Thirty-four years ago today the final Pink Floyd album to feature founding member, bassist and lead vocalist Roger Waters was released. This was the eagerly awaited follow-up to their massive release The Wall, which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart as well as No.1 in several other countries around the world. I, for one, felt that this was one of the best albums I'd ever heard and could hardly wait for their next album. Unfortunately The Final Cut didn't quite measure up to its predecessor, but that's not to say it wasn't a good album, it just had big shoes to fill.

Released in 1983, this album is also the only Pink Floyd record that doesn't feature keyboardist Richard Wright. The only notable single released from this effort was "Not Now John" which featured the f-bomb dropped throughout the song, as in "f--- all that, we've got to get on with these," of course edited for radio airplay. The album went to No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and the single topped out at No. 7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and No. 30 on the UK Singles Chart. This album should've been recorded as a Roger Waters solo project since he alone gets sole credit for writing and composition.

This may not have been the album that Pink Floyd fans were expecting, but it still makes a fine addition to my Floyd music collection.

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