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The Great Gig in the Sky vs Hole in the Sky

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Poll Question: Which song is better?
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    Posted: November 05 2019 at 06:36
They have nothing in common but the name and era... one coming from highly acclaimed The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), the other - Sabotage (1975). Which one you find more convincing, which one do you spin more often?
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I'm a huge Sabbath fan and generally spend more time with them than with Floyd, but in this particular matchup, I have to go with the latter.  
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two very different songs, don't know what to do here...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2019 at 07:34
I like Sabotage, my first Sabbath album, but how can it compete wth my first Pink Floyd album? The great Rick in the sky, I have read somewhere. 
From Sabotage I prefer Symptom of the Universe, a great metal song.
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Apples and oranges. Love both, but I'll give Sabbath the vote.
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Both once every decade is enough for me.
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Love them both, but today I will take Sabbath over Floyd.

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I'm voting for The Great Gig in the Sky. It's a classic song on a classic album.
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Neither is better than the other, for they both serve different musical purposes. Both are great songs. I voted Floyd this time because while I heard great metal before Sabotage, I had never heard anything like the Great Gig before that first time. Ying Yang
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Since the question is "which do you spin more often?", easily Hole in the Sky. I just listened to Sabotage the other day. Haven't listened to Dark Side of the Moon on purpose in 25+ years (it was played by someone at literally every single party I went to in the 90's). I often wonder what my attitude about that album would be if it hadn't been played into the ground.
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Both are very good but GGitS is one of my favorites from Dark Side so that is what I voted for.
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Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Since the question is "which do you spin more often?", easily Hole in the Sky. I just listened to Sabotage the other day. Haven't listened to Dark Side of the Moon on purpose in 25+ years (it was played by someone at literally every single party I went to in the 90's). I often wonder what my attitude about that album would be if it hadn't been played into the ground.

And it was played at literally every party I went to in the 70s and 80s as well.  I also suffered from massive burnout and swore to never listen to it ever again.  

Then one day, on a lark, I revisited it with well rested ears... and was quite forcefully reminded of what a truly magnificent album it is.   I'm really glad I gave it another chance. 
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Love the Sabotage album. But Great Gig is just so ethereally brilliant and mood modifying, with a human voice that says much without saying anything. 
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The Great Gig in the Sky is one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs!
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I'm tempted to vote for The Great Gig in the Sky, and I don't even know the other one (but of course I won't do that).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2019 at 00:59
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I'm tempted to vote for The Great Gig in the Sky, and I don't even know the other one (but of course I won't do that).


I suggest you try it out (if you can stomach 70s hard rock). Although not necessarily in the premier league of Sabbath songs ("Wheels of Confusion", "Megalomania", "Into the Void" etc.), I find it a terrific opening track. Definitely a prime Black Sabbath offering.
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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Neither is better than the other, for they both serve different musical purposes. Both are great songs. I voted Floyd this time because while I heard great metal before Sabotage, I had never heard anything like the Great Gig before that first time. Ying Yang
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