Iconic Pink Floyd member Roger Waters recently spoke to the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace in a new YouTube interview to discuss a bunch of topics. Here Waters reveals, in his words, how The two Floyd albums David did without David Gilmour and company. Waters would also say the ‘others’ weren’t songwriters. Alternative Nation transcribed Waters’ comments. Roger Waters makes brutal David Gilmour ‘divorce’ claim.
Roger Waters: That’s been the craft of all of us as musicians – putting the thing together did create something that was magical. As I’ve often said in the past that was sort of the culmination of the work really that we did together. Although we then made ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Animals’, ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Final Cut’ so there were four more albums after that. It was after ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Well, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ was the first one that I did, it was in my hands to do it. That’s what became more and more uncomfortable as we went on making records. They became more and more mine and not a collective thing. We just develop and work in different ways and also because not everybody is a writer – absolutely not.
Roger Waters rips horrible David Gilmour ‘cash grab’. In other news regarding Roger Waters, fans recently took to social media to reflect upon one of Waters’ most beloved solo albums ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ One fan put: It took me a few listens to really warm up to this album, but it grew on me. Of course, this will draw inevitable (and most likely negative) comparisons to Amused to Death. This album is more reminiscent of Rog’s time in Pink Floyd than his earlier solo work. While a bit heavy on nostalgia in parts, most of Roger’s fans will ultimately appreciate what is likely to be his last studio album.”
Roger Waters calls out ‘drunk’ Pink Floyd performance. The fan continued: “The most obvious flaw here is the lack of musical counterpoint which worked to such great effect on Amused to Death (thank you Jeff Beck) and in Floyd before that (Gilmour, of course.) The songs are still engaging, and occasionally amusing, yet their arrangements could have benefited from a few more “open spaces” allowing the music (and listener) to take a breath and reflect on the often heavy themes. Thanks for the album Rog, if you’re still around in another twenty-five years I’ll be happy to review your next one.”