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Old 05-21-2002, 11:37 PM   #16
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favorite song probably "Sheep" or "Astronomy Domine"
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The Wall - the greatest double album of all time..

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IMHO, "The Wall" is one of the most over-rated pieces of music ever recorded.

Then again, "Wish You Were Here" is certainly a great album, and I guess "Dark Side Of The Moon" is another fine one too(although the album has the word WANKERS written all over it)
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IMHO, "The Wall" is one of the most over-rated pieces of music ever recorded.
Then again, "Wish You Were Here" is certainly a great album, and I guess "Dark Side Of The Moon" is another fine one too(although the album has the word WANKERS written all over it)
Wankers?!?!?! every song is perfect.
The only questiponable stuff is the early early stuff where everything sounds like beatles songs gone all wrong.
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Wankers?!?!?! every song is perfect.
The only questiponable stuff is the early early stuff where everything sounds like beatles songs gone all wrong.
Oh arnold layne....

I vote for a deportation of holyjoe
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Yeah DEPORT HOLY JOE...THE WALL is the second best rock album after THE JOSHUA
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The Wall contains some great songs, but particularly the first disc is so damn boring, it always puts me asleep...

DSOTM has does also contain great songs, but please, don't tell me "The Great Gig In The Sky" is a great song - it's fucking pretentious, if anything...

BTW, Joshua Tree doesn't hold a candle to Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, Zooropa or even Pop
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U2 and Pink Floyd are close in concert populatirity, but U2 beats them out overall in popularity because U2 is a much stronger album selling act for new material from 1987 to the present.

While the Greatest Hits for Pink Floyd did well, it has not sold 3 million units in the USA. The Triple platinum award was given to the GH album, because RIAA counts both disc in each album package. So the GH Pink Floyd album actually only sold 1.5 million copies in the USA. Now according to Soundscan, Dark Side Of The Moon is selling more than the GH album.

The Final Cut, Momentary Lapse.. and Division Bell were not big sellers on the grand scale. Those are the only albums of new material that has been put out by Floyd since 1980. So Pink Floyds popularity was in the 1980s and 1990s very similar to the Rolling Stones, HUGE concert fan base with much smaller sales in albums. Pink Floyd is another band like the Stones that often sells more concert tickets than their latest album release.

Pink Floyd has not done anything actively as a band since 1994. After 8 years away, Dave Gilmore has stated that he thinks that the band is over. Its rather difficult to judge Floyds popularity in the current climate because they have not had a new album in 8 years and there is no tour, the band is essentially no more.

In terms of overall popularity, achievment or critical achievement regardless of the bands current status, I would say that U2 has passed Pink Floyd by. Pink Floyd has always been and looks like will continued to be, most known for their work from 1973-1979 on Dark Side... Wish You Were Here, Animals, and the Wall. Material released after that has not had anywhere near the selling power or critical approval that those albums had. In fact there are many Critics including Rolling Stone that have attacked Pink Floyds work without Roger giving albums like Momentary and Division Bell only 2 stars out of 5. U2 on the other hand has maintained a commercial and critical level that has kept them the #1 active band worldwide since 1987. 15 years at the top on a Global scale, longer than any other band in history.
Ahhh, Sting is always there with a fact-based, informative, well-thought and interesting post! Thanks for the insight...although I do sense an obvious U2-biasedness......
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BTW, Joshua Tree doesn't hold a candle to Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, Zooropa or even Pop [/B][/QUOTE]

Please explain what you mean by this....
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Song(s): Wish You Were Here, Shine On, Comfortably Numb, Dogs, Run Like Hell. There's too many good ones to choose from.
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BTW, Joshua Tree doesn't hold a candle to Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, Zooropa or even Pop
Please explain what you mean by this....[/B][/QUOTE]

JT's first three songs are as great as rock can get, but then we get such duds as Bullet The Blue Sky (which later on the ZOOTV-tour morphed into a great live-song), Mothers of the Disappeared (which, frankly, is the worst album-closer in the band's career).

Generally, the album just doesn't excite me anymore at all.
I see some great song-writing, but IMHO, the album isn't as consistent as the ones mentioned above.
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You don't like Mothers?!?!?

I get the feeling your not a fan of slow relaxing mello music. I.e finds the Wall boring and so forth.

I love music that puts me to sleep with nice guitars and melodies and such.
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I absolutely love Pink Floyd.

I remember I went through a period in college (way back when) when a bunch of my friends and myself would end the night by popping in The Wall on VHS. Needless to say there was some wacky tobacky being passed around and we tried to get as far as we could throught the movie.

This pretty much occurred every night for a couple of months and the same thing happened every time. Every single person would pass out strewn all over the room, and we would have to stop the tape (usually about 45 minutes into thte movie.)

As a symbol of our stupidity we would always rewinid the tape and start it over again the next night.

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen the beginning to The Wall. it must be in the hundreds.

Oh - and I just have to say that when I finally got to see the band on the Division Bell tour I thought they were astounding live. Truly a spectacle to see.
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JT's first three songs are as great as rock can get, but then we get such duds as Bullet The Blue Sky (which later on the ZOOTV-tour morphed into a great live-song), Mothers of the Disappeared (which, frankly, is the worst album-closer in the band's career).

Generally, the album just doesn't excite me anymore at all.
I see some great song-writing, but IMHO, the album isn't as consistent as the ones mentioned above.
Bullet the Blue Sky, a dud?!? You've got to be kidding me, right? BTBS arguably is U2's best pure ROCK song. IT has great guitars, meaningful lyrics, thumping drums, powerful base....and, as you mentioned, is one of if not their best live song....

I agree with you on some of the other points, especially the one about JT being inconsistent. Side A is one of the greatest, most complete sides to an album ever. Side B, although pure and lyrically more profound than Side A, doesn't seem to match the emotional factor to the preceeding side.

Over the years I have become fed up with JT at times b/c it seems that EVERYONE loved it, the first 3 songs are played out on the radio even to this day and JT marked U2's ascend to Worldwide glory. Although the worldwide success is coveted and appreciated, I sometimes miss having that feeling of retaining U2 to a more dedicated, passionate following. I guess you can't have it all.

One more thing, although many mainstream critics and fans alike consider JT one of the greatest and U2's best album, I strongly disagree. Achtung Baby is by far a more challenging, creative, lyrically diverse, ground-breaking, original and experimental album than JT. By creating AB, U2 did what practically every other band(Beatles not withstanding) would love to do but is unable to do: create a new sound and image, yet maintain enormous popularity. Becoming the BBITW is very difficult; maintaining that position is even harder.

With that said, they are both 2 of the greatest ever....

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