The Lunatic is on The Web: My Pink Floyd Page
This page is dedicated to the ingenuity and utter genious of the band Pink Floyd. Look forward to lots more on this site including more links, band history, and info on their albums, etc.Here is information on the Darkside of the Moon/Wizard of Oz phenomenon.
- Wizard of Oz/Darkside of the Moon info -I really didn't know about this phenom until October of 1996. It didn't really interest me at the time but when I started surfing the Net in August of this year I came upon a site called the "The Synchronicity Arkive". It had lots of info on sync with Darkside and many other movies. It was pretty interesting. Finally, I decided to see what the hype was all about. I rented the movie in late September and tryed it myself. The info at the arkive said that you should begin the album immediately after the MGM lion roars the third time. So I did. I found many coincedances but I had to pause the movie several times to match up with some key parts in the songs. This is what I came up with:1.The line- balanced on the biggest wave - coincides with Dorothy's balancing act on the fence2.The chiming of the clocks on "Time" coincided with Ms. Gulch's arrival3.The line - waiting for someone or something to show you the way - coincides with Toto coming back4. The song "The Great Gig in The Sky" coincides with the entire tornado sequence5.The beginning of "Money" coincides with the movie changing to color6. The line - Lear Jet - coincides with Glinda arriving in a pink bubble7.The line - which is which and who is who - coincides with the Wicked Witch looking at the dead witch. It's a play on words. Get it?8.The line - the lunatic is on the grass - coincides with the Scarecrow being on the grass9.The heartbeat at the end of the album coincides with Dorothy listening for the Tinman's heartbeat
And now for something completely different!! I've gotten all my albums together and decided to give you an overview and critique of each.
Overview, Critique, and some Explanation of the albumsMeddle was released in 1971 and is the precurser to Darkside. The album overall is very good. I picked it up this October and have enjoyed it since then. I highly reccomend that you pick it up.The songs: "One Of These Days" is the second best song on the album. It's sort of an instrumental but there is only one line in the entire song. That is "I'm going to tear you into a million piece". The next song, "A Pillow of Winds" is pretty cool too. It's pretty loose since after this album, Pink Floyd's songs and albums began to have a serious, underlying themes. "Fearless" is okay. Then there's "San Tropez". The song has a jazzy blues feel to it. It's pretty good too. "Seamus" is totally unlike the band I thought I knew. It's about a dog and it's quite different. Finally, there's "Echoes". It's Pink Floyd's longest song ever, running at about 23 minutes. It's totally spacy and as a matter of fact, I've heard it matches up with the finale to 2001:A Space Odyssey. Overall, it's very good and worth a listen from beginning to end. One other cool thing about the album is the cover.I just couldn't figure out what it was. Well, here's the answer.Flip out the booklet and fold it so you see the back and front covers as one picture. Look at with front cover at the bottom. It's an ear and the rippling effects are soundwaves. Pretty cool!!Now for the piece de resistance,Darkside of the Moon, which was released in 1973. This album totally blew me away when I listened to it for the first time. Never before did I think one band could be so creative in it's songwriting and musicmaking. It is a totally enthralling experience to listen to. Now for the songs: First of all there's "Speak to Me/Breathe", which is an excellent opener for the album. Who could forget the heartbeat? Next there's "On The Run", which is an instrumental. "Time" is next and is one of best songs on the album. I especially love the opening of the song. "The Great Gig In The Sky" is another great song. I love the wailing on it. Then there's "Money", which is great also. An interesting note: On the movie Pink Floyd's The Wall, pay close attention to the scene where the schoolmaster reads aloud Pink's poem. Sound familiar? Well, it's a line from "Money". "Us and Them" is next. It's very good too. "Any Color You Like" follows and is a great instrumental. It builds until the song,"Brain Damage" starts. This song and the one following are my favorite on the entire album. They've just got that something. And finally there's "Eclipse", the finale, which ends with the sound of a heart beating and the phrase "There's no dark side of the moon, really, matter of fact it's all dark". This album is a definite buy and when you listen don't skip any of the songs. Play it all the way through! The theme of the album is the struggle between sanity and insanity "the light and the dark" so to speak. Another theme, which I saw somewhere and now hold as true, is that through dealing with the daily pressures of life, one can go insane. But decide for yourself. Enjoy!
Soon I'll have overviews of "Animals", "A Momentary Lapse of Reason", "The Division Bell", and "Symphonic Pink Floyd".
Finally...My Page Dedicated to "The Wall"
If you know of an especially cool, Pink Floyd-related sites, let me know as soon as possible and I'll have them up on here. Thanx!!
Well, I guess that's enough for now. Until then, Shine On You Crazy Diamonds!
Pink Floyd Albums I Own
- Relics (1971)
- Meddle (1971)
- Darkside of the Moon (1973)
- Animals (1977)
- The Wall (1979)
- A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)
- The Division Bell (1994)
- Us and Them: Symphonic Pink Floyd (1995)
The Pink Floyd Mega Page
The Original Pink Floyd Links Page
Pink Floyd's Wall of Links
The Synchronicity Arkive
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