Pink Floyd’s ’80 “Young Lust” Performance BLOWS Album Version AWAY
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From infamous album The Wall, Pink Floyd’s “Young Lust” highlights the bass like never before with an envelope filter pedal done by guitarist Roger Waters, although there are clearly 2 separate bassists playing during the performance.
Interesting Fact: In the Tim Morse book Classic Rock Stories, Roger Waters said that the song was about people who spend their time skipping classes hanging outside of dirty movies and looking at dirty magazines.
Playing on the stereotypical sex drive of a typical rockstars, “Young Lust” is about seeking out and preferring women with experience, with the line “I need a dirty woman.” It was also one of several to be considered for the band’s “best of” album, Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.
With lead vocals from Floyd’s David Gilmour, “Young Lust” is highly considered one of their more under appreciated hits, but this particular performance from the 80’s is actually far superior to the recorded version off of the album.
Knowing the interesting past behind the relationship of Gilmour and Waters, it is nice to see them sharing a stage and a mic and coming together during one of the greatest reunion performances we have ever seen. Enjoy!