Roger Waters on the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’/’Wizard of Oz’ Connection
Most are aware of the urban legend that Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon syncs up with The Wizard of Oz. It’s a topic that’s been talked about for decades, and Roger Waters touched on it in a new interview.
While appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience, Waters was asked about the syncing of the album and classic film and whether or not the band purposely planned it. Waters had a one-word response: “Bulls—.”
After he finished laughing, Waters was adamant that Pink Floyd never intended the infamous syncing. However, he did say, “It’s something that somebody thinks – it’s a coincidence. … Maybe it’s cosmic coincidence!”
Waters then went on to recall one of his favorite stories he’s heard about the album/film sync. He heard an officer in Louisiana was once following a bus that was driving a bit erratically. Once the bus was pulled over, the door was opened and out came a ton of marijuana smoke. The cop then begins searching the bus. He makes his way to a private area in the back of the bus behind a door. He opens the door, and suposedly, the cop finds Willie Nelson listening to The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz.
“And I don’t believe it for a minute, but I like the story!” said Waters. (If only there was confirmation that story was true, but it really is incredible.)
In a piece on how to properly sync the album and film together, Goldmine Magazine wrote, “Pink Floyd has denied the rumor outright for years, with Floyd drummer Nick Mason giving one of our favorite answers to MTV in 1997: ‘It’s absolute nonsense. It has nothing to do with ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ It was all based on ‘The Sound of Music.'”