Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982)

pink floyd the wall

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!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

Related links:
Nick’s other music-related guest spots on the show-
Tommy
Magical Mystery Tour
The Magic Christian

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK:

pink floyd the wall cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR PINK FLOYD THE WALL:

  1. Whenever a new song starts
  2. Every time you see bricks
  3. 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!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound, Crooked Marquee and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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