Pink Floyd releases The Wall. It’s interesting to note the psychology attached to the Pink character as it relates to what was trying to be achieved in the hearts of the young in the 60’s-70’s. http://www.helium.com/items/1653070-goodbye-blue-sky
We’ll get deeper into this in another post, but to highlight the connection let’s talk for a second about “the boys”.
Bring The Boys back Home, from the Wall, is another of my favorite allegories from the LP, in that it is so deep and so subtle that no one picks up on it’s implication, everyone focuses on it’s outward war theme instead.
The “boy” is the natural child suppressed in the Pink character, but because of his schizophrenia there are actually two boys, one for each “side” of Pink’s personality. The hammer is actually two conflicting ego states, each with a child attached. Pink is calling them back, because the wall to suppress them isn’t working.
(It’s OK if you don’t believe me on this, some will and some won’t. But consider the deliberate backwards message in Empty Spaces saying to send the answer to Old Pink in care of the funny farm…
This comes just as the wall is completing and a New Pink surfaces in Young Lust. Old Pink and New Pink are ego states in a schizophrenic person, it’s really what the whole album is about.)
A few months later, a person with a very similar condition with an “evil part” and a bunch of, as he calls them, “little people” are fighting internally over whether or not to murder a Beatle.
The hypothetical condition of Pink comes to life in Mark David Chapman.