Roger Waters has gone on record correct what he says is a wrong from a recent article in ‘The New Statesman.’
Apparently an uncredited source said Waters’ decision to re-record Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon included the removal of David Gilmour's "horrible guitar solos."
Waters responded by saying, "It’s the usual, [----] stirring, ill informed nonsense. However, there is, in the article, something upon which I need to set the record straight. When talking about a new recording I have made of The Dark Side of the Moon, [Stuart Maconie] writes, with an unearned condescending authority, about the process of making this new recording, and I quote, 'Part of this will involve him removing, as quoted in Spain’s El Pais newspaper, Gilmour’s 'horrible guitar solos.'
He added, "Now, I don’t know who he thinks he’s quoting when he says Gilmour’s 'horrible guitar solos' but it sure as [hell] ain’t me...I love Dave’s guitar solos on The Dark Side of the Moon, both of them, and on Wish You Were Here and on Animals and on The Wall and on The Final Cut.”
Waters also said, "In my, albeit biased view, Dave’s solos on those albums, constitute a collection of some of the very best guitar solos in the history of Rock and Roll. So, Stuart Maconie, you little prick, next time, please check your copy with the subjects of your grubby little piece, before you go to print."
Waters did say in a recent interview that Gilmour, Nick Mason and the late Rick Wright "can’t write songs, they’ve nothing to say. They are not artists! They have no ideas, not a single one between them. They never have had, and that drives them crazy.”
Waters' version of the 1973 classic album will be released in May.
The original The Dark Side of the Moon will be reissued in a deluxe package coming up in March.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]