Legend has it that the inflatable pig that Pink Floyd flew over Battersea Power Station during a 1976 photo shoot broke free, wreaking havoc with British airspace before landing comfortably numb in rural Kent.
A mishap? Publicity stunt? Eccentric Floydian Spectacle?
Whatever the intention, Pink Floyd came away with one of the most iconic album covers of their career, forever linking the band with the crumbling power station in South London. Abandoned since 1983, it stands as a surreal memory of when floating pigs ruled the sky and The Floyd subverted the airwaves.
Photographs from the December 1976 photo shoot for Pink Floyd’s Animals:
And a sketch for the original cover concept: