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Venom
04-02-2005, 15:50:12
And since I've heard this song twice in the last 15 hours or so I must finally ask.

The kids singing the chorus in Another Brick in the Wall, are they like English rednecks? Because they really sound like they have a serious redneck twang.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 15:55:12
Not really. It's just a kind of slightly working class London accent.

Venom
04-02-2005, 15:57:00
So London working class aren't rednecks. Gotcha. That's a shame. That song would be even better with rednecks.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 15:59:41
Yes, I could see that really working with a deep somerset accent.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:02:31
Can you record you doing that line in your somerset accent on your computer and send me it so I can put it on the internet for all to hear?

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:04:00
I mean, what a rebellion. Crazy rednecks showing that they don't need education by running everyone over with their tractors. Or whatever rednecks over there use.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:05:47
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Can you record you doing that line in your somerset accent on your computer and send me it so I can put it on the internet for all to hear?

I think there will need to be slight modifications.


Arrrr ooooooh arrrrr, yar jarst anothaaar breck in thar wall

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:06:41
Brillant!

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:08:54
Hmm, a project for this weekend methinks!

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:09:08
Excellent! :beer:

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:10:45
Don't change the meat and pudding guy. He's perfect as is.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:12:12
Also one thinks they are rednecks because of the use of the double negative....We don't need no education, obviously proving that they need to be learned.

That song is so clever, but will be even cleverer when song with a west country twang

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:14:57
It is indeed so very clever. They don't need no education but they seemingly do...or do they really? Their metaphors of dark sarcasm seem to imply that they may indeed be educated.

Cleverness abounds!

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:16:34
Yes. "We don't need an education" is easy to sing. When you're clearly educated.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:17:28
Why not just sing we need an education.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:18:24
"We all need an education" "Hey Teacher, would you like an apple?"

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:19:00
So not only are they raging against the educational machine, as it were. They're also challenging our pre-conceived notions of what high levels education looks or sound like.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:19:18
"you brought an apple for teacher! You're the teachers pet!"

Teachers Pet
Teachers Pet
You're so clever it makes... me... sick!

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:20:47
Personally I just think they are teenage rebles. When they grow up they all be systems analysts or something. I'd like to know what happened to the children choir. I think that may be beyond even google's powers

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:22:00
Funko, there's your task. Find out what happened to the children's choir.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:22:13
Maybe if they'd got an education they wouldn't have totally been ripped off!

http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2004/11/2605.cfm

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:32:09
Ahhhh, that's great. Why even fight that hard for 200 fancy Ls? That's soooo anti-establishment.

And this concludes my music forum posting quota for the year.

zmama
04-02-2005, 16:40:12
loser, listening to Pink Floyd :rolleyes:

Venom
04-02-2005, 16:41:45
It was on the radio!

And now I'm +1. this will have to come out of next year's quota.

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 16:52:30
Stupid radio station people.

I like Pink Floyd though. zmama sucks.

Nills Lagerbaak
04-02-2005, 16:55:26
Ha ha ha! Ruthless exploitation of the uneducated masses.

zmama
04-02-2005, 17:06:55
I wouldn't know if I liked them. I've never managed to stay awake through a whole song of theirs. :p

Funkodrom
04-02-2005, 17:08:57
You should get more sleep.

Venom
04-02-2005, 17:21:29
At least we can confirm that zmama was not cool in the 60's and 70's and 80's was therefore, almost certainly, never cool.

zmama
04-02-2005, 17:24:26
Pink Floyd was for boring stoner guys.

And true, I have never been cool. :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-02-2005, 20:47:20
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Yes, I could see that really working with a deep somerset accent.

Let me set up a microphone and I'll deliver the goods.

Stefu X
06-02-2005, 14:10:57
The more important question: When Korn covers ABitW, will they use rednecks?

Venom
25-02-2005, 20:11:50
So, where the goods delivered? How were they?

Greg W
26-02-2005, 13:38:15
Originally posted by zmama
I wouldn't know if I liked them. I've never managed to stay awake through a whole song of theirs. :p Nor sex... :nervous:

BigGameHunter
20-03-2005, 00:57:48
That's not a requirement.


More importantly, who here has actually taken some acid and done the whole "play Dark Side of the Moon at the same time as you play The Wizard of Oz" thingy?

http://www.everwonder.com/david/wizardofoz/

King_Ghidra
21-03-2005, 09:10:17
i keep hearing that story from people, and i don't credit it at all, but i would gladly listen to 'the great gig in the sky' on acid

Funko
21-03-2005, 09:58:44
http://www.ingsoc.com/waters/info/oz.html

zmama
21-03-2005, 12:39:43
Oh the hippie guy at the radio station does Darksideof the moon/Oz nights for pay(on the side)...people hire him for events

novacane
21-06-2005, 11:02:22
Is Piper at the Gates of Dawn any good?

I have Dark Side of the Moon which I have so far found unconvincing. Piper at the Gates of Dawn is much more psychedelic right?

King_Ghidra
21-06-2005, 11:09:46
unconvincing? go to your room and don't come out until you've thought about what you've done

Relics has some of the earlier more psychadelic stuff on it, it's realy good too, i'll bring my copy round sometime.

protein
21-06-2005, 11:13:33
Depends what you consider "psychadelic". I think Dark Side of the Moon is transcendental, lush and is a dark, dark twisty musical trip. Piper at the gates of dawn is poorly recorded, one dimensional and extremely fun sounding. It's more directly LSD influenced, as in, the people playing sound like they are on a messy acid trip but it has far less depth and emotion.

Worth getting though. It's still great.

novacane
21-06-2005, 11:14:27
unconvincing? go to your room and don't come out until you've thought about what you've done
I didn't know you were a fan. I bought it about a year ago. Probably listened to it about 3 times. I will follow your advice and give it another chance, but from what I read, the earlier stuff with Syd Barrett sounds more appealing.

Funko
21-06-2005, 11:16:45
Dark Side isn't my favourite but it is a very impressive achievement.

I like Wish You Were Here and The Wall the most.

The Wall is a fucked up album. It's a bit wrong. In a good way.

novacane
21-06-2005, 11:30:49
Originally posted by protein
Depends what you consider "psychadelic". I think Dark Side of the Moon is transcendental, lush and is a dark, dark twisty musical trip. Piper at the gates of dawn is poorly recorded, one dimensional and extremely fun sounding. It's more directly LSD influenced, as in, the people playing sound like they are on a messy acid trip but it has far less depth and emotion.

Despite being unconvinced, I still see why Dark Side is such a revered album. Just didn't bite me (yet). I agree with your description of it which is maybe why I was left unconvinced. But, maybe I just wasn't "in the right place". Think I'd like Piper........much more.

Nills Lagerbaak
21-06-2005, 12:13:03
Originally posted by Funko
http://www.ingsoc.com/waters/info/oz.html


"One kid's jerking motions are in sync with the music " he he he.

Scabrous Birdseed
21-06-2005, 12:33:14
They were vastly more fun when they were young, in art school, couldn't play their instruments and didn't try to be profound-out-the-ass.

novacane
21-06-2005, 12:35:59
That has been my suspicion.

King_Ghidra
21-06-2005, 13:17:10
i like all their stuff, i'm suspicious of the 'keepin it real' argument represented by scabrous, i don't see why something artsy should have to apologise for itself, not when it's this good musically

if it went rick wakeman obscure wank thats one thing, but dark side of the moon and the wall are two of the most accessibly intelligent pieces of popular music ever made

Funko
21-06-2005, 13:25:45
Yeah, trying to be "profound out the ass" and still ending up with an album that was in the US charts for 10 years is quite remarkable.

BigGameHunter
21-06-2005, 22:10:13
We still have a local Lazer Light show here...last time I went (circa '86) I was so baked out of my gourd that I passed out.
Should probably go see it again. And pass out. :)

The Norks
28-06-2005, 15:57:58
werent the kids like some local scholkids who never got any royalties? There was a prog about it recently but I cant remember what the conclusion was.

(useless post.)