Pink Floyd's The Wall
If you were an angst filled teenager (or long haired rocker) in the late 1970s or early 1980s then Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall, part 2 was very likely your anthem. Did you know the school kids in this video did not get paid for their performance?
The success of the Wall lead to a somewhat less popular movie starring Bob Geldoff as Pink.
And for the next 20-30 years Pink Floyd would perform this classic in concert and also film the experience.
Details one of the most elaborately staged theatrical productions in music history as Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters, performs one of their most iconic albums.
Did you know we have scores you can borrow in case you ever wanted to play any Pink Floyd music?
The Wall was so iconic it also spawned books and DVDs about its history. Now that's meta.
"Pink Floyd's 11th Studio Album, The Wall, remains to this day the band's most commercially successful record. But the road to fruition for this dynamic recording, along with its long aftermath has been shrouded in mystery for years. This film investigates just how The Wall emerged. Exclusive and archive interviews, contributions from those close to the band at the time and a host of other features."
"Pink Floyd's The Wall is one of the most iconic and imaginative albums in the history of rock music, endlessly discussed and dissected. It is loosely based on the life and experiences of Roger Waters and the stage performances and film were created in close collaboration with Gerald Scarfe. They are currently at work on the new version of the stage show. Gerald retains all the imagery and amongst this massive archive there are hundreds of photographs of the creation, staging and filming of The Wall as well as the live stage performances. Roger has allowed us to reproduce all the interviews and texts associated with the production of the album, the stage performances and the film. This is to be the authorised, definitive book of The Wall."
If you're interested more broadly in Pink Floyd, you will enjoy the following titles.
"In this, the first complete illustrated history of Pink Floyd from 1965 through today, author and journalist Hugh Fielder gets behind the wall and recounts the band's entire history, analyzes their recordings, and provides a complete discography. Readers will discover stories behind the band's formation, recordings, and tours, as well as the bitter disputes, both public and private. Complemented with more than 250 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as rare memorabilia like gig posters, concert tees, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, and ticket stubs, this is the book that every Floyd fan will want on their shelf."
"Illustrated with rare photographs and magnificent items of memorabilia, The complete Pink Floyd contains biographical accounts of the bandmembers' collective and individual careers, as well as previously unpublished insights into the band's recordings at the famous Abbey Road Studios."
- Dead Straight Guide to Pink Floyd
- Mind Over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd
- Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
"In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album ... Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure."
See also Pink Floyd: Album by Album.
"To some, he is the face behind classic Pink Floyd. To others, he is the temperament behind some of the greatest albums of the rock era. And to others still, he is one of the most original songwriters of a generation that overflows with notable talent. To all, he is an enigma: a rock star who not only eschewed stardom but also spent much of his career railing against it."
"The definitive history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's great bands, by founder member Nick Mason. One of the most fascinating rock bands ever, Pink Floyd was formed in 1965. After a year in the London 'underground' experimenting with revolutionary techniques such as lights that matched their music, they released their first single in 1966. Their breakthrough album, The Dark Side of the Moon, was released in 1973 and stayed in the charts until 1982, the longest a record has ever been continuously in the charts, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time."
Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head "Syd Barrett was the lead guitarist, vocalist, and principle songwriter in the original line up of Pink Floyd. During his brief time with the band (1966-68) he was the driving force behind the unit. After he left the band he made just two further solo albums which were both released in 1970 ... Rob Chapman's book is the first authoritative and exhaustively researched biography of Syd Barrett that fully celebrates his life and legacy as a musician, lyricist and artist." If you're interested in Barrett see also Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd: Dark Globe.