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It is a rock opera that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society forms a figurative wall. The album was a commercial success, topping the US charts for 15 weeks, and reaching number three in the UK. It initially received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom found it overblown and pretentious, but later received accolades as one of the finest albums of all time. Recording spanned from December to November Producer Bob Ezrin helped to refine the concept and bridge tensions during recording, as the band were struggling with personal and financial issues at the time. The Wall is the last album to feature Pink Floyd as a quartet ; keyboardist Richard Wright was fired by Waters during production, but stayed on as a salaried musician. From to , Pink Floyd performed the full album on a tour that featured elaborate theatrical effects. In , The Wall was adapted into a feature film , for which Waters wrote the screenplay.
See the full gallery. Prior to the film, the first video for the track, depicted students running in a playground and the teacher puppet from The Wall concerts was used. The opening shot, a pan across the London skyline was filmed from the top of Turnpike House in Islington, both St Lukes Church and St Clements Church are both clearly visible in the shot. After the media furor surrounding the song, the Islington Green school head teacher Margaret Maden refused permission for the children who sang on the song to appear in the video or on Top of the Pops, although at the time they were told it was because they didn't hold Equity Cards. Once the film was completed, the actual scenes of "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" and "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2" were combined into a new video, which now represents the music video for "Another Brick in the Wall". Written by Bazza the Beast. No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month. See the full list. Sign In.
At the suggestion of producer Bob Ezrin , Pink Floyd added elements of disco. It became their only number-one single in the UK, the United States, West Germany and many other countries, and sold over four million copies worldwide. During "Part 1", the protagonist, Pink, begins building a metaphorical wall around himself following the death of his father. In "Part 2", traumas including his overprotective mother and abusive schoolteachers become metaphorical bricks in the wall. Following a violent breakdown in "Part 3", Pink dismisses everyone he knows as "just bricks in the wall".