ROGER WATERS - PROS AND CONS OF HITCHHIKING UNCENSORED GATEFOLD 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Rare UNCENSORED gatefold (FOC) cover design, the censored version have a black stripe/bar over the bum

The photo model on the album front cover of "Roger Waters'" album "The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking" is "Linzi Drew" a former glamour model, producer, adult model and pornographic actress. She has her own wikipedia page.

 

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Album Description:

Roger Waters is a name that is synonymous with Pink Floyd, one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time. However, in 1984, Waters decided to branch out and create a solo album, entitled "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking." The album is a concept piece that follows the dreams of a man as he travels through his subconscious mind. It's a departure from the sound and style of Pink Floyd, but it still contains Waters' signature lyrical and musical style.

The album's central theme is the subconscious mind, and the journey that one takes when they delve into it. The protagonist of the album is a man who is dreaming and has hitchhiked into his own mind. The songs on the album deal with the man's experiences and the themes that emerge as he travels through his subconscious.

One of the primary themes of the album is relationships. Throughout the album, the man reflects on his past relationships and the mistakes he has made. He is haunted by the memories of his ex-wife and his affair with a younger woman. The song "Sexual Revolution" deals with the protagonist's fear of being alone and his desire to find love.

Another theme of the album is mortality. The man reflects on his own mortality and the inevitability of death. In the song "4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)," the man contemplates the fragility of life and the fear of dying alone.

The album features a range of musical styles, from hard rock to jazz. Waters' lyrics are poetic and insightful, and the music complements the themes of the album. The album features several guest musicians, including Eric Clapton on guitar and Michael Kamen on keyboards.

One of the standout tracks on the album is "5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)." The song features a catchy guitar riff and a driving rhythm that builds to a crescendo. The lyrics deal with the protagonist's fear of the unknown and his desire for connection.

Another standout track is "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking." The song features a bluesy guitar riff and a hypnotic rhythm. The lyrics deal with the protagonist's fear of commitment and his desire for freedom.

"The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" was a commercial and critical success, reaching number 31 on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album showcased Waters' lyrical and musical talents and solidified his reputation as a solo artist. The album was also a departure from Pink Floyd's sound and style, showing Waters' willingness to experiment and explore new musical territory.

 

The original album cover for Roger Waters' "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" features a photograph by French artist and photographer Thierry Le Gou├Ęs, which depicts a woman's bare back with a suitcase on it, along with a road sign and a hitchhiking thumb. The cover was considered sexually suggestive and controversial, leading to censorship in some countries.

t is believed that the censorship was due to concerns over nudity and sexual content, as well as fears that the original cover could be seen as promoting hitchhiking, which was considered dangerous at the time.

It's worth noting that the album was released during a time when there was increased concern about explicit or offensive content in music, with the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) leading a campaign to label albums with explicit lyrics. The controversy surrounding the album cover may have been a response to this larger cultural trend.

Music Genre:

  Acid Psych Prog Rock Music

Album Production Information:

  Produced by Roger Waters and Michael kamen

Record Label Information:

  Harvest 1C 064-2401051

Media Format:

  12" Full-Length Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

  1984 Made in Germany  (EEC)

Band Members and Musicians on: ROGER WATERS - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Uncensored Gatefold

    Band/Musicians
  • Roger Waters

      Roger Waters George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) an English songwriter, singer, bassist, and composer. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was the primary lyricist and conceptual leader of the band and wrote many of the group's most popular songs, including "The Wall," "Wish You Were Here," "Another Brick in the Wall," and "Money." Waters also sang lead vocals on many of Pink Floyd's songs and was the band's bassist and co-lead vocalist. He left the band in 1985, but continues to be active as a solo artist and has released several successful solo albums. Read more on Roger Waters

  • Andy Bown

      Andy Bown (Full-name: Andrew Steven Bown ) an English musician, singer, and songwriter who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. He is known for his work as a keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for the band Status Quo, as well as for his solo work and collaborations with other artists. He has also written songs for other musicians and worked as a producer.

  • Ray Cooper

      Ray Cooper (Full-name: Raymond Cooper) an English percussionist and drummer who has worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music. He is known for his work with Elton John, having played percussion on many of his albums and tours, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians such as George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and The Rolling Stones. Cooper has also released several solo albums and is known for his unique style of percussion, which often incorporates unconventional instruments and sounds.

  • Eric Clapton

      Eric Clapton (Full-name: Eric Patrick Clapton ) a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He first gained fame as a member of the band The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, one of the first supergroups. Clapton has also had a successful solo career and has released numerous hit songs, including "Layla," "Wonderful Tonight," and "Tears in Heaven." He has won 18 Grammy Awards and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.

      Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, in 1945. He showed an early interest in the guitar and began playing in local bands in his teens. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as a member of The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, where he showcased his virtuosic guitar playing and blues-influenced style.

      In the 1970s, Clapton launched a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and hit songs. He collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King, and became known for his emotional and soulful playing.

      Throughout his career, Clapton has struggled with personal issues, including addiction, and has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. Despite this, he has continued to tour and perform, and has remained a popular and influential figure in the music world.

      In addition to his musical achievements, Clapton is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He founded the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and rehabilitation facility for individuals struggling with substance abuse, and has been involved in numerous charitable causes throughout his career.

      Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom on 30/3/1945. He is the first child of Edward Walter Fryer 21/03/1920 and Patricia Molly 07/01/1929.

      When he was 40 years old, his father Edward Walter Fryer died (15/05/1985). When he was 54 years old, his mother Patricia Molly died (Mar 1999).

      His partner is Lory Del Santo. His partner is Alice Ormsby-Gore. His partner is Yvonne Kelly. On 27/3/1979, he married Pattie Boyd in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States. On 1/1/2002, he married Melia McEnery. He was 33 years old when he married Pattie Boyd. He was 56 years old when he married Melia McEnery. He got divorced from Pattie Boyd in 1989. He has three children with Melia McEnery: Julie Rose Clapton 13/6/2001, Ella May Clapton 14/3/2003, Sophie Belle Clapton 1/2/2005. He has one son with Lory Del Santo: Conor Clapton 21/08/1986. He has one daughter with Yvonne Kelly: Ruth Kelly Clapton 1985.

  • Michael Kamen

      Michael Kamen Michael Kamen was an American composer, conductor, and musician who was active in the music industry from the 1970s until his death in 2003. He is best known for his work as a composer of film scores, having contributed to the soundtracks of many popular movies, including the "Die Hard" series, "Lethal Weapon," and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Kamen was also a skilled arranger and conductor, and worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music. He collaborated with Roger Waters on several projects, including "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking," where he played piano, keyboards, and conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Andy Newman

      Andy Newman (Full-name: Paul Humphrey ) was an English musician who was best known as the pianist and a founding member of the band Thunderclap Newman. The band was active in the late 1960s and is best known for its hit single "Something in the Air." Newman played piano and organ on the song and also wrote its distinctive piano riff. After the band's breakup, Newman continued to work in the music industry as a session musician and producer. He passed away in 2016. It's worth noting that Andy Newman did not contribute to "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" album.

  • David Sanborn

      David Sanborn an American saxophonist, composer, and band leader who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. He is known for his distinctive sound and style of playing, which incorporates elements of jazz, funk, and R&B. Sanborn has worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music, including Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Roger Waters. He played saxophone on "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" album, contributing to its unique sound and style. Sanborn has also released many solo albums and is regarded as one of the most influential saxophonists of his generation.

  • Madeline Bell

      adeline Bell M an African American singer. She was born in Newark, New Jersey in the United States in 1942 and began her career as a session singer in New York City in the early 1960s.She is known for her powerful voice and her work as a session singer, having contributed backing vocals to many popular songs and albums. Bell has worked with a wide range of artists in various genres of music, including Dusty Springfield, Elton John, and George Harrison. She provided backing vocals on "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" album, adding depth and texture to many of the tracks. Bell has also released several solo albums and is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile vocalists of her generation.

  • Katie Kisson
  • Doreen Chanter
  • Raphael Ravenscroft
  • Kevin Flanagan
  • Vic Sullivan

Track Listing of: ROGER WATERS - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Uncensored Gatefold

    Side One:
  1. 4:30 AM (Apparently They Were)
  2. Travelling Abroad
  3. 4:33 AM (Running Shoes)
  4. 4:37 AM (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies
  5. 4:39 AM (For the first time today, Part II)
  6. 4:41 AM (Sexual Revolution)
  7. 4:47 AM (The Remains of Our Love)
    Side Two:
  1. 4:50 AM (Go Fishing)
  2. 4:56 AM (For the first time today, Part 1)
  3. 4:58 AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
  4. 5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Part 10)
  5. 5:06 AM (Every Strangers Eyes)
  6. 5:11 AM (The Moment of Clarity

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Roger Waters: The Creative Genius Behind Pink Floyd

Roger Waters is a British musician, songwriter, and composer, best known as the creative force behind the iconic band Pink Floyd. He was born on September 6, 1943, in Surrey, England. From an early age, Waters demonstrated a love for music, and he started playing the guitar at the age of 12. His father, Eric Fletcher Waters, was killed in the Second World War when Roger was just a few months old. This event had a profound impact on Waters' life and shaped his artistic vision.

Waters attended the University of Westminster, where he studied architecture. However, it was during this time that he formed Pink Floyd, along with fellow students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. The band's early years were marked by experimentation and a psychedelic sound, with Waters serving as the primary songwriter and bassist.

As Pink Floyd's success grew, Waters became the driving force behind the band's creative output. He wrote some of their most iconic songs, including "Another Brick in the Wall," "Wish You Were Here," and "Comfortably Numb." Waters' lyrics often explored themes of isolation, mental illness, and the human condition, and his compositions combined progressive rock, blues, and classical music.

Waters' influence on Pink Floyd's sound and image was profound. He conceptualized many of the band's most ambitious projects, including the concept album "The Wall" and the film adaptation of the same name. The album, which was released in 1979, explored the themes of alienation and personal tragedy, and its release was accompanied by a series of elaborate live performances that included a massive wall constructed on stage, which was eventually destroyed in the show's climactic finale.

Despite the band's success, Waters and his bandmates had creative differences, and he left Pink Floyd in 1985. After departing the band, Waters embarked on a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and touring extensively. In his solo work, Waters continued to explore themes of political and social commentary, as well as his own personal experiences.

Waters' legacy extends far beyond his music career. He is a committed political activist and has used his platform to raise awareness for a range of issues, including human rights and environmentalism. He has been an outspoken critic of the Israeli government's policies towards Palestine and has been involved in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.  

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