Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Shine On, Syd

The founding member of Pink Floyd "died peacefully a couple of days ago." Pink Floyd’s initial primary songwriter and guitarist, Syd Barrett characterized the early Pink Floyd sound in the late sixties with their seminal album, “Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” Famed for his erratic, acid-fueled behavior and subsequent meltdown, Syd Barrett left the Floyd in 1968. And even in absentia, Barrett continued to have a strong lyrical and thematic influence on the band’s primary songwriter, Roger Waters. Rest in peace, Syd.

MP3: Matilda Mother - Pink Floyd

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