This is definitely one of my favorites. This double-cd collection is compiled of songs from Syd Barrett, the original singer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour. The cds have a nice mixture of music dating back from the late 60s to the late 80s. The songs Astronomy Domine and Bike are from the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn rele... (See the whole review)
Pink Floyd is a bit dreary and certainly not without their faults, but they certainly did achieve some fanstastic musical moments throughout their career. If there were a dictionary entry for "soaring guitar leads", it should say "see David Gilmour".
MONEY was originally meant to be sarcastic. It may not come across in the lyrics alone, the music is in 7/8 time, and it's out of place in their normal time signatures, which is mid tempo 4/4. They tended to do sarcastic songs like MONEY and HAVE A CIGAR in odd meters. The song has to be taken in context with the album, which deals with the pressures of life that drive one mad.(The irony is that the album made them "overnite" millionares and the socialist Waters had to confront his newfound wealth which furthered his alienation from the fans and the band. And Waters has expressed his unhappiness with the misinterpretation for a long time, so say what you want, but he has been consistent.
I wonder if there are any pop songs that glorify money or capitalism and mean it sincerely. Maybe, "Money, Money, Money" by ABBA - or the song "Money (That's What I Want)" covered by the Beatles and many others?
Apropos Pink Floyd politics.
The Rolling Stones have decided to criticise Bush on their latest album as well.
"Jagger rolls back the years to join the Bush-bashers"