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Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: June 22, 2022 13:46

As soon as Waters name is uttered the chopper takes off. It's akin to what Keith called the "clarion call" of Chuck Berry

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: June 22, 2022 19:02

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bye bye johnny


Roger is still pretty spry! He's surly enough where his age isn't going to affect him. Killer band. It's too bad Lucius have moved on but understandable as they have their own records they want to promote.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: RollingFreak ()
Date: June 22, 2022 19:52

Is he actually singing any of this though lol? Just ribbing him, happy that Roger has continued to age well and still go out there and do this, even if I did wish he could still sing live.

I really like Dave's guitar there.



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Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: calipachangero ()
Date: June 22, 2022 20:48

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crholmstrom
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bye bye johnny


Roger is still pretty spry! He's surly enough where his age isn't going to affect him. Killer band. It's too bad Lucius have moved on but understandable as they have their own records they want to promote.

I really like the enthusiastic mindset you display about Roger and I share it. Yes, shame Lucius aren't with him anymore, but I am sure he will have a great band and cannot wait to see his tour when it hits Europe!

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 00:09

He should visit the Holocaust Museum next time he is in America

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: June 23, 2022 02:10

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Taylor1
He should visit the Holocaust Museum next time he is in America

He lives in NYC and rides the subway.

I wanna go to Pittsburgh for the tour opener but the flight options are terrible. Will figure it out in the next day or so.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 02:44

Yeah, he rides the subways in New York.I live in New York .Right now there is an epidemic of violent crime on the subways.People are scared to go on them.If he’s riding the subways it’s with a body guard

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: July 1, 2022 20:44



How to Watch

Fans can listen and tune in free for a stream of the exclusive iHeartRadio Opening Night Live with Roger Waters on Wednesday, July 6th at 10pm ET/7pm PT via iHeartRadio's Classic Rock Channel.

[www.iheart.com]

OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: July 6, 2022 18:18


OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: July 6, 2022 21:32


Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: July 6, 2022 21:42

what is Roger doing with his guitar ?

OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: July 6, 2022 22:01

Roger's changing things up and playing left-handed on this tour... ;-)

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: July 7, 2022 07:30

Spectacular show, go look at Buy Sell Trade for more, wanna get 3 hours sleep before I go home

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: calipachangero ()
Date: July 7, 2022 09:24

Thanks Dan, much appreciated!
From what I've seen and heard until now, expectations were surpassed again. Great opener, the visuals unmatched, interesting setlist and a great band. I just wished he would keep playing "The Last Refugee". But nevertheless I really hope Roger will anounce european dates very soon!

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: July 7, 2022 13:22

A special message from Roger Waters during the intro of his THIS IS NOT A DRILL tour opener:




Review of opening night from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Roger Waters drives home themes of war, poverty and injustice in Pittsburgh tour opener

Scott Mervis
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This is Not a Drill

So many questions going into the opening night of the This is Not a Drill Tour:
How many solo songs would Roger Waters sneak into the set of classic Pink Floyd? Would this prickly and passionate artist, after a two-year pandemic tour delay, show any further signs of wear and tear at 78? Would the “in the round” production rise to the level of grand spectacle of The Wall and The Us + Them Tours? Would the band kill it right out of the gate? And, perhaps most importantly, who would Roger offend this time? The latter is emphasized because the show preview I posted last week generated a stream of Roger hate on social media for his outspoken stances against Trump and Israel’s Palestinian policies, which adds up to a combined contingency of, oh, more than half the population. “He’s a communist!” “He’s an anti-Semite!” That’s enough negative energy to power a small town.

Fittingly, his first show since closing Us + Them in December 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico, began at 8:20 Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena with an announcement noting, in part, “if you’re one of those ‘I hate Roger’s politics people’ you might do well to f— off to the bar right now.” The music then kicked off in bold fashion, underplaying a Floyd classic often reserved for the encore. Waters, unseen, launched “Comfortably Numb,” greeting the crowd with the ominous “Hello. Is there anybody in there?” amid claps of thunder. The heavy talk-sing carried on, and on, like a Gregorian chant through the entire song, accompanied by a sickly green video of people queued up in stillness on the long screen above the stage. The drone was broken by a female voice coming in with a shrill howl. The famous solo? Skipped! Waters, in all black with hair and beard trimmed, then jumped on stage for “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another Brick in the Wall, Parts 2 and 3,” played the way they were on “The Wall.” Through the show, he would switch sides, back and forth, on the long rectangular stage lined with red lights.

The middle of set 1 was an early offering of what people often joke about being bathroom breaks: those post-heyday songs that got little or no radio play. They were compelling though. From “Radio K.A.O.S.” came “The Powers That Be,” played as a lament about the inequities under the corporate capitalist system. On the screen were the names of Black people killed by police, including Antwon Rose II, who was shot in East Pittsburgh in 2018. (The mention inaccurately noted that he was driving in a taxi.) “The Bravery of Being Out of Range,” a rarity from the Gulf War era of 1992 that was a barking condemnation of politicians unleashing bombs and missiles that kill from a distance, began with a video of Ronald Reagan, branding him as a “WAR CRIMINAL” for his actions in Guatemala. It went on to put the same stamp, in bloody red, on the Bushes, Clinton, Obama and Trump. Nonpartisan, at least, right? For Biden, it declared, “WAR CRIMINAL,” underlined with “Just getting started...” Brand new was “The Bar,” an unreleased song written during the pandemic performed as a spare working-class ballad with Waters at piano. He joked that he would probably mess it up, but he pulled it off. The latter part of the first set had him flipping the treasured 1975 “Wish You Were Here” over for the full side two. Of course, that’s three songs: the jagged “Have a Cigar,” the sweeping title track and the reprise of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX).” On the screen for “Wish You Were Here” scrolled a story about him and Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett, ending with “When you lose someone, it serves as a reminder: This is not a drill.” Waters loves his “Animals.” Last time, he ventured into that 1977 homage to Orwell with “Dogs” and “Pigs,” on which he unfurled the infamous “TRUMP IS A PIG” banner. This time, he opted for “Sheep,” a word that was weaponized quite a lot during the pandemic, as “sheeple.” The song, depicting the sheep rising up to crush the dogs, came with a screenful of floating sheep and then a flurry of tweets about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

During intermission we were entertained by the flying pig, emblazoned with “F— the Poor” on one side and “Steal from the Poor. Give to the Rich” on the other. It was adorned, as well, with such defense contractor logos as Raytheon and Elbit Systems. Jumping into set two, we were back to “The Wall,” with Waters in full-length leather coat and shades, for the aggressive combo of “In the Flesh” and “Run Like Hell.” He ended “In the Flesh” by firing at the crowd with a semi-automatic rifle. A fake one. By that point, we had been through that album, “Wish You Were Here” and “Animals” with nary a glimpse of “Dark Side.” The wait would continue through a few more solo songs: soaring power ballad “Déjà Vu,” beginning with a nod to Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning and rolling with messages for reproductive, trans and Palestinian rights that brought cheers from the crowd; and the mournful title track of “Is This the Life We Really Want?,” which blames all of us for the apathy that allows for so much global suffering. He emphasized the ending, “We all stood by silent and indifferent. It’s normal.”

Sixteen songs in, we got the familiar cha-ching of “Money,” along with the first lead vocal from Jonathan Wilson, who, let’s say, lacked the grit of the song’s original singer. It introduced side two of “Dark Side,” the dreamiest, most ethereal segment of the evening. “Us and Them” and “Any Colour You Like” were a contrast of melodic beauty with stabbing guitars and war-torn imagery. Waters delivered one of his most tender vocals on “Brain Damage,” before eight green pyramid lasers wrapped the Jumbotron while backup singers Shanay Johnson and Amanda Belair helped bring “Eclipse” to a gorgeous climax. For all of that, he thanked the crew and said, “Thank you, Pittsburgh, from the bottom of our hearts. We came here with a lot of love in our hearts and found a lot of love from your hearts.” Emerging from that was “Two Suns in the Sunset,” his Pink Floyd sign-off from “The Final Cut,” a tranwquil ballad about nuclear annihilation and the doomsday clock, querying, “Could be the human race is run?” After apologizing to Bob Dylan for borrowing an idea from “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands,” he wrapped the show with a quiet reprise of “The Bar” that sounded like the bard, blending into “Outside the Wall.”

Conclusions:

On this rainy July night, classic rock connoisseurs had a choice between this or the Santana/Earth, Wind & Fire show at Star Lake (at least until that was postponed due to Santana’s heat exhaustion). This was by no means the fun choice. It was, however, the more challenging one as Waters relentlessly drove home powerful themes about the human condition — from the disparity between “us” and “them” to the loss of rights to the threat of apocalypse. It was, he said, in a recent statement, his “shout from the rooftop.” It may have lacked the fiery urgency of the Trump-era tour and the jaw-dropping spectacle of the “Animals” factory filling the arena, but it came through loud, clear and inspirational.

Roger Waters Setlist

Set 1:

Comfortably Numb
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 3
The Powers That Be
The Bravery of Being Out of Range
The Bar
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)
Sheep

Set 2:

In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Déjà Vu
Is This the Life We Really Want?
Money
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Brain Damage
Eclipse
Two Suns in the Sunset
The Bar (Reprise)
Outside the Wall

And a clip of Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) with great view of stage, screens, and the band which sound like a well oiled machine already:





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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2022-07-07 13:33 by Hairball.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: djgab ()
Date: July 7, 2022 17:41

thanks for sharing.
But why 2 basses and 3 guitars ?
it seems that Dave has been photo erased just like Bill.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: July 8, 2022 13:51

I heard a tape of the Pittsburgh show. Amazing!

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: coffeepotman ()
Date: July 8, 2022 15:58

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Taylor1
Yeah, he rides the subways in New York.I live in New York .Right now there is an epidemic of violent crime on the subways.People are scared to go on them.If he’s riding the subways it’s with a body guard


Oh please, give it a break.....Yes there is crime on the subways, but there is crime everywhere. Millions of people ride the subways everyday....with no problems except delays.

If you actually do live in NYC and are scared to ride the subways maybe you should move to the suburbs

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Date: July 8, 2022 20:17

I have to take the subway in DC regularly. It's not any better here than in NYC.




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Taylor1
Yeah, he rides the subways in New York.I live in New York .Right now there is an epidemic of violent crime on the subways.People are scared to go on them.If he’s riding the subways it’s with a body guard


Oh please, give it a break.....Yes there is crime on the subways, but there is crime everywhere. Millions of people ride the subways everyday....with no problems except delays.

If you actually do live in NYC and are scared to ride the subways maybe you should move to the suburbs

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: July 8, 2022 21:54

From Pittsburgh:

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: July 9, 2022 00:49

Consequence review that included the Brian Lima photo above:

Roger Waters Debuts “This Is Not a Drill Tour” with Stunning Visuals, Scathing Commentary: Review, Photos, and Setlist

Former Pink Floyd member also premiered a new song called "The Bar"

Pat Schober
July 7, 2022

[consequence.net]

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: DEmerson ()
Date: July 9, 2022 03:41

Going to Roger Waters show in Boston Tuesday. Will post my thoughts after.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: July 9, 2022 04:10

From Ultimate classic Rock:

Roger Waters Kicks Off 2022 Tour: Set List, Photos and Videos
Jason Pettigrew

THIS IS NOT A DRILL



Roger Waters began the first night of his 2022 This Is Not a Drill tour with a cheerful message projected onto the screens above the stage: “If you don’t agree with Roger’s politics, you might do well to @#$%& off to the bar right now.” For the most part, the crowd at the PPG Glass Arena in Pittsburgh Wednesday night laughed, roared and whooped their tacit acknowledgment of the Pink Floyd co-founder’s advice.While decidedly political, Waters’ first tour in five years is more than just a strident pulpit for his progressive (some prefer the word “radical”) views. Yes, This Is Not a Drill takes to task everyone from the past six U.S. presidents to rich oligarchies to foreign fascists. However, it also acts as a signal boost for both compassionate altruism and revealing aspects of Waters’ mythology.

Waters and his band performed in the middle of the PPG floor, surrounded by catwalks, stage extensions and an elongated hi-tech screen system above the musicians. The screen was used repeatedly for excellent dramatic (and political) effect, displaying short films, disturbing animation and archival footage of his first band. The proceedings began with a widescreen panorama of a skyline of dilapidated, semi-destroyed skyscrapers, best described as somewhere between such dystopian sci-fi classics as Blade Runner and I Am Legend. It was the perfect visual for Waters’ opening salvo, a lugubrious droning arrangement of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” performed by him and backing vocalists Shanay Johnson and Amanda Belair channeling some version of a celestial choir. And that was only the beginning of an arresting evening filled with dynamic playing, personal history, political invective and one new, as-yet-unrecorded Waters composition. He accompanied himself on piano during “The Bar,” describing the song not as the place where naysayers who didn’t like his beliefs could go, but rather as a place where people with shared beliefs “can be better people for all our fellow human beings.” That poignancy gave way to Pink Floyd’s cynical “Have a Cigar,” one of the best songs to ever smack down music industry egos. Then Waters (via typed narrative text on the screen) discussed the roots of his friendship with tragic genius and Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett. That then led to him describing a breakdown that led to the creation of the song “Wish You Were Here” and excerpts from the Barrett paean “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.” These personal moments would give way to the footage of Reuters journalists being killed via drone strikes, material that was leaked to the internet by Chelsea Manning and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Waters was running both sonic and psychic roller coasters to his listeners in the hopes of consciousness- and/or hell-raising before breaking for a 20-minute intermission.

For the second set, Waters and his band tempered their headline-news warnings with fan favorites and more unlikely twists and turns. Donning a full-length leather duster and aviator sunglasses (and flanked by a faux security detail), Waters delivered a scathing take on Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh,” ramming home the rock-star-as-fascist-despot role with great aplomb. A spirited version of “Run Like Hell” followed, with that crucial line (“They’re gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box, you better run!”) still capable of turning your blood to Freon, decades after its release. Waters continued his activist awareness with passionate performances of “Deja Vu” and the pointed “Is This the Life We Really Want?” But fans who came to This Is Not a Drill with a great sense of the apolitical were still rewarded. The band delivered stellar versions of all the tracks on Side Two of both 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon and 1975's Wish You Were Here. Some people would think Waters would be eye-rolling his way through these fan-service gestures, playing songs older than everyone currently in the SoundScan Top 100. But Waters did not need to deny his past or come off cloying. He commandeered guitarist Jonathan Wilson to sing the classic “Money” so he could put his bass on and get in the trenches with the rest of his backing band. Contemporary versions of “Us And Them,” the wondrously psychedelic instrumental “Any Colour You Like” and the FM-playlist staples “Brain Damage” and “Eclipse” were delivered with enough contemporary energy and wondrous musicianship that it didn’t come off like a cover band phoning it in quickly for free drinks and middle-aged divorcees at the bar, post-show.

After wrapping up the concert with “Two Suns in the Sunset” (Waters’ ode to the Doomsday Clock from Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut LP) and a reprise of “The Bar” segueing into “Outside the Wall,” Waters and band said farewell and played themselves offstage as a video crew followed them into their dressing room, projecting the exit onscreen in real time. Waters showed gratitude to both his touring crew’s professionalism and wherewithal in building the elaborate in-the-round set and to his audience for their continued dedication. But it’s those fans who understand without question Waters’ passion and dedication to his craft. At 78, Roger Waters can stay at his home in the Hamptons with his wife and collect mechanical royalties from a career that’s been both lucrative and alluring for well over half a century. With the U.S. looking irredeemably polarized, Waters is either ambitious or audacious in his desire to wake the populace in the best way he sees fit. He doesn’t need to be traversing our highways spreading a message. After all, it's right there in the name of the tour.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: calipachangero ()
Date: July 9, 2022 11:42

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crholmstrom
From Pittsburgh:

I could do very well without this kind of lame display of another cause he seems to be caring about. A bit too much virtue signalling and just comes across as random because it's what everybody pushes. I buy his activism in the palestinian cause, this not so much.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: July 9, 2022 14:11

Can’t find where he said anything about Ukraine during his show…

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: July 9, 2022 17:22

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NashvilleBlues
Can’t find where he said anything about Ukraine during his show…

I didn't hear anything on the tape. Perhaps there was a visual reference. I'll have to wait until September to find out.

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Milan ()
Date: July 9, 2022 20:14




Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: July 9, 2022 22:44

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georgemcdonnell314
I have to take the subway in DC regularly. It's not any better here than in NYC.




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Taylor1
Yeah, he rides the subways in New York.I live in New York .Right now there is an epidemic of violent crime on the subways.People are scared to go on them.If he’s riding the subways it’s with a body guard


Oh please, give it a break.....Yes there is crime on the subways, but there is crime everywhere. Millions of people ride the subways everyday....with no problems except delays.

If you actually do live in NYC and are scared to ride the subways maybe you should move to the suburbs
Only an ignoramus like you would state an opinion about something for which he knows noting about from direct knowledge. Listen tough guy, next time you visit NYC take a ride on the subway at night and let me know how it goes.And yes, I do live in Harrison NY, a suburb 30 minutes north of Manhattan, and when I am in Manhattan on business I aboid the subways. Maybe you and Waters can ride on one together



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Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Dan ()
Date: July 9, 2022 22:45

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Taylor1


If you actually do live in NYC and are scared to ride the subways maybe you should move to the suburbs
[/quote]Only an ignoramus like you would state an opinion about something for which he knows noting about from direct knowledge. Listen tough guy, next time you visit NYC take a ride on the subway at night and let me know how it goes.[/quote]

I've ridden the subway at night in NYC. So what?

Re: OT: Roger Waters stuff
Posted by: Taylor1 ()
Date: July 9, 2022 22:51

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Dan
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Taylor1


If you actually do live in NYC and are scared to ride the subways maybe you should move to the suburbs
Only an ignoramus like you would state an opinion about something for which he knows noting about from direct knowledge. Listen tough guy, next time you visit NYC take a ride on the subway at night and let me know how it goes.[/quote]

I've ridden the subway at night in NYC. So what?[/quote]Really, tough guy. When Giuliani or Blomberg were mayors and the city was relatively safe? Of course you could ride it today and avoid being a victim, but the odds are much greater than they were 10 years ago. Even a moron can understand that.



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