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MONEY

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.80 | 88 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars PINK FLOYD's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album is still relevant for many people, including myself. Despite being an album which was released in March 1973, the themes which this album has in the lyrics about "the problems that people face in every day 's modern life" are still very relevant. It is maybe their most accessible album, and some people might call it "commercial". Yes, it was and it has been a very successful album, but the album was very well planned and made, and the themes are really presented very well with lyrics written by Roger Waters. I still consider this album as PINK FLOYD's peak as a band and as a quartet. After this album and the success it had, the band had some problems thinking how to at least make another successful album like this. It brought to them a lot of money, but it also made them have some problems as a band as how to continue with their musical careers. All these problems started to show while making their next album, titled "Wish You Were Here", which also was successful. But as a band they started to have more personal conflicts between them, and also some financial problems. So, in the end a lot of success brought to them other problems.

"Money", with music and lyrics by Roger Waters, was released in the "A" Side of this single. The lyrics show the mixed feelings about money, with some humor and irony. Money brings success, a better status, but at the same time "is the root of all evil today", as the lyrics say. The song as a whole is funny in places, with lead guitar parts and a sax solo (which was edited out in the single edit version which was released in some countries), and a cash register loop recording being sometimes included in the background, sounding at the same rhythm to the music. One of the best songs that Waters composed for the band, and very well arranged and played as a band.

"Any Colour You Like", in the Side "B", is an instrumental musical piece composed by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. With very good synthesiser solos played by Wright and several lead guitar parts played by Gilmour.

Both songs in this single really worked very well to help sell more LP copies of the album.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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