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ANIMALS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

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5 stars The case represents the Battersea Power Station who was one of the biggest power stations of England,it ceased producing energy in 1983.They can see between both reactors of left the inflatable pig which is a bit the mascot of the group and that flew off during their concerts.

Taken out in full punk wave,the album in him the same shows here a certain reluctance of the society but all that says with class and chic.

Pigs on the Wing (part 1): This piece is a kind of very short introduction to the album with as the only instrument an accoustic guitar,Waters speak due to the fact that nobody cares about him and due to the fact that it cares about nobody.He saw so in monotony and trouble.

Dogs:Dogs is a piece which tells of a serial killer,cruelly,who slaughters people coldly,in the back,after this killer succeeds has earn the trust of its victim.It ends up having the cancer and is going to finish its life in the south but he realizes all the atrocity which it showed all its life and it becomes aware that he cannot come back any more rear,he is alone and do not have friend and thinks that everybody is as him,a predator. The end shows the report which there is between the title of the song dogs and this killer.This man was rejected in fact of the society,he was treated as an animal:Who was fitted with collar and chain;Who was told what to do by the man,he there was fed up of etre treated so and decided,also to become a predator and to walk on the others.Other signs link up this man with a wandering dog:he saw on the street,do not hesitate to kill to survive. In this piece,everything was caricatured,in the society,the dogs represent by way of businessmen become mad because attracted by money and power,what would encourage them to act as serial killers,in a lesser sense. The piece is purely progressive (as all album besides),the accoustic guitar is very nice,the main solo in 6'30 is very good but have got nothing to do with the airplanes solos of the album Wish you were here .It is not that searched the band puts together it here,the album was rather meant to be aggressive and to be informer of the society in general.The last singing passage is very good,interviewer,informer,in form of questions to show the true culprit of this situation.

Pigs:Its in this piece particularly that they realize that the group gets closer a tremendous number of the punk movement with words sometimes very crude towards politicians and fact to go contrary to English political ideas.In the 1st party,Pink Floyd reports a business man ready for everything,that tries to entertain the gallery.Its Stereotype here in the form of a rude figure, very fatty who is qualified here as man-pig.The group answers by saying You're nearly a laugh but you're really a cry. The left 2eme is dedicated to Margaret Thatcher(British prime minister of epoch)which is defined here as a nasty vermin, an old done skin and who am presented as a cold woman,without heart.The fact that it has a weapon has the hand is a reference to war in Northern Ireland that Thatcher supported since the beginning. Finally the 3eme and last party tries to demonize Mary Whitehouse (British activist for the stocks of morality and religious decency,with ideas extremisms and who,later,will be named commander of British empire).Here,its hown as being cold, adding machine and technician.The reason of this hate which the group has as this woman comes due to the fact that Whitehouse always considered Pink Floyd as a group praose of narcotics and sex.Pigs is a cynical piece which proclaims extremely that many people thought of any bottom, an action that they can once again bring closer to punk movement. As regards the musical party they can say that Pigs is difficult to classify.Its at the same time progressive, experimental rock,its indisputable and the same hard!Its Wright who begins the piece in the organ,Waters on the first rhythmic guitar or then comes to come along on top the rif of Gilmour or one see here that Pink Floyd is able of producing an ambience enough hard rock!Its for me one of the nicest intro that I heard,the very upper in that of Money to name only it, simply perfect all over the comprehension,there is a real exchange between the guitar of Waters and that of Gilmour,all that in a rather heavy atmosphere which they feel thanks to the synthesizer of Wright.The rif of David is simply very good, aggressif incredibly,they find it besides apparently after the 1st and the second verse(or it is this time accompanied with Mason's battery),just before the 3eme verse or they find the meme architecture that during the intro and finally everything has the end,before the solo or it is once again the battery which accompanies. The solo,let us come from it precisely,it begins very and of course,as the rest of the piece in consonances very hard rock notably with a quick game and a very violent solo high,who remains high during all piece to finish on harmonics that they have not usually find in the solos of Gilmour.For the anecedote,know that this one will copy it two years later in the piece Comfortably Numb of the album The Wall or it will copy the riff which one hear at the end of Pigs.Something else than whizz in commum Pigs and the album The Wall,its very experimental character that whizz Dogs,of a new type,as this album precisely which will hug a bend at this instant to produce what they could almost call of Glam rock...

Sheep:Sheep is a piece which tells the history of a sheep who saw quietly in his pasture;he eats in his hungerand drinks so much that he wants,as a result he does not care about big thing.He knows that something is hatched against him but does not care about it.It obeys has his shepherd(who is compared here with his Lord).In the 2eme verse,the sheep arrives at the valley of steel,and sees things opposite,understands that he going to be kill.The 3eme verse is introduced in form of cynical humour,or the life of the sheep he am shortly summed up,eats,drinks to his please to finish in lambs' coasts.The sheep is then transformed into a maitre karateka and assome the shepherd violently.He goes out then of darkness to enter the dream (the sheep is free,it do not have shepherd anymore).Finally in the last verse,Waters announce to the sheep that the dogs died(security guards of the herd)and once again cynical humour throws:You better stay home and do as youre told.;Get out of the road if you want to grow old. Here,the sheep are compared with people who make dictate a behaviour all their life and who are not able of acting by their own means.The passage or sheep are transformed in maitres karateka seldom shows which point Waters (and Pink Floyd in general) are defeatist and think that these individuals will be so ordered to her all their life,simply by the fact that a sheep will never be able to be transformed there maitre karateka and therefore the sheep of the society will never be able to free themselves from people who order them.It ends by saying simply to these people not to stay on the road otherwise they go otherwise they are going to make crush to translate by:go out of beaten tracks,act by yourlself,let you not dictate a behaviour to be held. From a musical point of view they can greet the intro very good in the piano of Wright,with behind musical plan of the sheep who bawl.The green landscape of a campaign populated with sheep is perfectly to recreate musically,on an air very jazz. In the 3eme verse,voice(Waters?)been changed to show that it is not a human being who speaks (here a sheep).

Pigs on the Wing(part 2):Its the opposite of the party 1.A kind of culmination in a way.The first two sentences from the part 1.summers reverses and Waters who was alone and thought of nobody else than shone whizz,found somebody who watches over him and somebody over whom to watch.This left 2eme is in fact a statement of love that Waters with fact to his wife.The 1st party representing the period or it had not met it yet.

Legionnary | 5/5 |

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