Watch the amazing story of Algie, the Pink Floyd pig

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Pink Floyd pig

The cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 Animals album has become a classic in rock history.

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I don’t fanboy about much, especially when it comes to technology. I try to keep an open mind about everything we cover on the site, but there is one thing that gets my fanboy going: Pink Floyd. Now, being a self-proclaimed fanboy I’m very familiar with the story of the Pink Floyd pig and its amazing adventure. If you don’t know, the Pink Floyd pig (known as Algie) was featured on the cover of the 1977 album Animals. The album’s tracks included “Pigs On The Wing 1” and “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” as well as “Sheep” and “Dogs.” In my opinion, it is one of their best works ever and now the BBC has the amazing story of the Pink Floyd pig and the day it found freedom. The story starts in at 40 seconds and ends around 5:08.

Pink Floyd has been known to do smaller productions but it’s their bigger productions that gain the most attention. The Pink Floyd pig was just another over the top idea that took an interesting and unfortunate turn. Thankfully the band and the fans now have something really fun to talk about and remember. The pig was featured on the Animals tour and has also made appearances in many other Pink Floyd shows after that as well.

Pink Floyd is known for their love of using large scale balloons and puppets in their shows. The Wall tour also saw the addition of some of Gerald Scarfe’s work, which he created specifically for Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd has always embraced the art of the surreal and created both a visual and sonic masterpiece which is why I think they were so successful. The band itself wasn’t the attraction, they were nothing like the Rolling Stones or The Beatles. I dare to say that most people would have a very hard time naming the members of Pink Floyd but they know the music and the shows. Pink Floyd has become timeless and their music is still relevant to this day, hopefully, our UK readers have made it out to The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. So there you have it, the story of Algie, the Pink Floyd pig.

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