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THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

2.99 | 213 ratings

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Dobermensch
2 stars Even the catchy lyrics and numerous sound effects can't help this one I'm sorry to say.

A horrible album and a major disappointment after the tremendous highs of the last few Floyd albums. And the ironic thing is, Roger's got no-one to blame but himself this time round.

If this is how he saw the future of Floyd then I'm glad it ended when it did.

'The Pros and Cons of Hitch-Hiking' must sound alien to any citizen of Britain. There's some awful raw guitar played by Clapton and even worse David Sanborn saxophone which screws my eyes up each time I hear it. As if that wasn't bad enough, there's plasterings of Hammond organ by some guy called Andy Brown.

What was the point of this tosh? Fair enough, the front cover is pretty cool, but sound wise, this is just an ugly album. The only highlight is 'Go Fishing', but even that is ruined by the 'in your face' saxophone which literally screams at you like an air raid siren. The low point is the title track itself which has an overbearing female chorus which really grates my brain and has me reaching for the abort button.

A major letdown after the last Floyd album 'Final Cut' from the previous year. Only the lyrics gain this an extra star.

Grrr!!... what went wrong Roger?

Dobermensch | 2/5 |

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