Syd Barrett

Fretting out

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Imagine if Syd was a Beatle.

I’m imagining hotrodsteve changing his avatar from the beginning of the thread but also not sure if it has changed, I swear it was just something else, AND...

I’m freakin out man.... did it change? Wait.... don’t let me know I like the torture!

Could Paul be in Floyd?
 

trev333

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I remember hearing those early PF/Barratt songs and thinking how "dangerous" the guitar sounded compared to most other guitars I'd heard...

no idea what guitar he was playing.. it just sounded like a weapon.
 

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As an old-school Metalhead, you cannot discount AD as an influence on what came later (Voivod covered this quite handily).
Or this one, with that awesome falling chromatic riff:



Aw darn, @aging_rocker beat me to it.

I have to admit that Astronomy Domine is one of my favorite songs ever. Love it. And all the early Floyd albums.
 

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I’m imagining hotrodsteve changing his avatar from the beginning of the thread but also not sure if it has changed, I swear it was just something else, AND...

I’m freakin out man.... did it change? Wait.... don’t let me know I like the torture!

Could Paul be in Floyd?

Stop fretting out man!

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I really love certain Pink Floyd songs, mostly the ones that I have had to learn in order to play them at a gig with the band.

Quite honestly though, Floyd was always a band that was out there, somewhere outside my sphere of personal music.
My younger brother (and bandmate) is a huge fan, and he and his buddies were hooked on The Wall when it came out.
I was traveling around the world with the Army, and was only mildly aware of it.

I have read a lot about the band over the years, and find David Gilmour to be an interesting player.
I have seen him interviewed, and he struck me as a lovely man.
Same with Richard Wright and Nick Mason.

As for Syd Barrett, it's safe to say I only ever heard about him in articles on the interwebs.
I couldn't name a song that he crafted, back when he was coherent and still contributing to the band.

I reckon if I had to work around a jerk like Roger Waters, I would take drugs and lose my mind too.

:(
 




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