#55: The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
Imagine you’re on a road trip in Kansas, and for some indescribably stupid reason, you’re only allowed to listen to James Brown that whole time. James Brown is a delight, a runaway train, but you just don’t know his music very well.
Then Dark Side of the Moon comes on — all lush strings, gravity-defying vocals, and insane sound effects.
“Speak to Me” — Creepy but celestial — normally I hate inscrutable intro tracks, but this one made me feel like I was entering a dream.
“Breathe (In The Air)” — Hurdling down an empty highway on a Sunday afternoon, watching those wind electricity generators spin slowly under the clouds…
“On The Run” — Literally felt like I was in a different universe, like waking up into a different dream.
“Time” — Loving these clocks.
“The Great Gig In The Sky” — This incredible background vocal is by Clare Torry, who also does a lovely cover of Dolly Parton’s “Love Is Like A Butterfly.”
“Any Color You Like” — I love how these songs just bleed into each other. The guitar in the middle is so crunchy and trippy.
“Brain Damage” — See you on the dark side of the moon…
“Eclipse” — Oh wow I love the unsettling heartbeats at the end.
LEAST FAVORITE SONGS:
“Us and Them” — This song is slightly too slow for me to enjoy it but the saxophone is gorgeous.
IS RS FULL OF IT?
Nope. I did not realize that Pink Floyd were geniuses until I visited the Dark Side of the Moon in Kansas.