‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ 40 Astonishing Facts About The Classic Iconic Album, Number Six, Seven And Eight [VIDEO]
The inside poster came from the designer who actually went to Egypt to shoot the pyramids with infra-red technology. More of the 40 astonishing facts to come in weekly.Triangles are no doubt the theme here as both the pyramids and the prism on the cover are the triangular shape.
Storm Thorgerson was fascinated with the structure of the pyramids and thought it worked well with insanity of the album. Storm stated, “that they are fantastic structures intended to elevate Pharaohs and assist in transporting wordly goods skywards to heaven – and how mad is that?”
Before it’s release the,’Dark Side of the Moon” had a different title, it’s working title was, ‘Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics).’
The main reason for the working title was merely because another band beat Pink Floyd to the punch using, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. A band by the name of Medicine Head got their first when they released their third album in 1972, therefore Pink Floyd dropped the title name, however; Medicine Heads album bombed and once again, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ was a go with Pink Floyd.
Medicine Head’s song, ‘Dark Side of the Moon’:
I would have to say Pink Floyd best listened to with a headset, close your eyes and listen to the music, It will take you away. Enjoy the madness through Pink Floyd at Abbey Road Studios (really has no bearing on ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ thought I’d throw this video in of rare Pink Floyd footage):
Click on the buttons at the bottom of each page to follow along, enjoy as I take you to the Dark Side.