Was Syd Barrett a Tory?

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Was Syd Barrett a Tory?

Post by scarecrow » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:38 pm

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/arts ... ett-a-tory

Seems an odd question for David Goodheart to ask, and I don't feel too convinced he has a grasp of the difference between 'small c' conservative and the Tory (aka Conservative) part.

T. Hammond (comments section) seems to have a more sensible take?

Btw Sylvia Patterson seems to make a fairer assessment of Damon Albarn in her memoir 'I'm not with the band' imo

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Re: Was Syd Barrett a Tory?

Post by A Syd Casualty » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:44 pm

Being a Tory then and now are two different things

Now , if you aren't one of them they want you dead.

Then , they at least wanted you to live so you could work all the hours god sends to make them rich.

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Re: Was Syd Barrett a Tory?

Post by mabewa » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:05 am

Yeah, being a Tory was different then, but also the author of the article doesn't provide any evidence that Syd was indeed a Tory. I'd be curious as to where he gets his information.

For what it's worth, boy, he does seem to hate Roger.

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Re: Was Syd Barrett a Tory?

Post by scarecrow » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:11 am

Right, yes, this was a while ago, come to think of it, and yeah if I remember right, then Goodhart was one of several journalists at the time who couldn't resist having a pop at Waters.