Pink Floyd: “Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)”

ALBUM: The Wall

YEAR: 1970

WRITER: Roger Waters

Virtually a worldwide chart-topper, a singular achievement in the band’s career. In the U.K., the band had only one other Top 10 hit with “See Emily Play” a dozen years earlier. Here, “Money” which had reached number-13 half a dozen years before, stands as the group’s only other Hot 100 hit.

Former Pink Floyd singer and bassist Roger Waters has revived The Wall from time to time, for special concerts, tours and use in other media. He talks about why he thinks that metaphor, as used in “Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two),” as well as the rest of the album, is still relevant. “I came to realize more and more that The Wall as a metaphor and an allegory was super applicable today, as we construct more and more walls between ourselves and others in our futile and fruitless search for exceptionalism, if I might say that.”


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