Children from the Paul Green School of Rock Music perform Pink Floyds The Wall this weekend. Fifteen students from the Rocky River branch of the famous Philadelphia school will recreate the 1979 opus at a pair of shows at the Phantasy. And Westlake sixth-grader Max Foster says hes ready to channel his inner Roger Waters -- even if Floyds music sounds nothing like the AC/DC and Green Day CDs he usually listens to. The difference is that Pink Floyds songs have all these neat effects and noises, says the 12-year-old bassist.
The schools drum teacher, Tommy Rich, leads the pint-size musicians through the entire album -- Floyds epic treatise on rock-star alienation. Each student performs on at least five songs. Foster lays down the rhythm for cuts like Mother, Run Like Hell, and Another Brick in the Wall (Part III).
Foster says the workout will help break in the bass he recently got for his birthday. I started on the six-string guitar, he says. But I switched to bass because its a lot easier to play.
Fri., May 18, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., May 19, 2 p.m.