murray_TH Posted January 28, 2007 Share Posted January 28, 2007 Obviously, in my opinion, the Floyd are totally awesome and GNR should have covered "MOTHER", but Pink Floyd're mostly remembered for The Wall and The Dark Side Of The Moon. I love Animals too, but I just bought The Final Cut on re-issue (Animals is on my list - I had The Final Cut on tape, albeit a hookie copy that cut off the last 2 minutes - would love it on vinyl... if I had a record player... maybe I'll buy one of those USB Turntables... who knows... my options are open and I'm young and profiting since I paid off my car 2 months ago).I have, in fact, been listening to this awesome album since 1986, when I was a nipper."I'm so great"What a fantastic album. I've always thought it kind of "finishes" off the concepts in The Wall, hence the lyric in "The Final Cut":"If you negotiate the minefield in the drive And beat the dogs and cheat the cold electronic eyes And if you make it past the shotgun in the hall, Dial the combination, open the priesthole And if I'm in I'll tell you what's behind the wall"Lovely I also love the poignant lyrics from "When the Tigers Broke Free", clearly about Roger Waters' father's untimely demise:It was just before dawn One miserable morning in black 'forty four.When the forward commander Was told to sit tight When he asked that his men be withdrawn. And the Generals gave thanks As the other ranks held back The enemy tanks for a while. And the Anzio bridgehead Was held for the price Of a few hundred ordinary lives.And kind old King George Sent Mother a note When he heard that father was gone.It was, I recall, In the form of a scroll, With gold leaf and all.And I found it one day In a drawer of old photographs, hidden away.And my eyes still grow damp to remember His Majesty signed With his own rubber stamp.It was dark all around.There was frost in the groundWhen the tigers broke free.And no one survived From the Royal Fusiliers Company C.They were all left behind,Most of them dead,The rest of them dying.And that's how the High CommandTook my daddy from me.Lovely  Beautiful lyrics, exquisite music."The Hero's Return" is the shittest song on the album, mind, although I like the quiet bit at the end. Are you with me?......bored yet???... maybe you should be...Don't worry, monkey lovers:Go here for 2 free video downloads from that album, including the original video release that came out with the album (one of my mates had it on VHS - showing my age - and I wish I'd forgotten to give it him back now!!): http://www.pinkfloyd.co.uk/theFinalCut/Anyone share my huge optimism (Not that I care too much - I'm killing a bottle of wine and feeling nostalgic - call it a slap on the back for Roger Waters thread if you will)If that doesn't float your biscuit then you can go here for some daft music:http://www.thebranflakes.com/bran/sounds.htmlhttp://www.weirdomusic.com/downloads.htm...and here's a picture of a fat domestic pet for those who would otherwise feel I was wasting their time:Cruelty, surely?Be careful out there, my friends.Okay, I'm Done. :xmasschef: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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