Roger Waters, the co-founder of musical rock n’ roll group Pink Floyd, said the group’s cult album The Wall is more relevant now given Donald Trump’s US presidency than ever before.
Waters, 73, made the comment during a rare public appearance in London to promote “Pink Floyd, Their Mortal Remains”, an exhibition which will feature memorabilia and archived footage of the band as it celebrates its 50-year career.
Waters, who was joined by drummer Nick Mason, said he was prepared to consider performing the album in concert along the US-Mexico border, where US President Trump has vowed to build a wall in an effort to fight illegal immigration and protect the United States’ sovereignty.
“But before this can happen, there will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies,” Waters said to AFP. “The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you.”
This was not the first time Waters has taken a swipe at the US President.
In Mexico City in October, during a concert performance on Zocalo Square, Pink Floyd displayed images of the then-Republican presidential candidate with “Charade” written across the front. They appeared during a performance of the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones). Subsequent images of Trump appeared with “Joker” emblazoned on huge screens. In one image Trump appears to be doing a Nazi salute.
Roger Waters tribute to Trump 'Pig Man' in Mexico City, October 2016 https://t.co/M35Y7P79Wl via youtube— Jonathan Astill (astilltreecare) February 9, 2017
Later that same month, Waters and Pink Floyd renewed their attack on Trump with a scathing critique during the Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California.
There, children appearing on stage wearing anti-border wall slogans sang along to one of the The Wall’s signature songs Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2.