All the fuss about Pink F
This was my time born 1947. I have of course bought the obligatory Dark Side and some of that music is quite intense and enjoyable. Today I wonder if some are living off a past I do not see them having an entitlement to.
While of course their music has been almost Classical in comparison to Sabbath, Zeppelin, Purple they too could produce some quiet and tender pieces of noteworthy work.
My memory of THE WALL from all those years ago was of better sounds than this Solo ish effort. While I have only scanned through Roger seems monotonous and forced and not enjoyable.
I have seen Gilmore in his solo ish efforts and find that he is also difficult to listen to to for similar reasons.
Other than the fact that the group seems to have such a large following I do not get them. Arnold Lane may well have been my most favourite story song and the singles of that early era. Being described as a Psychedelic band that may be a reason I do not get it. The only time I ever got to see the world of the drug user was momentary pre op and fleetingly while on Morphine or Pethidine. This was short lived as pain does sort of nullify the pleasures of these chemicals. I have never enjoyed [is that the word] this useful drug class while in good health. Does it improve the writing ability or the listening ability?
Not for me perhaps and I do enjoy some of the music written by those who come from a different age. If Wolfgang had only had a few sessions of LSD goodness knows what he might have come up with considering the heightened awareness he surely must have gained.
Sorry Watters and Gilmore. Might have to look out for the music of the very first offerings.
The love of this must be almost cultist.