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Comfortably Numb” (working title “The Doctor“)[3] is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appears on the 1979 double album The Wall. It was also released as a single in 1980 with “Hey You” as the B-side. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. The chorus melody was written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and the music for the verses. An early version of the song was included under this title on the “Immersion Box Set” of The Wall, released in 2012.

 

 


The song is one of Pink Floyd’s most famous, and is renowned especially for its guitar solos in the middle and at the end of the song.[4] In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stonemagazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[5] In 2005, it became the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason together. In 2011, the song was ranked 5th in theBBC Radio 4‘s listeners’ Desert Island Discs[6] choices. The two guitar solos were ranked as the greatest guitar solos of all time by both Planet Rock listeners and WatchMojo.com

2 Replies to “Retro of the day: Pink Floyd”

  1. Gotta love the Floyd. By the way, Which one’s Pink?

    Yet you missed the connection on my Facebook post. All in all…. You’re just another brick in the wall. 🙂

    1. dawg417 – I am the guy people love because I am so honest, But then they get pissy when I do the same with them.
      dawg417 says:

      Oh OK gotcha see how my nasty mind works?
      And me personally I would be a special brick in the wall 🙂

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