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Pink Floyd - Who's your favorite: Gilmour or Waters

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by OnTheBlitz, Nov 13, 2016.

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Pink Floyd - Who's your favorite: Gilmour or Waters

  1. David Gilmour

    162 vote(s)
    58.5%
  2. Roger Waters

    35 vote(s)
    12.6%
  3. I don't like Pink Floyd!

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  4. Who's Pink Floyd?

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  5. Undecided, I like both Equally

    53 vote(s)
    19.1%
  6. What's Pink Floyd without Syd Barrett?

    25 vote(s)
    9.0%
  1. knockbill

    knockbill Addicted Member

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    Glad to see this thread is still alive!!! Lots of Floyd fans out there, and there's at least a cut,, if not a complete album for everyone...
     

     

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  2. Skylab

    Skylab Altimeter reading zero Subscriber

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    The Rush thing was just one too many clicks of the quote button ;)
     
  3. martin7200

    martin7200 New Member

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    saw them in june of 1975, they both were great together, I still rate it one of the best concerts I saw. so many people, soooo mellow,
     
  4. trinhsman

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    Depends on what you want. Gilmour the musician, or Waters the showman. I prefer Gilmour. Just seems to make better music to me. IMHO
     
  5. just dave

    just dave vintage rules!

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    Don't waste your time on the Final Cut.:no:
     
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  6. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft Super Member

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    Funny you should make that reply now. I just saw an advertisement on TV last night that the Roger Waters tour is coming to Houston. I love PF but a lot of the Waters stuff I heard sounded like someone else doing PF songs (due to the lack of Gilmour and Wright I'm sure). Anybody have any feedback on his current tour (or previous ones)?

    As far as Final Cut, I think I read other people also say it wasn't worth it. Given that I'll probably listen first rather than just buy it. I saw it at Half Price Books a while back and considered getting it but I think I talked myself out of it after reading reviews but I'm not 100% sure. There is a chance it could already be hiding in my "not listened to yet" shelf..lol.
     

     

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  7. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    I like the fact that, until very recently, Gilmour solo material featured Phil Manzanera (of Roxy Music fame)
    as second guitarist, and I have enjoyed Phil's playing since I first heard him in the early 70s ...
     
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  8. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Gilmour has a much better voice.
     
  9. BillJGW

    BillJGW Active Member

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    I voted Gilmore, but have to agree with so many previous posters that PF was definitely made from the combination of Gilmore and Waters. I wonder how much my vote was influenced by Waters being such a total %@#&!^! to his fellow bandmates and with his rather extreme political views. Both were/are extremely talented individuals.
     
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  10. leesonic

    leesonic Hold on, here comes the bass. Subscriber

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    Digging up this slightly old thread...

    I heard a version of Roger Waters doing "Wish You Were Here" on the radio this morning, I guess it was from one of his recent shows. It was HORRIBLE! The vocals were almost spoken not sung, and even then they sounded off-key, not sure if it was Waters or not. Two gratuitous saxophone solos, the backing vocals sounded like gospel, and there was this awful jangley steel guitar in the background.

    Where is the puke emoticon when I need it?

    Lee.
     
  11. SoundOfSound

    SoundOfSound Super Member

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    I just saw RW on the Us and Them tour. It was crazy good and was the best sounding show I've ever heard at the SAP center in San Jose.

    So no ...that recording was probably not from the current tour. I would think it is probably from one of the, too many, Floyd tribute bands trying in vain not to butcher the music.

    RW has a very high quality production going and can fill up a stadium like nobody's business.

    The last three times I saw him the sound and the music was spot on. Of course there are some tiny changes because of the different line up.

    If you go as a fan and music lover rather than as a critic you will have a wonderful time.

    PS. The way he did the surround sound at the stadium was the bomb. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. fredgarvin

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    Rogers ego was the villain in the past but he is a great musician and deserves much credit for the Wall, especially. Still, Gilmour all day for me.
     
  13. Skylab

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    I also saw Roger on his tour this summer, and I agree, the show was terrific. Roger has a great touring band, and the production values are the best I've ever experienced at a large-arena rock concert. I had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    That said, aside from the stage show, I thought the music was better at David Gilmour's tour last year. The two concerts featured a LOT of the same songs, and so the comparison is inevitable. Given that the two of them weren't together on the stage at the same time, regrettably, I give the nod to Gilmour's show for music, and to Roger's for "overall experience", although both were excellent on each department, and both very enjoyable.

    I too am "Gilmour all day long" - and I thought Gilmour's last album was pretty good, whereas Roger's was not. But both put on very enjoyable live shows in which one gets to revel in Pink Floyd ;)
     
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  14. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    I don't think it is Pink Floyd unless both are in the band, otherwise it is Gilmour and Waters
     
  15. SoundOfSound

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    O.K. ...Gilmour or Waters. The point is they both put on kick ass shows that are about 95% Pink Floyd tunes.

    Which reminds me ...Gilmour is doing one of those live shows broadcast at select theaters.

    I don't think anything can compare to his monstrous guitar tone at a live show but this should still be fun. :)

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-gilmour-live-at-pompeii-trailer/
     
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  16. john111/LZ

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    Maybe im swimming against the tide but i wonder if Gilmour could write such a devastating album as Waters"Amused To Death"?
    l like them both but i havent heard anything from Gilmour that approaches the resonance and power of that album.
     

     

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  17. leesonic

    leesonic Hold on, here comes the bass. Subscriber

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    It was definitely Waters, unless the DJ said "this is Roger Waters from his show last.." just to throw us off the scent. And personally, I would rather go and see "The Machine" than Roger Waters any day of the week. Much lower ticket prices, smaller venues getting you closer to the music and musicians. Last time I saw them, they played DSOTM, WYWH and Animals from start to finish without taking a break.

    Lee.
     
  18. Ricktptman

    Ricktptman There are two kinds of Music: Good & Bad-Ellington Subscriber

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    DSOTM is genius by anybody's rubric. I like WYWH, but I think the bloom was off of that Rose by the time of the Wall. Some good tunes and fabulous Orchestrations by Michael Kamen, but from there on out (until about the time of Division Bell) it seems like they went back to the "damaged youth" well too often. Division Bell is a favorite also. I guess that means I'm stuck with preferring Gilmour. But without Rogers DSOTM (and WYWH) wouldn't exist either.

    I'm tempted to use the Richard Wright escape clause.....lol....
     
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  19. SoundOfSound

    SoundOfSound Super Member

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    I hear what your saying but I spent something like $140.00 for each ticket to see The Wall and the Us and Them tours.

    I felt I got every penny's worth the way he did the production and the sound quality. Not easy to do at these venues so I see nothing wrong with him getting his money back for all the money they had to invest up front in these shows to make them so phenomenal.

    The best Floyd tribute band that I've seen is Aussie/Brit Floyd which did an excellent job but they did not hold a candle to the Gilmour or Waters shows. YMMV ;)
     
  20. john111/LZ

    john111/LZ Lunatic Member

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    Roger has guts too-he stands up for what he believes in and consequently takes a lot of flak.Think G spends most of his time in his beach hut now hes given up live work.....
     

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