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"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
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Who's Syd Barrett?

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Who's Pink?

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

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What's Pink Floyd?

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Is he the one with the stupid mustache?

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Overrated British Rock Band who paled in comparison to the eternal glory of The Fugs.

 

The same can be said about the Beatles compared to *insert band name here*, but no one can deny the influence they had on music either.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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I still say that's one goofy lookin mustache.

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Sure. And I wasn't denying no nothing. Then again there's good influence and there's bad influence. You haven't actually listened to The Fugs, have you?

 

Ofcourse not, i'm your regular uneducated jock when it comes to music :blink:

 

Still, RIP Syd Barrett.

"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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I was half-joking. Overrated doesn't equal bad. And, if you notice, I didn't actually make a statement regarding the type of influence they exerted. That said, almost everything pales in comparison to the eternal glory of the Fugs and The Madcap Laughs' a pretty good album.

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It's a shame what happened to Syd, I hope his latter years had some enjoyment. Although I prefer Gilmour-era Floyd, his influence on the band is not to be ignored. I just watched the new Pulse DVD last night too... :blink:

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*sings*

 

It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here

And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear

That I'm not here.

And I never knew we could be so thick

And I never knew we could be so blue

And I'm grateful that you threw away my old shoes

And brought me here instead dressed in red

 

 

Barrett-era Pink Floyd is a completely different beast than Waters/Gilmoure-era PF. Ive listened a lot to Syd Barretts work with Pink FLoyd aswell as his two solo albums, it has some interesting quirks but it just gets bloody annoying to listen to after a while.

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i disagree with the article's assessment that syd lost it because of too much LSD. as noted in numerous interviews (band members, friends, syd himself), he was likely schizophrenic and the LSD only made it worse. i.e. it wasn't what caused his breakdown.

 

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Still, the effects of LSD and other psychoactive drugs on the brain in the case of a "bad trip" is very similar to that of a schizophrenic psychosis. And the synapses and whatnot that gets randomly connected in the brain during such a psychosis does not necessarily disconnect when the drug wears off. Repeated use of LSD could make anyone begin to display symptoms of schizophrenia. But in Syd Barrets case, he had a histoy of mental illness before that.

 

 

It was quite tragic and somewhat ironic what happened when Pink Floyd was recording "Wish you were here" which is much more about Barrett than "Dark side of the moon". Syd Barrett visited the studio, but was in such bad shape that his former band members barely recognised him, and he was also incoherent and in th end they had to throw him out so they could continue to work on the record that was mean as a tribute to him.

 

 

 

edit: why did that come out like Ive copied&pasted it from some website? I really didnt. Am I imagining things? ..am I slipping into the clutches of madness? Eeeeek! :p

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The ship has sailed on your madness, Kaftan. As for your post, it's just a well written reflection on the topic at hand. Maybe that's why it doesn't sound like you. hahahahaha :Eldar's poking good natured fun at Kaftan icon:

 

One good side effect of reading your post: I'm now listening to Wish You Were Here.

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