(05-18-2010 11:48 AM)Libbywaters74D Wrote: Every member of Pink Floyd Syd,David,Rick, Roger and Nick were great at something
David can play a mean guitar better a lot of people who have held a guitar
Roger is a great song writer and poet
AMLOR is a Pink Floyd album and so it The Final Cut
I just wonder why we can't just along
Well, sounds great on paper, but not all factual. I know you were always a Roger fan from back in the NPF days......probably 6-7 years ago if I reacll. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
David was more than an awesome guitar player. He made Roger lyrics come to life. He, and to a lessor degree Rick, shaped the Pink Floyd sound. Listen to Obscurd by clouds; listen to the vast available boots from '69-'72; listen to the '74'-75 boots when they were playing You got to be Crazy and Raving & Drooling. Everytime I listen to Raving & Drooling follwed by Sheep I cringe at the fact that no credit was given to David. I can apply this to numerous songs as well..........
Yes Roger is a great song writer and poet. I would also argue a wonderful concept artist. But, keep in mind that without David those songs would be shadow of themselves.
I would argue that AMLOR is a Pink Floyd record and The Final Cut is a Pink Floyd record only by name. My reasoning is as follows:
TFC is a Pink Floyd record only in name:
- The music is seriously lacking in my opinion.
- No Rick, due to the fact that Roger basic reduced his ego down to nothing.
- Very little David input due to the fact that no matter what David brought to the table, it would't have been good enough. He did have some nice guitar parts, but trust me 'Ole Rog signed off on them I'm sure.
-Not one song is identifiable as a "Pink Floyd song" by anyone other than true Floyd fans. And the last time I heard a song on the radio.........Duran Duran was relevant.
AMLOR is a Pink Floyd record:
-Right from the get go everyone just knows it's Pink Floyd...why would that Be?
- Like or dislike, Learning to Fly, Sorrow and OTTA are frequently played and recognizable. All three are among my favorite songs.
Sales squashed TFC because it sounded like what fans expected.
I know this has always been a hot button issue and am sick of this constant debate myself. THe whole difference to me is I can admit David's fault (and he himself will).........but Team Roger never will.