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5.0 out of 5 stars Stand in the fireplace, between the speakers ... go on!, 10 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Meddle (Audio CD)
First I bought this album on 8-track (that would have been about 1972 or 73), then LP, then cassette, now CD. I must like it. First time I heard it my friend Kathy grabbed me by the elbow as I walked past her room and said stand there, in the fireplace, between the speakers and listen to this. It was "One of These Days". It was loud enough to cause brain damage. I'm still a bit deaf and never came out of the altered state. It was just (excuse the expression) mind-blowing. We were too primitive back then to own a set of head phones so the experience of the jet of sound squirting right through the middle of my head, from one ear to the other then back again, was like a new revelation - the sort of thing that hippies were guzzling all sorts of expensive substances in order to achieve. Then some creep said he was going to cut me into little pieces. Unusual lyrics too and a far from sensual singing voice, as befits a psycho. Never heard the like before!
"One of These Days" was enough on its own to sell the album to me. But every number was a shiny gem (varying degrees of brightness). It's been a star in my music collection for 3 decades. It's music like this that slows the onset of old age (or at least maturity in my case). Even my dogs like it. One of them likes to howl along with Seamus.
This is special. If you haven't heard it, you should seek it out and discover that it's something you wouldn't have wanted to miss.
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2011 00:12:38 BDT
This album is amazing!! cant imagine listening to it the first time when it was released..

Posted on 12 Nov 2011 16:40:18 GMT
mal says:
I was hoping beyond hope that this new release was going to have the live version of Ecoes from the 1974 Wembly Gig as an extra on this remix. ( Like raving and drooling on the Wish You Were Here remix ). From memory it was the encore piece. Llots of dry ice and purple lighting.. Marvelous. It must be in the Archives somewhere! Addiing to Sally-Annes comment this is a cracking album.

Posted on 13 Apr 2012 20:47:30 BDT
Reuben says:
Yup, I'm with you on the old head-between-the-speakers-trick. I did it laid flat out on the floor, cushion between the speakers, lights out and... LIFT OFF!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2012 20:42:04 BDT
I still do that now and again....

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2013 11:16:28 BDT
I'll try that, one of these days

Posted on 3 Jul 2013 04:52:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2013 02:31:32 BDT
Greg says:
Great sense of humour! Thanks for the review. I heard when Pink Floyd came to town in 1970, in an interview with someone who was there is the front row (presumably "tripping"), that absolutely stunningly gorgeous girls, beautiful beyond belief, were dancing on the stage and atop the speakers, each one of them stark naked, and that the young men in the audience were utterly "in awe" of them; mesmerized and transfixed. Then, smoke filled the stage, obscuring the visions of loveliness, as eerie, spacey electronica persisted. Eventually, as the fog slowly dissipated, an enormous, overweight woman was gradually revealed, standing in the center of the stage. She as well, was completely nude; replacing the visions of loveliness that had previously graced the stage. I sometimes wonder what effect this had on the delicate psyches of the audience members. Did they merge? Was she the Earth Mother? Atom Heart Mother...
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