Aug 06

What Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Cover Would Actually Look Like…

FT + I Hate Music106 comments • 15,435 views

If it was actually on the Dark Side Of The Moon.
Dark Side Of The Moon on the Dark Side Of The Moon

However, having been to the moon, and more importantly having spoken to people who know something about the moon (FT’s own science teacher Alan), I can confirm that there isn’t actually a dark side of the Moon at all. Whilst it is true that, being in geosynchronous orbit, one side of the Moon always faces the Earth, that doesn’t mean that the other side doesn’t get a fair bit of sunlight too. The stupid idiots in Pink Floyd, despite making music that only scientists would like, misunderstand science themselves. One can only assume that the Floyd were talking about the Far Side Of The Moon: and so here is an artists impressions of what the album would look like from Earth, if it was on the far side of the Moon.
The Far Side Of The Moon Album Cover

As you can see, thankfully the moon would be in the way, obscuring the pretentious and poorly drawn prism art on the original. Indeed, if on the Far Side of the moon, not only would it be inaccessible to play, but there might be some hilarious joke regarding talking animals juxtaposed with a mundane human task. Gee that Gary Larson is funny.

Further discussion did point out though that while Pink Floyd are clearly stupid and wrong for asserting the existence of a Dark Side Of The Moon, they are also, unfortunately, very rich due to other even stupider people (including scientists) buying their records. So rich in fact that it is more than possible that, in the face of such criticism, they would try to prove me wrong. And thus invent some sort of technologically superior Moon Rover*, with a copy of Dark Side Of The Moon stuck to the back of it with some sort of high tech adhesive, which would endlessly circle the Moon remaining in the dark spot.

This is what that would look like.
Dark Side Of The Moon, stuck on the back of a technologically superior Moon Rover, with Blu Tak, endlessly circling the moon

(Hmm, not sure if I should make this a regular feature after all.)

*Better than the Mars Rover in that it would not only work but would not play a Blur song as it puttered uselessly around the planet.


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    oms on 2 Jul 2007 #

    ewing i understand u took my ‘rural’ depiction of u pretty hard…im sorry dude…i know its hard to face facts…ok ok i’ll make it up to u…heres a…big…fat…SUBSIDY for ur crop! pink floyd have, and will always rule u dickhead…

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    Al Ewing on 2 Jul 2007 #

    See above.

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    oms on 2 Jul 2007 #

    ewing just jack off dude…its the only solution to ur many social problems

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    Alan on 2 Jul 2007 #

    diminishing returns :-(

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    Roger Nowt on 2 Jul 2007 #

    Al Ewing, you are my kind of guy (in a non-sexual way, I mean. Ahem.) Tanya, great post, great pics. What a brilliant thread! I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

    Actually, I think Pink Floyd are pretty good — until Roger Waters opens his mouth to sing. It’s not his voice, which has a certain musicality and world-weary expressiveness, but the laughable doggerel in which he clothes his sixth-form philosophy. Wish you were here? No, wish you’d shut up. Meant to buy David Gilmour’s debut solo album in 1978 but never got around to it. Any good?

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    Murdoch on 4 Jul 2007 #

    oms, what’s wrong inside that head of yours? You love Pink Floyd, I hate them. Get over it. It doesn’t really matter. Unless you want one of the “better causes to fight” to be you, you birdbrained little bundle of venom.

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    oms on 5 Jul 2007 #

    its a matter of principle murdick..i just dont think bigots who cudnt strum a single chord shud be allowed to act as if their king of the hill or something

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    Alan on 5 Jul 2007 #

    the bigots who can strum a single chord – they form Pink Floyd tribute bands.

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    oms on 6 Jul 2007 #

    ahaha…are u implying pink floyd werent musically talented? i guess ur mother performed the guitar solo to comfortably numb then

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    Murdoch on 6 Jul 2007 #

    oms, are you an ill-natured spotty adolescent with a fixation on shit old bands or an actual sociopath?

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    oms on 6 Jul 2007 #

    no im just someone who feels making fun of a band’s album cover is not constructive critisism…watever u think or say abt floyd..they dont deserve such disrespect..no one does.

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    it’s undeniable that r.waters, were he to google himself and pop by, would find the shattering pain caused by tanya’s disrespect (she HATES ALL MUSIC therefore she HATES PINK FLOYD — how unjust can you get?) more than mollified by the high-quality comment of his defenders! he might even revise his opinion of fan-thinking, and rewrite the relevant bits of the wall!

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    oms on 6 Jul 2007 #

    i detect a little sand in someone’s vagina. i understand the fact that this woman (who it seems does not even have something which may resemble a life) tanya doesnt like music. but if her reason for not liking music is the album art of bands than its pretty clear that she is a retard. i have issues with retards belittling a good band

  14. 74

    well done you — so few courageous enough to have issues these days

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    oms on 7 Jul 2007 #

    haha…thats almost as funny as there being no dark side of the moon..haha…maybe tanya and all u “F”uck”T”ards can find the dark side of the moon in that part of your bodies where the sun dont shine

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    Alan on 7 Jul 2007 #


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    Murdoch on 10 Jul 2007 #

    oms, it’s about time someone told you to fuck off, you odious little gargoyle.


    Fuck off.

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    oms on 13 Jul 2007 #

    murdick..temper temper..i wont go away this easily:p actually guys i have an internship with the world bank going on so i’ve had little time to belittle u lately…but ive finally succeeded in pissing murdick off so i mite aswell stay for a bit longer

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    abdab on 28 Jul 2007 #

    for a bunch of turds that claim to hate pink floyd so much, you sure do spend a lot of time thinking about them.

    … get a life.

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    IceKeys on 19 Aug 2007 #

    Wow! Mine is the first comment written in year 2 of this thread.

    Tanya, *brilliant* tongue-in-cheek humor.

    I registered with this site just to tell you that. My first log-in will probably be followed quickly by my last logout.


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    Echo on 30 Aug 2007 #

    I’m with vaiz on feb 18th…

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    GrassMann on 14 Sep 2007 #

    congrat’s tanya, you’ve gotten quite a lot of traffic just by opening pie hole and puking up your moronic drivel so incoherently that you almost make a point you’ve not likely thought of, (or even comprehend) purely by chance ( or moronic coincidence) which is the apalling notion that so many otherwise intelligent and obviously cultured adults took your sexually frustrated, intellectually “challenged” and artistically retarted excrecions seriously!

    I really hate to say it, but shit for brains gotcha, floyd fans, and gotcha good – cum on, “the dullest album ever” ? and you thought “she” (if she’s even really a she, probly just a she/he pole polisher) matters enough to even reply to, let alone get so riled about! The jizztoilet’s booze blasted brainlet can’t even read without mouthing the words, let alone understand the vast majority of what your schooling her on, no wonder she’s so pissed off… she’s just barely bright enough to maybe, in a moment of clarity, (okay, that’s a stretch.) catch just enough of a glimpse of reality to know that no matter how much money she banks off this seeping puss oozer (no, I’m talking about the stupid spoiled cunt’s website, not her seeping puss ozzing fuck hole!) she’ll never have quite enough working capital to finance herself a fucking CLUE!

    Howya like me now, be-yotch ?

    I didn’t tell you to stop suckin… open it up and guzzle like good little stupid fuck junkie or get the fuck out, skankya!
    wtf, stupid dpoiled slut can’t even do the only thing she’s qualified for propper, she’s so drunk.

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    GrassMann on 14 Sep 2007 #

    and oh, yes I failed to spellcheck, so there ya’ go, freebies for ya’
    don’t even have to think to “get me”

    yes, tongueya, you have permission to swallow….

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    Allen on 19 Sep 2007 #

    [para copy/pasted from The Music of Pink Floyd deleted – ed]

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    Allen on 19 Sep 2007 #

    [entire copy/paste content of Characteristics of the Pink Floyd Sound deleted – ed.]

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    Allen on 19 Sep 2007 #

    [3 separate paras copy/pasted from Debates raised by the Pink Floyd Sound deleted – ed]

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    Al Ewing on 19 Sep 2007 #

    Arrrr, now ye must be a-translatin’ all that into pirate lingo, lest ye be made to walk ye plank, ye landlubber.

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    Tom on 19 Sep 2007 #

    The site allen is quoting from is a MUST READ: http://www.pchs1.com/ecourses/pinkfloyd/mainpage.htm

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    Alan on 19 Sep 2007 #

    we should delete and link to the original page instead. if Allen isn’t associated with that site, it’s poor etiquette to copy and paste so much. if he is, it’s an opportunity for traffic missed.

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    Tom on 20 Sep 2007 #

    While looking for the original I discovered that Allen is a serial copy/paster, dropping big gobbets of PF writ into any debate that dares disagree w/him.

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