Pink Floyd "Animals"

Today’s “Cool Album of the Day” is Pink Floyd, “Animals.”

Well, I thought it was time to pull out a big hitter. So it’s Pink Floyd today.

“Animals” is basically three biting political satire songs. Pigs, Dogs and Sheep.

It’s mainly a Roger Waters album as he wrote the entire album except for ‘Dogs’ which he co-wrote with David Gilmour.

The album opens and ends with a short into/exit song called, Pigs on The Wing. If you had the 8-Track of “Animals” you’d know that these are looped together to form one song. Nice touch.

“Animals” was also the catalyst for one of Pink Floyd best tours. This was when we were first introduced to the flying pigs.

It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 US Charts.

Here’s a pretty tasty live version of ‘Dogs’ by Roger Waters and his band.

Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Posted by Larry Carta

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