You're right about The Wall demos Mr. Flathead. It is obvious that Waters is the songwriter for the majority of The Wall, even if it sound bad ans simplistic (IMHO)Flathead wrote:Have you actually heard his Wall demos? The concept and song structures are all there. It's freaking brilliant. It's no wonder that he received most of the credit.tjrrockandrollmaster wrote: Trouble is that Roger got power hungry! The original Wall demos of Roger was just him and a guitar.
"It's freaking brilliant" as you said. I agree!
However, for some orchestral songs (side 3 & 4), Bob Ezrin's contribution is probably more than musical arrangements. He got only one credit for "The Trial", but I remember he said he deserved 2 or 3 more. I think it's true (IMHO).
So, it is well documented that Waters said to Ezrin: "You can write anything you want. Just don't expect any credit". (1)
(1) Schaffner, Nicholas (1991) , Saucerful of Secrets. p. 212
Sidgwick & Jackson, ISBN 978-0-283-06127-1