Is it so much rehashing? I sure heard (parts of) the Animals album in it. But I love it. Great atmosphere and I dig the angry lyrics.
I know this has probably been widely discussed online, but not being a massive Floyd fan (in terms of what I've listened to) I've not read about this before. What's the connection, if any, between Turn to Stone (by Joe Walsh) and Floyd's Animals; particularly the track Dogs? The phrase "turn to stone" is immediately reminiscent of the Gilmour sung lyric in Dogs (which was written after Walsh's). The music & guitar section is also quite similar; more so in live versions of Turn to Stone performed by Walsh. Gilmour's only writing credit on Animals is Dogs. Any evidence he [EDIT: or anyone in Floyd] was influenced by the Walsh track?
I was listening to the Crippled Black Phoenix cover of Turn to Stone & they've confusingly also included elements of Animals (they're huge Floyd fans I gather) in their cover of Walsh. It's confusing the fuck out of me.
I found something interesting. It may rightfully be so that the Floyd were influenced by Hawkwind, while making Animals, guitar-wise.
Listen to Pigs (Three Different Ones), to be precise listen to the mesmerizing guitar @ 0.36.
Now listen to D-Rider by Hawkwind (from the album Hall of the Mountain Grill. released in 1974):
And now to Paradox which has the same vibe:
Now of course, one can say that this a total coincidence. Or that it even doesn't sound that much like it. There are obviously differences in the playing (and they might use different effects/gear as well), but figurely speaking they do strike the same "chord" in my soul. When hearing this Hawkwind album for the first time, I immediately felt it reminded me of something I had heard before (I heard Animals way earlier, in the end of the nineties).
But there's more. Something else strengthens my idea and led me to posting this:
David Gilmour remixed a Hawkwind song in the spring or summer of 1976 (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerb_Crawler), and that mix landed on the album Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music in the same year. Now why would he remix a Hawkwind song? Probably because he liked the band and must have heard earlier material.
Animals was recorded between April and December 1976 so he certainly must have been busy with and thinking about Hawkwind when it was recorded. Either on purpose, either subconsciously, he brought that Hawkwind sound to the band.
Really cool I think. By the way, Hall of the Mountain Grill is a fine album. For some of you who like to investigate the band, I strongly recommend it.
Hrmpf. I know this is the Pink Floyd topic, but posting so quickly something completely else and with zero reply to what I posted does not only increase the possibility of taking attention away from what I said (people could easily think your post is the first in ages, because the browser scrolls overthere and they might not see/realize that there was another new one), it is also is a bit rude (and I just don't understand why someone would change the "sub-topic" so immediately, especially after such a long silence in this topic). I hope you're not too irritated by this Zare. No offense, and you're completely free to do so. Just wanted to say something of it. My 2 cents!
I also like The Division Bell a lot. And Water-less Floyd in general (with Sorrow as one of my alltime favourites!).