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WCSX Classic Cuts : Run Like Hell

WCSX Classic Cuts

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

Year: 1979

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.”

Run Like Hell

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