Philosophical lyrics and experimentation are the foundation for the international fame of the band Pink Floyd. The band was formed in London in 1965 and is considered one of the most commercially successful groups of all time having sold over 250 million albums worldwide. Band members like Roger Waters have been cited as influences of countless artists including David Bowie, Queen, Tool, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, and U2.
Featured on the shirt, The Wall was the eleventh studio album by Pink Floyd. A rock opera, its story explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolized by a wall. The album was initially received with mixed reviews. The music featured was considered pretentious and overblown, but it has also been called one of the best conceptual albums ever recorded. In the United States alone, RIAA has certified the album platinum 23 times over(est. 11.5 million sold). The album inspired Alan Parker to create a surrealist, live-action movie of the same name and was released in 1982.