This could be the best Trump protest yet!
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ was one of the band’s most popular albums of all time. Exploring a story of abandonment, personal isolation, anger and frustration; the album resonated with audiences worldwide. Though the album wasn’t written as a political allergy of a physical wall, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ has taken such an interpretation due to its heavily-themed stories that can easily connect with political outrage.
Since its release in 1969, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ has been turned into everything, right from a rock opera show back in 1977 to a political statement during the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1990.
Now, in yet another politically themed concert, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is geared up to perform the controversial album at the US-Mexico border. This comes as a protest against Donald Trump’s plans to separate the Southern border of the US from Mexico by building a wall.
Speaking to AFP, Rogers’s said that The Wall album is “very relevant now with Mr. Trump and all of this talk of building walls and creating as much enmity as possible between races and religions. He noted the the album is “about how detrimental building walls can be on a personal level, but also on broader levels.”
As a result, the iconic musician is all set to stage a concert at the border.
“There will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies. The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you,” Waters added. “Music is a legitimate place to express protest, musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out.”
In the past, Waters has compared Trump’s reign to Adolf Hitler’s terror reign in Germany in the 1930’s, even putting Trumpism and Fascim on the same wave. He has also mocked Trump in his recent concerts, calling him a ‘didlo-loving Nazi with a micro penis’
Waters is working on a solo album to be released this year. He describes it as “part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish”.