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Any Syd Barrett fans out there?

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    Yeah I like his stuff with Pink Floyd a lot.

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    • #3
      Of course... :D I'm a great fan of his solo albums as well. It didn't take the Floyd long to descend into bloated pomposity without him. One of rock's great tragedies - but as far as I'm concerned the Madcap has the last laugh after all!
      \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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      • #4
        Sad sad story Some of the solo stuff is genius, and some of it just makes you want to call for the men in white coats.
        \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"

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        • #5
          That's Dave Gilmour's fault for persuading him to release it all. Sad b*st*rds like me would rather have bad Syd than no Syd, though.
          \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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          • #6
            I would venture a guess that probably 80% of the musically inclined on this board are probably Syd fans to some degree, and 20% or so fanatics. Just an educated guess. It is sad that he burned out before giving us any more gems. Go figure how some wind up like him and yet the David Bowies and Lou Reeds of the world can still speak articulately and occasionally do something musically of worth.
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            • #7
              Can they?

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              • #8
                Imagine my surprise when I went into my local Waitrose and spotted not only The Dark Side Of The Moon but also the double Best Of... Floyd thingy (featuring some of Syd's masterworks), proudly sitting alongside some of the usual up-to-date blandness on the CD rack.

                Who says Live 8 never achieved anything? Syd will be able to redecorate his bungalow on this! :D
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                • #9
                  Love Syd. Can't get enough early Floyd. It sounds fantastic now, so it must have been out of this world when it came out!

                  Are you aware of this site?

                  If you click on the 'Stuff' link, then on the 'Audio takes' link, it takes you to a page of mp3s.
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                  • #10
                    Thanks for that, Guv. Excellent site!
                    found out i didn't have all of his records, when I thought I did. More Syd to be discovered, yay!

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                    • #11
                      Try this an'all: http://www.sydbarrett.net/
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mordenkainen
                        Can they?
                        Yeah, about half of The Raven is actually pretty decent, and Magic and Loss was really quite good. More of a stretch for Bowie I suppose as he seems stuck in mediocrity.
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                        • #13
                          I must admit I gave up on them long ago...

                          Originally posted by Mikey_C
                          thanks! not enough of a fan to have investigated for myself, but syd barrett's music is definitely a collection that deserves completing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dead-Air
                            Originally posted by mordenkainen
                            Can they?
                            Yeah, about half of The Raven is actually pretty decent, and Magic and Loss was really quite good. More of a stretch for Bowie I suppose as he seems stuck in mediocrity.
                            Wildly off the Syd topic, for which apologies, :oops: , but I hear Bowie's old mucker Eno's latest album is pretty good...
                            \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mikey_C
                              Originally posted by Dead-Air
                              Originally posted by mordenkainen
                              Can they?
                              Yeah, about half of The Raven is actually pretty decent, and Magic and Loss was really quite good. More of a stretch for Bowie I suppose as he seems stuck in mediocrity.
                              Wildly off the Syd topic, for which apologies, :oops: , but I hear Bowie's old mucker Eno's latest album is pretty good...
                              Eno's done quite a few good recordings in recent years (decades), so that wouldn't surprise me at all. But then he never competed with Syd in acid, Lou in speed, nor David in coke, either!
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