Really Lovin' Syd's Music

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Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by OneEyeMan » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:49 pm

Since I "discovered" Syd Barrett about 2 weeks ago, I've been listening pretty exclusively to his music; Madcap Laughs, Barrett, Opel, The Peel Sessions, and Piper at the Gates of Dawn. I'll be honest, a lot of it I didn't like/get at first. But now, there's something I love about virtually every one of his songs, even Maisie! You could say his music grew on me. I grew up loving Pink Floyd, but only the stuff from Dark Side on. Discovering Syd's music now makes me think I've been listening to the wrong Pink Floyd all along.
Don't get me wrong, I still think Animals and The Wall are 2 of the finest albums ever made, but Syd's music really speaks to me in a totally different way!
Are there any other artists you all could recommend that sound similar to Syd?
Would've loved to have met him back then. He was such a beautiful fragile person.
Thanks for bearing with me.

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:41 am

There's a long list of artists who say they were influenced by Syd. But only Syd really sounds like Syd if you get me?
If Pink Floyd were starting out now, I think he would have been dropped by label after leaving band.
It was a different time never to return. Just be thankful you have stuff like Barrett and Opel etc.
There are also contemporise of Syd like Kevin Ayers who always get mentioned who I like but isn't Syd.
And Robyn Hitchcock who I can't get into as I hate his sound, and can't understand why Robyn is always mentioned.
If you like stripped down to acoustics, then I may as well the music I create on my own "Stygosi" YouTube channel!
But I still won't be Syd.
Welcome to the forum by the way! <.8.> <ii>

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by OneEyeMan » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 am

Thanks Jimi!

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by Rooster1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:18 pm

OneEyeMan wrote:Since I "discovered" Syd Barrett about 2 weeks ago, I've been listening pretty exclusively to his music; Madcap Laughs, Barrett, Opel, The Peel Sessions, and Piper at the Gates of Dawn. I'll be honest, a lot of it I didn't like/get at first. But now, there's something I love about virtually every one of his songs, even Maisie! You could say his music grew on me. I grew up loving Pink Floyd, but only the stuff from Dark Side on. Discovering Syd's music now makes me think I've been listening to the wrong Pink Floyd all along.
Don't get me wrong, I still think Animals and The Wall are 2 of the finest albums ever made, but Syd's music really speaks to me in a totally different way!
Are there any other artists you all could recommend that sound similar to Syd?
Would've loved to have met him back then. He was such a beautiful fragile person.
Thanks for bearing with me.
Not the same as Syd, but if you're not already familiar try listening to Daniel Johnston. Enjoy.

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by OneEyeMan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:37 pm

OK, I'll give him a shot.
Thanks

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by Kerry King » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:57 am

Roy Harper, on the three albums he released from 1968-1970, definitely has some Barrett type moments. All three of those albums are very good. Ron Geesin did some arrangements on Folkjokeopus (1969). Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith from 1968 is not too far from The Madcap Laughs.

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Re: Really Lovin' Syd's Music

Post by OneEyeMan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:12 am

Thanks, on my list too.