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THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

2.99 | 213 ratings

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russellk
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1 stars Appalling. The prime candidate for the 'Worst Record In My Collection' award. The acerbic Lennon to GILMOUR'S saccharin McCartney, ROGER WATERS cut off from his band is exposed as being cruelly one-dimensional: he needs someone to sweeten his bucket of bile. PINK FLOYD would perhaps made something of this, but we'll never know. They made the sensible decision to go with THE WALL instead of this self-indulgent, mysoginistic, tuneless material.

So what's wrong with it? First, it's every worrying trend in the Floyd's post WISH YOU WERE HERE music inflated, exaggerated and rolled into one. Elaborate orchestration over synths, the alternation of quiet and loud passages with the increasingly annoying 'surprise' effect, WATERS' concomitant whisper or shout - by this time he seems to have forgotten that anything between the two exists - and the abandonment of music for message. WATERS seems to think people are prepared to pay bucks to listen to him get angry about stuff. His label execs ought to have said to him: 'go take a listen to Grantchester Meadows, Roger, chill out, then come back and do this again.'

STEVEN WILSON might well have been describing ROGER WATERS when he wrote: 'The music ... makes you wanna rage, but it's made by millionaires who are nearly twice your age.' To be honest, I found this material unconvincing when it was first released, and downright offensive when I listened to it today.

An album for which the 'Poor, only for completionists' label was made.

russellk | 1/5 |

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