release - 1977
album art - Hipgnosis
Hipgnosis Design group offered three ideas for the Album Cover. One of which was a small child entering his parents bedroom to find them copulating; like animals.
Roger waters, however, had another idea. He lived nearby the Battersea Power Station. The band commissioned the German Balloon Company and the Australian artist Jeffrey Shaw to create a porcine balloon. This huge balloon (30 feet / 9.1 m long and named Algie) was inflated with helium and brought into position.
Due to the bad weather the balloon broke loose and flew away. Two days later there was a second attempt. Nevertheless; early photographs of the power station were considered better and the pig was later 'photoshopped' onto one of those.
Pink Floyd was an English rock band formed by students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967; Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.
Their most successful albums are Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983).
Wright left in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued; Wright rejoined later. The three produced A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994) and toured until 1994. The Endless River, based on material recorded in 1993–1994, was released in November 2014.