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Along with pigs and dogs, sheep are one of 3 animals represented on the album. The sheep represents the mindless people who follow the herd.
Pink Floyd started performing this in 1974. It was known as "Raving And Drooling," but was changed to fit the animal theme of the album.
This was the only song from Animals included on Pink Floyd's 2001 retrospective album Echoes.
After Pink Floyd toured for this album, they took some time off, got back together, and recorded their legendary album The Wall.
There is a "subliminal" message on this song that is a parody of the "Lord's Prayer". It is heard beneath the music in a robotic, distorted voice, with sheep heard in the background. "The Lord is my shepherd, He converteth me to lamb cutlets....". (thanks, Shawn - Boston, MA)
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")
Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
Don Brewer of Grand Funk
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.