English rock band Pink Floyd, which first appears on the 1979 double album The Wall. It richard wyckoff pdf español also released as a single in 1980 with “Hey You” as the B-side. It is one of only three songs on the album for which writing credits are shared between guitarist David Gilmour and bassist Roger Waters. The chorus music and guitar solos were written by Gilmour while Waters contributed the lyrics and the music for the verses.
An early version of the song was included under the working title on the “Immersion Box Set” of The Wall, released in 2012. The song is one of Pink Floyd’s most famous, and is renowned especially for its guitar solos in the middle and at the end of the song. In 2004, the song was ranked number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2005, it became the last song ever to be performed by Waters, Gilmour, keyboardist Richard Wright, and drummer Nick Mason together.
In 2011, the song was ranked 5th in the BBC Radio 4’s listeners’ Desert Island Discs choices. The Wall is a concept album about Pink, an embittered and alienated rock star. This song compares Pink’s memories of being feverishly ill as a child with his feeling nothing at all in adulthood. As the paramedics try to revive Pink, his manager berates him, complaining about how he never liked him.
The hotel manager does not take kindly to Pink’s destruction of the room, but Pink’s manager insists that “he’s an artist”, and eventually resorts to stuffing cash into the hotel manager’s pockets. After injecting a drug into Pink’s arm, the paramedics drag Pink out of the hotel and to his limousine. He is then transported to a concert where he was scheduled to play.