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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: May 16, 2018 5:53
 

From me 8 - Most Excellent  
cavemanleong
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Apr 05, 2018 15:58
 

{#Bananajam}{#Music}{#Dancingbanana}
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Apr 05, 2018 15:58
 

Pink Floyd's only Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll song
nancynancy
(Livonia, Michigan)
Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:45
 

{#Bounce}
oppositelock
(On the road)
Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:44
 

 vinylbob wrote:
Purchased this LP the day of release.  Seems like yesterday.  I still have the record. 

 
Same here.
nancynancy
(Livonia, Michigan)
Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:44
 

{#Clap}
vinylbob
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 8:01
 

Purchased this LP the day of release.  Seems like yesterday.  I still have the record. 
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Dec 24, 2017 7:56
 

I dirty woman for Christmas


ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 10:38
 

 h8rhater wrote:

It was not scripted.  Real operators were real people back "in the day" and conversation was involved in connecting a call like this one.  That said, it did take more than one try to get the result that the producer was going for. 

From Pink Floyd: Through The Eyes Of . . . The Band, Its Fans, Friends, and Foes, edited by Bruno MacDonald. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1996. ISBN 0-306-80780-7: 

The dialogue with the operator was the result of an arrangement co-producer James Guthrie made with a neighbour in London, while the album was being recorded in Los Angeles. He wanted realism, for the operator to actually believe they had caught his wife having an affair, and so didn't inform her she was being recorded. The operator heard in the recording is the second operator they tried the routine with, after the first operator's reaction was deemed unsatisfactory.

Also from Comfortably Numb-A History of "The Wall": Pink Floyd 1978-1981 by Vernon Fitch and Richard Mahon:

Chief Engineer, James Guthrie, placed the phone call to his London apt where Chris Fitzmorris, his next-door neighbor, was asked to answer the phone, listen to the operator and simply hang up the phone.

 
That is such a neat bit of trivia!
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 14:38
 


rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 19:35
 

Is it even possible to make a collect phone call now?
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 5:15
 

 LaurieinTucson wrote:

It is a scripted piece of audio for the album/movie. Real operators didn't comment on calls back then. 

 

Dave_Mack wrote:

I wonder if that telephone operator ever found out she was an unknowing participant in that little bit of theater.

 

 
It was not scripted.  Real operators were real people back "in the day" and conversation was involved in connecting a call like this one.  That said, it did take more than one try to get the result that the producer was going for. 

From Pink Floyd: Through The Eyes Of . . . The Band, Its Fans, Friends, and Foes, edited by Bruno MacDonald. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1996. ISBN 0-306-80780-7: 

The dialogue with the operator was the result of an arrangement co-producer James Guthrie made with a neighbour in London, while the album was being recorded in Los Angeles. He wanted realism, for the operator to actually believe they had caught his wife having an affair, and so didn't inform her she was being recorded. The operator heard in the recording is the second operator they tried the routine with, after the first operator's reaction was deemed unsatisfactory.

Also from Comfortably Numb-A History of "The Wall": Pink Floyd 1978-1981 by Vernon Fitch and Richard Mahon:

Chief Engineer, James Guthrie, placed the phone call to his London apt where Chris Fitzmorris, his next-door neighbor, was asked to answer the phone, listen to the operator and simply hang up the phone.
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Mar 12, 2017 16:32
 

{#Cheers}{#Cheers}{#Cheers}
kurtster
(drifting)
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 22:39
 

Found this snippet from a Roger Waters interview:

RW: I think it's great; I love that operator on it, I think she's wonderful. She didn't know what was happening at all, the way she picks up on..I mean it's been edited a bit, but the way she picks up, all that stuff about "is there supposed to be someone else there beside your wife" you know I think is amazing, she really clicked into it straight away. She's terrific! 

 

Vicey wrote:

I thought I had heard that it was an actual phone operator and that Bob Ezrin had to make the call several times before he got an operator who would actually comment about the implied scenario. I could easily be wrong, though: I don't like to think about how long it has been since this album came out. 

LaurieinTucson wrote:

It is a scripted piece of audio for the album/movie. Real operators didn't comment on calls back then. 

 

Dave_Mack wrote:

I wonder if that telephone operator ever found out she was an unknowing participant in that little bit of theater.

  

  


I guess none of you are old enough to remember person to person collect phone calls.  Minutes were measured in multiple dollars back then.
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Sep 24, 2016 10:47
 


thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Sep 08, 2016 9:45
 

It's like some sort of parody of Rock and Roll. Welcome to  STONEHENGE! Bring forth the dancing dwarves!
loopbitz
(Munich, Germany)
Posted: Sep 08, 2016 9:45
 

10
ktirko
Posted: Jul 07, 2016 7:10
 

I don't know how many are aware of the "backward recorded" audio between Empty Spaces and Young Lust. It went something like,
   "congratulations, you have just discovered the secret message, please send your answer to ....."
Skydog
Posted: Jul 07, 2016 7:05
 

I was going to say unusually bad but with Floyd it is the usual
mrselfdestruct
(Alberta)
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 13:17
 

Found this snippet from a Roger Waters interview:

RW: I think it's great; I love that operator on it, I think she's wonderful. She didn't know what was happening at all, the way she picks up on..I mean it's been edited a bit, but the way she picks up, all that stuff about "is there supposed to be someone else there beside your wife" you know I think is amazing, she really clicked into it straight away. She's terrific! 

 

Vicey wrote:

I thought I had heard that it was an actual phone operator and that Bob Ezrin had to make the call several times before he got an operator who would actually comment about the implied scenario. I could easily be wrong, though: I don't like to think about how long it has been since this album came out. 

LaurieinTucson wrote:

It is a scripted piece of audio for the album/movie. Real operators didn't comment on calls back then. 

 

Dave_Mack wrote:

I wonder if that telephone operator ever found out she was an unknowing participant in that little bit of theater.