Ohio Governor John Kasich has made an outrageous election promise we’ve love to see him keep: he’s pledged to reunite Pink Floyd if he’s made president.
Appearing on CNN, the Republican presidential hopeful discussed his thoughts on Monday night’s Iowa caucus and, when prompted, shared his memories of his favorite concert, Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
“Roger Waters is a remarkable artist,” he said. “I saw The Wall in Pittsburgh; it was absolutely incredible.” Kasich then make his big statement: “And if I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple of songs.”
Kasich’s pledge is about as realistic as the image of a pig flying above London’s Battersea Power Station on the artwork for Pink Floyd’s 1977 classic Animals.
Tougher still, Kasich is clearly pining for a Pink Floyd lineup that would include Waters, who has had a stormy relationship with his former bandmates (which turned legal) since leaving the group in 1985.
Though the band did reunite back in 2005 for a good cause, Bob Geldof’s Live 8 concert at London’s Hyde Park, an international event staged to increase world awareness of African debt and hunger issues.
Pink Floyd’s keyboardist Rick Wright has since passed away (in 2008), and the prog-rock masters’ iconic founding frontman Syd Barrett (the man Gilmour was recruited to ultimately replace) died in 2006.
Good luck with that, John.