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Old 06-06-2007, 11:34 AM   #91
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Money was a hit single, at least in the U.S. It reached #13 on Billboard.

And it took a very long time for DSOTM to start selling. It was on the charts for years as it slowly built up momentum. And then, once it was recognized as an all-time classic, people had to have a copy of it every time a new audio format was released. I remember when it first arrived on CD - it was like a new release. It sold that much.
Ah, OK. So it was mostly a word of mouth hit?
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it was a slow build, it was on the billboard charts for 14 years or something crazy like that...

I think drugs may have been involved as well
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Ah, OK. So it was mostly a word of mouth hit?
Pretty much. Aside from Money, it really didn't get airplay back then as AM radio was still ruling the airwaves.

That's another reason the album kept on selling. When AOR radio took off in the early 80's, cuts from DSOTM were played over and over, exposing a new generation like myself to its wonders.

I wouldn't be surprised if DSOTM sold more copies in the 80's vs. the 70's, with the arrival of AOR radio and CD.
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Roger flip flops quite a bit on that. Sometimes he says schizophrenia, sometimes he says nervous breakdown... It's entirely possible to have rapid onset schizophrenia. There are two major forms of the illness - acute and chronic schizophrenia. Chronic schizophrenia develops gradually over time and there's usually little chance of recovery. Acute schizophrenia, on the other hand, develops much more rapidly, sometimes within weeks or months (usually in response to traumatic or stressful events) and usually hits in the late teens/early twenties. And it occurs more often in males. This would definitely fit Syd's situation, so if he did have it, it would have been acute.

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After reading a little more about schizophrenia, I also found that people that have it, even in a latent form, have an extremely high rate of drug abuse, and are also prone to other health problems (like Syd's Diabetes). It is strange, however, as he seems to have led a fairly independent life after Floyd and his short-lived solo career- reclusive, but not necessarily disconnected from reality. Ironically, his demise brought him legendary status that he likely never would have otherwise achieved.
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Roger flip flops quite a bit on that. Sometimes he says schizophrenia, sometimes he says nervous breakdown... It's entirely possible to have rapid onset schizophrenia. There are two major forms of the illness - acute and chronic schizophrenia. Chronic schizophrenia develops gradually over time and there's usually little chance of recovery. Acute schizophrenia, on the other hand, develops much more rapidly, sometimes within weeks or months (usually in response to traumatic or stressful events) and usually hits in the late teens/early twenties. And it occurs more often in males. This would definitely fit Syd's situation, so if he did have it, it would have been acute.

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I think he suffered from some kind of Adrenal problem along the lines of Addison's disease or Cushing's syndrome without the more physical symptoms. He probably also had a Schizotypal Personality Disorder as well. Those would explain why he was so reclusive and why it become so sudden with the stress and drugs.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:27 PM   #96
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Ah, OK. So it was mostly a word of mouth hit?
I think it stayed on Billboard charts for 26 years or something. A few songs got a ton of radio play on rock stations(from my memory) - Time, Money, and Us And Them stand out.
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Ah, OK. So it was mostly a word of mouth hit?
I think the cover played a big part as well. One has to wonder how many people bought the record after finding it in their local music store and being intrigued by the cover.
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I think the reason perhaps why it sold so well was just the fact maybe that it was incredibly good?

Money was huge, and I think a few other tracks (Us and Them, Brain Damage/Eclipse) got released.

Maybe it was well advertised?
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:35 AM   #99
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FROM FRONT ROW. Only for the encore (Happiest Days/Another Brick > Vera > Bring The Boys Back Home > Comfortably Numb) BUT STILL.

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FROM FRONT ROW. Only for the encore (Happiest Days/Another Brick > Vera > Bring The Boys Back Home > Comfortably Numb) BUT STILL.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:48 AM   #101
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Awesome GibsonGirl. I am so pumped right now because of that pic. Next Wednesday and Friday

And Fridays tix were free cuz Lila googles like a tasmanian devil

Was anything different?
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:21 AM   #102
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You are going to have a fantastic time next Wed/Fri. Enjoy it! I'm going to add some more photos and a review in the old RW tour thread that was floating around a while back. But it's going to have to be tomorrow... I have to be at the airport by 4:30 AM.
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^gorgeous shot there, and the prior one. Congrats on the front row, albeit briefly
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FROM FRONT ROW. Only for the encore (Happiest Days/Another Brick > Vera > Bring The Boys Back Home > Comfortably Numb) BUT STILL.

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Great pics- can't wait to see the official review and photos!
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When I saw Roger last September, Another Brick Part 2 was really a show-stopper. Sounds like a great experience GG!
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