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This follows the album's theme of Roger Waters' anger at British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war. This song is about how Hollywood cynically and unforgivably glamorizes war. (thanks, S.D. - Denver, CO)
This is the only track on The Final Cut where David Gilmour sings lead.
It was released as a single, with the lyrics "f--k all that" redubbed as "stuff all that." (thanks, Mark - Ottawa, Canada, for above 2)
A rare copy of a Japanese 7-inch single for this song sold for $3,050 on the online auction site eBay in July 2013.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
Richard Patrick of Filter
"Hey Man, Nice Shot" was nearly a Nine Inch Nails song, as Richard was working with Trent Reznor when he came up with it.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.