The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking

Release date
30 Apr 1984
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 4:30AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad) 3:11 10,370
2 4:33AM (Running Shoes) 4:07 8,754
3 4:37AM (Arabs With Knives And West German Skies) 2:16 8,618
4 4:39AM (For The First Time Today, Part 2) 2:02 7,593
5 4:41AM (Sexual Revolution) 4:48 10,113
6 4:47AM (The Remains Of Our Love) 3:08 7,954
7 4:50AM (Go Fishing) 6:58 6,928
8 4:56AM (For The First Time Today,, Part 1) 1:38 5,534
8 4:56AM (For the First Time Today, Part 1) 1:38 746
9 4:58AM (Dunroamin, Duncarin, Dunlivin) 3:03 7,176
10 5:01AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Part 10) 4:36 556
10 5:01AM (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking HIKING Part 10) 4:35 6,708
11 5:06AM (Every Strangers Eyes) 4:46 8,483
12 5:11AM (The Moment Of Clarity) 1:28 7,189

About this album

From Roger Waters in Wikipedia
His first solo album, 1984’s The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, was a project about a man’s dreams across one night. The list of musicians helping Waters during recording included guitarist Eric Clapton and jazz saxophonist David Sanborn. Conceived around the same time as The Wall, the concept was shown and demos played to the Pink Floyd members, but they chose to proceed with The Wall over The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, rejecting the latter as “too personal”. Gilmour was later to claim that this was not as obvious a task as might first seem, as, in his opinion, both demos were “unlistenable” and “sounded exactly alike.”[5] Longtime Pink Floyd engineer Nick Griffiths, however, says otherwise: “They were seriously rough, but the songs were there.”[6] The album, accompanied by Gerald Scarfe artwork that some claimed was sexist, received mixed reviews, with Kurt Loder describing Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking in Rolling Stone as a “strangely static, faintly hideous record.”[7] On the other end of the spectrum, Mike DeGagne of Allmusic praised the album for its “ingenious symbolism and his brilliant use of stream of consciousness within a subconscious realm”, rating it four out of five stars.[8]

He began touring the new album, aided by guitarist Eric Clapton,[9] and featuring a set design by Mark Fisher of Fisher Park and lighting design by Mark Brickman[10].

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  • rtms1988

    I think the cover so funny. When I bought the cd her bottom was censored, when I ripped the cd on iTunes the same photo censored and here is not censored.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • rtms1988

    I like this album, but I don't quite understand it.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Nightrain-88

    Fix the tags!! There is a space before AM.

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • iamholgerczukay

    The LP I have, there is a black bar censoring the butt. Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?!

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SharpasKnives

    Proper track titles should have decimals. For example, the first track should be "4.30 AM (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)" because that's the way it is listed on the album

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Proganimal

    WTF!! The cover has been censored!!

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • nanjamonja

    Rog's great, but his vocal delivery is kinda painful on this one.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    All melodies comes from Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album... It was a cheap dirty trick selling the same music twice... Eh!

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • jsnruf

    The Butt Album

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Wolf9779

    My all time favorite album!

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • deeandy77

    there are some albums you need to hear at lest once a month this is one timeless the great man roll on

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wichobabas

    Better than The Final Cut and A Momentary... [x2]

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • SuperflyJonson


    16 May 2012 Reply
  • RafaelDivoz

    Better than The Final Cut and A Momentary...

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Rybson94

    great album! his best

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • PatrickSaad


    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • nssworld

    Masterpiece, the Final Cut part duex!!! I have to listen to this album at least once every six months or I go crazy...

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Spiral-Circus


    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • OctoberonLastfm

    my favorite album.

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • returnfromexile

    paniKermitowa: nope, i did recon something from "The Wall" too. Love this album though. Never gets old. [2]

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
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