People have lately been puzzled by the iconic The Dark Side of the Moon cover by Pink Floyd with the beam of light touching a prism and changing into a rainbow.
Some people accused the band of being “woke” because of the band’s use of a rainbow on their emblem, which has been around for about 50 years. Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe commented on this matter on Twitter.
A rainbow is visible against a dark backdrop on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album cover. The English art design team Hipgnosis created the 1973 album, which was published. The image of the prism and rainbow is meant to represent the album’s themes of mental illness and emotional distress. The soft colors and simple design of the album cover give it a dreamy, surreal aesthetic and have gained it a place as one of the most iconic album covers of all time.
In order to celebrate The Dark Side of the Moon’s 50th anniversary and to honor the band, Pink Floyd announced that a box set would be made available to supporters in a few months. Following that, the group changed its social media profile picture to reflect the publication of the album and its anniversary. The band has been accused of being “woke” and sensitive to the LGBTQ+ community by some people who find their use of the rainbow offensive. Many people have commented negatively on Pink Floyd’s new profile picture, claiming they won’t buy the reissue because the band added a rainbow to their emblem.
Later, Sixx tweeted about the situation. When the artist learned of the criticisms of Pink Floyd’s new profile picture on social media and after reading the comments, he wrote:
“People are too sensitive these days.”
It seems that some people are just now becoming conscious of the prism-reflecting rainbow on the album cover and giving it other meanings, despite the fact that the album has been in circulation for 50 years and is already a classic in the rock scene. Classic rock fans can immediately recognize Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album cover, which has come to symbolize the psychedelic rock movement of the 1970s.
Let’s get one thing straight. The Album is 50 years old. The absolute drivel that goes around now termed ‘woke’ – thankfully was not around then. Monty Python touched on it a decade or so later. But please can we not let the tiny minority of people who subscribe to ‘woke’ ruin a truly great album, produced by a group of truly great people, with an album cover designed by an incredible team of designers.