Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Pig's Tale: Roger Waters Traces the History of Rock's Most Famous Prop

In Issue 1053, Rolling Stone tracks the story of perhaps the most famous prop in the history of rock & roll: Pink Floyd's inflatable pig. From the hog's humble beginnings on the cover of Floyd's 1977 album Animals to its recent unpiloted escape from Coachella, the creature has become a pop-culture icon (it even merited a reference on an episode of The Simpsons). The man who dreamed up the floating swine, Roger Waters, shared the tale behind the pig, from its origins in the late Seventies to its future plans.

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1 comment:

ZenDenizen said...

I saw the pig at a Roger Waters solo show in 2006 but had no idea the imagery went back that far.