This week, we get comfortably numb with Masterpiece Reviews’ Nick Freed as we dig into the meat, the pudding, and everything else related to 1982’s psychedelic concept album adaptation Pink Floyd: The Wall!
Telling the story of Pink (The Boomtown Rats’ Bob Geldof) from childhood to adulthood, Roger Waters’ adaptation of his own concept album – with the help of director Alan Parker and stunning animation by Gerald Scarfe – is a curious case study of a crazy time in pop culture when concept albums could get trippy movie adaptations. Join us as we talk about the film’s troubled production, the merits of depicting the subtext of classic rock songs, and the concerns of progressive rock god Roger Waters along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:
DRINKING RULES FOR PINK FLOYD THE WALL:
- Whenever a new song starts
- Every time you see bricks
- Any time you see a burst of red in the shot
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Pink screams to the void, “NEXT TIME FUCKERS!”
Join us next week as we dig into the anime well once again with the visually stunning 2006 film Tekkonkinkreet!