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Syd Barrett dies.

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  1. SlackAli

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    Pink Floyd's Barrett dies aged 60
    Syd Barrett
    Barrett became a recluse in the 1970s after leaving Pink Floyd
    Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60, the band's spokeswoman has confirmed.

    He was born Roger Barrett in Cambridge and met future bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour at school there.

    The guitarist was invited to join Pink Floyd by Waters in 1965 but left three years later after only one album with his mental state affected by drugs.

    "He died very peacefully a couple of days ago," said the spokeswoman.

    "There will be a private family funeral."

    He had suffered from diabetes in recent years and had not been recording music.



    Although Syd had rarely been heard from in recent years, he was one of my idols as a teenager. Sad news. For once the term "troubled genius" seems appropriate
     
  2. valis

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    holy crap, that sucks. I was just listening to Shine On not 15 minutes ago....what a bummer......
     
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    aarhus2004 Gone but always remembered

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    Thanks, Syd.(y) (y)
     

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    What am I listening to? -- "Arnold Layne".

    The Madcap Rests.
     
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    I've got a bike,
    You can ride it if you like
    It's got a basket, a bell that rings
    And things to make it look good
    I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it

    You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
    I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

    I've got a cloak it's a bit of a joke
    There's a tear up the front it's red and black
    I've had it for months
    If you think it could look good then I guess it should

    You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
    I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

    I know a mouse and he hasn't got a house
    I don't know why I call him Gerald
    He's getting rather old but he's a good mouse

    You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
    I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

    I've got a clan of gingerbread men
    Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men
    Take a couple if you wish, they're on the dish

    You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
    I'll give you anything, everything if you want things

    I know a room of musical tunes
    Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
    Let's go into the other room and make them work

    "Bike"
     
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    I'm not a big one for heroes at my age, but, if pushed, I'd go for David Gilmour, who replaced Syd in Floyd. Good to see such a quick recognition of Syd on David's website:

    http://www.davidgilmour.com/
     
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    OCTOPUS (from "Madcap Laughs")

    Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
    you have no word
    trip, trip to a dream dragon
    hide your wings in a ghost tower
    sails cackling at every plate we break
    cracked by scattered needles
    the little minute gong
    coughs and clears his throat
    madam you see before you stand
    hey ho, never be still
    the old original favorite grand
    grasshoppers green Herbarian band
    and the tune they play is "In Us Confide"
    so trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
    you have no word
    Please leave us here
    close our eyes to the octopus ride!
    Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
    isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood
    meant even less to me than I thought
    with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
    clover honey pots and mystic shining feed...
    well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border
    hey ho, huff the Talbot
    "Cheat" he cried shouting kangaroo
    it's true in their tree they cried
    Please leave us here
    close our eyes to the octopus ride!

    Please leave us here
    close our eyes to the octopus ride!

    The madcap laughed at the man on the border
    hey ho, huff the Talbot
    the winds they blew and the leaves did wag
    they'll never put me in their bag
    the seas will reach and always seep
    so high you go, so low you creep
    the wind it blows in tropical heat
    the drones they throng on mossy seats
    the squeaking door will always squeak
    two up, two down we'll never-[lee] limit
    so merrily trip forgo my side
    Please leave us here
    close our eyes to the octopus ride!
     
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    Is Syd the one on fire on the Wish You Were Here album cover?
     
  10. bomb #21

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    If you look up the story for that it's something like "we used to pick up Syd in the van, then he got too unreliable. He never actually left the band, we just ... err ... stopped picking him up". Funny, and sad.

    Just listened to "Bike" for 1st time on 'phones, never realised there are 2 separate vox tracks, one in each ear and slightly out of synch. :eek: Sounds like it anyway, so maybe that's a schizo reference. If it was I guess that could be kind of funny and sad.

    So, that's Syd for you -- :D / :( -- bummer.
     
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    Thanks Bomb!
     
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    I guess Gilmour's position in the band is finally secure, eh? :)
     
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    still miss that man, and have since 1973.
     
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