“Didn’t the pig fly away once?”
Yep; when they were photographing the cover for _Animals_. They did the photography on two different days. The first day was kind of dark and dismal, and the pig simply wouldn’t float (not enough helium or something like that). So they all “took some photographs, had some champagne, and went home.” The next day was a beautiful day with nary a cloud in the sky, and the pig floated up fine. In fact, it floated too well — it broke away from its mooring and reached a height of nearly 10,000 feet before heading back down to Earth, scaring quite a few pilots in the process.
The cover of _Animals_ is a combination of the two photographs — the dismal power station from the previous day, and the floating pig from the day it flew away. The film for “Pigs (3 Different Ones)” used on the tour was taken that second day.
They were setting the album up to be released on the US 8- track tape (remember those?) and needed a bit of music to bridge the two versions of “Pigs on the Wing.” He was “available” at the time, and recorded a short guitar solo.
8-tracks had (as you might guess) 8 tracks; or 4 stereo tracks. This meant that albums had to be divided up into four roughly equal parts. The arrangement was as follows, according to owner Donald Scheidt:
Dogs (part of the song…)
Dogs (…rest of the song), PotW1-solo-PotW2
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Anyway, regardless of how the Animals 8-track was arranged, we have it on good authority that this is the only Floyd album on which Snowy White appeared. He has also appeared with the Floyd on the 1977 Animals tour and the 1980 Wall tours. And he has played with Roger Waters in Berlin ,at the Guitar Legends Concert and the Walden Woods Benefit.
This version is (remastered) available on Snowy White’s Gold Top album.
“There is an error in the lyric sheet ”
Yep. On the lyrics sheet (and also the on-line files, I believe), one of the last few lines of the song reads something like:
Who was given a seat in the stand
But the line that is sung is:
Who was given a pat on the back
Why is it different? Who knows. Maybe it was changed by Waters at the last minute, and they never bothered to change the lyrics sheet. At any rate, it’s corrected in the lyric book for the _Shine On_ set.
“What were the original lyrics for ‘Dogs’ and ‘Sheep.'”
Pink Floyd toured in 1974 with the following new songs: “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “You Gotta Be Crazy,” and “Raving and Drooling” — on the early ’75 tour, they added “Have a Cigar” and split “Shine On” into two sections, although the suite (Shine On I -> Have A Cigar -> Shine On II) was announced by Roger as “a new song, partially about Syd Barrett and partially about the music industry.”
These last two were later recorded and released in late 1975 on WYWH, but the other two were shelved until they reappeared in 1977, modified, on Animals.
Here are the lyrics as they sounded in 1975, taken from a tour program: [thanks to Tom Hood and Bruce Hammerle]
Note that a bit of the lyrics to Raving and Drooling actually ended up in Pigs On The Wing.
Raving And Drooling
Raving and drooling I fell on his neck with a scream
He had a whole lotta terminal shock in his eyes
That’s what you get for pretending the rest are not real
Bubbling and snapping at far away flies
He will zig zag his way back through
Memories of boredom and pain
How does it feel to be empty and angry and spaced
Split up the middle between the illusion of
Safety in numbers and the fist in your face
Gotta Be Crazy
You gotta be crazy, you gotta be mean
You gotta keep your kids and your car clean
you gotta keep climbing, you gotta keep fit
You gotta keep smiling, you gotta eat shit
You gotta be small to be a big shot
You gotta eat meat to stay at the top
You gotta be trusted, gotta tell lies
You gotta be able to narrow your eyes
You gotta believe they’ve gotta believe you
You gotta appear easy to see through
Gotta be sure you look good on T.V.
Gotta resemble a human being
You gotta one eye over your shoulder
Gonna get harder as you get older
Gotta fly south and hide in the sand
Gotta forget your gonna get cancer
And when you loose control, you’ll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone
And it’s too late too lose the weight you used to need to throw around
So have a good drown as you go down alone
Dragged down the by the stone
Gotta be sure, you gotta be quick
Gotta divide the tame from the sick
Gotta keep some of us docile and fit
You gotta keep everyone burying this shit
I gotta admit to a lot of confusion
Pain in the head is the child of collusion
Gotta resist the creeping malaise
You gotta believe in the way you out of the maze
But you, you just keep on pretending
You can tell a sucker from a friend
But you still raise the knife to Stranger, lover, friend and foe alike
Who was born in a house full of pain
Who was sent out to play on his own
Who was raised on a diet of shame
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with bridle and bit
Who was given a seat in the stand
Who was forcing his way to the rails
Who was offered a place on the board
Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone
NOTE: The lyrics to both songs underwent constant changes as they were performed. Thus the versions on your RoIO of choice may be somewhat different; lyrics for the versions of the songs on the popular RoIO “Total Eclipse” can be found at http://ultra.gawth.com/~rjones/floyd/lyrics Note also that early versions of “Shine On” went through numerous small changes before reaching their recorded form.
“Pigs (3 Different Ones”
In “Pigs (3 Different Ones),” there’s a line:
Hey you, Whitehouse
Ha Ha, charade you are
This isn’t referring to the White House in Washington, but instead refers to Mary Whitehouse, a British “moral majority” type person. At one point she was head of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, which campaigns for broad national moral standards in radio and TV.
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