I made cassettes of it and a number of others from that time. They were worn out making Boomer patrols 75/76. I was a Submarine Sonar Tech. and enjoyed lots of natures music too
'Don't remember exactly but other than it was cold outside...(Fall or Winter) of 1972 my friend Dave Zeis came over and said,"Hey man, ya' gotta' hear this!!!!!" .........the rest....well,...C-U on the Dark side off the Moon!!!!!!II%,skybill-out
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This album came out the month before I was born. I was raised on music like this basically.
Remember the 70's? Not too much, lots of gaps.I first heard it on one of the Dr Demento feeds on one of dad's many radios (he was a major HAM radio geek). I later copied it from my older cousin in reel-to-reel (my dad's setup that I was never ever supposed to touch). I first bought it in 8-track when I started driving in '76.
I remember it clearly. While I'd listened to Pink Floyd's earlier albums, they didn't compare to "The Dark Side of the Moon".
One of the few albums I had on 8-track, vinyl, and cd.
First album I purchased. 1974.
I remember where, when, and with who!When I finally caved and starting buying cd's, it was the first one - to go with my cassette/8track/album!
I'd been listening to Pink Floyd for quite some time before this album came out.When it did, I was blown away.And my friends would say to me "You gotta hear this album from this new band!".Then I'd play "Echoes" for them......
Umma Gumma was my first Pink Floyd album....I remember in 1972 my wife and I were renting a nice old wooden house near the Hillsboro river...many nights with two pairs of head phones and Dark Side of the Moon, among others....nice memory....
Yup! My idiot friend was so stoned that he put on Side 2 first! So, I ended up hearing it backwards.
Wore out 2 vinyl copies. Made clean cassette copies from the third.First CD I purchased was a Mobil Fidelity Labs' half-speed master, gold finish copy.Yes, I spent much of that year wearing headphones.
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