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MONEY

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.80 | 88 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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4 stars If you pull this single out of a bargain box at some flea market count yourself lucky. This is a treasure that is rarely seen these days. A single fro the greatest PF album and one of the icons of prog has to be adored. It features the incredible Money. Identical to the album, it begins with the ka-ching of cold hard cash, the root of all evil. This is my favourite track on the album with one of the best bass lines in rock history, and played in a 7/8 time signature. The riff is disconcerting, complex and Gilmour's jangly guitar splashes complement the bass perfectly. The lyrics speak of money as the corruptible force that causes the filthy rich to blow millions on cars, leer jets, football teams and diamonds. The lyrics are ironic with a dark, satirical nature, but the effects of money and its misuse have never been more eloquently stated. The lyrics were read out by the school Master to tease the little boy on "The Wall" movie. Of course these lyrics and the song provided millions for the band. The money corrupted Pink Floyd too, their beliefs and values, the very thing the song was protesting. The saxophone solo is utterly brilliant and the way the song changes time signature is inspirational.

On the flip side is another little gem, "Any Colour You Like", with wonderful shimmering Hammond and is itself a beautiful instrumental. The track was named based on Ford advertising campaign 'Ford's are available in any colour you like, as long as it's black.' The album's black cover with colour prism strips could be a reference. It is nice to see the miniature pyramid rainbow prism design for a change too.

See it, buy it without hesitation.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 4/5 |

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