Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pink Floyd’s Animals featured on In The Studio

In The Studio takes an inside look at Pink Floyd's 1977 album “Animals” with classic interviews with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters.

"Animals" was Floyd’s 10th studio release. The project developed from a Waters concept based loosely on George Orwell's political fable Animal Farm; its lyrics described various classes in society as different kinds of animals: the combative dogs, despotic ruthless pigs, and the "mindless and unquestioning herd" of sheep. Where the book focused on Stalinism, the album is a critique of capitalism and differs again in that the sheep eventually rise up to overpower the dogs.

As Waters reveals to host Redbeard, it was actually during the final stadium concert on the Animals tour when he experienced a cathartic climax that would change rock history.

"The last one we did was in Montreal in the Olympic Stadium,” explained Roger. “Ninety thousand people stretching forever into the distance. Chain link fencing in front of the stage. Kids apparently on some kind of Pavlovian dog trip, screaming their heads off (for the song "Money") from the moment we appeared on stage until the moment we left. Nobody listening.”

"And what was important was the demagoguery, the worship of the very 'rich' people...It's the worship of idols, from afar, and I find it distressing...And I experienced 'the wall ' very powerfully on that day."

Check out Pink Floyd’s "Animals" on In The Studio here.

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