The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #59 / 88
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Based on 15 ratings
April 30, 1984 / Release Date
LP / Format
Harvest, Columbia / Label
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TreyLikesBands
81
Great

Although it can be a little repetitious at points with its chord progressions and motifs, I'd say that this is the perfect debut for Waters post Pink Floyd. It's a very cinematic and visceral album that keeps you invested until the end. Its concept is cool too, and fun fact: did you know that this was the original idea for their 1979 album 'The Wall'? Yeah, it was going to be this, but they changed in to the album we all know and love. Seriously, this is a hidden gem, check it ... read more
PipePanic
72
While experimental and thought provoking, this feels like more of a film then it does an album. I feel like if this was treated as The Wall and had a film component to go along with the record, then this would feel a lot stronger. But for what it's worth, this record is still another interesting and entertaining prog record.

Favorite Jams: Running Shoes, Go Fishing, The Moment of Clarity

Lest Favorite: Sexual Revolution
gas_souza
78
4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) - 80
4:33 AM (Running Shoes) - 75
4:37 AM (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies) - 75
4:39 AM (For the First Time Today, Part 2) - 75
4:41 AM (Sexual Revolution) - 80
4:47 AM (The Remains of Our Love) - 80
4:50 AM (Go Fishing) - 70
4:56 AM (For the First Time Today, Part 1) - 75
4:58 AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin) - 80
5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10) - 85
5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes) - 80
5:11 AM (The Moment of ... read more
lemuriams
61
I will never seriously take this album through this poor cover
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Track List

  1. 4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
  2. 4:33 AM (Running Shoes)
  3. 4:37 AM (Arabs with Knives and West German Skies)
  4. 4:39 AM (For the First Time Today, Part 2)
  5. 4:41 AM (Sexual Revolution)
  6. 4:47 AM (The Remains of Our Love)
  7. 4:50 AM (Go Fishing)
  8. 4:56 AM (For the First Time Today, Part 1)
  9. 4:58 AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin)
  10. 5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10)
  11. 5:06 AM (Every Stranger's Eyes)
  12. 5:11 AM (The Moment of Clarity) 
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