70s Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Poly Jersey t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 25 in.
Content: 65% Texturized Nylon, 35% Polyester
Tag Brand: Knitted Fashions
This amazing vintage find is a jersey style tee that's been made from a sleek poly nylon material. It features a full color, photo realistic image across the front of a prism refracting light, the same symbol used for the cover of Pink Floyd's famous Dark Side of the Moon album. This isn't just your average Pink Floyd t-shirt, however. This ultra rare find was a sample produced for a line of clothing that never came to fruition. This tee was intended to be mass produced back in the 70s, but when Pink Floyd saw the sample they weren't impressed and nixed the project, leaving this shirt as one of the only remnants of the design.
The Dark Side of the Moon is often considered Pink Floyd's seminal album, rivaled perhaps only by The Wall, and it also one of the most critically acclaimed albums in musical history. The Dark Side of the Moon ushered in Pink Floyd's most successful era and it launched the band to international stardom. While the record was released in 1973, the group had already conceived the album's basic concepts by the end of 1971, and they spent much of the following year performing the yet to be released album live. Pink Floyd's 1972 concert tours were spent perfecting the album before they finally stepped into EMI Studios to record.
The Dark Side of the Moon was a concept album reflecting on the band's strenuous experiences in the spotlight, it was also partly inspired by the struggling mental health of the group's friend and former frontman Syd Barrett, who had departed from the band in 1968. Songs centered around conflict, greed, the passage of time, and mental illness, and notable tracks included "Money", "Us and Them", and "The Great Gig in the Sky". All of the lyrics were written by Roger Waters, who had taken over as the band's primary lyricist following Barret's departure.
The prism refracting light seen both on this shirt and the album's front cover is arguably one of the most iconic images in rock and roll history. Alongside symbols like the Rolling Stones' tongue and teeth logo or Led Zeppelin's Icarus, the prism is instantly recognizable and considered synonymous with the band. The image was crafted by the London-based design group Hipgnosis, who had also designed the packaging for several of Pink Floyd's previous albums. Hipgnosis actually offered up a choice of seven designs for the band, with the prism being the eventual winner. The graphic on this tee slightly reinterprets George Hardie's original design, but the reference is still obvious, making this shirt a unique piece of unreleased merch that commemorates one of the most iconic albums of all time.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Appears unworn.