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Pink Floyd; Apparently the Pig Won't Fly Again?

UPDATE: A source close to the band tells us that this week's event at London's Battersea Power Station will be a static image projected onto the facility that says, "Pink Floyd Animals Remix Out Now." (See initial story below.)

Pink Floyd are teasing an event in London this week.

They posted a message saying, "To mark the [recent] release of Animals 2018 Remix, London's Battersea Power Station will be an eminently suitable canvas tomorrow and Thursday, between 8:30 and 11pm local time, with a sneak preview tonight at the same time, as a test run..."

This has led to speculation that they'll once again suspend an inflatable pig between the two smoke stacks like they did on December 2nd, 1976 for a photo for the album cover of Animals.

Designed by Roger Waters and named Algie, the plan was to suspend the helium balloon for three days in order to get the best photo. To be on the safe side, they hired a marksmen in case it broke free. However, the pig wasn't launched on the first day, December 1st, due to bad weather and the marksman was told he wasn't needed.

So naturally he didn't return the next day, December 2nd, and that's when the pig broke free and floated into the flight path of Heathrow Airport.

The pig was repaired and launched again on the third day, but the irony is the shot that made the cover is a composite of photos from the first and third days.

For the reissue of the album, Aubrey "Po" Powell, who helped design the original album cover, redesigned the new one with the pig in flight.


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