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2021-03-06 6:27:04 AM  
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2021-03-06 6:29:10 AM  
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2021-03-06 6:32:14 AM  
David Gilmour 06-08-26 Live Gdansk Shine on you crazy diamond
Youtube t3AosAlaODw
 
2021-03-06 7:56:46 AM  
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death!

Happy birthday, Mr. Gilmour!
 
2021-03-06 8:06:48 AM  
Bloody hell
 
2021-03-06 8:41:01 AM  
Best version of this solo without a doubt. I have the boot from the concert that contains the full, unabridged performance, and Gilmour's edit that made the P*U*L*S*E recording was sublime.

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (PULSE Restored & Re-Edited)
Youtube 7kWl-ZGMwkQ
 
2021-03-06 8:48:32 AM  
Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs
 
2021-03-06 8:56:34 AM  

Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs


Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.
 
2021-03-06 8:59:33 AM  
Dude can bend a guitar string.
 
2021-03-06 9:02:18 AM  
David Gilmour - Until We Sleep (Official Audio)
Youtube f3fs886lHcc
 
2021-03-06 9:02:55 AM  

buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.


Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.
 
2021-03-06 9:09:31 AM  
More Blues (Alternative versions from 'More' album)
Youtube 1aQqS6YkTpQ
 
2021-03-06 9:13:18 AM  
And one More

Pink Floyd Long Blues Live 1970
Youtube tyEGpeNh32o
 
2021-03-06 9:26:41 AM  
I'm not musical enough to know how to rank him among the greats, but I do know he is my favorite guitarist.
 
2021-03-06 9:37:15 AM  

LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.


This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.
 
2021-03-06 9:45:16 AM  

sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.


They did (more or less) after '05, but we didn't get new music and we lost Rick Wright.

And the Comfortably Numb solos are the greatest of all time IMHO.
 
2021-03-06 9:48:32 AM  
I am not a musician, but my former brother in law was a really good rock guitarist.  He told me once that what amazed him was that Gilmour's playing wasn't terribly complicated or difficult, he just made it sound sooooooo good.
 
2021-03-06 9:54:20 AM  
If you've ever wondered what Gilmour would sound like on a Gibson SG... or just want some reassurance that good young rock bands still exist...

The Main Squeeze - "Have a Cigar" (Pink Floyd)
Youtube 8R6StQfLNbw


Don't miss the solo that starts at 3:26 and goes through the end of the song.
 
2021-03-06 9:57:48 AM  

NINEv2: sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.

They did (more or less) after '05, but we didn't get new music and we lost Rick Wright.

And the Comfortably Numb solos are the greatest of all time IMHO.


The thing in '05 was fleeting and they mostly seemed to just tolerate Waters for a minute. I mean, like most I let it go a long time ago. Always enjoyed this quote from Mason after the mini reunion in 2011...
Were any more words exchanged backstage after the show? "You mean apart from 'fark off.  I hate you?' 'I never want to see you again?' No."
 
2021-03-06 10:04:42 AM  
Dude loves to solo.
 
2021-03-06 10:07:10 AM  

sonnyboy11: NINEv2: sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.

They did (more or less) after '05, but we didn't get new music and we lost Rick Wright.

And the Comfortably Numb solos are the greatest of all time IMHO.

The thing in '05 was fleeting and they mostly seemed to just tolerate Waters for a minute. I mean, like most I let it go a long time ago. Always enjoyed this quote from Mason after the mini reunion in 2011...
Were any more words exchanged backstage after the show? "You mean apart from 'fark off.  I hate you?' 'I never want to see you again?' No."


Gilmour and Waters each played on the other's tour afterwards. I got the impression they just wanted to put shiat to bed and move on. Again, just my opinion.

/I'd have given my middle nut to be at the reunion show
 
2021-03-06 10:10:41 AM  

Eightballjacket: I'm not musical enough to know how to rank him among the greats, but I do know he is my favorite guitarist.


He's in my top five.

In no particular order:

Brian May
Eddie Van Halen
David Gilmour
Jimmy Page
Alex Lifeson

Not a list of the best, just my faves, and for reasons all my own.
 
2021-03-06 10:18:35 AM  
Very recognizable in Kate's "Rocket's Tail"

Kate Bush - Rocket's Tail
Youtube 7yeimyOsdrA
 
2021-03-06 10:23:40 AM  

NINEv2: sonnyboy11: NINEv2: sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.

They did (more or less) after '05, but we didn't get new music and we lost Rick Wright.

And the Comfortably Numb solos are the greatest of all time IMHO.

The thing in '05 was fleeting and they mostly seemed to just tolerate Waters for a minute. I mean, like most I let it go a long time ago. Always enjoyed this quote from Mason after the mini reunion in 2011...
Were any more words exchanged backstage after the show? "You mean apart from 'fark off.  I hate you?' 'I never want to see you again?' No."

Gilmour and Waters each played on the other's tour afterwards. I got the impression they just wanted to put shiat to bed and move on. Again, just my opinion.

/I'd have given my middle nut to be at the reunion show


Aaaaannnnd then I read some of their recent quotes. FFS guys.

/turned down $150 mil for one last hurrah
 
2021-03-06 10:30:12 AM  
Aurelio Voltaire - Happy Birthday My Olde Friend MUSIC VIDEO (OFFICIAL)
Youtube eZ_ZQkV58Cc


Happy happy, David!
 
2021-03-06 10:33:06 AM  

sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.


And then there was that obscure foursome from Liverpool who had one or two hits in the sixties before splintering into mutual hate... what was their name... Beetless or something like that. But no one here has probably heard of them.
 
2021-03-06 10:39:43 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: sonnyboy11: LaChanz: buttercat: Tor_Eckman: Wasn't he in Roger Waters' old band?

/runs

Roger is the bomb too.  It's all good.

Each is a rock god on their own but pale in comparison to them together.

This. Age old argument but it would have been great to see them bury the hatchet and try one last time to recreate the magic. Man, no one carries a grudge like the British. Floyd, Genesis (Banks still pissed at PG for bailing), New Order (Bernard vs Hooky), Bauhaus (Ash vs Murphy, although they sort of made up after Murphy's health issues)... anyway it's a long damn list.

And then there was that obscure foursome from Liverpool who had one or two hits in the sixties before splintering into mutual hate... what was their name... Beetless or something like that. But no one here has probably heard of them.


Or the Southern Boogie band that had both two killer guitarists and a screaming bassist. Sadly, two died in motorcycle accidents a year and a block from each other.
 
2021-03-06 10:42:06 AM  
His 2006 "On An Island" is a fantastic, gorgeous listen.  Kind of like ambient, trance, but with his signature guitar (and occasional sax).

just months after its release, we did a planned homebirth and my wife asked for some calm music.  I put this on and after about 30 minutes, she goes, "uh...i need something else."  i took it off.  later, the midwife says to me, "hey, uh, bad timing i guess, but....what was that music?  it was so good."

ha.
 
2021-03-06 10:42:31 AM  
Maybe it's time to slip a mentally unstable friend some led in his coffee again.
 
2021-03-06 10:46:29 AM  
I always thought "Murder" was Gilmour's best solo effort.

David Gilmour - Murder
Youtube T1N84wemDNk
 
2021-03-06 10:56:21 AM  
You can hear Gilmour's very first guitar solo ever with Floyd if you wait until late in the song:

Pink Floyd - 01 - Let There Be More Light - A Saucerful Of Secrets (1968)
Youtube M4dC9fi7-h4
 
2021-03-06 10:57:48 AM  

Dr.Fey: I always thought "Murder" was Gilmour's best solo effort.

[YouTube video: David Gilmour - Murder]


It was.  And unless someone else wrote it I can't understand why his later stuff was so bad lyrically.  He had help from Townsend on About Face, so maybe he helped with Murder.  That would explain a lot.
 
2021-03-06 10:59:59 AM  
He must feel like there's no way out of here.
 
2021-03-06 11:05:42 AM  

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Is that Amelia Earhart?

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2021-03-06 11:11:54 AM  

Dr.Fey: You can hear Gilmour's very first guitar solo ever with Floyd if you wait until late in the song:

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There's some early promise there which shows a young band's talent. But I always LOL when someone drops into a Floyd thread and says something like "the Syd Barrett era was their best stuff." I honestly find a lot of it just hard to listen to.
 
2021-03-06 11:24:08 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Dr.Fey: You can hear Gilmour's very first guitar solo ever with Floyd if you wait until late in the song:

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There's some early promise there which shows a young band's talent. But I always LOL when someone drops into a Floyd thread and says something like "the Syd Barrett era was their best stuff." I honestly find a lot of it just hard to listen to.


I like Syd's stuff, but PF was better after him, afaic.  His mental illness was tragic.
 
2021-03-06 11:24:41 AM  
Pink Floyd - " Remember a Day " 1968 RARE
Youtube BTlpFr3jd4s
 
2021-03-06 11:26:52 AM  
He donated his guitar collection to charity, raising 21 million, saying at the time:

"I'm both sad with losing some of the instruments and relieved to get this thing dealt with and that it will be doing some good. If I need a particular guitar, I'll go out and buy another one. They are the tools of my trade. They have given me music, but in the end, they are the tools that I use."
 
2021-03-06 11:28:19 AM  
Seriously, "rock on"? "Shine on" would have been more on point (even if it is more a reference to Syd)
 
2021-03-06 11:29:52 AM  
Years ago I went to an Eagles gig at Wembley. Had great seats, about eight rows back from the stage. Just before the show started a couple of people walked down the aisle looking for their seats. "FFS sake" we muttered, "couldn't you be bothered to get here on time? Have you never been to a concert before?"
Then we spotted that the guy was Dave Gilmour.
He'd probably been backstage with the band.
A few people got his autograph when the show ended.

/End CSB.
 
2021-03-06 11:31:58 AM  

T.rex: He donated his guitar collection to charity, raising 21 million, saying at the time:

"I'm both sad with losing some of the instruments and relieved to get this thing dealt with and that it will be doing some good. If I need a particular guitar, I'll go out and buy another one. They are the tools of my trade. They have given me music, but in the end, they are the tools that I use."


I read that when they got together for Live8, the video subby linked to, a free concert to promote third world debt cancelation, they got the bands accountants to work out the increase in royalties caused by the concert, and gave all the extra income to charity.
 
2021-03-06 11:32:00 AM  
big influence on my own playing, but not responsible for quality thereof

less is more, Gilmour the essence of such a maxim
 
2021-03-06 11:54:11 AM  
I was late to the PF appreciation party so I never got into watching / listening to everything they did. Came across this a few weeks ago and acoustic Gilmour was quite the revelation.

David Gilmour Wish you were here live unplugged
Youtube 3j8mr-gcgoI
 
2021-03-06 12:12:31 PM  
I do not know what the top five best rock guitar solos ever played are,

But I know who played them all.
 
2021-03-06 12:18:53 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: Very recognizable in Kate's "Rocket's Tail"

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7yeimyOs​drA]


He "discovered" Kate Bush, got her in touch with his record company and produced early demos which eventually became her first album (and continued to appear sporadically on subsequent albums)
 
2021-03-06 12:22:14 PM  
I keep coming back to this one.  I know this about Gilmour, but man, Mason is incredible too.

Odd that the bassist would come to dominate the rest.

Pink Floyd -"Echoes" Pompeii
Youtube y-E7_VHLvkE
 
2021-03-06 12:22:47 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: T.rex: He donated his guitar collection to charity, raising 21 million, saying at the time:

"I'm both sad with losing some of the instruments and relieved to get this thing dealt with and that it will be doing some good. If I need a particular guitar, I'll go out and buy another one. They are the tools of my trade. They have given me music, but in the end, they are the tools that I use."

I read that when they got together for Live8, the video subby linked to, a free concert to promote third world debt cancelation, they got the bands accountants to work out the increase in royalties caused by the concert, and gave all the extra income to charity.


I know David Gilmour did, and I think Roger Waters did.

One other good effect of that: they've always been very assiduous and careful that Syd Barrett got the royalties due him.  The Live 8 concert led to a spike in sales of "Echoes", their most recent (at the time) best of collection, which includes several Syd-era songs.  The money Syd made from the sales secured him financially for the rest of his life, and allowed him to leave his family a very sizable estate.
 
2021-03-06 12:25:30 PM  

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2021-03-06 12:32:19 PM  

jake_lex: Carter Pewterschmidt: T.rex: He donated his guitar collection to charity, raising 21 million, saying at the time:

"I'm both sad with losing some of the instruments and relieved to get this thing dealt with and that it will be doing some good. If I need a particular guitar, I'll go out and buy another one. They are the tools of my trade. They have given me music, but in the end, they are the tools that I use."

I read that when they got together for Live8, the video subby linked to, a free concert to promote third world debt cancelation, they got the bands accountants to work out the increase in royalties caused by the concert, and gave all the extra income to charity.

I know David Gilmour did, and I think Roger Waters did.

One other good effect of that: they've always been very assiduous and careful that Syd Barrett got the royalties due him.  The Live 8 concert led to a spike in sales of "Echoes", their most recent (at the time) best of collection, which includes several Syd-era songs.  The money Syd made from the sales secured him financially for the rest of his life, and allowed him to leave his family a very sizable estate.


On the other hand they fought, for a while, Claire Torry's claim for royalties for Great Gig In The Sky. Since she wasn't given a script or tune to follow but told to just make up whatever she wanted she IMHO deserved a songwriters royalty. Had she played a guitar and made up a tune she would have. Had her voice had lyrics she made up she would have. But because her instrument was her voice she fell into a no mans land between the two.
AFAIK they settled and she got something, but it would have been nicer had they credited her at the time or when asked years later thought "You know, you're right. Here's a credit"
 
2021-03-06 12:44:14 PM  
Could someone please get him and Mark Knopfler together for an album, before they're dead? Please?
 
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