10. Paul McCartney ended up on the cutting-room floor. Dark Side of the Moon made brilliant use of voices throughout the album, and most of them came from folks who simply happened to be hanging around Abbey Road when it was recorded. Roadies, doormen, and even the members of Wings were posed questions that lyricist Roger Waters had written on cue cards, like “When was the last time you were violent and were you in the right?” and “What does the phrase ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ mean to you?”
Paul McCartney was among those interviewed, but his voice didn’t make the cut. Perhaps Sir Paul was being a tad too guarded or cheeky with his answers: Waters found he got better, weirder stuff from guys like the studio’s Irish doorman, Gerry O’Driscoll, who let the band know that, matter of fact, it was all dark.