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Article analyzes themes of 1977 album and documents its making
November issue of Guitar World magazine features Pink
album. A 15-column article documents the making of the 1977 album;
an additional piece explains how to play "Dogs" and provides tablature
In the main
article, titled "In a Pig's Eye," West Coast editor Alan di Perna
analyzes the social and economic conditions in mid-'70s England
that served as a impetus for songwriter Roger
Waters. He goes on to describe some of the procedures and
equipment used for producing the album at Floyd's then-new recording
facility Britannia Row.
is an often-overlooked gem in the Pink Floyd canon," di Perna writes.
"(Its) lengthy compositions may be less amenable to classic rock
radio play than other Floyd tunes. But 'Animals'
is nonetheless one of Pink Floyd's
to appeal to those who like their rock a bit rough around the edges
-- the same historically informed rock fans, in many cases, who
are prone to prefer Pink Floyd's very
first album, 'The Piper at the
Gates of Dawn,' to better known works like 'Dark
Side' or 'The Wall.'"
five-page piece on "Dogs," titled "Dogs Show," calls the 17-minute
track "easily one of the most ambitious productions in Floyd's catalog"
and a "forgotten masterpiece."
Di Perna wrote
a 34-page cover story
about Floyd, including a studied analysis of "Dark
Side of the Moon," for the magazine's December 2001 issue.
also put Floyd on its March 2000 cover, in anticipation of the release
of "Is There Anybody Out There:
The Wall Live."
Sept. 29, 2002)
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