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Roger Waters
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:58:00 AM »
George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Rick Wright and guitarist, singer, and songwriter Syd Barrett. Waters initially served as the group's bassist, but following the departure of Barrett in 1968, he also became their lyricist, conceptual leader and co-lead vocalist. Waters had the 9th widest vocal range on a list of over 150 contemporary Rock & Pop singers, with a total range of B1-C7, with the magazine commenting "He's not a tenor, he's a mutation."

Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; as of 2013, they have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their intended use of the band's name and material. They settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with them again.

Roger is still out there rockin' here is some of his work:

Dogs    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiaF4kuxJco

Pigs On The Wing    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmCKvY684WI

Us and Them      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Yayz5o-l0

Breathe    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dYMQA5_KcA

Money      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjgwjh4H7wg

Mother     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX3uCuFKlqw

Shine On You Crazy Diamond     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOj6fL8EOXA

Is Anybody Out There     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOj6fL8EOXA

Another Brick In The Wall Pt 2     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x71uD9ybrzk

Dark Side Of The Moon       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiimzQ0KqBA
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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 12:04:40 PM »

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 07:54:31 PM »
Started going back and listening through Roger Water's solo albums, something I hadn't done in some years. Amused to death from 1992 is a deep and crazy album, with all kinds of sound effects, animals, spoken pieces, commentary and some really strong songs. features Jeff Beck, Jeff Porcaro, Don Henley, Steve Lukather, Randy Jackson and numerous others. This is a really fuckin good album, this more so than pro's and con's of hitchhiking, sounds like the logical progression after The final cut.

Roger Waters- Amused to death  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL46843EE9B1C3250E

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 08:04:49 PM »
Pros and cons of hitch hiking. This one featured Eric Clapton, Andy Bown, Ray Cooper, Andy Newmark, Michael Kamen, and David Sanborn. This album was conceptualized pretty much prior to his announcing his departure from Pink Floyd. I haven't listened to this album in years. I find the concept pretty boring and cheesy, likewise are some of the songs. There are some glimpses of the wall and the final cut dispersed throughout but overall I don't think this one is as strong as amused to death.

Pro and cons of hitch hiking-   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp8sncEUV-K4_--QlmEi_L0uC1o1o35F1 

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 08:50:20 PM »
Radio Kaos was released in 1987 and was his second release after pros and cons of hitch hiking. This record I couldn't even make it through, I had to skim through this one. Easily his weakest release, this whole album is dull and samey and has more of a new wave vibe throughout. The album featured Graham Broad, Mel Collins, Ian Ritchie and Andy Fairweather Low among others. I don't think I ever heard this record and now I know why  ;D

For anybody who wants to check it out.
Radio Kaos- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6ogdCG3tAWidS6lJyp_WeiZgTWxe_USF
 

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 10:04:41 PM »
The most recent release, Is this the life we really want? Released in 2017. This might be the best album Waters has released since leaving Pink Floyd, it at the least would be a toss up with Amused to Death. Hard to believe in all the time that has gone by, he has only released four proper solo albums. Twenty five years after Amused to Death in fact, that this record came out. Roger will be 77 in September. He sounds fantastic on this release and still has some fire and power in that unmistakable voice. If you haven't checked this one out yet, this is a strong album. Many signature sound ode's to old Floyd and all the familiar animal sounds and spacey effects. Very enjoyable listen and probably his last.

Is this the life we really want?   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6ogdCG3tAWhZ21OSqe0WFmXhH9YaNrGw
 

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 11:54:42 PM »
I liked what I've heard from the new one, a few real good songs.

 I disliked Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking when it came out, bought that on cassette. I still don't like it. That album is complete boredom. I can only take so much of the gospel background singers and the plodding piano stuff.

Never heard Radio Kaos. But judging from your comments it must not be any better than Pros and Cons.

I did like the songs I have heard from Amused to Death. What God Wants is really good and ghere were a few others. But again some songs i heard featured too much of those background singers and the plodding piano. His main repretoire seems to be those background singers, the boring piano backgrounds and even quite a bit sax. The songs were he does more of a rock song are the ones I mainly enjoy from him.

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2020, 12:20:49 AM »
I try to seperate the music from the personality most the time, but also must add he's a tough guy to like with his over the top political rants and incorporating and spotlighting that shit in his shows, not to mention his never ending periodic bashing of the other Pink Floyd members, after all he DID quit the fucking band. Don't know why he continues to stir that pot with Gilmore and Mason.  ::)
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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2020, 05:19:04 PM »
His most recent bitching is just ridiculous.  “Waah, they won’t advertise any of my solo stuff on the Floyd social media pages.”

Hey, you fucking quit and then sued them.  Name any business where you get to shit all over the place when you leave then still advertise your stuff on the company's dime.

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2020, 07:34:13 PM »
True that Ted. He left the band in 1985. That is thirty five years ago if my math is correct. Quit then sued and has bitched ever since. I'll give him credit where it's due for his part in the genius that was Pink Floyd, but they also put out two damn good releases (not to mention all the great live shows and a few excellent live packages)  without Waters. So if he was so damn important to the band and such the genius behind Floyd, what exactly has he done in the last thirty five years. He has only released four real solo albums and a couple live packages and all the music sounds the same to my ears, and his first two solo albums sucked ass in my opinion. He is an adequate bass player, a great lyricist (not so much on the melodies though)  and that's about all I can say. Overrated? Certainly since leaving Floyd I would have to say absolutely.

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Re: Roger Waters
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 11:56:57 PM »
Another thing about Roger, that I meant to bring up but forgot. Even prior to his leaving and the ensuing lawsuit to prevent the other members from performing as Pink Floyd. Let us not forget that during his period of taking on complete artistic control of the band leading up to the release of The Wall, I'm pretty sure Waters was the driving force behind the band firing Richard Wright from the band and then bringing him back on a paid salary for The Wall tour, which continued as he was only listed as a special guest on The Final Cut. I believe Waters even put something in the settlement about Wright not being able to be reinstated as a band member, thus Wright was not listed as a full band member but as a guest musician on the Momentary Lapse of Reason, and The Division Bell credits. That was a fucked up thing to do as he was an original member, and say what you will about song writing credits in the later years but Wrights keyboard/synth orchestrations and arrangements were one of the most crucial things with the Pink Floyd sound.       
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