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Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)

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  1. METALPRIEST

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    Re: Pink Floyd - "The Wall" (1979)

    :heheh: Maybe...but that was my first impression of it when I was 14. It's just never changed.
     
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    What happens to Pink in the end, do you think?

    I watched the film to try to understand it and all there was at the end were a bunch of children playing amongst a bunch of ruin and rubble. So Pink is just left to sit in the mess? Damn you, Roger. :heheh:
     
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    Re: Pink Floyd - "The Wall" (1979)

    Since it was children I always kinda took it that he was leaving the next generation (after the one presently listening to it) to sort out all of the mess he left behind.
     
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    Absolutely Splendid review Lady...:clap:

    You put your heart and soul into this write up and it shows, has to be one of the best summations of The Wall I have ever read.

    I have had the movie convo with MP before, I never really enjoyed it nearly as much as the album. But in the movie there is a song called "When the Tigers Broke Free" that is not on the record, and it has something to do with Roger's fathers death in the War, at least that is what an old friend of mine told me and he was a humongous PF fanatic.

    I am thinking about copying your entire review and posting it in the PF thread, intact with no comments interrupting the complete work,,,just because it rates that treatment.
     
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    OH MY GOD.
    That is brilliant...!

    "The flames are all long gone, but the pain lingers on" = the mess of the war that took the life of Pink's dad and so many others; Pink wages some kind of war (as he is a dictator in his head) and makes a huge mess, and at the end, the younger generation is left to clean it up/put it all back together again. :grinthumb

    Thank you. One of the reasons I wanted to give it some kind of assessment was because the person I recently introduced to this work was having a rough time understanding it, and I was having a hard time explaining it without tearing it to bits and pieces for him. That's where I got the idea from, to take on this whole thing as one giant project.

    The film. The film, really ... it blew my mind. I was a little drunk at the time and started to cry when Pink was on the playground and his mum was at the shops; he was seeing that most of the children had two parents, or, most importantly, a father, whereas he did not. Some of it just became really confusing and complicated, but better understood now that I have a better grip on the album.

    Gerald Scarfe's animation is spellbinding (and strikingly weird). I'd also went on to locate an entire live presentation of the Wall from the early 80s - their stage gimmicks were rather mortifying. I must say the Headmaster is quite a sight! (Though I think the Wife is creepier.)

    If this thread is able to exist in the 'reviews' section, and copied into a Floyd thread, that's cool. It can be in two places at once (which kind of blows my mind).
     
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    Re: Pink Floyd - "The Wall" (1979)

    BTW: I forgot to say it in my first post, but nice job with this.

    You guys/gals that do nice writups like this are a big reason I shy away from it. :peek
     
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    Re: Pink Floyd - "The Wall" (1979)

    to me the album concept is this: The story of a dude and how the events in his life, most of them negative and destructive, help to build a wall around him shutting him off from the world. Side one starts with his birth, childhood (losing his father, having his overprotective mother his only source of guidance) alienation from peers, elementary school and it's militant structure, adolescence and losing his virginity, hooking up with woman and pushing her away and finally saying "goodbye cruel world" and shutting out the world and turning inward from here on out.

    side 2 is is journey from the edge, judgement by his conscious and the cure which only he holds.

    An incredibly emotional album, most PF fans dont hold in high regards but I do. I cant just listen to this album while hangin' out with people, washing the car, sitting on the lawn, or playing darts with the guys. This album is too deep for that. When I hear songs on the radio from this album, I rarely listen to them cuz they just dont seem the same out of context.
     
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    Right on, right on.

    My significant other was so moved by "The Wall" that he thanked me profusely for bringing it to his attention. It's an album that so many of us can relate to on such a deep level. That's where my love for Roger Waters really started.
     
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    Thanks for this review! After reading this I couldn't resist listening to the whole album again :D
     
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    Re: Pink Floyd - "The Wall" (1979)

    Thank you for the thoughtful over(re)view of one of my favorite albums. This is one that I don't bother with unless I have the time to listen to the whole thing. I can't cherry pick off this classic. I was lucky enough to see the concert when it came to L.A. Boy, now there's something I'd like to see on DVD.
     

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