Happy THrowback Thursday (#tbt) And welcome to part three of:
As a quick recap, we'll brief over what we've gathered so far.
Part One: Review of Stephen Hawking's 'A Brief History of Time' & String Theory.
Part Two: Analogies Between Physics & Music; Sound & Music Crash Course.
Part Three: How has rock and metal, historically, adapted inspiration from discoveries in Physics? We match  historical albums with Stephen Hawking quotes. These #TBT album resources include Pink Floyd, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bring Me The Horizon.
Inside Album Art | The Dark Side of The Moon
1. Pink Floyd | 'Dark Side of the Moon' | (1973) :
"Newton (1666-72) discovered that if light from the sun passes through a triangular-shaped piece of glass, called a prism, it breaks up into its component colors (its spectrum) as in a rainbow. By focusing a telescope on an individual star or galaxy, one can similarly observe the spectrum of the light from that star or galaxy. " - Hawking
Medium asserts 50 million copies of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of The Moon' were sold, remaining on Billboard charts for 741 weeks.
"Eclipse:" Despite the radical album cover, this track is the most physics-inspired song in my opinion; Lyrics include: "All that you eat and everyone you meet;" next to "And all that is now and all that is gone and all that's to come" ending with "But the sun is eclipsed by the moon."
Backside Album Art | The Dark Side of The Moon
Gif | 'Rust in Peace'
2. Megadeth | 'Rust In Peace' | (1990):
"Might it be possible for someone to travel into the future or the past? If we sent a spaceship to our nearest neighboring star, Alpha Centauri, which is about four light-years away, it would take at least eight years before we could expect the travelers to return and tell us what they had found." - Hawking.
According to VH1, Megadeth'S 'Rust In Peace' ALBUM SOLD 1 MILLION COPIES.
"Hangar 18:" I mean, this truly is referencing aliens and space-time travel. Lyrics include: "Foreign life forms inventory; Suspended state of cryogenics; Selective amnesia's the story; Believed foretold but who'd suspect."
Backside Album Art | Google Images
Album Back & Front | RHCP BlogSpot
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers | 'Californication' | (1999):
"Aristotle believed that all the matter in the universe was made up of four basic elements – earth, air, fire, and water. These elements were acted on by two forces: gravity, the tendency for earth and water to sink, and levity, the tendency for air and fire to rise." - Hawking.
Loudwire confirms the Red Hot Chili Peppers Album 'Californication' sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
"Parallel Universe:" This song is quite abstract and resonates with String Theory (multi-verse theories.) Part of the lyrics include: "Under water where thoughts can breathe Easily; Far away you were made in a sea; Just like me."
Gif | Californication
4. Bring Me The Horizon | 'Sempiternal' | (2013)
"In 1984 there was a remarkable change of opinion in favor of [a unified life theory] what are called string theories. The basic objects are not particles; These strings may have ends (the so-called open strings) or they may be joined up with themselves in closed loops (closed strings)." - Hawking.
Quoting PRP; Bring Me The Horizon album 'Sempiternal' sold .5 Million copies.
"Sleepwalking:" This song in particular was chosen because lyrics include multi-verse theories like, "I'm at the edge of the world; Where do I go from here? Do I disappear?"
Gif | BMTH
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