“Comfortably Numb”

How could anybody live through the 1970s and 1980s, and not like something by Pink Floyd? Their music was certainly creative and, while a number of their songs rather lost me, so many others made perfect sense. “Comfortably Numb” is a favorite, not only because of the interesting lyrics, but also because of David Gilmour’s gorgeous melodic guitar work which, at least from my perspective, carries the whole piece.  The link below is of David Gilmour revisiting “Comfortably Numb” in 2016 … still with an absorbing guitar solo, and almost 40 years after the original recording! It’s a classic! Enjoy!

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    • I think that, like a lot of more complex pieces (both modern and classical), it takes a few listenings to get a sense of direction. Once that sense of direction has been established, the pleasure can be overwhelming. 🙂


  1. Ahh Pink Floyd! Yes, I like them, but more for sentimental reasons. 🙂
    I was probably 7 or 8 years old when I heard Pink Floyd for the first time coming from my brother’s bedroom. Can’t say I really appreciated it at the time, I probably gave my brother very strange looks. But then the next time I listened to it was after he died. The Wall CD, well actually it was his tape at the time. I still didn’t fully appreciate the music at that time, but it gave me a peaceful feeling, made me feel closer to him so I just kept listening. So thanks for letting me experience that again today. 🙂

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