History Trivia / TheWall

6th Jun '17 2:06:22 AM LondonKdS
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** While much of the Dark Lord persona comes from that tour, Pink's racism likely comes from Music/EricClapton, who once infamously delivered a drunken rant against England's gradually-increasing black population. His contemporaries gave him a collective WhatTheHellHero, and he realized that he had hit rock-bottom. Today, he regards his words then as an OldShame among old shames.

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** While much of the Dark Lord persona comes from that tour, Pink's racism likely comes from Music/EricClapton, who once infamously delivered a drunken rant against England's gradually-increasing black population. His contemporaries gave him a collective WhatTheHellHero, and WhatTheHellHero... but he realized that he had hit rock-bottom. Today, he regards his words then as an OldShame among old shames.still refuses to repudiate the opinions when he's asked about them today.
29th May '17 2:35:04 PM PeaceAndLove
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** The critics have tended to give it mixed reviews over the years. (Creator/RogerEbert [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-pink-floyd-the-wall-1982 loved]] it.)
** It seems like the only people who really liked it are the fans.

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** The critics have tended to give it mixed reviews over the years. (Creator/RogerEbert [[http://www.'''''[[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-pink-floyd-the-wall-1982 loved]] loved]]''''' it.)
** It seems like the only people who really liked it are the fans.fans (and, more recently, Waters himself).
26th Mar '17 12:27:17 AM ultimomant
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Briefly. The Doctor in "Comfortably Numb" has Roger Waters' impression of a California accent, which in combination with his delivery makes him sound uncannily like Creator/WeirdAlYankovic. Potentially a source of {{Narm}} for some.

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Briefly. The Doctor in "Comfortably Numb" has Roger Waters' impression of a California accent, which in combination with his delivery makes him sound uncannily like Creator/WeirdAlYankovic.Music/WeirdAlYankovic. Potentially a source of {{Narm}} for some.
13th Mar '17 11:15:25 PM Octavian
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Briefly. The Doctor in "Comfortably Numb" has Roger Waters' impression of a California accent, which in combination with his delivery makes him sound uncannily like Creator/WeirdAlYankovic. Potentially a source of {{Narm}} for some.


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* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents: Throughout, naturally. However, they are used in some notable ways.
** Pink speaks with a London accent, but it varies. In "Mother", for example, it's something closer to the way Roger Waters usually talks, but in Pink's verses in "The Trial", it thickens to the point that he sounds more like Creator/NoelFielding.
** The Schoolmaster has a very thick Scottish accent.
** Curiously, the Judge is almost invariably described as having an upper-class English accent - when in fact, even though you would expect him to, he doesn't. On the album and in the film, he speaks with something closer to a Cockney accent. You can hear it in his trailing l's ("the fuww penawlty of law") and strong syllable divisions ("ret-I-yah" as opposed to the RP pronunciation, which is closer to "ret-AHR"). However, performers other than Roger Waters have given the Judge various accents.
23rd Jan '17 7:50:09 PM Xtifr
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** While much of the Dark Lord persona comes from that tour, Pink's racism likely comes from EricClapton, who once infamously delivered a drunken rant against England's gradually-increasing black population. His contemporaries gave him a collective WhatTheHellHero, and he realized that he had hit rock-bottom. Today, he regards his words then as an OldShame among old shames.

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** While much of the Dark Lord persona comes from that tour, Pink's racism likely comes from EricClapton, Music/EricClapton, who once infamously delivered a drunken rant against England's gradually-increasing black population. His contemporaries gave him a collective WhatTheHellHero, and he realized that he had hit rock-bottom. Today, he regards his words then as an OldShame among old shames.
21st Dec '16 6:49:43 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. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing.

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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. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing. Despite the rush, [[TropesAreTools the album turned out a massive critical and commercial success]].
21st Dec '16 6:48:52 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, and stepped up the recording schedule. Richard Wright's refusal to cooperate lead to his firing.
29th Sep '16 5:14:20 PM igordebraga
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example is responsible for "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2". Bob Ezrin was the one who pushed the band towards using a {{Disco}} beat for the song, despite David Gilmour's initial reluctance towards the idea. Also, in its original version, the song was only 1:20 long, containing one verse and chorus. Ezrin, recognizing the hit potential, insisted that the song needed two verses and two choruses, to which the band shot back, "Well you're not bloody getting them. We don't do singles, so fuck you." Once they left the studio, Ezrin used the studio's tape recorder to copy the first verse and chorus, placing them after a quick drumfill, and struck on the idea of using the children's choir to disguise the repetition.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example is responsible for "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2". Bob Ezrin was the one who pushed the band towards using a {{Disco}} beat for the song, despite David Gilmour's initial reluctance towards the idea. Also, in its original version, the song was only 1:20 long, containing one verse and chorus. Ezrin, recognizing the hit potential, insisted that the song needed two verses and two choruses, to which the band shot back, "Well you're not bloody getting them. We don't do singles, so fuck you." Once they left the studio, Ezrin used the studio's tape recorder to copy the first verse and chorus, placing them after a quick drumfill, and struck on the idea of using the children's choir (inspired by another song Ezrin did, [[Music/AliceCooper "School's Out"]]) to disguise the repetition.



* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made")

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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', ''Music/TheFinalCut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made")
22nd Jun '16 9:34:17 AM igordebraga
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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made".)

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* TroubledProduction: Both the album (homesickness due to recording outside the UK, going behind schedule, Waters becoming even more of a ControlFreak that fought with producer Bob Ezrin and eventually fired Richard Wright) and the movie (Waters, Alan Parker and Gerald Scarfe were constantly into each other's nerves; Scarfe [[http://www.floydianslip.com/pink-floyd/interviews/gerald-scarfe.php stated]] he would only drive to the studio [[INeedAFreakingDrink with a bottle of Jack Daniels on the passenger seat]], Waters snarked on Hollywood in ''The Final Cut'', and Parker described the movie as "the most expensive student film ever made".)made")
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.
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