Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)

By the way, which one’s Pink?


A singer, songwriter, composer, video artist, multi-instrumentalist, bassist, conceptualist, solo recording artist, activist…George Roger Waters is a genre unto himself.


Mostly responsible for Pink Floyd’s remarkable canon following the departure of their incomparable visionary founder Syd Barrett, Waters steered his brilliant collaborators; guitarist David Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason through what can rightly be considered among  the greatest recorded works and concert performances in pop music history. Much of Rogers’ inspiration as a composer is drawn from his WWII childhood and astute observations of the human social and political condition. His life story has been documented in Roger’s own words– and worth seeking out if you wish to know more about the man behind the music.


Recognized by Fender with a signature model, Waters commandeers his Precision with a joyfully experimental bent – plying melodies, grooves, counterpoint, and sound collages and countless combinations thereof.  Note that many Floyd bass tracks were cut by David Gilmour – who was a more dexterous player. However, Waters’ imprint is indelible – they were a great combination of “bass players.”


A vocal proponent for peace in the Middle East, among Roger’s activist activities is his work with Stand Up for Heroes which brings wounded veterans together to perform music.


Roger Waters Sound & Vision…


“Interstellar Overdrive” Live


“See Emily Play”


“One of These Days”


“Careful with that Axe Eugene” Live at Pompeii


“Us and Them” Live


“What God Wants” with Jeff Beck