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Written by Matt   
Friday, 06 February 2004

Today's Guardian newspaper in the UK highlights Pink Floyd as one of the bands responsible for "the most overblown extravaganzas from the annals of rock follies"!

Inspired by Elton John playing 75 shows in Las Vegas over the next three years, the piece talks about Pink Floyd in these less than glowing terms:

"At the height of punk rock, Roger Waters' earnest prog giants rather miscalculated the timbre of the times. Their 1977 In The Flesh tour, celebrating the miserable Animals album, led to the launch of giant flying inflatable pigs, some of which got lost over the south coast, having been denied permission to land at Heathrow. In France, large plastic pigs were trotted down streets; in New York real sheep joined these pigs on Sixth Avenue. On stage, the chaps donned leather bomber jackets embossed with pig logos, performing in front of Gerald Scarfe animations (decapitations, seas of blood) and balloon figures of cigar-puffing record company moguls. Is it any wonder the band's next act was to hide themselves behind a wall?"

An online version of the article can be read here.

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