Roger Waters has to be stupid

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  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
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    Why on earth would anybody want to quit working with David Gilmour?

    Dave is a great guitar player, and a great singer ...
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Because you see yourself as the supreme master of the band and one guy doesn't want to go along with it.
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  3. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Why on Earth would Gilmour want to quit working with Waters, who is one of the most brilliant and important composer/lyricists in post-WWII British music?

    Gilmour is undeniably a superb musician and a very special talent, but the two Floyd albums he helmed were weak, even after hiring legions of outside writers in an attempt to produce Waters-like material.
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  4. btmpancake

    btmpancake Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Apollo beach, Florida
    This reminds me of Kyrie Erving...Oops wrong thread-sorry. (not really).
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
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    Have you noticed that Pink Floyd continued to make a lot more money the Waters solo act
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  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Why did John have enough with working with Paul?
  7. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Because he didn't want to keep performing songs about Waters' daddy issues and wanted to finally play with a bassist with a sense of rhythm and melody? :smug:
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  8. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    It's dead, Jim.
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  9. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
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  10. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone

    Feb 23, 2011
    Well he had his head too far stuck up his own rectum to ever get what Syd Barrett was doing, why should he ever acknowledge Gilmour's talent?

    It doesn't come as any surprise to me.

    I guess he was jealous of their talent.

    He is and has always been a talent less hypocritical jerk who should have stuck to what he is good at, being a businessman.

    He could probably had turned out a decent shoe salesman.
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  11. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    The fact that they were using the name "Pink Floyd" may have played some role in that. Commercially, there was no way they weren't going to make more money than Roger on his own.
  12. InhumanResource


    Dec 28, 2012
    You're telling me the Floyd albums' basslines didn't groove?
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  13. thebreakman

    thebreakman \m/

    Sep 14, 2013
    Have you ever been in a band? If so, enough said!!!!!
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  14. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone

    Feb 23, 2011
    Admittedly Roger Waters somehow managed to lay down some pretty interesting both groovy and melodic bass lines on the first couple of releases by Pink Floyd, if that was even him, later though most of supposedly Roger's bass lines were actually recorded by Gilmour.

    I know for a fact that when Pink Floyd started out he didn't even know how to tune his own bass.

    And this video should be a proof of that whatever talent Roger possibly did use to posses on bass since has mysteriously disappeared:
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  15. I refuse to play the "who's the greater villain?" game. I do know this. They were both better together than apart.

    Personally, I know which one I would rather have lunch with.

  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
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    David Gilmour is a huge talent. His guitar work was instrumental in giving Pink Floyd their success, and he is a great singer, and he is a better bass player then Roger Waters,
  17. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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    Here we go...
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  18. Sink Pisser

    Sink Pisser

    Aug 21, 2017
    Yeah what a talentless jerk. He couldn't acknowledge Syd Barrett's talent but instead went on to write such crappy and talentless albums like Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, and Animals. Sounds like a shoe salesman wrote those albums.
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  19. This video is cringe worthy. Roger claimed he was drunk. He's decent with a pick but this horrible one finger technique is plain embarrassing. I'm a huge Roger Waters/Pink Floyd fan. I love his music and artistic vision but I can do away with all of his political and Anti Israel rants.
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  20. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone

    Feb 23, 2011
    I would agree with you, if it weren't for the fact that you are clearly being sarcastic.

    I guess Dark Side of the Moon is actually a great progressive pop album though, even if not exactly a piece of art, and that Roger Water's own the rest of Pink Floyd the honor as of why his concept turned out so great.

    I actually do think it is not too far off to imagine a shoe salesman with some insight in the music industry backed up by talented musicians possibly could have come up with a similar concept in a strike of luck.

    He even hired girl singers and a saxophone player for that album, even if he just laughed at Syd Barrett, writing his suggestion off as the words of a mad man, when Syd was suggesting Pink Floyd to do just that.
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