History Trivia / TheWall

18th May '16 2:32:23 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time and stepped up the recording schedule.

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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time time, and stepped up the recording schedule.
29th Apr '16 1:21:12 PM DavidDelony
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* ChristmasRushed: Creator/ColumbiaRecords offered the band a substantial bonus for completing the album in time for Christmas 1979. Roger Waters jumped on the offer, as the band was in dire financial straits at the time and stepped up the recording schedule.
22nd Apr '16 9:34:54 AM Viira
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* HeyItsThatGuy
-->'''Michael Ensign:''' He's a maniac!
-->'''Bob Hoskins:''' He's an ''artist''!
** John Scott Martin (the [[Series/DoctorWho Supreme Dalek]]) as a dancing instructor.
** G.E. Smith, former bandleader on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', plays in Waters' backing band in the new tour.
* HeyItsThatVoice: On "The Show Must Go On", the backup vocals are done by Bruce Johnston of Music/TheBeachBoys and Toni Tennille.
18th Apr '16 12:57:41 PM kyeo
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** And, of course, Joanne Whalley as the groupie who gets assaulted by Pink.
24th Feb '16 12:37:01 PM DavidDelony
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** The film was originally going to be a straightforward concert film with Gerald Scarfe's animation interspersed with footage of the band.

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** The film was originally going to be a straightforward concert film with Gerald Scarfe's animation interspersed with footage of the band. For some reason, the live footage turned out to be unusable.
13th Feb '16 1:11:00 PM DavidDelony
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* LifeImitatesArt: In 2016, footage of a teacher [[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/nyregion/success-academy-teacher-rips-up-student-paper.html?_r=0 berating a student for answering a homework question incorrectly]] went viral, in case you thought that the Teacher's tactics from the album were a relic of the '50s.
23rd Jan '16 3:03:13 AM Acebrock
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* ArtistDisillusionment: Led to the creation of this album. Roger grew tired of the larger audiences and the rowdy fans, and slowly started becoming a cold, destructive person, culminating in his infamous spitting incident, which proved to be the spark that inspired this album.
17th Dec '15 12:12:15 PM VicGeorge2011
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* CutSong: In the film, there is no segment for "Hey You", one of the album's best known songs. One was filmed, but not included. The work print of the scene appears on the DVD. "The Show Must Go On", which appeared on the album (and was only played in its full form during the live shows), also did not appear in the film.
** "Empty Spaces" on The Wall album is re-worked in the Film as the song "What Shall We Do Now?", which runs longer and has additional lyrics. The longer "What Shall We Do Now" is the version also performed in the live Wall concerts.
** The Film also includes the song "When The Tigers Broke Free", played when the young Pink finds his late father's effects, given to his mother after being killed in WWII. This song, an unused song from ''The Wall'' sessions, was eventually inserted into later CD pressings (after 2004) of the next Floyd album, ''Music/TheFinalCut'', which deals more overtly with war and the loss of Waters' father (who was killed in the regiment and battle referenced in the song).
11th Oct '15 3:54:08 PM DavidDelony
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Averted. One of Ezrin's first major changes to Waters' lyrics was to remove dates in the lyrics that placed Pink at 36 years old, the same age Waters was at the time of recording.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Averted. One of Ezrin's first major changes to Waters' lyrics was to remove dates in the lyrics that placed Pink at 36 years old, the same age Waters was at the time of recording. Though having a rock star still be relatively a young man in the late '70s with a father who died in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would date the album regardless.
11th Oct '15 3:51:53 PM DavidDelony
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* BlackSheepHit: "Another Brick in The Wall, Part 2" is perhaps the best known song on the album, despite sounding completely different from the rest of the album.

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* BlackSheepHit: "Another Brick in The Wall, Part 2" is perhaps the best known song on the album, despite sounding completely different from the rest of the album. Some critics were irritated that Pink Floyd, one of the premier '70s "dinosaur bands", had the first #1 hit of the 1980s.
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