Crap, other myth is gone
And we lose yet another of the great cultural icons of our time. :(
You know, proto-Boomer rock stars don't seem to have a very high survival rate, do they?
Never fear; Roger Waters will never die, because it means he'd have to stop insulting David Gilmour. And he won't let Gilmour die for the same reason.
Hopefully the rest of the band (RW) can put their differences aside before the rest of them go. This is a tough one. One of my all time favorite records is PF's "Meddle". "One of These Days" and "A Pillow of Winds" makes me want to pull over and just feel it.
I suppose Floyders fall into pro- and anti-Waters camps, although I suspect more would be for Roger than against. Myself, after Waters pulled the Big Pout a declared PF "dead" in 85, I gave up on him and staryed with the remaining members of PF. IIRC Waters was the one who started in with insulting the remaining members for no cause other than he was an egomaniac rock star who demanded a court declare that no one could use the name "Pink Floyd" without him in the band. To me he just came off as a bully. Besides, I liked David Gilmour's guitar work and the way he and and Nick Mason wrote less depressing songs than Waters. With Waters it was one damns autobiographical psychic torture story after another, and that gets old.
As far as reuniting it seems to me Waters burned his bridges to a cinder, although IIRC they've reunited once for a one-off performance, something like the Freddie Mercury Memorial concert or to support the Margaret Thatcher Appreciation Society or something.
Jum, did you ever buy this record? Amazon.com: The Final Cut: Pink Floyd: Music Several of us suggested it to you in a thread about WWII songs awhile back...
stylie;4580683Jum, did you ever buy this record? Amazon.com: The Final Cut: Pink Floyd: Music Several of us suggested it to you in a thread about WWII songs awhile back...
Heh. You thought I was serious about the Margaret Thatcher Appreciation Society? ;)
Yeah I was there in 1983 to buy it. And there for the Falklands, which Waters incredibly made sound like Armageddon. FC had some very nice melodies and harmonics in the softer numbers ("Gunner's Dream", "The Final Cut"), some catchy up-tempo stuff (listen to "Not Now John" and it'll stay in your head all day) and the usual Waters shriek-screams.
Hey that reminds me! I haven't thought about it in forever, but IIRC there's a surprise arty blast somewhere in there (I think it's supposed to be a missile hitting HMS Sheffield). It is INCREDIBLE!!!! Maybe Bratwurst should consider a little borrowing. I'll guarantee you it wasn't created by anyone connected with PF or their record company, and was almost certainly created and recorded by a public institution (like Her Majesty's Royal Horse Artillery or its successors!) It would be fantastic in-game. Somebody check it.
More info on Roger Waters' dad: