For years the rumors have circulated that the coveted Pink Floyd album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ synchronized perfectly with the 1939 esteemed movie ‘Wizard of Oz’, forming what was referred to as an ‘alternative soundtrack’ for the much loved film.
Despite the fact that the members of Pink Floyd have said that any supposed synchronicity between the ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the album are entirely coincidental, the rumors have never gone away and it is one of those tripped-out conversation topics that usually come up at the end of college parties when students have probably had a little too much to drink and possibly ingested various other mind-altering substances!
This strange sync between the two art-forms have been called ‘The Dark Side of Oz’ or ‘The Dark Side of the Rainbow’ and now, those of you who are intrigued by this phenomenon, can actually watch the whole thing together on YouTube without having to fiddle around trying to sync it up yourselves.
According to Wikipedia, the first mainstream media article to delve into the subject of the synchronicity between the album and the movie was the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in 1995, which cited the Usenet discussion group as the source of their information.
Not long after, the idea only increased in popularity, in 1997 Boston Radio DJ George Taylor Morris opened up a discussion about the synchronicity, live on the air which led to several other media outlets picking up on the story. Numerous websites created by fans elaborate on specific moments of correlation between the movie and the album and offer advice to interested parties as to how to successfully sync the two.