Comfortably Numb September 7, 2006Posted by sk in Blogroll, Miscellaneous, Music, Uncategorized.
In a previous post, I listed my favorite songs. This is one of them. The song was performed by David Gilmour and Roger Waters at the Live 8 concert. The first time they were together on the stage in over 20 years
“The lyrics refer to The Wall‘s protagonist Pink, finally burned out and passed out in his hotel room, being drugged to enable him to perform. The verses, sung by Waters, are the words of the doctor treating Pink, while the chorus, sung by Gilmour, is Pink’s hazy vision and thoughts.”
“This song features two guitar solos by David Gilmour, and is a particular favourite with Pink Floyd fans. The final solo (outro, coda, or fade out), is widely revered by fans and air-guitarists worldwide as one of Gilmour’s best, and is an archetypal rock guitar solo.
David Gilmour’s solo was rated the 4th best guitar solo of all-time, by Guitar World magazine, in a reader poll. It was named the Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time by DigitalDreamDoor, just ahead of ‘Stairway to Heaven‘.”