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In past articles we’ve looked at classic Floyd songs like Echoes and Comfortably Numb, which both are favourites to many and the essence of David’s tone from two eras.

Still, the song that brings out the enthusiastic grin on most of us is of course Dogs.

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Dogs dates back to the middle of the Dark Side of the Moon tour.

Pink Floyd had been performing Dark Side in its entirety since early 1972 – a whole year before the album was released and as they kept on adding new dates to the tour they badly needed new material.

In October 1974, after a short tour in France in June, the band spent four weeks at the Elstree Film Studios and King’s Cross in London producing a brand new stage show for the upcoming British (British Winter Tour ’74) and North American tours.

During the session they wrote two new songs – Have a Cigar and You Gotta be Crazy (later renamed Dogs).

Roger’s lyrics dealt with his frustration and anger towards politics, the music industry and self-centred people who if needed would kill to get what they wanted – a theme he had also used for Shine On, Sheep and Have a Cigar.

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