WATERS WOWS 'EM
- Roger Waters opened up the 2nd leg of his "In The Flesh" tour with shows in
Tampa and West Palm Beach. Here's what some of the local press had to say about it.
From the Tampa Tribune:
"Waters and his band were exceptional. Eye-catching graphics illustrated
the songs. Sounds traveled from speakers in the rear of the hall to the front. It provided a
surreal effect, as did the sight of musicians seated around a table playing cards as band
mates played lengthy instrumental passages."
From the St. Petersburg Times:
"Waters, out front, alternating between bass and guitar, dusted off all those depressing old
lyrics about alienation, madness, man's inhumanity to man, etc., and refitted them
with the help of an expert six-member band backed by three female singers. Without the
stadium-size laser spectacle to distract us, as happened when the Waters-free Floyd hit
Tampa six years ago, the answer to that nagging question became readily apparent. Which
one's Pink? His initials are R.W."
From The Sun-Sentinel:
"...Waters put on the sort of surround-sound spectacular that Pink Floyd fan
s expect after years of headphone conditioning.=85 Waters himself, singing and playing bass
and acoustic guitar, sounded fit as ever. He sang the rueful ballad 'Mother' beautifully, wringing
from it atenderness and terror not nearly so apparent on the studio original. The almost
country quality of the opening verse, Waters singing baritone, made his vocal leap to a high,
angry quiver--'Mother do you think/They'll tear your little boy apart'--that much more dramatic."
Russ Blomstedt - Time is the hunter, and we are the prey.
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