Tag Archives: Roger Waters

4Ever Song: Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’

When Pink Floyd recorded their seminal album, Wish You Were Here, everything seemed perfect after the success of The Dark Side Of The Moon. The album had catapulted them into international superstardom and their rise to worldwide domination seemed within grasp.

For most bands, this would have been everything they’d ever have dreamed of achieving. However, for Pink Floyd, they felt the pressure heaped on their shoulders as a result of their previous triumph. Mortality was on their mind when they went into the studio to record the follow-up, Wish You Were Here, and the deterioration of their former bandmate Syd Barrett rested heavily on their collective consciousness.

Best Covers: International Teachers Of Pop ‘Another Brick In The Wall’

International Teachers Of Pop have shared a crisp Pink Floyd cover, re-working the prog giants’ classic single ‘Another Brick In The Wall’.

Latching on to the pop possibilities of Roger Waters & Co., this new version recalls everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Yazoo, a glitzy retro-futuristic vision of electronic chic.

Favourite Gig: Roger Waters

Roger Waters, founding member and writer of so many Pink Floyd tunes, is back in Barcelona after a stop during the 30th anniversary tour of ‘The Wall’ (1979) in 2011. He’s here with acclaimed tour ‘Us + Them’, which shows off the Waters’ innovative work and presents songs from the best Pink Floyd album, including ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, ‘The Wall’, ‘Animals’, and ‘Wish You Were Here’. You can also expect to hear live versions of songs off Waters’ fifth studio solo album, ‘Is This the Life We Really Want?’ (2017). Today and tomorrow at Palau Sant Jordi.