Waters was responsible for tackling politics and subjects such as mental health and isolation on the band’s acclaimed albums ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Final Cut’ – the latter two mainly being conceived by the rocker.
Despite him giving Gilmour credit as a creative individual, the rock legend is adamant he is a more talented musician than him and Wright – who passed away in September 2008 at the age of 65.
He said: “The music is hugely important to me. It may sound daft to say, but over the years I maybe haven’t taken quite enough credit for it. I think the idea that Rick and David particularly tried to sell me in the band, when I was a young man, was that I was a bit of a headmaster but I shouldn’t bother myself with music because I wasn’t musical. It’s absolute crap. I’m twice the musician either of those guys ever were. I just am. I’ve got it in me.”
Waters is getting ready to release his first solo album for 25 years in June, entitled ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’, which he has recorded with Pink Floyd fan producer Nigel Godrich whom he has credited with paying “homage” to the group’s signature psychedelic sound on the record.
Waters has also helped put together ‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ which is to open at the V&A Museum in London from May 13 to October 1.
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