If Syd never left Pink Floyd

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Re: If Syd never left Pink Floyd

Post by Wolfpack » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:14 pm

Maybe we would have had a Pink Floyd in which Barrett is the only original member. :lol:

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Re: If Syd never left Pink Floyd

Post by flippikat » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:37 am

If Syd wanted to stay in the music business, but step away from the limelight he could become a producer.

I'm thinking along the lines of Brian Eno & John Cale here - hooking up with some off-kilter acts in the mid-late 1970s & encouraging a new generation of psychedelia / art-rock.

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Re: If Syd never left Pink Floyd

Post by jtull » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:25 pm

flippikat wrote:If Syd wanted to stay in the music business, but step away from the limelight he could become a producer.

I'm thinking along the lines of Brian Eno & John Cale here - hooking up with some off-kilter acts in the mid-late 1970s & encouraging a new generation of psychedelia / art-rock.
'The Damned' tried to recruit Syd Barrett to produce their second album "Music for Pleasure"(1977), but Syd was not interested. Instead, the album was produced by Nick Mason.

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Re: If Syd never left Pink Floyd

Post by Hudini » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:57 pm

flippikat wrote:If Syd wanted to stay in the music business, but step away from the limelight he could become a producer.
Fact is, Syd didn't want to stay in the music business. Even his solo albums were pushed by the publishers and management, and his reluctance is more than obvious not only in numerous outtakes but in albums as well. However full of beautiful little gems, both Syd's solo albums showcase a lead man who just doesn't care about anything at all (his music in the least bit) and a bunch of musicians and producers trying to tie too many loose ends together because he just didn't care any more.

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Re: If Syd never left Pink Floyd

Post by flippikat » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:47 pm

Hudini wrote:
flippikat wrote:If Syd wanted to stay in the music business, but step away from the limelight he could become a producer.
Fact is, Syd didn't want to stay in the music business. Even his solo albums were pushed by the publishers and management, and his reluctance is more than obvious not only in numerous outtakes but in albums as well. However full of beautiful little gems, both Syd's solo albums showcase a lead man who just doesn't care about anything at all (his music in the least bit) and a bunch of musicians and producers trying to tie too many loose ends together because he just didn't care any more.
Fair point. The solo albums certainly show that his enthusiasm for making music was waning. I think that the premise of this thread ("What if Syd never left Pink Floyd?") depends on him not losing his drive to be part of the music industry - and that would require some major changes to tue events of 1967.

If we assume that 1967 pans out differently to our timeline & Syd remains focused and engaged in Pink Floyd - the question then becomes "How does he handle the change in scene from psychedelia in the late 1960s, to a diverse palette in the early 1970s?". My thought was that if he was unwilling or unable to come up with any new songs post-1970, he might gravitate towards production as a way to remain in the creative 'loop'.