Roger Waters Resembles The Pandemic To Nuclear Catastrophe And Shares ‘The Lockdown Recordings’
Pink Floyd icon Roger Waters shared a video on his official YouTube channel revealing a compilation of his ‘Lockdown Recordings’ in which the musician performs numerous songs. Waters also shared his opinions about the pandemic, said the outbreak was the closest thing to a nuclear catastrophe that humanity has ever seen and mentioned the Doomsday Clock.
For those of you who may not know, the Doomsday Clock is a design that shows the likelihood of a manufactured global catastrophe managed by the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947. In a nutshell, the clock is a metaphor for the hypothetical global catastrophe as midnight and the scientists’ opinion on how close the world is to a worldwide disaster, estimated in January of each year.
Recently, Roger Waters shared a compilation video of his lockdown recording sessions on his YouTube channel that he has made on his official Facebook page. In the video, the musician performed numerous original songs and covers, including ‘Mother,’ ‘Two Suns In The Sunset,’ ‘The Gunners Dream,’ and John Prine’s ‘Hello Again.’
In addition to sharing his performances with his fans, the Pink Floyd legend commented on the coronavirus pandemic. Waters reminded his fans of the Doomsday Clock and resembled the COVID-19 outbreak to a nuclear catastrophe since last year’s clock was set with the same numbers. Still, for the possible menaces of nuclear war whereas this year, it’s all about the dangers humanity can face due to the pandemic.
In the video, Waters penned:
“We’re at one hundred seconds to midnight on the Doomsday Clock. This is the closest the human race has ever been to nuclear catastrophe.”
You can watch the entire ‘Lockdown Recordings’ below.