mr h atom wrote:while not exactly what you mean, jjs...try buckinghams live album, 'live at the bass performance hall', many parts of which are solo and acoustic
if you can find the right version, there's a documentary, 'not too late', where he tries to get a record deal going...it's kind of depressing...i bet many 'stars' of his time have these sort of problems...
chris wrote:speaking of great guitarists, that buckingham is quite good isn't he? understated...rarely playing a solo to show off, as many others tend to do.
and why do i consider christine mcvie the real unsung hero of FM?
chris wrote:i didn't think either roger's or dave's solo albums sold particularly well. and neither gets, or has ever gotten, any real radio airplay. even back in the day. and as far as the floyd's album sales are concerned (post roger?) i think the legend of the band sold albums instead of the music. i'm not sure i can name even one floyd song, sans roger, that i even like.
chris wrote:but you are right, roger's albums have a...theme. a recurring dramatic musical presence that holds the album together. much like the wall. and it is wordy, (the wall, that is) isn't it? but the older i get, it seems to be the one floyd album i go to for repeated listens more often than the others. it seemed that roger made albums whereas david made songs.
chris wrote:and while i admire both of them (roger and dave) i tend to look back and say roger was the more important. what i base that on i'm not exactly sure. must be based on what they did within the context of the band. not solo. because i really only enjoy one waters solo album (pros and cons) while i tolerate the others. and gilmore...really has one solo highlight: there's no way out of here. not even an album but a song. the best i can say about david gilmore's songwriting is...i love his guitar playing.
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