Friday, August 05, 2005

Halting that hiatus!

Hmmm... just visited my own blogpage after what could be described as slightly-less-than-a-small-fraction-of-an-eon. Found it (un-contray to expectations) to be covered with dust and cobwebs and so am all set to change that!
Firstly, a (somewhat delayed) thanks to Jeet for gifting me an awesome Pink Floyd T-Shirt having the Pig hovering over Battersea Power Station (from Floyd's 1977's Animals cover). I'll soon upload a more-than-a-mugshot of mine wearing that shirt.
Ehm... now that we've (so-very-incidentally :-D) touched upon another of Floyd's projects, let's discuss it further. My appreciation for this classic album (Animals i.e.), has grown manyfolds since the last few days. George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' (recommended by someone very dear! :-)) holds a major contribution in that. The hard hitting lyrics, the usual unusually-wierd-sounding music may not appeal in your very first attempt, infact it might give an impression of something unfriendly and repulsive! But a few times over, it gradually begins to seep in... and soon, there is no possibility of reversing back!
Waters' deeply infested cynicism, reflected throughout the course of this album is too, said to've been partially inspired by Animal Farm, a major difference being that Orwell's attack was on the communism government where as Floyd targets capitalism (and it's bunch of related evils - absolutism, hypocricy and corruption amongst politicians; to name a few). He particularly launches a seething attack on a certain Mary Whitehouse, who was some sort of a head of some sort of a censorboard and in her missive to sustain and improve *moral* standards had unduly disapproved and criticized Pink Floyd. The lyrics make it all pretty clear:

Hey you White house, ha ha, charade you are
You house proud town mouse, ha ha, charade you are
You're trying to keep our feelings of the street
You're nearly a real treat
All tight lips cold feet
And do you feel abused?

So.... in a nutshell, Animals might've been lost between the two magnum opus-es 'Dark Side of The Moon' and 'The Wall', but with it's very forthright and focussed concept and vast amounts of psychedelia, it still is a great and highly listenable Floyd project.


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