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Encyclopedia > The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking cover
Studio album by Roger Waters
Released May 198
Recorded February-December 1983
Genre Progressive rock
Length 42:07
Label Columbia Records (US)
Producer(s) Roger Waters, Michael Kamen
Professional reviews
Roger Waters chronology
Music from "The Body"
(1970)
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
(1984)
Radio K.A.O.S.
(1987)

The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking is a concept album by British musician Roger Waters. Some notables assisting Waters during the recording of the album were conductor Michael Kamen, actor Jack Palance, saxophonist David Sanborn, and guitarist Eric Clapton. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking album cover Used on Wikipedia under fair use guidelines: Low resolution copy of the album cover 223x221 RedWolf 01:58, Jul 4, 2004 (UTC) This is an album cover. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: 4 out of 5 star. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... {{ Album infobox | | Name = Music from The Body | Type = LP/CD | Artist = Roger Waters | Cover = Roger_Waters_The_Body. ... This article is about the Roger Waters album. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... Michael Kamen (April 15, 1948 – November 18, 2003) was an American composer (especially of film scores), orchestral arranger, orchestral conductor, song writer, and session musician. ... Jack Palance, (born Volodymyr Palanyuk (Ukr: Володимир Паланюк))on February 18, 1919, in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, USA), is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... David Sanborn in concert in San Francisco. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ...


The album concept is about a man's midlife crisis and how he dreams of adultery against his wife, amongst other things. The album takes place in real time from 04:30 to 05:12. Its cover prompted controversy for featuring a rear-view nude photograph of the model Linzi Drew. In some countries, the album has been released with this picture censored. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Faith No More. ... Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. ... Linzi Drew (born 1 January 1959 in Bristol) is an English glamour model and actress. ...


In 1978, Waters played demos of this album and The Wall to his band mates, who decided that they liked The Wall better, except their manager Steve O'Rourke who thought that Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking was better. In the end it was decided that The Wall would be a Pink Floyd album and this ended up as Roger Waters solo album.[1] For other uses, see The Wall (disambiguation). ... Steve ORourke, Pink Floyd manager and keen racing driver, sadly passed away in Miami, Florida, USA, in October 2003. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ...


Gerald Scarfe created all the graphics and animation for the album and its supporting tour. Fisher/Park created the stage and props used during the tour. Scarfe had drawn caricatures of all the band members for the tour program, and the caricature of Roger which he named Rog, seemed to have a long snout like a dog. So Gerald created a character of a Dog in the image of Rog and named him Reg. Reg became the main character of the story and stage animation of the Pros and Cons of HitchHiking tour. Gerald Scarfe (born 1936) is a British cartoonist and illustrator whose work is characterised by an apparent obsession with the grotesque and diseased, perhaps a result of an asthmatic, bed-ridden childhood. ...

Contents

Track listing

  1. 4:30AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) - 3:12
  2. 4:33AM (Running Shoes) - 4:08
  3. 4:37AM (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies) - 2:17
  4. 4:39AM (For the First Time Today, Part 2) - 2:02
  5. 4:41AM (Sexual Revolution) - 4:49
  6. 4:47AM (The Remains of Our Love) - 3:09
  7. 4:50AM (Go Fishing) - 6:59
  8. 4:56AM (For the First Time Today, Part 1) - 1:38
  9. 4:58AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin) - 3:03
  10. 5:01AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking) - 4:36
  11. 5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes) - 4:48
  12. 5:11AM (The Moment of Clarity) - 1:28

All songs written by Roger Waters. The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking was a song released as a single by Roger Waters from the album of the same name. ... Everys strangers eyes is a song written by Roger Waters in 1984, and features on his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. ...


Charts

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Year Chart Position
1984 The Billboard 200 31

Further information

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in April of 1995.


In 1984, Waters went on tour to promote the album with Eric Clapton, which consisted of almost all sold out shows. The beginning of the concert consisted of Pink Floyd numbers, and the second half they performed the album.


Some of the music on the album uses melodies also found in the Pink Floyd songs "In the Flesh" and "The Fletcher Memorial Home". In the Flesh is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ... The Fletcher Memorial Home is a song by British rock band Pink Floyd. ...


External links

  • REG:International Roger Waters FanClub

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Floydian Slip(tm) : The Pink Floyd Experience > Albums > Roger Waters > The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (472 words)
Roger Waters had the concept of "The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking" as early as 1978.
Front and center of the album's recording line-up was Eric Clapton, who supplied guitar work on "Pros and Cons," a series of songs that depict a man's dream state from 4:30 a.m.
The female hitch hiker's nudity was obscured by a fl block on most of the copies issued.
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
Radio K.A.O.S. The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking is a concept album by British musician Roger Waters, released in 1984.
In the end it was decided that The Wall would be developed into a Pink Floyd album, leaving Pros and Cons shelved for later revival as a solo project.
Scarfe was inspired to create images of a dog named "Reg", who became the main character of the story and stage animation of the Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking tour.
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