Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

Rolling Stone reports that Roger Waters will take The Wall on tour again, because, as Waters explains:

“Thirty years ago when I wrote The Wall, I was a frightened young man,” Waters told Spinner. “It took me a long time to get over my fears. In the intervening years it has occurred to me that maybe the story of my fear and loss with its concomitant inevitable residue of ridicule, shame and punishment, provides an allegory for broader concerns: Nationalism, racism, sexism, religion, whatever! All these issues and ‘isms are driven by the same fears that drove my young life.”

It occurs to me, he’s right and I can’t wait to see The Wall in concert. The album was integral to my musical awakening as a kid and I think Roger Waters is simply a musical and lyrical genius. And then, when the movie came out, I was even more blown away by the animation and the visual portrayal of the music. (Watch the full-length version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall at

Here, then, is the clip from the movie of the biggest hit from that album, Comfortably Numb, featuring perhaps the best rock guitar solo ever by David Gilmour. Found at YouTube from docontra666.

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