Psychedelic Pied Piper is given a 21st Century Polish It’s a classic tale, one of a young musical genius gone mad, before retreating into a life of isolation, seemingly vanishing off the face of the earth. Whether it’s Elvis Presley or Jim Morrison, people can’t get enough of the idea that their idols continue to… Read More Syd Barrett – The Best Of Syd Barrett: Wouldn’t You Miss Me?
In 1988, due to constant enquiries and even petitions sent in by Barrett’s ever growing legion of fans, EMI-Harvest finally relented and released Opel, a compilation of previously unreleased songs and recordings, eight of which had never before been made available in any form, or at least not officially. That the album was released at… Read More Syd Barrett – Opel
Considering Barrett’s fragile state of mind, it’s extraordinary that this precious little document exists at all. It seems a shame that one cannot comment on Syd’s artistic output without also remarking on the psychology behind it. Many a friend of his and scholar have argued that Syd had been in serious decline for some time,… Read More Syd Barrett – The Radio One Sessions
To this day there remains a core of devoted followers who believe that Syd Barrett was the very heart and essence of Pink Floyd, and that without him, nothing was ever the same. And while that can be said to be true, what is also true is that the other members themselves took the band indeed far… Read More Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs
Poor Syd. A young man who deep-fried his brains on LSD and God knows what other drugs he was ingesting at the time, who later gave up music entirely to tend to his garden and paint a few pictures. As founding member of Pink Floyd, whether Barrett was a true genius is a debate best left for… Read More Syd Barrett – Barrett