Comfortably Numb Would’ve Turned Different If It Wasn’t For This Argument

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Roger Waters explains the arguments over 'Comfortably Numb'. via Absolute Radio | Youtube

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The Roger vs. David Arguments — Pointless!


During an interview in 2011 with  Absolute Radio host Russ Williams, Roger Waters sat down to share his honest experience with his bandmate, David Gilmour. The subject they talked about was very specific – the argument between himself and David Gilmour over their classic track and one of Pink Floyd’s iconic song “Comfortably Numb.”

According to Waters, they had strong arguments about how they should play the song. They even had their own version of the song, each. Each one of them felt that their own version for the song was better than the other.  Eventually, they managed to turn everything into an agreement and set aside egos and turned something into a legendary result.

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“While David and I were in the South of France recording ‘The Wall’, we had a quite serious disagreement about the recording of ‘Comfortably Numb’…It’s one story where his memory and my memory are almost exactly the same.”

– Roger Waters

Keep going for the full interview below:

Most of us Pink Floyd fans admire both of them, making their feud as POINTLESS. They’ve both managed to do decent solo work, but it was as Pink Floyd that made them legends, and most of their important works came out because of Pink Floyd.

In 2012, David Gilmour sat down with Paul Rappaport of FMQB Productions to talked about recording The Wall which explained how he was inspired to do all the things he did to write the song.

Here’s Gilmour’s guitar demo for Comfortably Numb:

Here’s the band’s demo for “The Doctor,” which was later re-written as “Comfortably Numb.”

Keep going for the “what turned out to be a legendary Pink Floyd track” due to these arguments and tell us what you think:

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