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Frank Zappa & Elsewhere
Via Our Man In Hungary who has been posting some great stuff as of late.
It doesn’t surprise me how often tracks from Pink Floyd’s album have been covered since 1979. The Wall is probably the last great album to be released. To date, nothing has achieved it’s lyrical brilliance. Perhaps that’s why Roger Waters left soon after…
Hehe, good one, heh? You should’ve quoted the KoRn version as well 😉
I wondered how he would pull off the solo, nice. I love this bass & lead kind of playing. And yes, I admit it, in the eighties I may have been guilty of seeing the midnight show a few times (don’t tell mom!).
[quote comment=”6694″]It doesn’t surprise me how often tracks from Pink Floyd’s album have been covered since 1979. The Wall is probably the last great album to be released. To date, nothing has achieved it’s lyrical brilliance. Perhaps that’s why Roger Waters left soon after…[/quote]
‘The Fletcher Memorial Home’ from the last Floyd album with Waters (The Final Cut ) is also well worth a listen lyrically and musically, Urbangraffito.
I always had a hard time making it through the final cut. It has been 20 years though, I will give it another listen.
I really like the Final Cut. There was a time when my two favorite songs were the 1st song from the 1st Pink Floyd album (Astronomy Domine), and the last song of the (then) last Pink Floyd album (Two Suns in the Sunset). Oh yes, that one is really nice. (Btw, Final Cut is STILL the last Pink Floyd album to me.)
Just gave the Final Cut another listen. While individually, tracks like “Paranoid Eyes”, “The Fletcher Memorial Home”, and “Two Suns in the Sunset” are standouts — overall, the album seems to lack the unity that the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘Animals’, ‘Wish You Were Here’, and ‘The Wall’ had in such abundance.
Nice version of Brick. I haven’t enjoyed the original in years since the radio over-played it way back when. That was fresh! Excellent finger work, Kelly!
I enjoy Final Cut as well, but I agree with UrbanG. The Wall was the last great album. After that the creative flow of rock & roll went to blow. What poured out of their hearts in the 70’s got sucked into their noses in the 80’s.
Sure, The Final Cut is no Dark Side or The Wall, but there are some great tracks with some great lyrics. The Gunner’s Dream is one of my favs and the lyrics below get me every time:
After the service when you’re walking slowly to the car
And the silver in her hair shines in the cold November air
You hear the tolling bell
And touch the silk in your lapel
And as the tear drops rise to meet the comfort of the band
You take her frail hand
And hold on to the dream.
Bongo “Fury” Bob:
Agreed, there are some fantastic lyrics to be found on ‘The Final Cut’. I found many of them eerily reminiscent of some of the lyrics from ‘The Wall’ as well as ‘Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking’ and ‘Amused To Death’ (though I must add that Roger Waters solo albums are far and above better albums than ‘The Final Cut’). For me, ‘The Final Cut’ just fell flat (it didn’t possess that triple threat of thematic unity, great lyrics, and excellent music than their prior albums had in such abundance), or perhaps my expectations were just too high. That’s not to say that ‘The Final Cut’ was a failure as an album. Far from it. What fans might consider an average Pink Floyd album, any other group would die for…
This is damn good! I like how he can do a classical guitar rendition which retains the “rhythmic” (4/4) groove of the original. (Have to check out more of his playing.)
Pretty amazing, this guy. You might just check out some more Candy Rat artists if you’re interested in more stuff like this. Just Google “Candy Rat” and it’ll get you there.
My younger son is a Candy Rat adept and he is now also playing in this fashion. He let me see a lot of brilliant guitar players and some of them use the guitar in ways I hadn’t thought possible.
So, once again, check out Candy Rat (no I’m not a shareholder).
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