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Old 03-30-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Pros And Cons of Hitch-Hiking...awesome

I really, really like this album. A lot. I wish Pink Floyd never would have recorded Final Cut and instead would have worked on this project together. It could have been even more fantastic. Imagine what Gilmour could have done with Sexual Revolution.

As it is though, I have no complaints. The story is inviting and poignant, and the songs hold up their end. The man's wife making a dog sandwich was icing on the cake. Good plot twist toward the end as well. It's definitely up there with the Wall as a concept album.

Oh, and let's not forget Clapton's contributions...
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I really, really like this album. A lot. I wish Pink Floyd never would have recorded Final Cut and instead would have worked on this project together. It could have been even more fantastic. Imagine what Gilmour could have done with Sexual Revolution.

As it is though, I have no complaints. The story is inviting and poignant, and the songs hold up their end. The man's wife making a dog sandwich was icing on the cake. Good plot twist toward the end as well. It's definitely up there with the Wall as a concept album.

Oh, and let's not forget Clapton's contributions...
awesome Waters record up:..though Amused to Death is somewhat better



and No I adore "The Final Cut"...and I am happy it was recorded
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Wow, most people don't like this album, even Pink Floyd fans! So I'm surprised you enjoy it so much. Most people usually rank it behind Radio KAOS. I think they're crazy, of course. Pros & Cons regularly contests Amused To Death on my personal ranking scale. Great album. Not better than The Final Cut IMO, but along a similar musical vein. If you take a close listen, you'll hear bits of The Fletcher Memorial Home and In The Flesh in Go Fishing. The great thing about this album is that you get to see Roger's sense of humour.

The Pros & Cons tour was also fantastic. Well, at least when Clapton was on for the '84 leg of the tour. Check it out!



Do a search on Roger Waters 1984 and you'll find a few more. I've got the whole show on DVD and it's awesome.
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I love Pros and Cons, but I have no clue what the concept is about on this one.

I still like The Final Cut more though:

The Gunner's Dream ftw!
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Wow, most people don't like this album, even Pink Floyd fans! So I'm surprised you enjoy it so much. Most people usually rank it behind Radio KAOS. I think they're crazy, of course. Pros & Cons regularly contests Amused To Death on my personal ranking scale. Great album. Not better than The Final Cut IMO, but along a similar musical vein. If you take a close listen, you'll hear bits of The Fletcher Memorial Home and In The Flesh in Go Fishing. The great thing about this album is that you get to see Roger's sense of humour.

The Pros & Cons tour was also fantastic. Well, at least when Clapton was on for the '84 leg of the tour. Check it out!



Do a search on Roger Waters 1984 and you'll find a few more. I've got the whole show on DVD and it's awesome.
Wow, what a great version.
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I love Pros and Cons, but I have no clue what the concept is about on this one.

I still like The Final Cut more though:

The Gunner's Dream ftw!
Basically, it's all about Roger's character having a dream about cheating on his wife with a hot German hitch hiker, and then realising in the end (after having encounters with Arabian terrorists and all sorts of other horrible things) that hey, his wife's not so bad after all. http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/wi...Of_Hitchhiking


Fun fact: if you start Pros & Cons at exactly 4:30 AM and listen to the album the whole way through, all the times in the song titles match up with the actual time. (Sure, you can try this at 4:30 PM but it's not quite as entertaining. Or nerdy.)
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Basically, it's all about Roger's character having a dream about cheating on his wife with a hot German hitch hiker, and then realising in the end (after having encounters with Arabian terrorists and all sorts of other horrible things) that hey, his wife's not so bad after all. http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/wi...Of_Hitchhiking


Fun fact: if you start Pros & Cons at exactly 4:30 AM and listen to the album the whole way through, all the times match up. (Sure, you can try this at 4:30 PM but it's not quite as entertaining. Or nerdy.)
I love random Arabian terrorists in concept albums

Have you ever done that? Because if I ever do that, someone might have to shoot me.
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I love random Arabian terrorists in concept albums

Have you ever done that? Because if I ever do that, someone might have to shoot me.
THERE WERE ARABS WITH KNIVES AT THE FOOT OF THE BED!

I've done it many times. It's fun.
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THERE WERE ARABS WITH KNIVES AT THE FOOT OF THE BED!

I've done it many times. It's fun.
haha, I'd do it at 4:30 PM, but not in the AM. I need my sexy sleep.
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THERE WERE ARABS WITH KNIVES AT THE FOOT OF THE BED!

I've done it many times. It's fun.
I love that lyric. Then Roger gets drunk and softcore porn follows.

I tell you, it's a very entertaining album (I'm not including the cover in this )
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Wow, what a great version.
Extended Clapton solo for the win.
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Extended Clapton solo for the win.
The saxophone was killer too.
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I love that lyric. Then Roger gets drunk and softcore porn follows.

I tell you, it's a very entertaining album (I'm not including the cover in this )
Personally, I'm fond of "WOLLEN SIE TANZEN MIT MIR ODER TRINKEN BIER, HAHAHA?!?!?!?" The live versions of this song were great. Roger embellished the crazy laughing quite a bit.

The cover is so embarrassing, especially if you take it out in front of someone you don't know very well. Hahaha, oh lord, the looks I've gotten... I think Gerald Scarfe should have maybe used Reg instead.



He's sillier, but at least he isn't in the nude.
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Personally, I'm fond of "WOLLEN SIE TANZEN MIT MIR ODER TRINKEN BIER, HAHAHA?!?!?!?" The live versions of this song were great. Roger embellished the crazy laughing quite a bit.

The cover is so embarrassing, especially if you take it out in front of someone you don't know very well. Hahaha, oh lord, the looks I've gotten... I think Gerald Scarfe should have maybe used Reg instead.



He's sillier, but at least he isn't in the nude.
"WOLLEN SIE TANZEN MIT MIR ODER TRINKEN BIER, HAHAHA?!?!?!?" is brilliant. What does it mean?

I like Reg. He looks a bit like Roger.
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"WOLLEN SIE TANZEN MIT MIR ODER TRINKEN BIER, HAHAHA?!?!?!?" is brilliant. What does it mean?

I like Reg. He looks a bit like Roger.
WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME OR DRINK BEER, HAHAHAHA!?!?! The only good thing about taking two German courses was that it helped me to understand The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking. There's also a German innuendo in Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad. When Roger sings "I said would you like to come with me, she said something foreign under her breath" the German hitch hiker says something like "Ja, ich Liebe liegen mit [I can't pick out the last word]" The first bit means literally "Yes, I would love to lie with [etc.]" I think you can figure out the context!

That's the whole point, note the big nose and bad posture.
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