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15th February 2013

Music Project–Album #40–A Momentary Lapse of Reason @ 17:18

imageA Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd

Oh you knew it was going to happen. This is the problem when you have 2 computers, one of which you use sparingly, and don’t sync them. Well it’s happened. The first one out of sequence.

So there I am, being diligent and thinking of you dear reader, and I think “I know, I’ll listen to the next album while I wfh”. What happens? I see this album. It begins with an A. A – M. Fucksticks.

I’ve already gone on to A-N.

Never mind.

So, A Momentary Lapse is possibly, in my opinion, the best of the Dave Gilmore led Floyd albums.

I came to Floyd rather late. I knew of The Wall but didn’t really have much of an interest in Floyd back then. It wasn’t until 1990 when Shitbag played me Animals and said: “You’ll never find these on CD you know”

A challenge.

So I nipped out to Penny Lane Records on Penny Lane and picked up this album along with Animals and Gong’s Angel’s Egg: Radio Gnome Invisible Part II just to prove him wrong.

Shitbag was a pink sweater wearing parsnip brain.

A Momentary Lapse is a nice “Background” album. It’s not in your face (though One Slip is a little brisk). I managed to do a good 51 minutes of work while it was on.

 
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:15th February 2013 19:07 (UTC)
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I think this was one of my first Floyd albums. A friend at university insisted I listen to several, including Roger Waters. This particular one all feels a bit... upper middle class. Still, a good album.

Edited at 2013-02-15 19:07 (UTC)
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From:stegzy
Date:15th February 2013 21:53 (UTC)
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I know what you mean. Kind of like Mike Oldfield's Five Miles Out
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From:stainsteelrat
Date:16th February 2013 19:01 (UTC)
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Hmm, not so sure about Five Miles Out. That's one weird album.

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