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THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

3.04 | 324 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars What a perfect follow on from the beautifully tragic The Final Cut. Yes if you dislike that album then you will probably not like Roger Water's solo works. Pros and Cons has a great storyline about a dream of hitch hiking, passionate sexual liaisons along the way, depression and just general fears about life. Even references to his beloved green lamborghini! Musically he has a collection of geniuses like Eric Clapton,the late Michael Kamen and David Sanborn as back up. Clapton's guitar work on ' Sexual revolution' is a must listen. Apparently Clapton nearly went nuts working with Waters and although I cannot qualify it I heard that Clapton reckoned Waters was one of the most frustrating perfectionists he ever had to work with...hmmmm, well that perfection sure does show in his music. Maybe that is what pissed off the other Floyd members a few years previously.As an album this and The Final cut are probably Water's best where he sing/narrates his way through pieces. On Pros and Cons the flow of the material works well the moods portayed and the sheer thrill of it all comes across exceptionally well. this is a classic album with all the Water trappings. Listen to it in its entirety, ' Dunroamin, duncarin, dunlivin' is excellent as is the favourite now live rerun of ' Every Stranger's Eyes'. Roger Waters, I salute you.
Chris S | 4/5 |

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