Dark Side of the Moon
Joined: Sep 2009
RE: If Syd hadn't gone mad....
(06-19-2010 11:39 AM)Electrophile Wrote: Eh, no thanks. The Final Cut is the one album they never should have made. If Roger was that hell-bent on doing his own thing, to the exclusion of everyone else, he should have left the band in 1981 after The Wall shows were over.
Not sure what you mean here -- do you mean that he should have just released it as a solo album after leaving Pink Floyd? No opinion about that to be honest, though as I've said before, it's pretty much my all time favorite album.
To SweedDaddy: The thing is that top 20 lists of bassists are always, almost per definition, incorrect. The wording might be a bit too blunt, but it's a fact nevertheless. To be in such a list you need to catch people's eye by playing your instrument in such a way that it isn't very natural anymore. Guitar players can distinct themselves from others by playing extreme solos and all that. Same goes for drummers, keyboardists, etc. But bass players are only good when they do NOT try to distinct themselves in their music. You could compare it to rhythm guitar playing; it's very important that you do not take a lead role in the music you play, if you're a bassist. In my life I have never seen an accurate "top 20 rhythm guitar players" list, or something like that. Which is logical. The concept of making a top 20 list for bassists just fails; there's no purpose because the criteria are always wrong. The fact that you mention people like Flea, confirms that. Flea is an amazing bass player - technically - but if he'd been Pink Floyd's bass player, they'd have either reschooled him, or fired him.
Also, I don't know who it was who said it (I can't seem to find the post again), but saying that Roger Waters did virtually nothing after leaving Pink Floyd is simply not true. He released several albums, staged one of the biggest concerts of all time, and to top that, he released an opera. I don't think there's a rock artist who has done something similar after leaving the band that made him swim in money.
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