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Old 08-15-2015, 02:03 AM   #676
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Perhaps I will finally buy my sixth Pink Floyd album, then.
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You should buy them all! Even the bad ones have redeemable qualities.
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I've thought about buying the boxed set. Out of the 6 or so Floyd CDs I have, only 2 are remasters (Meddle and Wish You Were Here), the rest the original releases.
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Perhaps I will finally buy my sixth Pink Floyd album, then.
Which ones do you have?
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Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall.
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Okay. I was going to say if you don't have Animals (I don't think I've ever heard you talk about it), that needs to be the next move.
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You should get Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It's so different from the rest of their albums, but explains their later reference and obsession with Syd.

I also think Atom Heart Mother is hugely underrated!

That said, OBC is very similar in sound and tone to Dark Side, and I know your reverence for that album.
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Okay. I was going to say if you don't have Animals (I don't think I've ever heard you talk about it), that needs to be the next move.
Really? Not even in the cdisantis days? It's probably in my top 10 albums. The only thing on the album I have a remote dislike for is the lengthy, repetitive instrumental break that gets quite dirge-y between the second and third verses of Pigs. That song could have some of its fat cut off the top, it's a bit long. The two Pigs on the Wing are utterly lovely, Dogs is one of the band's very best songs, featuring some outstanding guitar work, captivating lyricism, and much the same can be said for Sheep. I also think it might contain the best outros of any album ever. The endings for Dogs, Pigs and Sheep are all fucking incredible, the apocalyptic Waters verse on Dogs, the monstrous solo in Pigs and that sensational galloping riff in Sheep. Tremendous album.
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This thread prompted me to revisit Obscured By Clouds. I hadn't listened to it in years and honestly couldn't recall a note. So I gave it a spin yesterday.

... right now I still struggle to recall a note of it.

It was a pleasant enough listening experience, certainly much more enjoyable than tedious shit like The Wall, The Final Cut, or most of AMLOR (I will defend to the death "Sorrow" as one of Pink Floyd's best songs), but the album has never left a mark on me. I wouldn't rank it up with Piper, Atom Heart Mother, DSOTM, WYWH, Animals, or Division Bell.

I'm with Liam that Atom Heart Mother is underrated. I don't care much for the overlong title track or the gimmicky brekkie track, but the middle three get to me every time.
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It's probably in my top 10 albums. The only thing on the album I have a remote dislike for is the lengthy, repetitive instrumental break that gets quite dirge-y between the second and third verses of Pigs. That song could have some of its fat cut off the top, it's a bit long. The two Pigs on the Wing are utterly lovely, Dogs is one of the band's very best songs, featuring some outstanding guitar work, captivating lyricism, and much the same can be said for Sheep. I also think it might contain the best outros of any album ever. The endings for Dogs, Pigs and Sheep are all fucking incredible, the apocalyptic Waters verse on Dogs, the monstrous solo in Pigs and that sensational galloping riff in Sheep. Tremendous album.
Okay cool, I don't know why I don't remember any of those discussions. But completely agreed about the brilliance of Animals, which is a real challenger to Wish You Were Here for my favorite PF album.
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Who was born in a house full of pain
Who trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to do by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with collar and chain
Who was given a pat on the back
Who was breaking away from the pack
Who was only a stranger only at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
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One of the best closing parts in music, ever. The drumming, the lurching guitar, Waters' urgent vocals, the brilliant metaphorical lyrics, all of it. God I love it.
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The only thing on the album I have a remote dislike for is the lengthy, repetitive instrumental break that gets quite dirge-y between the second and third verses of Pigs. That song could have some of its fat cut off the top, it's a bit long.
Love the rest of your post, but I think this instrumental break is one of the best things about the album. When placed in the context of what the song's actually about (Britain's political system is fucked, in 1977 it was looking likely that Thatcher was going to be elected, and she was going to drag figures like Mary Whitehouse into positions of prominence and it's going to fuck us...which it did) having a big dirge in the middle of a song about the Conservative Party makes sense.

The ending of Dogs is fucking crushing. Amazing. I might go and listen to it now.
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I've always loved the ending of Dogs. So epic. Although, and this is a fail on my part, I always thought it was Gilmour singing it.


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I don't think that's such a bad fail. They sound quite similar at times. The only reason I know is because during that period I gobbled up everything I could about Pink Floyd. I didn't have friends. So in the myriad of stuff I read I read about Waters taking that verse. I think it works really well, though. Gilmour always had a more appealing, emotional voice, I think, which is why his verses in Dogs carry so much gravitas, but Waters' more acerbic voice is so perfect for that ending. Liam's right, it is totally crushing.

I've come across the remasters on Spotify and listening to other tracks now, like Raving & Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy, which turned into Sheep and Dogs respectively. They're both great but did improve when finally released, in particular lyrically. Also Dogs doesn't feature Gilmour rapping, which is a positive.
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Love the rest of your post, but I think this instrumental break is one of the best things about the album. When placed in the context of what the song's actually about (Britain's political system is fucked, in 1977 it was looking likely that Thatcher was going to be elected, and she was going to drag figures like Mary Whitehouse into positions of prominence and it's going to fuck us...which it did) having a big dirge in the middle of a song about the Conservative Party makes sense.
That's a good point. It's not to say I dislike it, though. I love the song, I just think it gets a bit mired and I like Dogs and Sheep better. But it's still like an 8/9 outta 10 song.
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