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Wasd Bob Dylan prophesising this?

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I don’t do drugs.

Last week, I watched Tommy. Today I’ve watched The Wall. I have no f’ing clue what’s going on in either.

Is this what Bob was talking about when he said (sang) “Everyone must get stoned”?

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
07th Dec 2019 13:19

"The Wall is a rock opera[27] that explores abandonment and isolation, symbolized by a wall. The songs create an approximate storyline of events in the life of the protagonist, Pink, a character based on Syd Barrett[28] as well as Roger Waters,[29] whose father was killed during WWII. Pink's father also dies in a war, which is where Pink starts to build a metaphorical wall around himself. The album includes several references to former band member Syd Barrett, including "Nobody Home", which hints at his condition during Pink Floyd's abortive US tour of 1967, with lyrics such as "wild, staring eyes", "the obligatory Hendrix perm" and "elastic bands keeping my shoes on". "Comfortably Numb" was inspired by Waters' injection with a muscle relaxant to combat the effects of hepatitis during the In the Flesh Tour, while in Philadelphia.[30]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall

For Tommy you are on your own, though the wiki might assist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_(1975_film)

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By SteveHa
07th Dec 2019 14:35

I went on to read each wiki after watching, and whilst both explain what they are about, watching them is completely different.

To be fair to Tommy, it starts off OK, but then jumps into some netherworld that no-one can ever hope to understand.

The Wall is just too disjointed from start to end. I'll stick to the music album (which came before the film), just for the sheer joy without the analysis.

EDIT: Time for some sanity with Dylan's Blonde on Blonde now. Who'd have thought I was describing Dylan as the sane one?

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
07th Dec 2019 22:17

Afraid I am the sad individual who went to see both in the cinema on release- The Wall does explain why Geldof really did not proceed into acting though with Daltrey I did think McVicar was actually a reasonable film.

Re Blonde on Blonde have never really liked Dylan (Though my other half worships the ground he walks upon), frankly I prefer White on Blonde and Sharleen( who by chance resembled my wife just after we were married.) If you want to watch a great concert then Texas in Paris is a must see , it even comes close to Kate Bush at The Hammersmith Odeon which from me is praise indeed.

Anyway must dash- am spending this evening in one of my rare getting slowly sozzled evenings (dress rehearsal for Christmas) and only popped up here for a smoke.

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Psycho
By Wilson Philips
07th Dec 2019 22:47

Tommy. Directed by Ken Russell - tells you everything.

Far better to close one’s eyes and listen to the original version - Entwhistle’s bass lines in some of the tracks are superb. And, in a strange way, having seen the film just listening to the words makes the story more understandable.

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By SteveHa
07th Dec 2019 23:28

Dunno. If I never hear Elton John doing the lead vocals to Pinball Wizard again it will still be too soon.

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Psycho
By Wilson Philips
08th Dec 2019 11:07

Exactly - which is just one of the reasons that the original is far better and in my view conveys the sentiments of the storyline so much better.

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