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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 3:59
 

This is  9 -OUTSTANDING to me
LaurieinTucson
(Tucson,AZ)
Posted: Jan 13, 2018 9:47
 

reindeer wrote:
My brother committed suicide with this album on his turntable.  Every time it comes on I have to rip my headphones off.  This music so depressed my brother that he went through with his plan to take his life.  I know that it's popular, but I fucking hate it, all of it, and it reminds me of the moment when my life was forever altered and not for the better. 

 
I'm so sorry
reindeer
(The corner of Heart Attack & Vine)
Posted: Dec 30, 2017 18:35
 

My brother committed suicide with this album on his turntable.  Every time it comes on I have to rip my headphones off.  This music so depressed my brother that he went through with his plan to take his life.  I know that it's popular, but I fucking hate it, all of it, and it reminds me of the moment when my life was forever altered and not for the better. 
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Dec 15, 2017 6:19
 

This is 8 - Most Excellent  to me BUT I am increasing to 9 -OUTSTANDING
ColdMiser
(Out in the Cold)
Posted: Dec 01, 2017 5:11
 

You know Bill, it would be kind of cool to play the ENTIRE Wall album start to finish some day. Just saying.
daudivp
(France)
Posted: Dec 01, 2017 4:56
 

{#Bananajam}
ubuntourist
(Brain-Washington)
Posted: Oct 01, 2017 13:06
 

 maxvonevil wrote:

Halt ! Hammerzeit !

 
When I went to Philly and saw the metal sculpture below, all I could think of was the animation above:

South Street, Philadelphia near Penn Landing
sqqqrly
(Baboosic Lake, NH)
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 9:26
 

Skydog wrote:
it's hard getting through these PF sing-alongs.
2 

 
You are in the 3 percentile on this one.
maxvonevil
(Sausalito, CA)
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 23:37
 


Halt ! Hammerzeit !
Tomasni
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 13:30
 

This is 8 - Most Excellent  to me
boxofrain
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 10:34
 

LOVE it!!
musicforme
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 10:33
 

Another Pink Floyd track so thank goodness for the PSD button and hope for something not endlessly repeated. They are all brilliant but if you stare at the sun often enough you will go blind.
mrselfdestruct
(Alberta)
Posted: May 01, 2017 14:40
 

GO ON! DOIT AGAIN!
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: May 01, 2017 14:33
 

Gone through the gamut of feelings about this one: one it (Genius!), hated it (Not Again!?!?), and now, pleasant to hear, as a tune so familiar I can sing the guitar parts.
Skydog
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 9:03
 

it's hard getting through these PF sing-alongs
.
2 
lizardking
(about an 11 hour drive south to Paradise)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 8:59
 

I LIKE the double-tap of 70's hits, ST School followed by a combo Another Brick in the Wall I & II 

Brilliant transition as always, BillG, if not an obvious one.

And for me two 10 ratings in a row!

Nice  
pfwashburn9485
Posted: Apr 15, 2017 10:02
 



Magical then....... And still is.....And the genius of Mr.Gilmore's playing is ledgenary .
Chinto
(kelowna)
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 20:20
 

RP needs a "like" button.......so in the meantime I liked this story...wonderful
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 20:20
 

looking for a key ?
Chinto
(kelowna)
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 20:19
 

 ravnur wrote:

Reminds me of taking my 14-year-old daughter to the Australian Pink Floyd show last time they were in town. She thoroughly enjoyed the show, although she thought the crowd looked like a checkout line at Costco. She was definitely one of the youngest there. Before the show began she remarked to me, “Looks like you’re the only parent that brought their kid”. The 30-year-old next to us must have overheard her and laughed, and then pointed at the guy with the grey pony tail next to him “That’s my dad!”.



 


jukes1
(Indianapolis, IN)
Posted: Mar 01, 2017 10:18
 

Complicated feelings about this one. It deserves a 10 but I don't want to hear it on RP. What to do...
ravnur
(in the beer garden)
Posted: Feb 13, 2017 4:32
 

Reminds me of taking my 14-year-old daughter to the Australian Pink Floyd show last time they were in town. She thoroughly enjoyed the show, although she thought the crowd looked like a checkout line at Costco. She was definitely one of the youngest there. Before the show began she remarked to me, “Looks like you’re the only parent that brought their kid”. The 30-year-old next to us must have overheard her and laughed, and then pointed at the guy with the grey pony tail next to him “That’s my dad!”.


RichW
Posted: Jan 29, 2017 16:22
 

 ScottishWillie wrote:

A rating of 8.7 confirms that I’m one of the few people who doesn’t care for this album. It may have been partly due to the line “we don't need no education”. Like many others my route out of poverty was education and, to me, saying kids don't need it is thought disordered.

However each to their own, I’m glad so many people get pleasure from this song, but its ‘not my cup of tea’.

 
I'm shocked that you're only a few years younger than me, in Scotland, and you don't get it. They were critiquing how education was delivered to the working class. I was born in Glasgow 1955 and by the time I was 11 had been streamed by my social class to a lesser education. No exceptions allowed. The delivery of education not the quality was complete crap. Most teachers and headmasters were borderline sadists and excessive physical and emotional punishment was the norm. Fortunately for me we escaped to Canada in 1966. While not perfect, I was actually tested and given the opportunity to try. I was allowed to choose an advanced high school course which in turn led to post secondary education. The first in my family to do so.

I firmly believe that had I stayed in Scotland, I'd be dead or in jail. If not I would have continued the generational dance of under employment and unemployment as the system was designed to do. I'm not suggesting people can't beat the system but the deck was stacked and I had no role model. Maybe you were lucky or just very good.

You completely miss the point of these songs and the theme of the album IMO.


RichW
Posted: Jan 29, 2017 15:16
 

I was a dopey stoner who did quite well overall. Maybe my evaluation of quite well could be challenged but I don't give a shit.{#Wink}

Edit; BTW this dopey stoner got an education while having a lot of fun. Some severely uptight folks here.
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Jan 29, 2017 15:15
 

I swear, Dave Gilmour plays the tastiest guitar solos ever.
Ag3nt0rang3
(Canada)
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 8:44
 

 thewiseking wrote:

I would never judge any genre by the fan base. To do so would preclude my enjoyment of outlaw country, metal and Mozart. However, Pink Floyd themselves throughout their career have denigrated a certain subset who just happen to be their fan base!. They float a giant Pig yet they are a huge commercial enterprise. They excoriate the mindless hedonist yet their fans are the ones screaming "Fuclin Aye!" and swigging brewskis at their shows. Their catalogue is indeed artless, bombastic and yet extremely pretentious. The endless overplay of their stuff was a real annoyance and it continued way beyond the period when they might have once been relevant. It continues today.

 
All fair points and I won't argue them with you (though I don't agree with them all). But I was addressing the statement that The Wall is an album for dopey stoners. It's not. It may be an album for self-righteous armchair psychiatrists, I won't get into it with you on that one either though I think you could make a better argument for that if you wanted to. 

I just wanted to point out that there was a lot going on in The Wall, a lot that the dopey stoners missed (and that some of us have been pondering for decades). You don't have to like it, I am not so arrogant as all that, I'm just sayin', if you hate it, hate it for the right reasons. 
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 6:10
 

 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

The dopey stoners are always with us, and their tastes are whatever they are. Why should we judge The Wall by the quality of their fans? Do we judge Jimi Hendrix that way? Late Beatles? Cypress Hill? (okay maybe Cypress Hill) Did the stoners listen to Another Brick In The Wall Part 3? (which you really should do, by the way, if you haven't, it puts the whole thing in context). Any album (and its component songs) stands alone and means what it means (mostly what the artist intended, but great art is often smarter than the artist).

Edit: I chased down the lyrics to Part 3 (which is basically one verse and the chorus of the song as a whole)

"I don't need no arms around me
And I don't need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don't think I'll need anything at all
No, don't think I'll need anything at all..."

 

 
I would never judge any genre by the fan base. To do so would preclude my enjoyment of outlaw country, metal and Mozart. However, Pink Floyd themselves throughout their career have denigrated a certain subset who just happen to be their fan base!. They float a giant Pig yet they are a huge commercial enterprise. They excoriate the mindless hedonist yet their fans are the ones screaming "Fuclin Aye!" and swigging brewskis at their shows. Their catalogue is indeed artless, bombastic and yet extremely pretentious. The endless overplay of their stuff was a real annoyance and it continued way beyond the period when they might have once been relevant. It continues today.
Ag3nt0rang3
(Canada)
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 12:53
 

 thewiseking wrote:

Interesting insight. Did you live through these times? Where I grew up, Suburban New York City, this stuff really struck a chord with the dopey stoners who hung out in the 7 Eleven parking lot and never amounted to much. 

 
The dopey stoners are always with us, and their tastes are whatever they are. Why should we judge The Wall by the quality of their fans? Do we judge Jimi Hendrix that way? Late Beatles? Cypress Hill? (okay maybe Cypress Hill) Did the stoners listen to Another Brick In The Wall Part 3? (which you really should do, by the way, if you haven't, it puts the whole thing in context). Any album (and its component songs) stands alone and means what it means (mostly what the artist intended, but great art is often smarter than the artist).

Edit: I chased down the lyrics to Part 3 (which is basically one verse and the chorus of the song as a whole)

"I don't need no arms around me
And I don't need no drugs to calm me
I have seen the writing on the wall
Don't think I'll need anything at all
No, don't think I'll need anything at all..."

 
wrangler
(swamps of jersey)
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 11:43
 

and a great big American F YOU to trump the dump

just say NO to orange facists

{#Cowboy}  {#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}{#Frustrated}


thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 11:41
 

 ScottishWillie wrote:

A rating of 8.7 confirms that I’m one of the few people who doesn’t care for this album. It may have been partly due to the line “we don't need no education”. Like many others my route out of poverty was education and, to me, saying kids don't need it is thought disordered.

However each to their own, I’m glad so many people get pleasure from this song, but its ‘not my cup of tea’.



 
Here in the States the imbecile stoner drop outs loved this shite although I doubt they derived any pleasure from it.
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:54
 

A rating of 8.7 confirms that I’m one of the few people who doesn’t care for this album. It may have been partly due to the line “we don't need no education”. Like many others my route out of poverty was education and, to me, saying kids don't need it is thought disordered.

However each to their own, I’m glad so many people get pleasure from this song, but its ‘not my cup of tea’.


thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:34
 

 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:


Really? I hear a musical case history of one man's Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Chronic Depression, a case history given by the sufferer himself. You can decide for yourself if that's your cup of tea, but like it or not it's not exactly "geared towards the ignorami" now, is it?

 
Interesting insight. Did you live through these times? Where I grew up, Suburban New York City, this stuff really struck a chord with the dopey stoners who hung out in the 7 Eleven parking lot and never amounted to much. 
Ag3nt0rang3
(Canada)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:27
 

 thewiseking wrote:
A Dopey Stoner Anthem. A plodding, artless downer.  It is geared towards the ignorami, an audience the bandmembers made many millions off yet hold in absolute contempt.

 

Really? I hear a musical case history of one man's Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Chronic Depression, a case history given by the sufferer himself. You can decide for yourself if that's your cup of tea, but like it or not it's not exactly "geared towards the ignorami" now, is it?
dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:25
 

Had the cassette, driving across Michigan's Upper Peninsula in snowstorms, first year of marriage, pretty good memories.{#Kiss}

And then there's Gilmour.
gillespp
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 9:22
 

Ah, high school…
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 13, 2017 9:21
 

A Dopey Stoner Anthem. A plodding, artless downer.  It is geared towards the ignorami, an audience the bandmembers made many millions off yet hold in absolute contempt.
flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 15:06
 

 mardisoninnc wrote:
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?  Classic.

 
Had some Jack Link's jerky recently.  It had a big blank sticker on the back of the bag.  Looking through from the inside of the bag, it was apparent that the blank sticker was covering up writing that had originally been printed on the bag.  "If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding.  How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"  Don't know why they printed that on the bags and then decided to cover it up.  Did they not have permission from Pink Floyd? 
semolinapilchard
(England)
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 11:04
 

Love Floyd! {#Frustrated} Another Brick in the Wall!{#Frustrated}
ai63
(Montreal, Canada)
Posted: Dec 17, 2016 14:56
 

Kuddos for playing both parts consecutively!  Still thinking I shouldn't be in this theater in the middle of the afternoon!!!! F*** I have an exam!
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Dec 17, 2016 14:55
 

And Now just an hour later - Bill presents From the SECOND BEST album since AD
malamucha
Posted: Nov 13, 2016 4:47
 

My "rating-o-meter" is permanently stuck on 10😀 Thanks Bill for playing this anthem sometimes!
TravelRat
(Colombian Andes)
Posted: Oct 25, 2016 8:34
 

 Stefen wrote:
I always hear that double negative and think that they do need an education.

 
Ah, but does the double negative truly not exist in English, or is it just cleverly hidden? {#Ask} The use of "any" in a declarative statement does indeed form a type of double negative because it cannot be used in the affirmative.

Example: "We don't need any education."  Correct. "We need any education." Incorrect. "Any" plays the same grammatical role as "no" in the double negative. Nearly all other quantifiers (e.g., some, much/many, little/few, etc.) can be used in both the affirmative and negative.

All of that said, my answer may be the very type of thing Roger and the guys were complaining about in this song since I'm a teacher {#Cheesygrin}
sharkey
(Toronto - Ontario - Canada -Just passing through)
Posted: Oct 25, 2016 8:29
 

 reindeer wrote:
I really cannot stand this entire album.
Please, play something different.
Thank you.

 
That's what we have PSD for. It's right there next to Stop & Play
chunkymunky
Posted: Sep 28, 2016 5:17
 

The meat grinder teacher in the illustrations looked just like a maths master at our place (later to become headmaster).  Always wondered if Scarfe had seen this guy before drawing...
Stefen
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: Sep 22, 2016 18:12
 

I always hear that double negative and think that they do need an education.
mardisoninnc
(Morganton, NC)
Posted: Aug 27, 2016 18:02
 

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?  Classic.
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Aug 27, 2016 18:01
 

I have been avoiding The Wall for years because classic rock stations play it to death. But this is the second song from that album in as many days and now I recall why it gets overplayed elsewhere: it is really an excellent album! I remember when it came out, I was on Spring Break in Daytona Beach and this album was everywhere.
Typesbad
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 13:03
 

Ah perfect! Came in right at the guitar solo.
johnybladex
(Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Posted: Aug 23, 2016 12:58
 

Pure 10! {#Frustrated}
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Aug 11, 2016 5:24
 

I've seen this live on stage - what a show! Helicopters and all...{#Clap}