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Battersea Power Station at Sunset

Battersea Power Station has been pictured on many album covers by rock and pop groups.


It was featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals, with their inflatable pink pig floating high above the station (this symbolises a capitalist "pig" watching over a symbol of industry). The inflatable pig seen tethered to the power station "broke loose" from its moorings and reportedly veered into the flight path of Heathrow Airport before landing somewhere in Kent.


On following photo shoots, sharpshooters had to be hired to shoot it down if it went astray. These problems led to there being no usable single photo of the pig above the building, and the sleeve is actually a composite image.



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Taken on April 1, 2006