Roger Waters, The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (1984)
I loved this album. Right time/right place I guess (Hawke’s Bay, early 1990s). I was a Pink Floyd fan. Which meant (also) I was a Roger Waters fan (they’re the same thing when you’re starting out)…this album feels like the dream Waters had when he finally slept after working non-stop on The Wall and The Final Cut. Not a way to recommend it to a new audience – but at the time that’s what I thought. And I thought that was awesome! I was actually nervous buying this record – after many years away from this album. But I can still take it (now and then). Some of Eric Clapton’s best playing. True! And if you can just give over to how stupid the whole fucking thing is – how embarrassingly immaturely overwrought it is – well, you can enjoy it. Or have a good time. Or something. I remember, around the first time I heard this, I found out that a mate’s older brother had done a full-wall mural of the cover in his bedroom. Apparently. I never saw it. But fuckin’ hell I thought that sounded amazing!
Sample Track: 5.11an (The Moment Of Clarity)
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