Roger Waters made the decision to visit Berlin in 1990 to mark the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The Wall – Live In Berlin was the famous live performance that followed, however with some modifications from Pink Floyd’s initial presentation. With its stage performance, the concert attracted a sizable audience and turned out to be a landmark occasion in rock history. Despite his accomplishment, Waters had a regrettable decision. The fact that Pink Floyd was still connected with “The Wall” in his opinion wasn’t fair, and he believed that nobody comprehended the meaning of the record.
Roger Waters addressed the question of whether “The Wall – Live in Berlin” was a show of force directed towards David Gilmour and Nick Mason in an interview with Q Magazine that same year.
“No, it’s not top that!” Waters said. “But it certainly will be most gratifying that a few more people in the world will understand that ‘The Wall’ is my work and always has been. There must be an element of that.”
“Though after hearing them at Knebworth, I don’t think I should worry,” he then confessed. The performer also added, “They haven’t got the faintest idea of what it’s about. But then they never did. Still, most of the audience for this show will probably think it’s Pink Floyd anyway. The attachment to the brand name is limpet-like. It’s just something I live with.”
Roger Waters lamented the fact that “The Wall,” the album of which he was the proudest, was still regarded as a Pink Floyd record. Since it had always been his creation, he felt that he alone should be linked with it. The artist is also frustrated that none of his Pink Floyd comrades realized the full significance of “The Wall.” Given the work he put into creating the album, it is understandable that he felt regret at seeing his efforts overshadow Pink Floyd’s reputation.