The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

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The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
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LP/CD by Roger Waters
Released 1984
Recorded ??? at ???
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 42 min 07 s
Record label Columbia Records
Producer Roger Waters, Michael Kamen
Professional reviews
All Music Guide review 4/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=A0l7zefukhgfj)
RollingStone review 1/5 link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album?id=322060)
Roger Waters Chronology

The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
(1984)
Radio K.A.O.S.
(1987)

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking is an album by British musician Roger Waters. It is a concept album 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 4.30 to 5.11 in the morning. It received controversy for featuring the nude buttocks of a woman on its cover, and has been released with both uncensored and censored covers.

The album has been seen by some as a followup to Waters' earlier Pink Floyd album The Wall, and several of that album's musical phrases reappear here. Waters has indicated that he first developed the idea for the album at around the same time as The Wall. Apparently, he played demos of this album and The Wall to Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, who decided that he liked The Wall better.

Track listing

  1. 4.30 Am (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) - 3:12
  2. 4.33 Am (Running Shoes) - 4:08
  3. 4.37 Am (Arabs With Knives and West German Skies) - 2:17
  4. 4.39 Am (For the First Time Today, Pt. 2) - 2:02
  5. 4.41 Am (Sexual Revolution) - 4:49
  6. 4.47 Am (The Remains of Our Love) - 3:09
  7. 4.50 Am (Go Fishing) - 6:59
  8. 4.56 Am (For the First Time Today, Pt. 1) - 1:38
  9. 4.58 Am (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin) - 3:03
  10. 5.01 Am (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Pt. 10) - 4:36
  11. 5.06 Am (Every Strangers Eyes) - 4:48
  12. 5.11 Am (The Moment of Clarity) - 1:28

All songs by Roger Waters.

Quotes

  • "The record sold six hundred thousand copies. But the Hitchhiker tour sold appallingly in Europe. Even in London I had to use almost all the money in advertising to get people to buy tickets. I cancelled loads of shows. And my budget was based on selling out loads of shows. So I was about four hundred grand down at the end." - Roger Waters - June 1987, with Chris Salewicz
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