By now most of you know about the supposed correlation between The Wizard Of Oz and album. It’s one of the biggest Floyds: Darkside Of The urban legends of the 20th Century. If you don’t know here’s the deal, folks who were probably high off their ass’s say that if you play DSOTM just after the three roars of the MGM lion, Floyd’s lyrics and instrumentals sync perfectly with the action on the film. I started watching the footage today and I’d say it’s a bit of a stretch unless again…I was high, but I cherish DSOTM as an album so it doesn’t bother me to sit through 1:41:28 of muted Wizard Of Oz footage. I will say this, there is one moment that get’s me every time and that’s the timing of the witches entrance in the real world and the clanging on Floyd‘s album. That, I will say, would have fucked me up had I not been sober.
In August 1995, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette published the first mainstream media article about the “synchronicity”, citing the Usenet discussion group. Soon afterward, several fans began creating websites in which they touted the experience and tried to comprehensively catalogue the corresponding moments. A second wave of awareness began in April 1997 when Boston radio DJ George Taylor Morris discussed Dark Side of the Rainbow on the air, leading to further mainstream media articles and a segment on MTV news.