Essay on Pink Floyd And The Wall

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Perhaps one of the most memorable bands of rock history, since 1965, Pink Floyd have captivated millions of fans with their psychedelic, progressive music and have resulted being one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With England roots, Pink Floyd was founded by Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. However, in 1968, the lead vocal singer, Syd Barrett, was left the band due to his overdoing mental health. It was suggested that certain of Pink Floyd’s latter songs were based on Barrett’s life and experiences. During the years of 1973 to 1983, Pink Floyd, joined by David Gilmour, flourished with some of the most profound albums of classic rock, such with “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall.”
“Comfortably Numb” is one of the most popular songs in Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall.” “The Wall” album is based on the life of a fictional character, Pink, whom was raised in a post- war era in England and becomes a sort of a popular rock star. However, as the album transcends and presents itself within the lyrics of each song, it shows how Pink struggles with him being raised without a father, due to his father dying in the war, and his internal struggles. Pink life’s is purely destructive and how in the end, he always ends up isolated from the world. He builds a “wall”, hence the album title, between himself and everyone else. “Comfortably Numb” captures Pink’s feelings in such a beautiful, and exquisite way that it shows the pain…

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