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Pink Floyd — Hey You
Album: The Wall
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Released: 1979
Length: 4:36
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Hey you, out there in the cold
Getting lonely, getting old
Can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisles
With itchy feet and fading smiles
Can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light
Don't give in without a fight

Hey you, out there on your own
Sitting naked by the phone
Would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall
Waiting for someone to call out
Would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home

But it was only fantasy
The wall was too high
As you can see
No matter how he tried
He could not break free
And the worms ate into his brain

Hey you, out there on the road
Always doing what you're told
Can you help me?
Hey you, out there beyond the wall
Breaking bottles in the hall
Can you help me?
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall

''(Click of TV being turned on)''
"Well, only got an hour of daylight left. Better get started."
"Isn't it unsafe to travel at night?"
"It'll be a lot less safe to stay here. You're father's gonna pick up our trail before long."
"Can Loca ride?"
"Yeah, I can ride. Magaret, time to go! Maigret, thank you for everything."
"Goodbye, Chenga."
"Goodbye, miss..."
"I'll be back."
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Everytime I think ... hey Roger's playing some great bass.... I investigate and it's actually Gilmour taking over those duties....
Hey you, don't tell me there's no hope at all
Together we stand, divided we fall

Hey you. Im going to skip this one this time around.
I read the comments just to hear something from that strange lot called americans.
THIS WAS SO UNLIKE anything else on the airwaves at the time...and it just blew us all completely away... I had thought that their Animals was pretty frickin' spacey angry rock, but this, ~ whoah ~! It became an emotional touchstone for us. It became the soundtrack we partied to. A double-album, it became a great de-seeder and joint-rolling tray, too. The music, the production, the passion, and the heartbreakingly bold vulnerablity of the lyrics of this record are perhaps without peer. The movie was also an instant classic. It still chills me to the bone, brings tears to my eyes, and impacts my soul in ways that continue to evolve. I consider myself deeply blessed that this magnificent ultimate Pink Floyd opus came out just a few weeks before I turned 18. My life was already headed for something rather different, and this delightfully wicked masterpiece was an unexpected bonus of revelation and inspiration. A Bible. By digging as heavily into all things Floyd as I could, and simply by naturally following my inclination to party hard and contemplate even harder, I achieved escape velocity... As The Universe expands, free the mind and feel the acceleration... I like it a lot ~ dig!
 Caqueron wrote:

Des frissons dans le dos ! Un double album de rêve


Agreed, I think!?  This is a dream double album and for me it still can send shivers down my spine too - the album is a 10 and each track is part of that 10.  Long Live RP and music sending shivers down spines!!
I've always loved Pink Floyd, but this album was just too bleak for my taste. I remember seeing the movie at a midnight showing where a group of us went in slightly high and came out feeling practically bludgeoned from the two hours of a very dark and depressing storyline. 
This is a huge downer of course but beautiful. Strange how much sad music can touch us. Its good they would write about their fallen member (Wish You Were Here). I'm glad most of them survived being famous. 
Des frissons dans le dos ! Un double album de rêve
 jelgator wrote:

Truly a great band but sooooo overplayed back in my terrestrial AOR station days.  So they are hard for me to listen to.

But this is a fantastic song.


I do get the "overplayed back in the day" thing that I occasionally hear about some songs here, but when I was listening to some of these songs forty years ago, stoned and with people talking in a room or a car, I don't think I got as much of an impact from the music as I do listening at this time of my life in my music space, with the FLAC on. :-)
Truly a great band but sooooo overplayed back in my terrestrial AOR station days.  So they are hard for me to listen to.

But this is a fantastic song.
My first awareness of  Pink  Floyd was a visit by my English cousin, a sailor on the Ark Royal.  He & his mate hitchhiked from Mayport to Jacksonville.  Along the way, they were picked up by a countryman in a Rolls. What to do of an evening? Cousin was avid to see this band, and so we went. We sat maybe 20 feet from the biggest speakers I've ever seen, cousin said they cost about a million each.  This was about March, April of 1973, it was about the time of the Watergate hearings. The band was great, loud, sang 'Money".  And then My hubby and I tried to keep up with the sailors, beer for beer. They won. A good visit.
I love Pink Floyd, but this album was just too bleak for me. 
Great song to show off what a great voice Gilmour has, and then the solo starts and you remember that he is one of the greatest guitar players/writers of all time.  Dare I say I think the solo in this song with its launch and opposing riff in the background, could be better than Comfortably Numb. 
 Wonderloaf wrote:

another "too cool for the room" douche bag




the wiseking is not so wise
This is one of those albums that defined my youth, a number of times.

Can you imagine this now, getting anywhere near the charts?

I can't.

Those times really were the glory days of creativity - not because there isn't any now - but because back then, anything was allowed. 

Artists were given vast sums of money to "go and create" - they could completely give up their day jobs and focus all their creativity on production of music.

Ok, sure, only ONE of the songs from "The Wall" hit the charts, but heck, for an "art band" to achieve that? - A, by then, old band now considered "prog rock" ? 
Sure, before this, it's not as if Pink Floyd hadn't already made  a mark, but didn't this ever seal that deal? - forever a seminal marker in music history.

My first experience with Pink Floyd, was age 11 at a school disco, shouting at the teachers at the other end of the dance floor "We don't need no education" 

I had zero understanding of what I was doing really, but over the years, Pink Floyd and me, we got close. Roger never calls though - sad times.
 jmjohall wrote:

I hate this song!
Skip!


Do you feel validated now? Better for having offloaded that? 


Maybe you had to hear this as a teenager to really get/feel this song. I remember this summed up all of the angst and everything I didn't understand as a teenager - which was a lot!

 jmjohall wrote:

I hate this song!
Skip!



It's not that I hate it, it's just that it was sooooooo overplayed during the days of my youth, listening to crappy AOR stations.  I just don't need to hear it again.  And I won't rate it, I know it's a great song from a great album.  Just not for me.
One of the most EPIC concept albums of all time! I remember when it came out, audiophiles everywhere went out and got the vinyl and cranked up their big speakers and pulled out their headphones...I had at least 2 friends that had Wall parties on and off for months...pretty sure this record alone is responsible for a 20% increase in pot sales in 1980.
 jmjohall wrote:

I hate this song!
Skip!




I love informative comments like this.
Especially when you learn something you never knew about a song!
I hate this song!
Skip!
 gregskrtic wrote:

Think about this for a moment:  there are 40 people out there that rated this a 1-sucko-barfo.....

I wonder what those folks consider not "great" music, but just "good".....




Why care how any stranger on the internet rates a song on RP...  Enjoy the music and move on. And in case someone get to a song they don't like -- there is always the skip button. No need to pour drama into the thread. Just saying -- generally speaking.
huh. sounds like Pink Floyd.
OK! But, not their best album. They had many better albums!
 thewiseking wrote:

here comes Pink Floyd to ruin an otherwise fine day




Here comes a twazzock to ruin an otherwise fine thread.
here comes Pink Floyd to ruin an otherwise fine day
Some people never 'got' Floyd. I still feel sorry for them.
 maboleth wrote:


And I gave you thumbs down as it's 10 because it's pink fucking floyd.

Whatever dude
 fredriley wrote:


No, they are "the kind" who don't like PF. Quit being so snobbish 



People who don’t like pink floyd have something wrong with them, but yeah i am a snob for good music
 jp33442 wrote:

They are the kind who like iHeartRadio or just listen to the same crap on commercial radio all day


No, they are "the kind" who don't like PF. Quit being so snobbish.
 gregskrtic wrote:

Think about this for a moment:  there are 40 people out there that rated this a 1-sucko-barfo.....

I wonder what those folks consider not "great" music, but just "good".....



I've thought about this, and I think "those folks" have every right to mark this down to 1. PF are  a band, not a cult, and they've put out some turkeys in their time. The Wall IMO rates as a double-album sized gobbler, literally self-indulgent - I know, I listened to it for many years until Roger Waters' poor little rock star whining got on my tits. 

They put out great 
music - WYWH is a brilliant classic - but that doesn't mean that their entire oeuvre is great, and certainly not that anyone who thinks it sucks is a culturally deficient listener.
 Tomasni wrote:

My rating is now 8 going down to 6 


I will alert the New York Times.
 gregskrtic wrote:

Think about this for a moment:  there are 40 people out there that rated this a 1-sucko-barfo.....

I wonder what those folks consider not "great" music, but just "good".....


They are the kind who like iHeartRadio or just listen to the same crap on commercial radio all day
Gave it a 9 because it is pink fucking floyd
Think about this for a moment:  there are 40 people out there that rated this a 1-sucko-barfo.....

I wonder what those folks consider not "great" music, but just "good".....
Merci Pink Floyd, merci pour cet album, merci pour l'ensemble de votre œuvre.
 lizardking wrote:
Thanks for spinning this BillG!
it's a 10 from a 10 rated album and only my 3rd favorite PF album at that. Or 4th...Animals might beat it slightly.
Long Live RP!!
 
I think i might be with you there...WYWH, DSOTM, Animals, or The Wall !?
Thanks for spinning this BillG!
it's a 10 from a 10 rated album and only my 3rd favorite PF album at that. Or 4th...Animals might beat it slightly.
Long Live RP!!
My rating is now 8 going down to 6 
It's Pink Floyd. You either like them or you don't. But for me, nothing beats DSOTM to Animals. That's where I sit, anyways. {#Cheers}

This is a great tune from The Wall.

Divided we fall.

{#Boohoo} beautiful
It really is to bad people don't like something just because other people do like it.
I am guilty of that myself.

Pink Floyd are like The Beatles.

Where would we be without them..........I wonder.

Thankfully I was lucky to see them once. Animals tour. Etched into my psyche still.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qISW7eNVrQM
 Skydog wrote:

ditto
a lot of 'artists' get slammed for just being shills for the corporate recording industry
Pink Floyd is the CEO of that predictable genre
.
(imho, not to being taken as a comment on PF fans) 

 
Seriously? Totally disagree but I guess each to their owns opinion. Shills? Not even close.
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.

 
ditto
a lot of 'artists' get slammed for just being shills for the corporate recording industry
Pink Floyd is the CEO of that predictable genre
.
(imho, not to being taken as a comment on PF fans) 
hunh? 

Stingray wrote:


Bigger than what albums, for example? Can you mention some?

I hear pathetic and pretty simple folks fighting to get a very mediocre tune assembled!

Below Barcley James Harvest!

And there is not much room there!
 


 kcar wrote:
The Cure "This Twilight Garden"  -> The Durutti Column "Requiem for Mother" -> Pink Floyd "Hey You"

Someone give the DJ a few Prozacs...
 

 
It happened again!  Nice three song package
The Cure "This Twilight Garden"  -> The Durutti Column "Requiem for Mother" -> Pink Floyd "Hey You"

Someone give the DJ a few Prozacs...
 
 scrubbrush wrote:
Wow... it's been over a year since this was last played here? and 25 years since it came out?!?! where does the time go?

 
35 years actually... {#Eek}
Wow... it's been over a year since this was last played here? and 25 years since it came out?!?! where does the time go?

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song from one of the greatest albums of all time...
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
That's inconsistent of you - you did give "Fearless" a 9 after all. Did you no know it was Pink Floyd when you were enjoying it at the time?
The Wall - has never been of my play list - musically superb! Roger and the boys at their Very Best!
 RedGuitar wrote:
Played this with some musicians last weekend.  Interesting tune to perform.  Got a good reaction from the crowd.
 

Wosilla...?
 Stingray wrote:


Bigger than what albums, for example? Can you mention some?

I hear pathetic and pretty simple folks fighting to get a very mediocre tune assembled!

Below Barcley James Harvest!

And there is not much room there!
 
You need to embrace your inner Brit :)
Incredible. Only problem is, it's made me want to listen to more Pink Floyd! Sorry RP, a victim of your own success here! :)
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song from one of the greatest albums of all time...


 
 

Bigger than what albums, for example? Can you mention some?

I hear pathetic and pretty simple folks fighting to get a very mediocre tune assembled!

Below Barcley James Harvest!

And there is not much room there!

Rubbish
 crogers wrote:
No poetry?  I respectfully beg to differ — case in point:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
And shorter of breath and one day closer to death
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desparation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Thewiseking may be wise, but perhaps he is simply not paying attention...  {#Ask}

——-
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
I thought I was tired of this one but never really paid attention to the lyrics. Thanks for pointing them out again. Signed—Wizened by experience.
 


 Calendar wrote:
I could never hear this song again for the next 100 years and it would be too soon.  Plodding, dragging - and still screechy.
 
Agreed. "The Wall" quickly became another brick in the FM radio wall. 
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
Yeah, but they sure put on one hell of a good show. 

In fact, I don't know of any other band that has a higher bar for a live show.

But then again, I like PF ...

 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 

Don't feed the troll - leave him for  a billygoat (or maybe a big floating pig) to  settle his hash.
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
Lol  I disagree with you but nonetheless find your comment funny!

Just beware the pork tacos

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dyharenas wrote:
Two of my best mates forged their friendship, or at least it started, when one of them uttered "...and the worms ate into his brain..." in class.



Bob Geldof as Pink

 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
  another "too cool for the room" douche bag


No poetry?  I respectfully beg to differ — case in point:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way
Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then the one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but you're older
And shorter of breath and one day closer to death
Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desparation is the English way
The time is gone the song is over, thought I'd something more to say

Thewiseking may be wise, but perhaps he is simply not paying attention...  {#Ask}

——-
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 

 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
You and Stingray should get a room.

 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 

Blasphemer!
 thewiseking wrote:
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
 
No. Simply wrong. 
no artistry or  poetry in anything these guys ever did. just alot of puffery, bombast, pretense and a big floating pig.
Just linked from RP to Apple and bought a Nano and gear. I hope RP gets their cut.
Played this with some musicians last weekend.  Interesting tune to perform.  Got a good reaction from the crowd.
 tulfan wrote:
Heard this enough for an eternity or two...
 

Immune.{#Naughty} 10!
Two of my best mates forged their friendship, or at least it started, when one of them uttered "...and the worms ate into his brain..." in class.
This is a great song from a brilliant album. It's amazing how well Pink Floyd's work from the late 70's has aged. They were way ahead of their time and the engineering and production still are considered a benchmark (especially Dark Side of the Moon).
 lattalo wrote:
If Bill never played this that would be too soon for me, don't like it, never did!
 


Oh I guess if we're being truthful, I concur completely
Heard this enough for an eternity or two...

David Gilmour from Pink Floyd by ~Araen

So, finally, a Dave Gilmour. I didn't draw him so far. It would have been appropriate long ago that I give him place here.

Ahhh, and the scanner killed this picture. There is a lot more detail on it.

Update:
Finally I'm able to change this with a digital photo... whew. Dark a bit, but more detailed



But there's somebody else that needs taking care of in Washington.
Who's that?
Rose Pilchitt.
Rose Pilchitt? Who's that?
36-24-36. Does that answer your question?
Legendary {#Music}
reindeer wrote:
I hate personal reasons, but I despise this whole album. It's painful to listen to.
If not for personal context (and the way music morphs to fit all of ours) there might be little market for music - and certainly a lot less comments. Sincerely sorry about your wall, hope it comes down.

 jagdriver wrote:
Before Rick Wright passed, there was a MySpace page that was ostensibly his. On it he had a personal that read:

Looking for a bass player who doesn't always write songs about his dad.     {#Lol}
 
bump


Overplayed or not,after reading the comments of this song and any songs' comment
for that matter,one thing is for sure,the Radio Paradise community will fall !
"Together we stand ,,,,,{#Lol} "

If Bill never played this that would be too soon for me, don't like it, never did!
This song is deeply personal.  I hate that it gets so much FM airplay.  Sounds good within the RP context.  10.
 reindeer wrote:
I hate personal reasons, but I despise this whole album.  It's painful to listen to.

Same for me, don't like this album at all. But this song, just reminds me of good times arguing (for hours!) with friends who all loved this album. So, at the end, this was the song they would play as it was time for me to part. Didn't fall though...


Floyd...?
Now Queen I am out of here!

I could never hear this song again for the next 100 years and it would be too soon.  Plodding, dragging - and still screechy.

I'm a Floyd fan.
I love this track.
I love this album.

It may not be the best record the band came out with.
But I think it is arguably the best produced album of all time.
It has so many layers and textures that flow seamlessly from one song to the next.
It's a masterwork!

peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Jun 22, 2009 - 17:48 < Reply >

 snitramc wrote: This is where Pink Floyd jumped the shark. Two songs repeated endlessly for four whole vinyl sides. I got really tired of listening to Roger, Nick et al apologize continuously to Syd for being so great. And god knows, they were great; saw 'em live twice and it was a life changing experience ('course, it might have been the blotter). But sadly no, this is not Floyd. Not even close.


 

And the worms ate into his brain....

Before Rick Wright passed, there was a MySpace page that was ostensibly his. On it he had a personal that read:

Looking for a bass player who doesn't always write songs about his dad.     {#Lol}
 thewiseking wrote:
here we go
more soulless tedium from the void
 
Overstated perhaps, but I would offer that they are one of the most overplayed and over-rated bands. To each their own.

 DavidS_UK wrote:
Great set for the last 30 minutes, culminating in this ...

Pink Floyd - Hey You
The Durutti Column - Requiem For Mother
The Cure - Lullaby
The Audreys - Lay Me Down
Portishead - The Rip
Unkle - Reign
Vienna Teng - In Another Life

Very nice group - I just LOVE that Portishead - I think I'll go and rate it.
 
Deja vu and already said from the same location .... better check my watch and calendar
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Great set for the last 30 minutes, culminating in this ...

Pink Floyd - Hey You
The Durutti Column - Requiem For Mother
The Cure - Lullaby
The Audreys - Lay Me Down
Portishead - The Rip
Unkle - Reign
Vienna Teng - In Another Life

Very nice group - I just LOVE that Portishead - I think I'll go and rate it.
 
Same one today. Love it.

Great set for the last 30 minutes, culminating in this ...

Pink Floyd - Hey You
The Durutti Column - Requiem For Mother
The Cure - Lullaby
The Audreys - Lay Me Down
Portishead - The Rip
Unkle - Reign
Vienna Teng - In Another Life

Very nice group - I just LOVE that Portishead - I think I'll go and rate it.
 snitramc wrote:
This is where Pink Floyd jumped the shark. Two songs repeated endlessly for four whole vinyl sides. I got really tired of listening to Roger, Nick et al apologize continuously to Syd for being so great. And god knows, they were great; saw 'em live twice and it was a life changing experience ('course, it might have been the blotter). But sadly no, this is not Floyd. Not even close.
 
And the worms ate into his brain....
 QueenLucia wrote:


I do!  In fact, I was listening to it last night.  And, I might add, enjoying it just as much as I did when it first came out.

 
moi aussi, I listen to it in full, often. it pains me to stop in the middle actually... such an unfinished gestalt.

I hate personal reasons, but I despise this whole album.  It's painful to listen to.
 thewiseking wrote:
more soulless tedium from the void
 
. . . perhaps you should avoid the void that is the Floyd . . .

 thewiseking wrote:
here we go
more soulless tedium from the void
 
Takes one to know one {#Naughty}

 thewiseking wrote:
here we go
more soulless tedium from the void
 
Soulless? maybe over played, but I can feel plenty of emotion in this track.

here we go
more soulless tedium from the void
 snitramc wrote:
This is where Pink Floyd jumped the shark. Two songs repeated endlessly for four whole vinyl sides. I got really tired of listening to Roger, Nick et al apologize continuously to Syd for being so great. And god knows, they were great; saw 'em live twice and it was a life changing experience ('course, it might have been the blotter). But sadly no, this is not Floyd. Not even close.
 
{#Drunk} {#Ass} {#Crashcomp}

 snitramc wrote:
This is where Pink Floyd jumped the shark. Two songs repeated endlessly for four whole vinyl sides. I got really tired of listening to Roger, Nick et al apologize continuously to Syd for being so great. And god knows, they were great; saw 'em live twice and it was a life changing experience ('course, it might have been the blotter). But sadly no, this is not Floyd. Not even close.
 
Sure it is.

 gjeeg wrote:
(My worthless adolescent drivelling conribution.)
 
If that is a worthless adolescent driveling contribution then I shudder to think what some of the others here are... {#Lol}

Well put.

You're almost right.  The movie was released about two years later than the album, but could easily have been compiled as a music soundtrack with no changes.

Clarification:
The reason The Wall may be difficult to listen to is that it is a soundtrack to the film, no?

I remember being thrown by the Beatles' Help LP; how weird and different and unlistenable it was... because every other track was a weird orchstrated interlude that only had meaning when watching the film.

Same thing with The Wall, I always found.

(My worthless adolescent drivelling conribution.)
 orpheus wrote:


so the ultimate question then is, "do you want a freakin' medal for your feeble effort or a freakin' chest to pin it on?" Some of us still actually have our memory (but I guess yours was forfeited at woodstock, don't tell me, you ate the "brown acid," right?){#Shhh}{#Beat}{#Eh}{#Foot-in-mouth}{#Eek}
 
Was this reponse necessary?

 prophetzarquon wrote:

Hey presto, by the magic of the Internet and clicking the Wikipedia button above it took me all of 15 seconds to copy this

Released30 November 1979 (UK)
8 December 1979 (U.S.)

 

so the ultimate question then is, "do you want a freakin' medal for your feeble effort or a freakin' chest to pin it on?" Some of us still actually have our memory (but I guess yours was forfeited at woodstock, don't tell me, you ate the "brown acid," right?){#Shhh}{#Beat}{#Eh}{#Foot-in-mouth}{#Eek}
Is this the set of creepy, haunting transitions Bill?
HEY YOU!!! How dare you rate this below a 10. Fix it now.
 orpheus wrote:


Actually it was 1980, because I listened to it for most of that year. (with the possibility of late '79 also being correct).{#Think}
 
Hey presto, by the magic of the Internet and clicking the Wikipedia button above it took me all of 15 seconds to copy this

Released30 November 1979 (UK)
8 December 1979 (U.S.)



 kcar wrote:
Who listens to the even half of The Wall in one go?


 

I do!  In fact, I was listening to it last night.  And, I might add, enjoying it just as much as I did when it first came out.

 orpheus wrote:


Actually it was 1980, because I listened to it for most of that year. (with the possibility of late '79 also being correct).{#Think}
 

Late '79. November or December as I recall.
 orpheus wrote:


Actually it was 1980, because I listened to it for most of that year. (with the possibility of late '79 also being correct).{#Think}
 
Good caveat, since indeed it was late '79 :)

can`t even write - have to listen to The Wall !!!!!
 copymonkey wrote:
As someone with a strong distaste for this band, I hesitate to show what a geek I am by pointing out that I'm pretty sure this record was not released in 1975, but I think a bit later—maybe '78-'79.

 

Actually it was 1980, because I listened to it for most of that year. (with the possibility of late '79 also being correct).{#Think}
I do love this song and especially the Live version from The Wall Live In Berlin performed by Paul Carrack.
I agree with you on this. There are some good, even great tracks on The Wall but apart the album's excellent airing of rage and angst it's a confused mess. The album's supposed to tell a story, but even when it was made into a movie it didn't make much sense or take you anywhere. This song always struck me as especially tiresome, labored and whiny.

Pink Floyd made some great, great music about individual isolation and alienation from society but as Roger Waters took over the band, its music lost a lot beauty, charm and mystery. Listening to Dark Side of the Moon from beginning to end is easy. Who listens to the even half of The Wall in one go?

snitramc wrote:
This is where Pink Floyd jumped the shark. Two songs repeated endlessly for four whole vinyl sides. I got really tired of listening to Roger, Nick et al apologize continuously to Syd for being so great. And god knows, they were great; saw 'em live twice and it was a life changing experience ('course, it might have been the blotter). But sadly no, this is not Floyd. Not even close.




As someone with a strong distaste for this band, I hesitate to show what a geek I am by pointing out that I'm pretty sure this record was not released in 1975, but I think a bit later—maybe '78-'79.