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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 5:35pmSanction this postReply
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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".



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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 11:47pmSanction this postReply
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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.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 11:49pmSanction this postReply
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Soaring guitar leads indeed, the man can do more with 5 notes than most can do with 50. "He can make a ukelele sound like a Stadivarious."



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Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 5:46amSanction this postReply
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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"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/11/wstones11.xml






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Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 6:09amSanction this postReply
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AND ANOTHER THING...
It's too late Rickster! The words are out there for all to see and I'm happy with them and even more chuffed with your response
Chuffed? *CHUFFED*? Don't you come home talking like that! Get some hokey pokey into yur before you turn into a mushy pea.

Hells bells man! It's your life and everything, but when you hear yourself starting to talk like Thomas The Tank Engine don't you think you've been away from The Shire too long?




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Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 5:56amSanction this postReply
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Thanks for all the positive responses on Floyd :).  I would just like to add that I love their music...not their politics.  They are great artists.


 
 




(Edited by Alysha pannett on 8/11, 11:32am)




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