Waters' 'The Wall' revival at Xcel En...

Waters' 'The Wall' revival at Xcel Energy Center holds almost magical appeal

There are 47 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Waters' 'The Wall' revival at Xcel Energy Center holds almost magical appeal. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Initially inspired by Roger Waters' growing contempt for his audience, Pink Floyd's 1979 album "The Wall" remains one of the biggest bummers in the band's catalog.

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RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Oct 28, 2010
UnoCinco wrote:
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If I was a millionaire I'd sing the message too. Thankfully, it's not you whom people would listen to, so I guess I'll settle for Roger Waters. Always a naysayer around, isn't there? Which political party do you support? If your answer is any of them, you've already lost. Criticism of a message by capitalist is wasted breath: you only care about yourself and money. Blanket statement? Yes. In the end, it is you who represents the problem.
I can dig it
RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Oct 28, 2010
PGF wrote:
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I prefer George Orwell's Animal Farm, in paper, which 'Animals' more or less just copied. Besides, criticism of capitalism by millionaires is not something that I can take all that seriously.
Nobody is asking you to take anything "all that seriously". It's entertainment and art - and musically speaking, its artistic integrity severely outmatches anything from the last decade. It's a well-arranged record, emotionally driven, and has outstanding production value. What's wrong with that?

And since when is it not ok to reference a work of art that influenced your art? I don't think Roger would deny the record referencing Animal Farm.

Don't like it? Then listen to 'Meddle' on vinyl. There, no political overtones. Problem solved. Drop your MP3 player in a puddle with the rest of your Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 collection.

“Celebrate Liberty and Freedom”

Since: Sep 09

Mpls

#23 Oct 28, 2010
Drill baby drill!!

Since: Jan 10

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Oct 28, 2010
There's so much wrong with this review it's unreal. And you've pointed out many of the problems. I'll mention one:

"The sheer, epic scale of the performance made it one that will be difficult, if not impossible, to capture on film."

Uh, hello? Did you not know that it has already been filmed? And that many of the visuals were pulled directly from the film?

I saw the Dark Side of the Moon concert here 3 years ago. Also awesome.

The only bummer of the night for me was his repeated greetings to the "Minneapolis" audience. Dude!

Since: Dec 08

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Oct 28, 2010
I totally agree with this article. I am a big fan of Pink Floyd however I am not a fan of The Wall. The Wall is the reason I did not see Roger Waters this time around. This last thing I need to see , and pay for, this day and age is something dark and depressing. I am holding hope that Waters and David Gilmour will hookup soon for and Pink Floyd tour while they are still able.
Affula

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Oct 28, 2010
PGF wrote:
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I prefer George Orwell's Animal Farm, in paper, which 'Animals' more or less just copied. Besides, criticism of capitalism by millionaires is not something that I can take all that seriously.
I suppose George Orwell didn't make any money off of Animal Farm? "more or less just copied"... haha, yup, word for word... in fact "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" was actually originally titled "All Animals are Created Equal, but some Animals are more Equal than Others"... by the way, Animal Farm is a criticism of Stalinism, not Capitalism.
Joanna

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Oct 28, 2010
The Wall isn't a bummer, I think the adjective you should have used might have been: solemn, somber, or weighty. But not bummer. This is coming from a girl who believes The Piper At the Gates of Dawn is one of their best pieces. The Wall (and The Final Cut) are my least favourite, but I wouldn't call the Wall a "bummer".
Affula

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Oct 28, 2010
Truth_Serum wrote:
This last thing I need to see , and pay for, this day and age is something dark and depressing.
What's more depressing is that so many people would rather listen to happy-go-lucky pop garbage than actually have to think for themselves.
"Hey Blonde... you know what you are... just a dirty son-of-a-"
Step right up

Ramsey, NJ

#29 Oct 28, 2010
RightOn wrote:
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That's a bad way to begin making a point about this band. You're immediately disqualified. Buy 'Animals' on vinyl and get back to me.
Elitist! 24/96 FLAC sourced from the vinyl good enough?

Since: Dec 08

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Oct 28, 2010
Affula wrote:
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What's more depressing is that so many people would rather listen to happy-go-lucky pop garbage than actually have to think for themselves.
"Hey Blonde... you know what you are... just a dirty son-of-a-"
Sorry, but to sit through another "Wall" trip and relive the Nazi Germany and rape scenes and all its darkness doen't work for me these days.
Michelle Jenkins

Saint Paul, MN

#31 Oct 28, 2010
I would have loved to go to last night's show - unfortunately it was not to be. An article that said more about last night's PERFORMANCE and less of the writer's desparately clever opinions about everything else would have been nice. UnoCinco's PS was more informative than anything Raihala wrote.
RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#32 Oct 28, 2010
Step right up wrote:
<quoted text> Elitist! 24/96 FLAC sourced from the vinyl good enough?
Hellllll no, brah!! The warmth of the needle cannot be reproduced without live kinetics! FLAC is awesome for ripping CDs, though - and bootlegs. MP3s @ 128kbps sound like crap to me at this point. And 'shuffle' has pretty much killed any mainstream effort toward making complete albums.

Haha, yep, I'm an audiophile - busted! It's a fun hobby and a curse... I don't expect many to understand. But you can see where Floyd has the ability to satisfy my high expectations from a listening experience.

C'mon people, demand better efforts from musicians and record companies!
MMmmmmMunchies

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Oct 28, 2010
Wow, I didn't know stoners could get so easily offended. 'Cause those are the only people who ever listened to this self-pitying crap.
MMmmmmMunchies

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Oct 28, 2010
Wow. I never know stoners could get so offended at stuff. 'Cause that's the only people who still listen to this overindulgent, self-pitying crap.
RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Oct 28, 2010
Truth_Serum wrote:
I totally agree with this article. I am a big fan of Pink Floyd however I am not a fan of The Wall. The Wall is the reason I did not see Roger Waters this time around. This last thing I need to see , and pay for, this day and age is something dark and depressing. I am holding hope that Waters and David Gilmour will hookup soon for and Pink Floyd tour while they are still able.
A) Rick Wright, rest his soul, is no longer with us. That, to me, is a major detriment to any "real" Floyd reunion. I'd go see the other guys, but it's basically over in terms of an actual reunion. The Live8 performance from 2005-ish is all that we have in that respect. If you haven't seen it - search for "Floyd Live8", it's pretty great.

B) What of their "non-dark-and-depressing " material do you prefer? I am well-versed in their entire catalogue, and nothing is really jumping out at me. Unless you consider "See Emily Play" and other Sid songs as part of the discussion... I really don't, because the band's mood changed immediately after he left. Or maybe you consider Division Bell as part of the discussion, although it is a rather morose album as well.

C) I love discussing this stuff. Not trying to be a jerk, I'm sincerely interested - just very opinionated!:-)
RightOn

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Oct 28, 2010
MMmmmmMunchies wrote:
Wow, I didn't know stoners could get so easily offended.'Cause those are the only people who ever listened to this self-pitying crap.
That's MR Stoner to you, double-poster! Now make my Chipotle!

Since: Sep 08

Monroe, LA

#37 Oct 28, 2010
Here is a review from a Floyd fan and even a Waters fan who also saw DSotM in'06...

Sound-wise and even performance-wise, although very good (who am I kidding...great!), it did not match the quality of the last show. And visually stunning, although with all the pyrotechnics at the beginning it seemed uneven if not backwards (by usual rock spectacle standards).

All in all, though...I wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Oh, and to all the whiners that bash him about his anti-capitalist views and hypocrisy...I am conservative, capitalist and libertarian, and I wish most artists would just shut their political mouths and sing. Similarily, I wish those too would shut up about him and just listen to the music or not. As a Floyd fan since mid '70s...he hasn't brainwashed me, I doubt he is brainwashing anyone else.
Affula

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Oct 28, 2010
Truth_Serum wrote:
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Sorry, but to sit through another "Wall" trip and relive the Nazi Germany and rape scenes and all its darkness doen't work for me these days.
God forbid you ever watch the news or read a history book then...
Ronald Reagan

Aurora, CO

#39 Oct 28, 2010
Affula wrote:
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. in fact "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" was actually originally titled "All Animals are Created Equal, but some Animals are more Equal than Others"... by the way, Animal Farm is a criticism of Stalinism, not Capitalism.
Yes indeed, Animal Farm was about Communism/Stalinism, not about the blessings of Capitalism and Liberty. That said, I was in London in june of 1981 at the age of 17 when the original Wall was performed. We had the opportunity to try and get a ticket, but my friend, ignorant of the event, gave the thumbs down on it. To this day he is still clueless on that genre of music, much like Raihala.

I look forwrd to seeing the show here in Denver in November. I won't let this opportunity slip past again.

Don't forget to vote.....Less Government and More Personal Responsibilty
joe44

Chippewa Falls, WI

#40 Oct 28, 2010
If you did not like the album going in why would you go review it. It was a hell of a show.

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