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Fun Music Information -> Syd Barrett

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Quotes:

Really, we have only just started to scrape the surface of effects and ideas of lights and music combined; we think that the music and the lights are part of the same scene, one enhances and adds to the other. We feel that in the future, groups are going to have to offer much more than just a pop show. They'll have to offer a well-presented theatre show.BR>
All we can do is make records which we like. If the kids don't, then they won't buy it.

All middle men are bad.
- Melody Maker - 9th December 1967

That's all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around. But too many people got in the way.
- Rolling Stone - Dec 1971

(Syd Barrett 06.01.46 was one of the founding members of the rock band Pink Floyd)


Submitted by: LucidLupin
I never felt so close to a guitar as that silver one with mirrors that I used on stage all the time.

The only work I've done the last two years is interviews. I'm very good at it.

I think it's good if a song has more than one meaning. Maybe that kind of song can reach far more people.

I do tend to take lines from other lines I like, and then write around them.

I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway.

It's rather difficult to think of anybody being really interested in me. But you know, man, I am totally together.

I'm full of dust and guitars.

Do you want some money?

Submitted by: LucidLupin

Jokes:

Q: Why did Syd Barrett's ghost haunt the science lab? A: To remind him of the good old days when he was surrounded by acid.
Submitted by: Amanda
Why doesn't anyone like The Piper at the Gates of Dawn? It's so weird that they can't Barrett.
Submitted by: Nikki

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Roger Keith Barrett. Submitted by: Nicolas Bastien McCallum

Also known as: Roger Keith Barrett. Submitted by: queen crimson

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Terrain" originally "Terrapin"
Amy Grunt

Change a Letter:

"Fuel" originally "Feel"
Connie Brady
"Feed" originally "Feel"
Connie Brady
"Fell" originally "Feel"
Connie Brady

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Wined And Dined""Whined And Cried"The Anti-Corporate Outlaw

Misheard Lyrics:

"Feel"
Misheard Lyrics:
The crowd on her side
She straggled a bridge by the water.
Original Lyrics:
The crab on her side
She straggled a bridge by the water.
"Octopus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Please leave us here
Close our eyes, to the octopus cries.
Original Lyrics:
Please leave us here
Close our eyes, to the octopus ride.
"Octopus"
Misheard Lyrics:
Grasshopper's green Bavarian band
And the tune they play is an Aspen fire.
Original Lyrics:
Grasshopper's green Herbarian band
And the tune they play is 'In Us Confide'.
"If It's In You"
Misheard Lyrics:
All the frogs croak 'Henrietta'.
Original Lyrics:
All the fives crock Henrietta.

Performers with Handicaps:

"Schizophrenia"
According to a number of sources, Syd Barrett was already suffering from schizophrenia before getting involved with LSD. The resulting meltdown got him kicked out of Pink Floyd and left him unable to perform music, hold a job or live a normal, independent life until his death in 2006, aged 60.
Submitted by: neptunevsmars

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Deciding to drop off from the music scene"
Syd just decided that music wasn't what he wanted to do anymore, went back home to Cambridge, and lived out the rest of his life as a normal person. Strange, but very admirable.
Submitted by: Jenny
"Going INSANE"
Took some bad drugs
Submitted by: jdizzy

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