The String Cheese Incident dug deep into their vault on Thursday to pull out a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” from the band’s Austin City Limits Fest performance 2003.
The cover opened the band’s second set of the evening which took place on September 20th, 2003. The festival set that night would also treat attendees to a cover performance of Johnny Cash‘s “Ring of Fire”, as well as a guest appearance by Robert Randolph on pedal steel guitar for “Remington Ride” and “Rhythm of the Road”.
The fun-loving Colorado-bred bluegrass-hybrid group made a grand entrance for set two, as a projection screen showed archival footage of Pink Floyd’s famous inflatable pig from the shooting of the cover for Animals as “Happiest Days of Our Lives” played on PA. Fun fact: Pink Floyd was supposed to have a marksman on-site while shooting the cover of Animals in case the pig broke free. Unfortunately, nobody told him to show up for the second day of shooting, and the pig soon broke loose and flew off through the London skies, forcing nearby Heathrow Airport to cancel all flights for fear of the flying swine.
At any rate, SCI’s montage continued on with footage of the classic episode of The Simpsons “Homerpalooza” where Homer Simpson accidentally launches the pig—which was bought by Peter Frampton at Pink Floyd’s yard sale—into the air. The connection here is that the pig flew from England, through Springfield, and finally down to Austin where The String Cheese Incident saved it. After about five minutes of this surely-confusing montage, the pig itself takes flight and the band takes the stage to offer a chilled-out rendition of The Wall classic.
Watch The String Cheese Incident perform Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” at ACL Fest in 2003.
The String Cheese Incident – “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” (Pink Floyd) – Austin, TX – 9/20/03
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