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The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking

The Pros & Cons Of Hitch Hiking by Roger Waters
Released: Jan 1984
Label: Columbia
Waters' first after the (temporary) demise of Floyd came a year after The Final Cut, and, with a conceptual thread and Gilmour-ish guitarwork courtesy of Eric Clapton, Pros & Cons looked, sounded and felt like a new Pink Floyd record. The dialogue underneath the music and plot shifts cued by sound effects and explosive guitar moves were the very apex of what people thought you could do with rock music in 1984. While another tale of a rich guy's midlife crisis may not have been so necessary and also may not have aged so well, the sonic aspects of the album are irrefutable.
Mike McGuirk