Syd Barrett dead

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    Shine On You Crazy Diamond...


    Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
    come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!
     


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    What was his clinical diagnosis? Was it something he was born with or did he just LSD himself into scziophrenia (sp)?
     


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    What was his clinical diagnosis? Was it something he was born with or did he just LSD himself into scziophrenia (sp)?

    I've always heard it was the acid.
     


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    I believe the acid released his latent crazy juice. He didn't die... did he?
     


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    Shine On You Crazy Diamond...


    Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
    come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!


    I went back and looked for some Barrett-era Floyd, only to learn I didn't have any! Piper is the only album Barrett played on - I did not know that...[​IMG]
     


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    I went back and looked for some Barrett-era Floyd, only to learn I didn't have any! Piper is the only album Barrett played on - I did not know that...[​IMG]

    He also definitely was on "A Saucer Full of Secrets" featuring these classics...

    Bike
    Corporal Clegg
    Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
     


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    I think of Syd Barrett as analogous to Brian Jones - they both were critical in forming the sound that their respective groups became known for; but both imploded.

    May his shade know peace.
     


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    He also definitely was on "A Saucer Full of Secrets" featuring these classics...

    Bike
    Corporal Clegg
    Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun


    Actually there were a couple of albums before that, very very obscure, that were totally dominated by Barrett. I have them still in my parent's basement on vinyl. I think they are long out of print -- I dug them up back in the '70s in a used record store.

    One of them might have been Atom Heart Mother and the other I forget, was it Umaguma? I think a lot of the songs reappeard on "Saucer" or "Fine Pair" Did anyone ever peel off the sticker on Fine Pair to reveal the tits beneath? That was pretty heady stuff at age 13.
     


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    Actually there were a couple of albums before that, very very obscure, that were totally dominated by Barrett. I have them still in my parent's basement on vinyl. I think they are long out of print -- I dug them up back in the '70s in a used record store.

    One of them might have been Atom Heart Mother and the other I forget, was it Umaguma? I think a lot of the songs reappeard on "Saucer" or "Fine Pair" Did anyone ever peel off the sticker on Fine Pair to reveal the tits beneath? That was pretty heady stuff at age 13.


    According to AMG, Piper is the only record Barrett participated fully on - he left/was tossed in early '68 and appears on only a couple of tracks on their second album, Saucerful of Secrets. Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, etc. all came later...
     


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    The Madcap Laughs will be on my player in about 5 minutes...

    Must prepare first.
     


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    According to AMG, Piper is the only record Barrett participated fully on - he left/was tossed in early '68 and appears on only a couple of tracks on their second album, Saucerful of Secrets. Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, etc. all came later...

    I stand corrected. Those early obscure records are all very dark and twisted and nutty, though, so I guess that's where I got confused. That and I haven't listened to them since. oh, say 1985, the last time I had a turntable [​IMG]

    One beautiful song I remember from those early albums is "Fat Old Sun"
     


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    I stand corrected. Those early obscure records are all very dark and twisted and nutty, though, so I guess that's where I got confused. That and I haven't listened to them since. oh, say 1985, the last time I had a turntable [​IMG]

    One beautiful song I remember from those early albums is "Fat Old Sun"


    I hear ya. Last spin was probably around '83 for me - never mind the, ah, err, desired 'listening state' was not exactly conducive to the long-term memory...[​IMG]
     


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