Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Roger Waters Bad Timing: Ex Pink Floyder, Noted Antisemite, Releases New Version of “Dark Side of the Moon” and It Flops


The disgusting Hamas attack on Israel has proven to be bad timing for noted antisemite Roger Waters.

The former member of Pink Floyd released his own re-recorded version of “Dark Side of the Moon” on Friday.

I doubt it was going to be a bit, but now it’s really a flop. Buying a copy would really be an endorsement for antisemitism and the anti-Israel movement. Hence, the Watered down version of “Dark Side” is at number 27 on iTunes. Estimates put weekend sales at around 600 for downloads and CDs, and streaming equivalent of about 3,500.

Waters revealed himself as antisemite years ago, but in recent times has stepped up his verbal attacks on Israel. Concert fans in Europe watched him goosestep in a Nazi uniform on stage.

So far Waters has not posted any comments on the savage murders and kidnappings perpetuated on the Israelis by Hamas. He obviously knows he’s been mostly cancelled already. One more statement should do him in.

In the meantime, why would anyone want a re-recorded “Dark Side” without Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour. Stick with the original.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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