Saucer Full Of Sour Milk: Roger Waters' DSOTM Redux Reviewed

  • 7 months ago
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In the pre-poptimism heyday of music journalism, when people still cared about what kind of nonsense was being sold to hapless consumers, musicians were sometimes asked to justify themselves. Tom Hibbert , legendary Tom Hibbert , who interviewed stars for Smash Hits or Q magazine, “liked to give his subjects the impression that, despite their obvious success, they were still somehow embarrassingly unsuccessful, and then sit back and sit back.” Quietly return with a cigarette to enjoy panicked reaction. It's a bit like Grub Street equivalent of The Inquisitor from sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf; a terrifying character who continues to haunt ongoing existential crises of those unfortunate enough to watch show's fifth series at an impressionable age. In Episode Two, crew of said spaceship encounter a droid who survives until the end of time, discovering that there is no God or afterlife, and thus only purpose in life is to make it worthwhile. The droid then wanders endlessly throughout history to visit every individual and evaluate each accordingly. Those cannot justify their existence, who are deemed to have wasted their lives, are erased by the Inquisitor and replaced by other beings never had the opportunity. "Unfertilized eggs," as the mechanoid Kryten explains. "Sperms that never make it." Speaking of which, Roger Waters has revealed a new version of The Dark Side Of The Moon. Now there's someone who wouldn't break a sweat if the Inquisitor knocked on the door of a Hamptons palace. This is the man whom writer and director Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon describes as too vain to appreciate the ego-depleting experience of LSD. Waters can guide Inquisitor to the many platinum discs that line walls of its endless corridors. He recalled flying into the face of punk in 1979 by releasing one of the most bloated and astronomically successful albums ever made. He could recognize the joy his delicious arena show had brought to countless baby boomers and, occasionally, some younger listeners over the decades. In addition, it can also draw attention to his serious global activities, such as remaining loyal to Israel and being one of few voices defending reputation of defenseless weakling Vladimir Putin in West. There would be a risk of going too far. Speaking to The Telegraph earlier this year, Waters told his estranged Pink Floyd bandmates "They can't write songs, they've got nothing to say. They've got no ideas, not a single idea between them." They never had and it's driving them crazy." So Waters now takes sole responsibility for 1973's The Dark Side Of The Moon "Let's get rid of all this 'we' bull! We all contributed - but this is my project and I wrote it. So…blah!” The songwriting credits tell a different story. The idea man's latest idea was to re-record this classic album in its entirety to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Justify this, Waters! Dark side of the Moon? Nobody's ever played these songs before, right? No