Personally, I'm thankful for Dave Gilmore's influence.
Me too I think poor ol' David still gets the blow-in tag whic is totally unfair as he has contributed massively to that band, and by and far more than Barret at this stage.
Just a thank you to Barrett for kicking the whole thing off...
Shine on you crazy diamond .........
Paul A Jellis wrote:I was saddened to hear of Syds death, I thought Floyds early work was amazing and truly wonderful. I went off them in a big way after Syd left.
I believe he spent the last few years living as a recluse around Cambridge (England).
Shine on, you crazy diamond.
Basically since he was dropped from Floyd he's been a recluse really. Even his solo career was a quite & nervous affair.
Gilmore was for me(as for you Aidan) the back bone of Pink Floyd.
He was a far more accomplished guitarist also but as he always admitted himself lyrics were always his problem.
Barret had enough skill to put all his madness down in music & Lyrics but unfortunately the early years of substance abuse with LSD took it's toll on his mental state. This basically ended his capacity to live a normal life and become a better musician.
Sad though his brief but bright light was cast on a generation....
I often talk about single malts with my musician friends, and how I admire some distilleries that do not compromise their bold & individual character for the sake of mass acceptance. In relating this to music, Syd was certainly distinctive, and possessing many intriguing subtleties, but not necessarily accessible to all. It’s as if he were a long lost silent still, know for being strongly original in character (while being influential on others to come), and has just ran out of the last remaining stock, never to be bottled again.
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