Over to the Dark Side

We are rocking on through the seventies, and this week we will be focussing on Prog Rock, also called Progressive Rock. Prog Rock has already been mentioned on our musical adventure, as a genre with many links to Art Rock. Like Art Rock, the Prog Rock movement sought to use modern instruments and techniques to create music with greater artistic value and credibility.

Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon represents Prog Rock on the Music Tree, and Dave and I will be listening to it all week (if he can drag himself away from The King of Limbs!). Remaining in the charts for 741 weeks, The Dark Side of the Moon holds the record for the longest-charting album of all time, and with an estimated 45 million copies sold to date it is the third best-selling album in history. Enjoy!

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

Each week Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the week, and post our reviews on Sunday. Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.
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