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Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking CD (album) cover

THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING

Roger Waters

 

Crossover Prog

3.01 | 262 ratings

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admireArt
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3 stars Between 3 to 4 stars to be exact. Should prog-people add this work to their collection? It is always fun to listen to the solo efforts of the mastermind/s of "monster groups". Sheer good fun. Usually the progs turn to good old "Rock n' Roll" and why not the "Blues"?... (Gabriel did it, Fripp did it (to Punk to be exact!), Hammill also and others did it). So why not Mr. Floyd himself.

Fun, funny, proposing, serious and not, and of course very important, Roger Waters sings about SEX and LOVE (beyond the Walls' "love story"?) as his main topic/concept , that's why the suggesting art/cover . Politics and human condition are his recurring issues, so they are part of this story also (there is a story, somewhere) but at last, secondary in this, his first after-Pink record!

When it comes to primal needs a lot of things turn out to be secondary, so Roger Waters plays his way through an abstract "Sex/Love Story" with the usual passionate detachment he is well known for.

Adding up to that, it is a treat to listen to Waters' "non-Prog" musical language, in an attempt to be "de-Floydsied" and reconstructed from scratch.

It is also a huge "Bonus" to find out how Waters sounds with no other than "God" himself, Eric Clapton, which raunchiness adds up to Waters well based and primary idea of the "Blues" as the place where everyone is invited, when they feel like it.

So? Should you let this work be in your collection even though it is not a PF "masterpiece" and its greatest moments are as great as those of the Pink??

I had fun with it, ***3.5 PA Stars.

admireArt | 3/5 |

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