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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 Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind
, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish
and Siamese Dream
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.