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3.43 | 65 ratings | 3 reviews | 36% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Run Like Hell (4:19)
2. Don't Leave Me Now (4:16)

Total Time 8:35

Line-up / Musicians

- David Gilmour / guitar, vocals
- Nick Mason / drums
- Roger Waters / bass, vocals
- Richard Wright / organ, piano, vocal

Releases information

Released 1980
Recorded April-November, 1979
Genre Progressive rock
Label Harvest Records (UK)
Columbia Records (US)/Capitol Records (US)
Writer(s) Gilmour/Waters
Producer Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour and Roger Waters

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PINK FLOYD Run Like Hell ratings distribution

(65 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(36%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Conor Fynes
3 stars 'Run Like Hell' - Pink Floyd (Single)

'Run Like Hell' one of the best riffs and some of the most memorable guitar work in all of Floyd's career. The song basically revolves around the protagonist of the rock opera's 'fascist coup' taking hold, and his equivalent of 'Crystallnacht.' In any case, there's alot of anger in the song as you can imagine, and while the vocals and accompanying melody seem a bit strained and could have had a bit of work, it's a powerful song that gets the job done.

'Don't Leave Me Now' is basically an empty track, and never really stood out to me. To this point, I suppose it acheives what it was meant to do (the protagonist feels empty and helpless at this point) but it doesn't do much for me musically. I definately wouldn't buy a single just to listen to this. With 'Run Like Hell' however, the single becomes worth a look, as 'Run Like Hell' is one of the better songs off of 'The Wall.'

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars Run Like Hell is one of the heaviest Pink Floyd tracks from The Wall and has a wonderful guitar riff well known to Floydians, especially thrashed in live concerts. The single sleeve is one of the best showing the iconic hammer of Gerald Scarfe. This alone deserves giving the single some attention. The single is a raucous blast of fire with reverberating echoing trademark rhythms and a guitar 4 chord shape. The lyrics were always edgy and dangerous, "Cos if they find you in the backseat trying to pick her locks, they're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box, you'd better run!"

Side B is a real sleeper that I always adored, Don't Leave Me Now. This sultry painful piece of angst, always resonated with me, I could sense the sheer hopelessness and it still has the same ethereal effect on my senses. A very powerful song that captures the sense of a breakup, losing a girl, "I need you babe to put through the shredder in front of my friends..." We all relate to losing someone and Pink Floyd are masters of melancholy and pain. This song is absolutely demanding of attention ending with a loud burst of guitar power.

Overall a single worth collecting for all Floyd addicts.

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2 stars From 1980, this Pink Floyd single release contains 2 songs; "Run Like Hell" and "DOn't Leave me Now", for a total of about 8 and 1/2 minutes of music from the wall. Pink Floyd as a single's band? Nope. Not gonna buy it. They are so much an album band it is not even funny. The first song is one of th ... (read more)

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