Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pink Floyd's Pig

Here's a video of the band and crew raising the inflatable pig at Battersea Power Station for the cover art of their 1977 album Animals. On the second day of the shoot the pig broke loose and "sailed away," disappearing from view and disrupting air traffic to Heathrow airport. The pig landed on a farm in Kent, was repaired, and filmed again the following day. That saga is described here by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis Design, the firm that produced many of Pink Floyd's album covers.


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