LUCKY SEVEN X PINK FLOYD
Not just another cap on the wall.
This October, Lucky Seven launches an exclusively licensed range of caps featuring psychedelic prog-rock titans, Pink Floyd. The capsule collection comprises four styles with patches inspired by iconic Pink Floyd tours from 1977 to 1994. Pink Floyd’s legendary career spans over 45 years, with combined record sales of a staggering 118.8 million records. No wonder then that one in 12 people from the UK are said to own a copy of the inimitable album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
Lucky Seven’s khaki green baseball cap features Pink Floyd’s iconic floating pig of the Animals tour and album. Fondly named Algie by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, the inflatable pig is a piece of urban legend as much as a symbol for anti-establishment protests and Orwellian dystopia. Folklore has it that while photographing the cover of Pink Floyd’s 1977 Animals album cover with Algie floating above Battersea Power Station, he became loose and escaped his harness. The inflatable pig sailed across London’s skies into the Heathrow flight path causing havoc with air traffic control. Fittingly, Algie was later found settled in a field in Kent. The album itself draws influences from Orwell’s political fable Animal Farm, with lyrics delivering an acerbic vivisection of modern life from mortality to the rat race, protest, politics and society. The floating pig signifies Pink Floyd as surely as The Dark Side of The Moon.
Lucky Seven’s second baseball cap references Pink Floyd’s 1988 A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. The graphic imagery on an embroidered patch is interpreted from a rare tour T-shirt print. Initially there was a great deal of uncertainty around the tour, Pink Floyd had not embarked on a fully-fledged tour since 1977, had not played live since 1981, and Roger Waters had left the band in 1985. Without Waters, Gilmour and Mason decided to continue performing as Pink Floyd sparking a threat of legal action from Waters. The tour lasted a record two years with the band performing 197 concerts to around 5.5 million people.
Reach for the stars with the sole trucker cap in the collection featuring an embroidered space probe patch emblazoned with the words ‘Still First In Space’. This patch, designed by Lucky Seven, is inspired by a particularly cosmic story in the band’s history. In 1988 Pink Floyd released their first live album ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’, recorded during the A Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. It also happened to be the first album by the band to be officially released in the Soviet Union. In November 1988, Gilmour and Mason were invited to watch the launch of Soyez TM-7 on its Soviet-French mission to the MIR space station. The cosmonauts on the mission took aboard the album on a cassette, it is reportedly to have been the first rock album to be played in space and was left in orbit on MIR when the mission crew returned to Earth.
The final cap in the collection is inspired by Pink Floyd’s final 1994 tour and album, The Division Bell. The iconic album artwork featuring metallic sculptures of two faces in a field was re-imagined into a red print on a rare tour T-shirt. Lucky Seven features this bright print embroidered on a contrasting black Dad cap.
So, doff your cap to some of Pink Floyd's iconic tours and celebrate the band beyond their sound with the new Lucky Seven x Pink Floyd collab collection.