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THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.61 | 4396 ratings

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Valdez
5 stars Certainly one of the greatest albums of all time, Pink Floyd was chastised by fans back in the day for selling out and Going commercial, but by doing so, Pink Floyd introduced themselves to a much larger world audience and so much radio airplay that even Elvis knew who they were. This (along with Michael jacksons Thriller) is one of the worlds best selling albums, it has been released and re-released in every format known to man. It is as much a landmark as it is a stepping stone for millions of bands that came around after hearing it.

If you smoked weed in the 70s this album became a fast companion. Mine was full of grubby teenage fingerprints, it was ceremoniously dropped down from a stack onto my crappy BSR turntable before Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Hawkwind... even before Black Sabbaths Paranoid. Soon an entire industry was built around it. Dark side of the moon laser shows ran for years at the Griffith park observatory in Los Angeles and other venues. T- shirts, mugs, caps, buttons, all depicting the rainbow with the missing color emanating from the prism could be found just about anywhere you went.

It's a spiritual album with no preachy message other than relax and trip on this... It eloquently put times passing into our heads clutch for a few minutes. It gave our young minds ideas about the unseemly importance of money and all the evils inherent. Insanity and hallucination, isolation, fear, and the beauty that could be derived from all these things through even the simplest music... A heartbeat, a vision, a daydream, life and death. Dark side of the moon may very well be one of mankinds greatest masterpieces, stamped over and over and over again onto a lowly piece of vinyl, and is still being distributed throughout the world today and still making a ton of MONEY!.

Valdez | 5/5 |

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