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Pink Floyd: "Run Like Hell"
The Hook: The late Rick Wright felt that instrumentally it was one of the most powerful songs that the band ever did.
Album: The Wall
Writers: David Gilmour and Roger Waters
Stats: Released a few years before Billboard began their rock radio chart, it was the follow-up single to the chart-topping "Another Brick in the Wall," but only peaked at number-53 on the Hot 100.
Background: This cut from The Wall is, according to Wikipedia, "written from the point of view of anti-hero Pink...during a hallucination in which he becomes a fascist dictator and turns a concert audience into an angry mob." In a 1996 interview, Pink Floyd's late keyboardist, Rick Wright, shares his feelings about the power of the song, which was given a special place in Floyd’s live set after Roger Waters left the band. In a 1996 interview, Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright shares his feelings about “Run Like Hell.” OC:…of it. :11
“It’s the end of the show. It’s a very powerful piece of music, I have to say. I think it’s one of the powerful instrumental pieces of music that Floyd have ever recorded – in its energy, the energy of it.”
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