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« Aug 31, 2010 19:22:00 GMT »
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Crazy guy, brilliant songs, great taste in floorboard painting.



I love both of his solo albums, but the best stuff he wrote imo was right at the end of his time in PF, specifically Vegetable Man and Jugband Blues. PF spent thirty years without him trying to write anything half as innovative and original sounding.

Also, has anyone else heard the single John Peel session he did? The version of Terrapin is fantastic. Also has a recording of 'Effervescing Elephant' which might be the funniest thing he ever did :D

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« Aug 31, 2010 19:22:45 GMT »
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« Aug 31, 2010 19:44:02 GMT »
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One of my favourite thing about The Madcap Laughs is listening to Robert Wyatt on drums trying to keep up with Syds all over the place structure and tempo on 'No Good Trying' and 'Love You' and somehow succeeding

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« Aug 31, 2010 19:48:26 GMT »
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haha, yeah I love that about Madcap as well kev. I love that bit about half way through 'Love You'. The ending of that song always catches me by surprise as well.

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« Aug 31, 2010 19:53:26 GMT »
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You ever seen this:

www.amazon.co.uk/Pink-Floyd-Syd-Barrett-Story/dp/B00008AWTB/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1283284241&sr=8-16

Well worth a watch, has some nice clips of Graham Coxon playing some Syd songs on acoustic



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« Aug 31, 2010 19:53:26 GMT »
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hit the nail on the head Axl. always makes you sit up and think that line. or more accurately, go 'wtf?'

Here's a treat for you all -

Syd Barrett - The John Peel session

www.sendspace.com/file/zjxcpj

Don't worry Mozz it's not copyrighted, it's a freely available bootleg.

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Crazy guy, brilliant songs, great taste in floorboard painting.



I love both of his solo albums, but the best stuff he wrote imo was right at the end of his time in PF, specifically Vegetable Man and Jugband Blues. PF spent thirty years without him trying to write anything half as innovative and original sounding.

Also, has anyone else heard the single John Peel session he did? The version of Terrapin is fantastic. Also has a recording of 'Effervescing Elephant' which might be the funniest thing he ever did :D


I dont believe he was ever that crazy, not untill he turned up into abbey road studios during floyd's wish you were here sessions brushing his teeth. A lot of people think he played on the whole madness thing.

Jugband Blues is his true moment of genius. Sounds like a very sad parting shot at the floyd, it also sounds like he's playing down his mental state.

these lyrics are some of my all time favourite.

"and the sea isnt green, and I love the queen, and what exactly is a dream? and what exactly is a joke?" :-*


This picture is haunting:



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« Aug 31, 2010 19:57:07 GMT »
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thank you (columbia_rocks_)man

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