There seems to be this big MYTH that ROGER WATERS was all of PINK FLOYD.
Nothing could be further from the truth. This band was first founded by SYD . They survived his leaving.
Yes , ROGER was a very important song writer in this band. BUT so was DAVID GILMOUR. Ever heard the CDs MEDDLE [ECHOS + ONE OF THESE DAYS] and WISH YOU WHERE HERE [SHINE ON + WISH YOU WHERE HERE].
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON was written by the whole band.
These 3 CDs + A.M.L.O.R. are the BEST FLOYD CDs in my opinion.
Even the best 3 songs from THE WALL were written with DAVID. COMFORTABLY NUMB , RUN LIKE HELL , has great guitar not bass.
BUT , the live version of THE WALL is the best. They are a group and not just 1 person. ROGER , does do most of the singing.
ROGER had a big EGO problem and acted like a total jerk when he left PINK FLOYD.
When PETER GABRIEL left GENESIS , GENESIS survived with out him. Peter didn't whine constantly about the name GENESIS , did he?
Another big MYTH was that PETER was all of GENESIS , but he wasn't. Neither was PHIL. Most of GENESIS' post GABRIEL stuff was written by BANKS and RUTHERFORD and then the whole band . Check the song writing credits.
All of FOLYD'S members could write music.
And when you think of FLOYD's sound you don't think of ROGER's BASS and his great bass solos [save MONEY]
You think of GILMOURS unigue guitar sound and vocals. You also think of the great key boards.
The great CDs , A.M.L.O.R. and D.B. prove this!
Any other bass player could have been used and was.
ANIMALS was a great ROGER WATERS CD. But even then GLIMOUR CO-WROTE 1 song.
ANIMALS , is a great CD with excellent sounding guitars. Who did you think plays those electric guitars and key boards? Not ROGER.
Most bands have used other musicans for their studio CDs. FLOYD used other musicians for THE WALL , didn't they? Many bands such as THE BEATLES , did as well.
LIVE , many other bands have used other musicans. THE WHO , THE STONES , GENESIS , ect...The list is endless.
PINK FLOYD used , MOVIES , LIGHT SHOWS , PUPPETS live and they were all made by ANOTHER PEOPLE. Not ROGER. Yes some were ROGER'S ideas , like THE PIG , but not all were.
This DVD shows FLOYD didn't really miss ROGER at all.
The FLOYD concept was still their and so was the great KEYBOARDS , the special effects , the light show , the movies , THE PIG , GUITARS/VOCALS mostley by GILMOUR.
You also get many new songs and new MOVIES on these DVDs that ROGER had nothing to do with.
GILMOUR , didn't like the first version of this DVD because the visuals were taken from the video.
He said that for large screens video doesn't translate to well onto DVD , so he wanted the DVD re-done better. That took time to do.
He also had a new CD out.
DAVID GILMOUR , " the voice and guitar of PINK FLOYD "