70s Pink Floyd Pyramid Eclipse 1972 Rock Band t-shirt Small

$599.99 USD

Chest 17 in.

Length 26 in.

Content: Feels like 100% Cotton

Tag Brand: Unreadable

This awesome vintage rock t-shirt is for the legendary English rock band Pink Floyd. This shirt features a rare graphic from the early 1970s of a pyramid and solar eclipse in a illustrative style, and it perfectly exemplifies the psychedelic art that was being made during the decade by artists like Rick Griffin, Bonnie MacLean, and Wes Wilson. Pyramids would eventually come to be a symbol almost synonymous with the Pink Floyd thanks to the success of their Dark Side of Moon album and its iconic cover crafted by the London-based design group, Hipgnosis. This shirt however, likely predates the Dark Side of the Moon and its famous album art.

A unlicensed album called Pyramid Part One used an incredibly similar image on its cover. This album was made from a bootleg recording of a Pink Floyd concert at Sporthalle Boblingen in Germany in 1972. Pyramid Part One was unofficially released by a company called Bandit Records in 1989, but it's very likely that the cover art for it was inspired by licensed imagery that was circulating around the time the album was recorded. Some similar images featuring pyramids were also used on merchandise during Pink Floyd's 1977 tour promoting the album Animals, and there's a good chance these graphics were also partially inspired by this earlier design.

Although the band didn't release The Dark Side of the Moon until the spring of 1973, they had already worked out the album's basic structure by the end of 1971, and almost all of their 1972 concerts featured music from the upcoming release. During its early stages, the suite of songs that would become Dark Side of the Moon, was temporarily titled Eclipse, and that name would also wind up being used for the record's final track. This further suggests that this t-shirt was likely made during the album's early development.

The story goes that Hipgnosis actually put together seven album cover designs for Dark Side of the Moon, with the prism dispersing light being the eventual choice. None of the other six covers have ever been revealed, but the record's original packaging did include two posters, one of which depicted the Great Pyramids of Giza. There's a good chance that there were a lot more pyramid themed concepts tossed around before the band settled on the ones they finally used.

Fits like a modern unisex adult small. The front of the neck on this shirt was cut and then sewn back together, see pics.