Originally Posted by bigmoosepi
david played bass for him on alot of albums.
Yes. Maybe. But we don't know to what extent. David Gilmour said a lot of stuff about Roger Waters in the '80s, when he was trying to move the (bloated, coke-ridden) behemoth of Pink Floyd in a different direction. He was understandably hurt by the way Roger was steering the band into the '80s with The Final Cut, which was a lesson in sub-Wall obfuscation both musically and lyrically.... Roger was turning the band into his own backing band, which I think is fair enough. When the chips are down Gilmour is creatively bankrupt at best. How does On an Island stack up, musically, lyrically and intellectually, against The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking? Its a non brainer.Gilmour's stuff is a cathartic release from the Waters oppression that swept the band away after 1975. A band that could only logistically play stadium gigs, guiltily, and try and peddle acoustic songs to an audience that wanted to drink beer and fight to the middle guitar solo of Money on repeat...
Waters is a better bassist than many want to admit. However there seems to be these atrophied tropes within the bass community that I've never seen elsewhere. Some bassists are unquestionably good, others are unquestionably terrible. Everybody wants to analyze Jamerson's I-IV-V progressions and nobody wants to talk about Waters' I-IV-V progressions. In fact I've never seen John Wetton's technique, Ray Schulman's technique or Chris Squire's technique talked about in any detail on this forum, yet people will argue page after page about the virtues of not mixing speaker diameters, or not using a brand of strings, or the importance of high-mass bridges on overall tone... weird world.