1977 saw the release of "Animals" in January, an album heavily inspired by George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The album offers a satirical critique of society, focusing on themes of greed, power, and class division. The extended tracks like "Dogs," "Pigs (Three Different Ones)," and "Sheep" are notable for their powerful lyrics and intense musical arrangements. "Animals" marked a darker and more politically charged direction for Pink Floyd, with Roger Waters firmly in control of the album's concept and songwriting.Following the release of "Animals," Pink Floyd embarked on the "In the Flesh" tour, where they performed in North America and Europe. This tour was infamous for its large-scale stage production, including elaborate inflatable pigs and other props. The tour also highlighted the growing tension between the band and their audience, particularly during the Montreal concert, where Roger Waters had a confrontation with a fan. This incident would later inspire the concept behind their next album, "The Wall."Despite the internal and external challenges, Pink Floyd's "Animals" tour was a significant success, drawing large crowds and reinforcing their status as one of the biggest rock bands of the era. The album's themes and tour dynamics hinted at the evolving direction of the band, leading to more complex and theatrical productions in the years to come.