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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

3.92 | 474 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars The emphasis on this album are the vocals and the lyrics. So it's a bit of a shame that Jeff Beck doesn't get to show off his skills more. I prefer great instrumental music to great lyrics any day, but...this is something very special. I can't get over how good these lyrics are, they are so sarcastic, so critical, so funny, so wise. Roger takes a lot of shots at people, and groups of people, and he doesn't pull any punches. Andrew Lloyd Weber is probably still holding his jaw, ha ha.

"The Ballad of Bill Hubbard" sounds so much like a PINK FLOYD song, the guitars and samples. Jeff Beck really shines on the first two tracks. He lays down some scorching guitar on "What God Wants part I" This song rocks out pretty good, and the female vocals are great. Waters is criticizing all the groups of the world who claim God supports their interests."Watching TV" works very well with Don Henley from the EAGLES contributing on vocals.Terrific tune. "It's A Miracle" is a very emotional commentary on our society. I was blown away by all the lyrics in the liner notes, i've never seen so many words for one album.

This is Waters best solo release and well worth checking out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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