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Roger Waters


Crossover Prog

3.91 | 556 ratings

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4 stars Another dark, cynical, and utterly socialist outlook from Roger-Dodger. Whille I don't agree with his politics, I must admit, I love his music. He is unique in his ability to write the most biting and depressing lyrics. The way this album opens and closes with the haunting voice of WWI veteran Alf Razzell talking about the death of his friend Bill Hubbard, is just brilliant. A tip of the hat to Roger's own father, no doubt. Also, the way he captures Razzell's last lines on the album, "That would have been the year 1984, . . . .1984". Fade to black. Wow! Think of Orwell and the Pink Floyd album Animals. Very clever Roger!!! As for the songs, "What God Wants (parts 1-16)" - great!; "Watching TV". . . . "and they turned Formosa into a shoe factory called Taiwan" - again - brilliant; another great line - "I just love those laser-guided bombs, they're really great for righting wrongs"; and also, "God wants slow towns and God wants pain, God wants Clean-up Rock campaigns". Lots of other goddies in here. And oh yeah, JEFF BECK. The best ever cameo appearence by the devilishly brilliant Mr Beck. No one comes close to him. I think Roger wanted to stick it in Gilmour's face, petty perhaps, but I don't care. Beck is amazing. This is not a masterpiece, but pretty darn close.
Mcgraster | 4/5 |


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