Assange for Roger Stoooooooooooo-one?
Open your heart, J-Kush owes $1 billion yo

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

When I was 13 I thought The Wall was the greatest, profoundest album or statement made by anyone. By 18 I felt it was largely shite. Is it an album that people really stick with?

PaulTMA, Friday, 1 September 2017 23:18 (one year ago) Permalink

;_;

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 1 September 2017 23:20 (one year ago) Permalink

(whispers) yes

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 1 September 2017 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Agree with Gilmour when he said (in the BBC doc) adopting his best Tim-nice-but-dim voice that is was a 'bit of a whinge'

However the iconography is all-time and the free transparent sticker resided on my bedroom window for many years.

MaresNest, Friday, 1 September 2017 23:26 (one year ago) Permalink

this album is lyrically more sophisticated than anything lou reed or johnny rotten threw together, but let's pretend otherwise, because reasons

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 23:28 (one year ago) Permalink

tell me, is something eluding you, sunshine?

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 September 2017 23:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Is it an album that people really stick with?

it contains the comfortably numb solos, so yes

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 September 2017 00:27 (one year ago) Permalink

to feel the warm thrill of collusion

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 2 September 2017 00:51 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm glad somebody is still carrying the torch for filk, i thought the kids today had all gone nerdcore

that "squid and the whale" bit is sampled on dertbeats' "west side of the moon". it's a damn fine beat tape, although he gets better beats out of "remember a day" than anything from "the wall".

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 September 2017 02:43 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

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