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I went to see the Wall concert back in the day. It had all the circus stuff... pigs, puppets, a wall being built in front of the stage. The thing it didn't have was any sense of being performed live. The night I went they had a technical problem with their tape machine. Whenever they played something that was prerecorded on tape, there was a hiss sound. You could clearly hear what was being performed live and what was canned. In the first half of the concert, the hiss was only during about a quarter of the show, but as the show progressed, it was there more and more, until by the last song it was solid through the whole song. This was the point in the show where the band was completely obscured by the wall... solid hiss. The whole song was on tape. The second the last brick was blocking them from view, they booked. There was no coming out in front to take bows afterwards because the band had left before the concert was even over. They were probably on the freeway in their limo when the last chord sounded. The tape machine took the bows I guess.
That is why I think Pink Floyd is overrated. Another band I saw that was mostly canned like that was Supertramp. What's the point of going to a concert to see a band mime their record? Inflatable pigs and rear projected movies of steam locomotives are no substitute for musicianship.
Last edited by sworth; 09-13-2019 at 10:50 AM.