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The Wall
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:01:38 PM »
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is currently on tour performing The Wall in its entirety. I was fortunate enough to catch him in LA last night - totally blew me away.







These were taken by someone else on a different night of the tour, but it's pretty much the same as what I saw...

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Re: The Wall
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 08:19:33 AM »
Yup.  Saw that show in DC in October.  Missed David Gilmour, but other than that, it was superb.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 09:07:28 AM »
Yup.  Saw that show in DC in October.  Missed David Gilmour, but other than that, it was superb.

I think I'd miss Gilmour as well.  Too bad they can't just get along.

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Re: The Wall
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 09:33:36 AM »
Bummed I missed the show in Mi. One of my all time fave shows!
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 09:36:54 AM »
My band does a Floyd three-fer, great fun. Gilmore is my man.....I can see why Waters rubs him the wrong way. Although there are some great songs on The Wall, it is my least favorite and most commercially oriented Floyd endeavor. I understand the concept, and sympathize with much of it, but in the end.....kids DO need an education, just not the way it happens in so many places.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 09:40:53 AM »
The guy(s) who were playing Gilmour's parts did a good job, in general.  But they weren't Gilmour, and they didn't stand on top of the wall to do the Comfortably Numb solo.  I saw Floyd on their '87 and '94 tours, and Gilmour on his '84 solo tour.  Also saw Waters on his '84 solo tour (with Clapton playing guitar! now that was cool).

Gilmour is a much better musician and singer, but Waters is a showman.  They were great when they worked together, but that pretty much stopped after Wish You Were Here.

The best songs from The Wall are Gilmour songs (Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell).  Most of the other songs are vocal-heavy, which is kind of ironic since Roger has sort of a reedy voice.  You have to think of it as a total show experience, and less as a concert.  The staging and visuals were indeed amazing.

As far as concert experiences go, the best song from any of these tours had to have been One of These Days on the '94 tour.  If we weren't already in a stadium, it would have blown the roof off.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 10:44:35 AM »
Also saw Waters on his '84 solo tour (with Clapton playing guitar! now that was cool).

Me too...saw Waters at the Spectrum in Philly.  What a great...great show but I did miss Gilmour.

David Gilmour is a fantastic guitar player and song writer.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 11:08:33 AM »
Man was I ever born in the wrong generation.  I can only imagine how great those early shows were.  Everytime I listen to the Ummagumma live album I'm forced to ponder, what if my parents had met 10 years earlier when they were twelve...well I would have been three when ummagumma came out, damn.

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Re: The Wall
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 11:31:50 AM »
I entered my teen years with the Wall and watching videos on Top of the Pops. Fabulous! And I love Dark Side of the Moon. It's sad hardly any PF gets played in my area anymore- even on the oldie rock stations. :(

I like Water's solo efforts particularly The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 11:41:35 AM »
My first Floyd concert was Rotterdam, 76 or 78..... it's all a blur....... ;D
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 05:18:53 PM »
a buddy of mine went to the wall show in Houston a few weeks ago.  He said it was awesome. 

I do like the wall.  but my favorite floyd album is animals.  they nailed it in 1977, the world is made up of dogs, pigs and sheep. 
I also really like to zone out to division bell.  I dont know why but I just love that album. 

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Re: The Wall
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 09:51:46 PM »
While expecting our daughter we played Division Bell every night to fall asleep to.  After she was born, we played it for her--knocked her out every night for years.
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 03:28:04 AM »
While expecting our daughter we played Division Bell every night to fall asleep to.  After she was born, we played it for her--knocked her out every night for years.

Yes I know that effect. With our first we made the mistake of training her to go to sleep to Christmas tunes..... I listened to effing Christmas songs EVERY NIGHT FOR TWO YEARS.......... :P
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Re: The Wall
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2010, 08:56:43 AM »
Im a huge Floyd fan as well.  My friend saw the Wall in Denver recently and it made me very green. 

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Re: The Wall
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2010, 11:34:35 AM »
Saw it here in Denver last week and the show was amazing.  Been a Floyd fan for a long time.  Seeing Waters do The Wall was quite the experience.  I would say the band did a great job and show was mind blowing.  I did miss the original Wall shows in NY when I lived back east.  Would be cool to compare the two.

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At the Denver show and every other show I know of Dave Kilminster was on top of the wall for the CN solo.  For a great Floyd website, check out http://www.pinkfloydz.com/

They have a whole forum dedicated to this Roger Waters tour with tons of pics and video.  If you want some audio recordings, check out http://braindamage.libsyn.com/category/podcasts  Some great live recordings from this tour and other Floyd, Waters and Gilmour tours.