Animals

2nd Dec 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. A trained marksman was hired ready to fire if the inflatable escaped, but was not […]

28th January 1977, Pink Floyd's tenth studio album Animals entered the UK charts at No.2. The sleeve concept was that of Roger Waters, who lived at the time near Clapham Common, and regularly drove past Battersea Power Station. A view of the imposing but disused former power station building was chosen for the cover image, […]

Good news for Animals and the problem with Echoes. Nick Mason ponders Pink Floyd Animals box set… and possibly playing Echoes live Link to original article here

51 years ago today, one of the first festival concerts and one of the most important, the Monterey International Pop Festival began. It was a 3 day festival. The performances of a lot of the acts bought them their first major attention in the US and for some the world. Over the next few days […]

It is one of the classic songs of Rock and Roll. It only took 15 minutes to record. We are talking about “The House of the Rising Sun” by Eric Burdon And The Animals. The song was recorded in just one take on May 18, 1964. Burdon has said, “We were looking for a song […]


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