Label: Mercury - 846 611-2 • Format: 2x, CD Album • Country: Argentina • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
At this point in the albumprotagonist Pink has lost hope "You cannot reach me now" and his thinking has decayed, bringing to mind the "worms". In Waiting For The Worms - Roger Waters - The Wall (Live In Berlin) hallucination, he is a fascist dictatorfomenting racist outrage and violence, as begun in the preceding song, " Run Like Hell ". The count-in is Eins, zwei, dreiHammer — the first three words being German for "one, two, three".
In the beginning and end the crowd chants, "Hammer", a recurring representation of fascism and violence in The Wall. The song is a slow, leaden march in G Major, begun with David Gilmour and Roger Waters alternating calm and strident voices, respectively. Waters takes over with an extended vamp on A minor, musically similar to the album's earlier " The Happiest Days of Our Lives ".
Through a megaphone, he Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers* - We Need Some Money forceful invectives "Waiting to put on a black shirt After an extended rant, Gilmour's calmer voice returns, with the promise that his followers will "see Britannia rule again" and "send our coloured cousins home again," with Waters concluding "All you need to do is follow the worms!
Finally, the song changes into a minor-key musical theme: rootmajor secondminor thirdmajor second—that has recurred throughout the album, as the main theme to " Another Brick in the Wall ", the instrumental section of " Hey You ", and will be heard in the album's climax, " The Trial ".
The riff is repeated in E minor, with E minor and D Major chords played atop it on keyboards. From the megaphone, Waters's rant lapses into incomprehensibility, while the music and the crowd's chanting grows louder.
Finally, the song abruptly halts with a shout of " Stop! The imagery features a live action segment with some teenagers the same ones from " In the Flesh? He then shouts through a megaphone while his followers march through the street.
Following the images of the fascist crowd, the screaming face and a fascist breaking a man's skull from " What Shall We Do Now? Gilmour would provide the high pitched "Ooooh, you cannot reach me now, ooooooh! The marching hammers animation would be displayed on a circular screen above the stage during concerts.
Later concerts, performed by Waters after his departure from the band, featured a similar scene. Backing singers provided Gilmour's lines, and, in the tour Waiting For The Worms - Roger Waters - The Wall (Live In Berlin) The Wallending with the marching hammers filling the entire wall. The full, uncut animation shown at the concert begins with a cartoon image of a hill.
On top of the hill are indistinct objects, moving. Suddenly, as the guitar leitmotif plays briefly, the sky goes dark grey, a symbol of evil. The scene scrolls down to reveal London being enveloped in darkness as "Would you like to see Then, an abandoned tricycle is shown, as "Would you like to send An abandoned playground is shown as the final verse is sung. Then a viaduct appears, where something is goose-stepping.
At long last it is revealed that the objects on the hill, what possibly scared the children and what was under the viaduct, are marching hammers. As the fascist dictator shows increasing desperation, louder and angrier, there is a whip pan in to the Waiting For The Worms - Roger Waters - The Wall (Live In Berlin)and as the camera pans there is a sudden, loud, abrupt instrumental sound, which is quickly replaced by a piano.
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