I think you're either confused, or I'm missing what you're trying to say - Roger Waters is simply "in character" there. The Wall is, obviously, a concept album and Waters is portraying a delusional man who pictures himself as a self-loathing dictator.
I love Pink Floyd, and saw The Wall tour when it was in Chicago back in 2010 (truly, truly phenomenal). Let me know. just a bit confused what you were indicating.
i just wanted to show how an artist could grow out of his self made institution. for roger hinself, the wall is a confrontation with human fears causing walls. he tries to express his dream of trying to understand each other more by facing our fears.
for the audience in general the wall is a show. phenomenal, there is no doupt, but what is about the message? there is many people piping,making photos, talking.
for me, before the music starts, roger shows something very private: he is doupting if the audience may understand what he is trying to say.( i am paranoid of the audience, is there anybody who worries about things, is there anybody who is weak.)
in my view,there should be more artists who show their doupts or even their helpnessness to make things clearer, to tear down the wall between themselves and the audience.
sorry if i am sounding confused, my english is not as good.
Oh, no, it's okay, I understand your point now, and totally agree with your point. The only thing that I would disagree with slightly is your interpretation of what Roger Waters is saying before the show - in the character he's performing, I think he's saying that anybody with weaknesses or fears are not welcome, and that they better run like hell.
That said, the thing he's conveying is the opposite of how he really feels, so you're basically right. The character saying that anybody with fears and weaknesses should be crushed is him trying to hide his own fears and weaknesses behind a "wall" of insecurity and false confidence.
So, yes, I think your point is correct. While what Roger Waters is actually SAYING in character is encouraging hatred, the point of the song and really the whole album is that tearing down those walls of pretense is the way. What he's saying before and during "In The Flesh", "Run Like Hell" and "Waiting for the Worms" is supposed to sound ludicrous and offensive. You're not supposed to be rooting for the character at that point, which is why album is so effective. It takes a character that you initially want to sympathize with and by the end makes him so unlikeable that you're more sympathizing with the judge and the other witnesses in "The Trial", where he ultimately realizes that alienating those who love him is a miserable way to be
Nice discussing "The Wall" with someone - one of my favorite musical works of all time.
moanie111 April 2011 at 11:24amPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
i heard an interview were roger talks about the wall he says that up untill the trial is mainley about him self and his growing feelings of isolation but the trial is about sid barret who slipt in to innsanite and that sort of fits for me.but all the same eny one can i.d. to the peace becuse it covers such a wide range of human emotion .its still an amazing rock and roll album and one of the best in the 20th century i love mr h2os work what a brain moanie1.
Little rainbow31 May 2011 at 10:33pmPosts: 3953 (0 today)Status: offline
my dear wave Project, something to warm your heart.
No indifference from the French public, all the contrary. Yesterday night, Bercy.
they were in . . . :-] :-] and singing