Roger Waters Wants to Protest Trump's Wall with 'The Wall'
Published Feb 20, 2017From Amused to Death to Is This the Life We Really Want?, English rock icon Roger Waters has a knack for naming projects with prescient and timely titles. One album that's particularly zeitgeisty in the era of Trump's potential border wall is his Pink Floyd album The Wall.
Now, Waters is reportedly considering a performance of The Wall at the U.S./Mexico border, where Trump has been planning his ludicrous construction project.
Speaking with AFP, Waters said that the album is "very relevant now with Mr Trump and all of this talk of building walls and creating as much enmity as possible between races and religions," adding that the album was "about how detrimental building walls can be on a personal level, but also on broader levels."
Waters added, "There will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies. The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you. Music is a legitimate place to express protest, musicians have an absolute right, a duty, to open their mouths to speak out."
On his current tour, Waters has been sticking it to the man with a giant pig that says "Fuck Trump and his wall" on it, as well as doctored images of the president hanging out with KKK members.
Whether or not the performance happens, you can listen to Donald Trump sing "Another Brick in the Wall" below.