Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pink Floyd "Dark Side Of The Moon" Released 40 Years Ago

I was just listening to one of the "classic" rock stations and they were playing (on vinyl lp)  Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" in it's entirty to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of it's release. And I thought "forty years wow that ages one quick". At the time I was far more interested in the likes of Kiss and the New York Dolls to pay much attention to those hippies. Over the years I have come to appreciate the Floyd's early work and find DSOM as being one of the top ten albums of all time. I don't own a copy but who needs to it's on the radio all the time.

Anyway in honor of this occasion we would like to present  "The Dark Side Of Oz"  which gives us DSOM mixed with the classic film "The Wizard Of Oz". Thanks to the Internet we have this whole subculture that explores the synchronisities between these two cultural icons. Quoting from Wikipedia: 

"Dark Side of the Rainbow – also known as Dark Side of Oz or The Wizard of Floyd – refers to the pairing of the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.[1] This produces moments where the film and the album appear to correspond with each other. The title of the music video-like experience comes from a combination of the album title and the film's song "Over the Rainbow". Band members and others involved in the making of the album state that any relationship between the two works of art is merely a coincidence.[2]"

More great vintage Pink Floyd clips on our Rock Music / Psychedelic and Early Classic Rock playlist.

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