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That Sync-ing Feeling

Popular legend has it that if one plays Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon album while watching The Wizard of Oz, the music and actions totally sync up MAN. Pink Floyd denies that any of this was intentional and it has been pointed out that any seeming connections between the two are just cases of the viewer counting all of the hits and ignoring all the misses.

That said, it’s still fun to look for synchronizations. In fact, My younger brother and I once discovered that Bush’s “Machinehead” worked pretty well when played over the opening title sequence of Batman: The Animated Series. Others apparently feel the same way, as there’s an enormous amount of alleged movie/album syncs, both Floyd-related and ones involving work from other bands. Here’s a list (taken from the previous link) of synchronizations involving horror and science fiction movies that you can try when things start to die down at your Halloween party:

City Kid (Dark City) + (Kid A)
Prawntechre(District 9) + (Amber)
Fallen Dracula(Dracula) + (Fallen)
The Black Matrix (The Matrix) + (Metallica)
Load The Matrix (The Matrix Reloaded) + (Load)
The Ozzorcist (The Exorcist) + (Black Sabbath (album))
Night Of The Living Zombie (NotLD) + (Hellbilly Deluxe)
Ziggy Starfighter (The Last Starfighter) + (Ziggy Stardust)
Friday The 13TH Step (Friday the 13th) + (Thirteenth Step)
Logan’s Revolt! (Logan’s Run) + (Tonight the Stars Revolt!)
Fellowship Of The IV (LotR: Fellowship of the Ring) + (LZ IV)
Break The Butterfly (The Butterfly Effect) + (Break The Cycle)
Devil Rekall (Total Recall) + (La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1)
Tim Burton’s Code Atom Hollow (Sleepy Hollow) + (Code Atom)
T3: Rise Of The Machina (T3) + (Machina/The Machines of God)
Curse Of Dracula’s Daughter (Dracula’s Daughter) + (The Curse)
Tim Burton’s Eternal Nightmare (Nightmare Before Xmas) + (dC)

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