Re: Rodger Waters rocking it
posted at 12/12/2012 9:51 PM EST
In response to JintsFan's comment:
In response to stegall85's comment:
In response to RockScully's comment:
I thought it was awkward. Never understood why he thought he was above Gilmour. It's awkward watching him defer to some hired gun on vocals. Vedder nailed the vocal parts on Comfortably Numb.
Heard his Wall tour was cool, but he's never been a good singer. Good songwriter, creative and a good bass player, but Pink Floyd w/out him did just fine for on those late 80s and mid 90s tours.
Waters knows how to put on a great live show. Saw him perform Dark Side of the Moon in Winnipeg a few years ago and had the opportunity to see him perform The Wall twice, once in Vancouver and then also this year in Winnipeg.
One of the more sophisticated big rock shows. It's true he's not a great singer and so the hired guns help with that.
wasn't a great singer ever-but his voice is very effective-his and Gilmore's voices worked so well together when they sang different parts in the same song ie: Hey You
Waters voice has the ability to convey the anger, despair and yet hope in Floyd's lyrics-even in and out of key it works
Gilmore on the other hand has a great voice-very melodic
Yeah, musically they were great together. It's too bad the way it ended. Control and an element of arrogance are often the issue it seems.
I think with Pink Floyd it was similar to what happened in Creedence between John Fogarty and the rest. One guy who is the primary creative force, with the others feeling marginalized. Fogarty admits he basically told the rest that when they wrote something good enough it would be put on an album.
Harder to marginalize a real talent like Gilmour but I do think that after Barrett's "departure" Waters was the creative force in that band.