The Dark Side Of The Moon

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The first time I heard The Dark Side Of The Moon, I was laying on the floor. My parents friends were playing it while drinking wine and chatting. When I look back now, it seemed a bit incongruous that these very religious fundamentalist people would be listening to such an album. With it's later association, for me anyway, with getting high and spacing off.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, since Dark Side is one of the best selling albums of all time. It wasn't just stoners buying it. Lying on that floor, not yet having sampled any mind altering substances, I knew nothing of Pink Floyd's history. I knew nothing of psychedelic music or progressive rock. All I heard was an all consuming auditory experience. It was mind altering in it's own way.

As I got older and got those big old giant can type headphones, I would lay on my bed, listening intently to that soundscape, I would get lost in deep thought. The music became less of an expression of my feelings and more a transport to profound vision on the meaning of life, death, sanity, insanity, success and failure.

Straining to hear the opening sounds on Speak To Me, where the audio would allude to the greater album, I would always turn it up too loud and never turn it back down. There are albums that you just need to let wash over you. The Dark Side Of The Moon is one of those albums. Even today, without a herbal assist, this album carries me away into a space of quiet contemplation.  

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