Bell was despondent after receiving his draft notice, and Butler, in an attempt to cheer him up, demonstrated the "Tighten Up" dance to Bell.
Bell asked Butler what it was, and Butler told him the name. Bell then put together the famous track, which hit the charts following his induction into the Army.
But at the recommendation of a friend, he gave the other side a try. Toronadoes,  and it became a hit in Houston before it was picked up by Atlantic Records for distribution in April It also received a R. Many believe Bell was wounded in action in Vietnam while the band was still at the height of its fame, but he actually injured his leg in a truck accident while stationed in Germany.
By this time another of Archie's brothers, Lee Bell born January 14,Houstonhad replaced Butler, and became the band's choreographer. McNasty McKnight was the band leader playing trombone. LaLanne and Owens were alumni of B. King 's band. Inthe band released their "total-disco comeback album," Dance Your Troubles Away. After moderate chart showings in the late s, the group split in During the s the lineup also included Steve "Stevie G. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Archived from the original on 2 July Waters planned the album as a soundtrack for the film adaptation of The Wall. With the onset of the Falklands Warhe rewrote it as a concept album exploring what he considered the betrayal of his father, who died serving in the Second World War. Waters provided lead vocals for all but one track, and he is credited for all songwriting. The album was accompanied by a short film released in the same year. The Final Cut received mixed reviews, though retrospective reception has been more favourable.
It was a commercial success, reaching number one in the UK and number six in the US. Bassist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Roger Waters also planned to record a small amount of new material, expanding The Wall' s narrative. As a result of the Falklands WarWaters changed direction and wrote new material. He saw British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 's response to Argentina 's invasion of the islands as jingoistic and unnecessary, and dedicated the new album—provisionally titled Requiem for a Post-War Dream —to his father, Eric Fletcher Waters.
The Final Cut was about how, with the introduction of the Welfare State, we felt we were moving forward into something resembling a liberal country where we would all look after one another I felt then, as now, that the British government should have pursued diplomatic avenues, rather than steaming in the moment that task force arrived in the South Atlantic.
Guitarist David LP was unimpressed by Waters' politicising, and the new creative direction prompted arguments. He wanted to write new material, but Waters remained doubtful as Gilmour had lately contributed little new music. I'm certainly guilty at times of being lazy, and moments have arrived when Roger might say, "Well, what have you got? I need a bit of time to put some ideas on tape. I said to Roger, "If these songs weren't good enough for The Wallwhy are they good enough now?
The Final Cut is an anti-war concept album that explores what Waters regards as the betrayal of fallen British servicemen—such as his father—who during the Second World War sacrificed their lives in the spirit of a post-war dream. This post-war dream was that their victory would usher in a more peaceful world,  whose leaders would no longer be so eager to resolve disputes by resorting to war.
The album's lyrics are critical of Thatcher, whose policies and decisions Waters regarded as an example of this betrayal, Album).
She is referred to as "Maggie" throughout the album. The opening track, "The Post War Dream", begins with a recorded announcement that the replacement for the Atlantic Conveyora ship lost during the Falklands campaign, will be built in Japan.
Waters' lyrics refer to his dead father, the loss of Britain's shipbuilding industry to Japan, and Margaret Thatcher, before moving on to "Your Possible Pasts", a rewritten version of a song rejected for The Wall. In "One of the Few", another rejected song, the schoolteacher from The Wall features as Archie Bell - I Never Had It So Good (Vinyl main character, presented as a war hero returned to civilian life.
He is unable to relate his experiences to his wife, and in "The Hero's Return" is tormented by the loss of one of his aircrew. It is followed in "Paranoid Eyes" by the teacher's descent into alcoholism. The second half deals with various war issues. While "Southampton Dock" is a lament to returning war heroes and other soldiers heading out to a likely death,  " Not Now John " addresses society's ignorance of political and economic problems. The album ends with " Two Suns in the Sunset ", which portrays a nuclear holocaust : the final result of a world obsessed with war and control.
American composer Michael Kamenwho had contributed to The Wallco-produced, oversaw the orchestral arrangements, and mediated between Waters and Gilmour. He also stood in for keyboardist Richard Wrightwho had left the band under pressure from Waters during the recording of The Wall.
Mason also suggested the repeated reprises of "Maggie, what have we done" be rendered instrumental rather than sung. Recording took place in the latter half of across eight studios, including Gilmour's home studio at Hookend Manorand Waters' Billiard Room Studios at East Sheen.
Tensions soon emerged, and while Waters and Gilmour initially worked together, playing the video game Donkey Kong in their spare time, they eventually chose to work separately. They would occasionally meet to discuss the work that had been completed; while this method was not in itself unusual, Gilmour began to feel strained, sometimes barely maintaining his composure.
Kamen too felt pressured; Waters had never been a confident vocalist and on one occasion, after repeated studio takes, Waters noticed him writing on a notepad.
Losing his temper, he demanded to know what Kamen was doing, only to find that Kamen had been writing "I Must Not Fuck Sheep" repeatedly. Like previous Pink Floyd albums, The Final Cut used sound effects combined with advances in audio recording technology. Mason's contributions were mostly limited to recording sound effects for the experimental Holophonic system, an audio processing technique used to add an enhanced three-dimensional effect to the recordings; The Final Cut is the second album ever to feature this technology.
After months of poor relations, and following a final confrontation, Gilmour was removed from the credit list as producer, but was still paid production royalties. He may have threatened to release the album as a solo record, although Pink Floyd were contracted to EMI and such a move would have been unlikely.
He said the experience forced them to accept that they had not worked together as a band since their album Wish You Were Here. Storm Thorgersona founder member of Hipgnosis designers of most of Pink Floyd's previous and future artworkwas passed over for the cover design. Instead, Waters created the cover himself, using photographs taken by his brother-in-law, Willie Christie. The poppy is a recurring design theme. The interior gatefold featured three photographs, the first depicting an outdoor scene with an outstretched hand holding three poppies and in the distance, a soldier with his back to the camera.
Two more photographs show a welder at work, his mask emblazoned with the Japanese Rising Sun Flagand a nuclear explosion; a clear reference to "Two Suns in the Sunset". The album's lyrics are printed on the gatefold. Side one of the vinyl disc carries an image of a poppy field and on side two, a soldier with a knife in his back lies face down amongst the poppies, a dog beside him.
The back cover features a photograph of a soldier standing upright and holding a film canister, with a LP protruding from his back;  the film canister and knife may reflect Waters' tumultuous relationship with The Wall film director Alan Parker. It was less successful in America, peaking at number six on the Billboard album charts. It was given double Platinum certification in Gilmour claimed that this relative commercial failure supported his Album) that much of the material was weak.
It's absolutely ridiculous to judge a record solely on sales. If you're going to use sales as the sole criterion, it makes Grease a better record than Graceland. Anyway, I was in a greengrocer's shop, and this woman of about forty in a fur coat came up to me. She said she thought it was the most moving record she had ever heard. Her father had also been killed in World War II, she explained. And I got back into my car with my three pounds of potatoes and drove home and thought, good enough. The album was accompanied by a short film, also titled The Final Cut.
The Final Cut was released on compact disc in The Final Cut received mixed reviews. Waters stopped with The Walland The Final Cut isolates and juggles the identical themes of that elephantine concept with no fresh momentum to drive them. Sloan to Paul Kantner. In Pink Floyd's case, it still works, partially through the understatement and ingenuity of the music and the special effects With no plans to tour the album,  Waters and Gilmour instead turned to solo projects. Gilmour recorded and toured About Face inusing it to express his feelings on a range of topics from the murder of musician John Lennon to his relationship with Waters, who also began to tour his new solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.
Infaced with a potentially ruinous lawsuit from his record company and band members,  Waters resigned. He believed that Pink Floyd was a "spent force". Gilmour's team responded by issuing a press release affirming that Pink Floyd would continue; he told a Sunday Times reporter that "Roger is a dog in the manger and I'm going to fight him". Waters wrote to EMI and Columbia declaring his intention to leave the group, asking them to release him from his contractual obligations.
With a legal case pending, he dispensed with manager Steve O'Rourke and employed Peter Rudge to manage his affairs. Owing to the combination of Pink Floyd's partial breakup and Waters' dominance on the project, The Final Cut is sometimes viewed as a de facto Waters solo album.
Writing for AllMusicStephen Thomas Erlewine said "with its anger, emphasis on lyrics, and sonic textures, it's clear that it's the album that Waters intended it to be.
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