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Pink Floyd: “Welcome to the Machine”

The Hook: Roger Waters, this is your life.

Album: Wish You Were Here

Year: 1975

Writer: Roger Waters

Stats: The seven-and-a-half-minute song wasn’t released as a single.

Background: Roger Waters’ “Welcome to the Machine” is a pretty damning indictment of the people who work in the music industry. He was later asked if feels the entire business is really as bleak as the picture the song paints.

Roger Waters on whether the music business is really as bleak as he painted it in Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine.” OC:…they would. :17

“There are people in the industry who care about music without any doubt and I know a few of them, but having said that, the bottom line is still the bottom line. Record companies have shareholders and they’re there to make a profit. If they could make a profit without making music they would.”