In 1984, Roger Waters released his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, a project about a man’s dreams across one night that dealt with Waters’ feelings about monogamy and family life versus “the call of the wild”. In the end the character, Reg, chooses love and matrimony over promiscuity.
The album was written at the same time as the famous Pink Floyd album and he offered both sets of songs to the band and in choosing The Wall he diced to work on the pros and cons on his own.
During the conversation Roger talks about the ideas behind the album, working on the tracks with Eric Clapton and the future of Pink Floyd now that the rest of the group are recording their own solo projects. He was also preparing for his first solo tour without the rest of Pink Floyd and including a set list of new solo work along with Pink Floyd songs that he wrote.