From time to time, we see one thing that makes us scratch our heads and query our existence, after which really feel the necessity to share it with you. Now, individuals are mad about Pink Floyd‘s new social media emblem, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of The Darkish Aspect of the Moon, as a result of it has a rainbow in it.
Spoiler alert — the duvet of The Darkish Aspect of the Moon, which got here out in 1973, additionally has a rainbow on it.
Pink Floyd formally confirmed a field set for the fiftieth anniversary of The Darkish Aspect of the Moon yesterday, which might be accessible March 24 (see more details here). Thus, the banner on their Fb web page has been up to date with a quote that reads, “50 years in a heartbeat,” and subsequent to it’s a revamped emblem of the album.
The unique album work encompasses a prism with a beam of sunshine getting into it via the left aspect, and dispersing the sunshine out as a rainbow on the proper, although it is lacking the indigo colour included in a conventional ROYGBIV rainbow. It is one of the crucial identifiable album covers in music historical past.
The quilt artwork was designed by Storm Thorgerson, who labored on a number of different Pink Floyd album covers as nicely. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Thorgerson defined that the sunshine and the prism have been alleged to signify the sunshine present that was a part of Pink Floyd’s live shows.
“They hadn’t actually celebrated their gentle present. That was one factor. The opposite factor was the triangle. I feel the triangle, which is an emblem of thought and ambition, was very a lot a topic of Roger [Waters]’ lyrics. So the triangle was a really a helpful – as we all know, clearly – was a really helpful icon to deploy and making it into the prism – you realize, the prism belonged to the Floyd,” he mentioned.
The fiftieth anniversary emblem options the band’s identify above a prism that has the quantity 50 within the middle of it, and the 0 in 50 has the identical indigo-less rainbow in it, with The Darkish Aspect of the Moon written beneath. The prism with the rainbow 50 is now the band’s emblem on all of their socials — which is simply symbolic of the legendary album’s anniversary.
However, in fact, individuals all the time want to search out one thing to be mad about, so that they’re yelling at Pink Floyd for having a rainbow of their emblem as a result of they assume it has some type of underlying social message behind it — the rainbow flag is an emblem of the LGBTQ neighborhood.
“Yeah, cuz I all the time hear Pink Floyd followers saying ‘I want Pink Floyd was extra homosexual,'” one individual commented on the Fb image.
“After seeing this emblem I can’t purchase the reissue,” another person mentioned.
We needn’t say how we really feel about these remarks, although. Sufficient individuals have sarcastically spoken our minds within the remark part.
“Good job Pink. You simply misplaced one other fan,” somebody mentioned. “I’ve been listening to this album for the previous 50 years since I picked it up at my native file retailer for 50 cents. I simply occurred to by no means have a look at the album cowl.”
“Oh my God… Pink Floyd is triggering the hell out of the homophobes with out deliberately (or possibly they’re?) doing it and it’s GLORIOUS,” wrote one other.
Additionally, even when Pink Floyd did have an underlying message behind the rainbow within the new emblem… have you ever ever listened to their lyrics? It is like when people were mad when members of Rage Against the Machine made political statements on-line.
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