5. They Used Voices From People In The Studio.
‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is the band’s most commercially successful album with sales of about 45 million copies. Their music was now way headier and sturdier than during the Syd Barrett era. The complexity was astounding and when it was released, it became clear that it was Pink Floyd’s magnum opus. During the recording sessions, they also made use of the most advanced studio techniques that existed at the time. It was musically complex to the truest sense of the word. One notable feature peppered throughout the album is the use of snippets of voices. Roger Waters recruited roadies, studio staff, members of the band Wings (even Paul and Linda McCartney participated) and basically anyone currently in the Abbey Road to participate in the recording by asking questions he had written on the cue cards. They were placed in front of the microphone to ask things like “When was the last time you were violent and were you in the right?” Gerry O’Driscoll, the studio doorman, gave one of the most unforgettable responses when he said during the closing, “There is no dark side in the moon, really. As a matter of fact it’s all dark.”
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