Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' Syncs Up With 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' - Maxim

Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' Syncs Up With 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

This is getting kind of ridiculous.
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By now everyone knows that Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon supposedly syncs up perfectly with The Wizard of Oz (though it certainly helps if you're totally baked). And now comes word that Floyd's 1973 masterwork also matches up pretty well with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here's a video of the first eight minutes of the movie scored to Dark Side of the Moon, if you'd like to hear it for yourself.

Consequence of Sound unearthed this curious pop culture collision after intrepid Reddit users began spreading the gospel of the newfangled Dark Side/Force Awakens connection:

Apparently, three replays of Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety becomes the perfect soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (The Floyd Awakens? Dark Side of the Force? Too easy?) According to Reddit, pressing play as the film’s opening scroll ends and the camera pans to the spaceship starts a synchronization that almost lines up perfectly with each act in the movie.

COS went on to list several specific examples of the unlikely union of classic stoner album and modern sci-fi blockbuster:

– When Poe (Oscar Isaac) wakes up in Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) torture chamber, the lyrics of “The Great Gig in the Sky” go, “I’m not afraid of dying/ Anytime will do,” and the song’s scream happens right as Poe opens his own mouth.

– “Time” plays while we witness the repetitive mundanity of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) life making a living by scavenging old electronics.

– The “Us and Them” lyric “And after all, we’re only ordinary men” is sung right as Finn (John Boyega) tells Rey that Resistance fighters look like him. “Some of us,” he says. “Others look different.”

– Twice during the “Keep your hands of my stack” line in “Money”, someone grabs a lightsaber: First it’s Rey taking hold of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill), then Han Solo (Harrison Ford) grabbing Kylo’s.

– “Us and Them” again syncs with the battle of Battle of Takodana. As Finn surveys the battleground, the lyrics go, “God only knows/ It’s not what we would choose to do.” Then, as David Gilmour says, “Black,” the camera focuses on Finn receiving Luke’s lightsaber (oof). Just as Gilmour says, “Blue,” Finn ignites the blue blade.

However, the only way to truly test this theory out is to rent or buy a copy of The Force Awakens and play Dark Side along with it. Whether you use "The Cadillac of Vapes" or some other Floyd-friendly implement to aid in your investigation is entirely up to you.