The "Dogs Of War" are corrupt politicians who use their military might to bring on war. This is a great video too, with all the baddies.
Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice played drums on this. Says Carmine: "I came home one day and there was a message on my machine from (producer) Bob Ezrin. He said, 'Hey Carmine, I'm in the studio with Pink Floyd and there's a track that's just screaming for some Carmine fills.' I called him back, I said, 'Where's Nick Mason?' He said, 'He's here, but he's a bit rusty and everybody wants a bit of a change, so they're bringing in guest drummers.' So I went down and did it, it was pretty wild. Nick was there. I said, 'Why aren't you playing?' He said, 'Well, I've been racing my cars, my calluses are soft...' Bob said they were just looking for a little different inspiration from the drumming.
All I did was fill up a 24-track with drum parts and they edited it all together. I didn't hear the whole drum part until the album came out. Every time I'd ask Bob, 'What about it?,' he'd have one word - 'Daring.'" (Thanks to Carmine for speaking with us about this song. His website is carmineappice.net
In the book MTV Ruled the World - The Early Years of Music Video, Carmine Appice explains why groups like Pink Floyd don't get on MTV more: "It got ridiculous. It was always the same bands. You'd see the same however many there were, 20 bands. Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Ratt, Motley Crue, Journey, Foreigner - it was always the same bands. They never gave airplay to the other bands after a while. I remember when it first started, it was always these guys calling my manager, saying, 'When Carmine's in town, can he do an interview?' So they used all of us to help get it going, but then when it got going, it was like, 'Oh, forget about you guys.'"#floydfixsunday#pinkfloyd#carmineappice#nickmason