Roger Waters Live Last Night in Glendale,AZ


My first concert in a while. Last was Sia. 

Roger has a message for his audience

that comes with the music. Somewhat off-putting

I must say. I went for music not politics. Not saying

I totally disagree with his. F-bombs galore. All our presidents

past and current are mass murderers. Could be a bit strong.

He is 79 and British.  Has some fun stories. I can live without

the other messages though. Is this messaging common nowadays?

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When U2's first album came out I bought it, loved it.Later they started their political we're right correct attitude. And even went as far as telling president Bush what to do at the oval office about the Ethiopia starvation famine. And telling BB King how to play "when love comes to town."Although i agree with they're politics They eventually fell out of favor with me so I stopped listening. I have my own ideas can think for myself examine other ideas and views for myself, I studied though not to a degree, philosophy.. I can remember a time when you listened to a band for the sheer joy of enjoyment of their music and lyrics, Not for what they believe in. And I won't spend that money on forced lesson. What happened to the fun?

Went to see Roger in Edmonton a couple weeks back.  Bad sound and terrible stage layout for everyone that didn't pay $300+ for line-of-sight seats.  As for all his political B.S., it's getting really tiresome.  If Roger wants me to take his views seriously, than he would sit down for a debate with some scholars in the field.  Otherwise keep this in mind.  The bums in the seats that paid for the tickets, represent the Organ Grinder.  Roger, you represent The Monkey.  Know thy place and sing your songs.  That's what we came to hear.  IMHO

@noromance

"Roger has always been political. If you didn’t go for the whole package, you’re not understanding him."

 

Completely agree.

 

@bigtwin

Otherwise keep this in mind. The bums in the seats that paid for the tickets, represent the Organ Grinder. Roger, you represent The Monkey.

 

Completely disagree.

 

I doubt whether Waters ever saw himself as a mere entertainer. Whether you like his opinions or not, just like Morrissey, Roger Waters regards himself as an artist

He was never one of those short sighted idiot entertainers who tried to drop the odd populist slogan for self gain. Waters has tried to debate with scholars and has tried to think things through.

Although I applaud his candour I would tend to disagree with his outlook but then I’ve not had his upbringing.

 

Taken from Wikipedia -

His father, the son of a coal miner and Labour Party activist, was a schoolteacher, a devout Christian, and a Communist Party member.[3]

In the early years of the Second World War, Waters’s father was a conscientious objector who drove an ambulance during the Blitz.[3] He later changed his stance on pacifism, joined the Territorial Army and was commissioned into the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant on 11 September 1943.[4] He was killed five months later on 18 February 1944 at Aprilia, during the Battle of Anzio, when Roger was five months old.

@noromance  We are entitled to our own opinions.  And that's what make this a wonderful forum.  As for Roger's upbringing, I don't see that it gives him any special insights.  Lot's of kids grow up without a father around.