1992 Roger Waters – What God Wants, Part 1 (UK:#35)

“What God Wants, Part I” is the first song in a series of songs written and released by former Pink Floyd bassist, Roger Waters on his third solo album, Amused to Death. “What God Wants” is separated into three parts, similar to Pink Floyd’s earlier “Another Brick in the Wall.”  Though the song is in three parts, “What God Wants Pt. 1”, was the only one to be released as a single. The song features the guitar playing of Jeff Beck. This part in particular deals with the contradictory duality and hypocrisy perceived by Waters in dogmatic religion and its power over man. The following parts, along with other songs on the album, deal with worship not only in religion but also in regard to materialism and consumption. All together, its viewpoint is on the power of simplistic conformity; how people adhere to something, not entirely by volition, but out of submission.

Album

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Musicians

Bass Roger Waters
Bass Randy Jackson
Drums Graham Broad
Guitar (solo) Jeff Beck
Guitar Geoff Whitehorn
Guitar Tim Pierce
Guitar Andy Fairweather Low
Keyboards Patrick Leonard
Keyboards Roger Waters
Background Vocals Doreen Chanter
Background Vocals Katie Kissoon
Background Vocals N’Dea Davenport
Background Vocals Natalie Jackson

Produced By

Patrick Leonard

Songwriters

Roger Waters

Charts

US:# –
UK:#35