Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
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Infinitely inferior Fuss about Floyd logo by yours truly
“Did not catch the picture show”
– The Good Lovelies, Oh, What a Thing
Do you need to see the picture show to appreciate the movie soundtrack?
Well, like most things, that depends.
When in doubt, a 2×2 matrix to help explain.
Scenario 1: Didn’t see the movie, didn’t immediately ‘dig’ the soundtrack
In this case, I’m talkin’ ’bout Shaft.
I didn’t really immerse in the score as a stand-alone.
But then I watched the film, I really enjoyed it, and my enjoyment of the score climbed accordingly.
So technically it wouldn’t be in the same spot in the matrix any more (now it would be YES/drifting towards HIGH) but the NO/LOW would have been its original placement.
Scenario 2: No movie, no problem
As was the case with Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly.
The song lyrics advanced the plot, I felt like I’d seen the movie after the soundtrack.
Scenario 3: Saw the movie, an already awesome soundtrack became even awesome-er
As with Purple Rain.
I just wish my copy of the soundtrack had the Morris Day & The Time songs as bonus tracks!
Scenario 4: Will I enjoy The Wall soundtrack more if I see the movie?
What say you, Floyd fans?
Is it imperative to see the film to fully appreciate the double album?
Or if I see the film, would my enjoyment level be the same, causing the album to end up in its projected matrix position?
The enjoyment score of ‘Low’ is a bit misleading, as I don’t necessarily dread re-listens.
But I also don’t look forward to re-listens, the way I did with Wish You Were Here.
Is my Floyd marathon this week perhaps too ambitious, have/will I inevitably hit the…point of exhaustion, like runners in an actual marathon?
Maybe there’s a play on words with running into some sort of an insurmountable brick barrier in there somewhere?
Verbalize the Positive
My wonderful wife & I had the privilege of seeing Purple Reign, a Prince tribute show, in Vegas last week.
*Spoiler alert* It was spectacular, they really did their homework!