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Any fans?

I've watched the film at least 50 times now and probably under the influence of everything I've ever been under the influence of. But for the last few decades, just booze.

I'm watching the bonus features of the DVD (again) right now and for some reason, thought, what the fuck, let's start a thread on the only forum I ever go on anywhere on the Internet these days.

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I liked it when I was younger but I've moved on.

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Never liked it, but then I'm not a fan of the album either.


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"look mummy there's an airplane up in the sky."

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Fuck the movie. The album is ace. Not played it in 10 years, mind...

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So I take it the answer is no fans. :lol:

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I watched it a lot when I was younger, and for all it’s faults, I still enjoyed. I always felt it started to run out of steam maybe 2/3rds in. Haven’t watched it in a decade maybe though, if not longer. Much like the album, I related to it far more as a teenager than I do as an adult (maybe because I am not a rock star?).

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I watched it a lot when I was younger, and for all it’s faults, I still enjoyed. I always felt it started to run out of steam maybe 2/3rds in. Haven’t watched it in a decade maybe though, if not longer. Much like the album, I related to it far more as a teenager than I do as an adult (maybe because I am not a rock star?).


I never saw it as being about a rock star (even thought it is). I related to it from the very beginning when I was just a kid and my parents had divorced.

It became frighteningly relatable when I was in my 20's and went through my own divorce.

But besides all that plus the being bullied by my peers in school and the many other ways to make the album about yourself, I found that the meaning just keeps growing as you grow. For example, as I got older I found it to be more about empathy and caring about other people and it even made me cry a bunch of times.

Even Roger Waters attempted to re-interpret it with his politically charged stage show some years back. Y'know, I think about Sid Barret's life and how upset Roger, Rick, Nick, and Dave were about his descent and I think this album is even more relevant today than ever.

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I was being a bit facetious with the rock star comment. I just don't really relate to it as an adult, apart from maybe a bit of general alienation with society. It's just in a category of culture that I cherished as a teenager, but not so much these days - much like 'Catcher in the Rye'.

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I like some Pink Floyd.. actually it's Dave Gilmour's performances that I especially like, and I get that he wasn't the ideas guy. But I've always hated this record, fucking hell it grated on me since the first time I heard it. Film was meh for me. I really don't like Roger Waters' voice on the recording either, it's got a distressingly shouty sort of canine quality to it.

What is it about this that is the draw compared to some of the other Gilmour/Waters era records?


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I like some Pink Floyd.. actually it's Dave Gilmour's performances that I especially like, and I get that he wasn't the ideas guy. But I've always hated this record, fucking hell it grated on me since the first time I heard it. Film was meh for me. I really don't like Roger Waters' voice on the recording either, it's got a distressingly shouty sort of canine quality to it.

What is it about this that is the draw compared to some of the other Gilmour/Waters era records?


I think the draw is the empathy to isolation. People relate to it.

For myself, first song I heard was Another Brick In The Wall Part II on the radio which stuck out because of that "Don't need no education" line. Then I heard the album and instantly identified with the lyrical themes. And there's a lot of really haunting bass lines on there as well that resonated with me at the time.

Over the decades, I've reinterpreted the album as a warning to not fall into self pity and despair. The world is tough and we're all in this together.

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I've always hated that album myself, too - despite loving ABITW pt. 2 when it came out. I'm generally not a Waters fan anyway, plus that 'meat/pudding' bit annoys me no end (it's fucking dessert). Apart from the first few, which I just find twee, I'd listen to any other Floyd album before it.


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EditeditediT wrote:
I like some Pink Floyd.. actually it's Dave Gilmour's performances that I especially like, and I get that he wasn't the ideas guy. But I've always hated this record, fucking hell it grated on me since the first time I heard it. Film was meh for me. I really don't like Roger Waters' voice on the recording either, it's got a distressingly shouty sort of canine quality to it.

What is it about this that is the draw compared to some of the other Gilmour/Waters era records?


I think the draw is the empathy to isolation. People relate to it.

For myself, first song I heard was Another Brick In The Wall Part II on the radio which stuck out because of that "Don't need no education" line. Then I heard the album and instantly identified with the lyrical themes. And there's a lot of really haunting bass lines on there as well that resonated with me at the time.

Over the decades, I've reinterpreted the album as a warning to not fall into self pity and despair. The world is tough and we're all in this together.


I appreciate your earnestness ;) ... It's good if you can take positive messages from it I guess, but I'd choose Meddle, Live@Pompeii (AMAZING) or DSOTM 100% of the time over this record because I think they are that much better, it's really that simple. The Wall does my head in.


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Somebody asked me what my favorite Pink Floyd album was and funny enough, I answered Umma Gumma. Favorite song, I answered Atom Heart Mother Suite.

While I've held The Wall as my life time favorite, I have grown older and I love the times when the Pink Floyd gang were young and carefree.

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