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1977 Pink Floyd Animals

Posted by talesinthesun on November 27, 2008

PhotobucketOne of the more famous artworks is based on a photograph of Battersea Power Station in London.  Roger Waters is given credit for the cover but I do not know who did the artwork or if in fact it was him.

THe following is from the Battlesea Power Station Community Group. 

Photographs for the cover of Pink Floyd’s Animals album were taken in early December 1976. For the photo shoot, an inflatable pink pig, made by the Zeppelin company, was tethered to one of the southern chimneys. However the pig broke free of its moorings and rose into the flight path of London Heathrow Airport to the astonishment of pilots in approaching planes. The runaway pig was tracked by police helicopters before coming to ground in Kent. Whether the pig escaped, or was released on purpose to increase publicity, is not known. Animals was officially launched at an event at Battersea Power Station in January 1977.

The Animals album is one of the main reasons for the worldwide fame of Battersea Power Station. A large proportion of the visitors to our guestbook are Pink Floyd fans.

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