Roger Waters ‘Spits’ On Pink Floyd Fan At Show


Pink Floyd icon David Gilmour discussed how he managed to see his own band live! In addition, he also revealed how one-time Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters spat on someone during this same show where he became so pissed that he refused to play the encore with his psychedelic rocker bandmates. This revelation happened the most recent episode of the Pink Floyd podcast entitled, ‘The Lost Art of Conversation: A Pink Floyd Podcast.’ Alternative Nation transcribed Gilmour’s comments. David Gilmour breaks Pink Floyd guitar at show.

David Gilmour: The only time I’ve seen Pink Floyd live was the encore at Montreal Stadium in 1977. That was the last gig of the Animals tour, one that Roger [Waters] spat on someone I think. When I was so pissed off about something and I can’t even remember what it was that I refused to play the encore and went out to the mixing desk with Snowy playing part. So that was the only moment I saw, a tiny bit of it.

In other news regarding Pink Floyd, fans of the group recently reflected on the aforementioned ‘Animals’ in which this show was promoting. David Gilmour revealed how Roger Waters ‘ruined’ Pink Floyd recently.

One fan said: “This is my favorite Floyd album, and it’s probably the most challenging and prog rock-like. There rages a debate across the net and the like about whether Pink is a prog band. With this album, they come close. There are a mere four songs on this album, but aside from Pigs on the Wing (a cute little ditty that opens and closes the album), they are all extended tracks. They don’t feel like jamming, they feel like every note is supposed to be there. This album contains some of Waters’s best and most bitter lyrics. The lyrics on Dogs are probably the bleakest, but Pigs and Sheep give it a run for their money. Gilmour really shines on Dogs, singing and contributing great guitar solos. There is a “Whitehouse” reference in Pigs, which many have mistaken for the American White House. This isn’t true. It’s a crack against Mary Whitehouse, a Tipper Gore like censor who wreaked havoc over the film/music/TV industry in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite this, it’s fun to pretend sometimes that it’s against the White House.”

The fan continued: “This is the album where Waters began dominating the band more and more, but it’s still Floydian and has great contributions from Gilmour, Mason, and Wright. This album is quite profound at times (especially Sheep), and it’s amazing that it was released by a major label. Granted, Floyd was at the top of their game in 1977, so they could get away with it, but it’s hard to imagine a label (even an indie one) releasing something as artistic and as challenging as this. This is Floyd’s best.” This Pink Floyd reunion for ‘two albums’ was recently discussed.