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Monday, April 27, 2009

Syd Barrett Collectibles - Captitol Juke Box Card

Syd Barrett collectibles! Check out this long out of print original issue jukebox card for Syd Barrett's Baby Lemonade and Effervesceing Elephant.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pink Floyd Vinyl - Pink Vinyl

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USA only 7' released by Capitol in 1994. Four songs from the Crazy Diamond box, pressed on pink wax. All tracks recorded April 1969 - July 1970. Febuary 1994 SYD BARRETT CRAZY DIAMOND (Limited Edition Colored Vinyl E.P Capitol 8 58186 7) Tracks: Terrapin, Octopus, Baby Lemonade, Effervescing Elephant.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Syd Barrett Guitar Style Influence - Keith Rowe

Keith Rowe has been playing guitars and other sonic devices in the amazing AMM since 1965. Mr. Rowe has explored the guitar as a primary source of pure sound, extending it with an array of found objects and bric-a-brac, for more than thirty years. Being one of the central figures in the drone department of free European improvisation he was a major influence on the Syd Barrett guitar style made famous by Syd and David Gilmour. By some accounts (Lost In The Woods) Keith Rowe was the primary influence on Syd Barrett's guitar style, "Taking his cues from experimental guitarist Keith Rowe of AMM, Barrett strived to push his music farther and farther out into the zone of complete abstraction."


Monday, April 6, 2009

Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd - In Japanese!

Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd

Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd - Syd's brief flash of erratic brilliance has is now the stuff of rock legend, and his post-Floyd recordings have become cult classics. This book covers Syd's bizarre and very entertaining life. It touches upon everything, from birth, childhood, teen years, stardom and the mental decline and everything after. This book is entirely in Japanese.


Syd Barrett A Fish Out Of Water

Syd Baarrett A Fish Out of WaterSyd Barrett A Fish Out Of Water - a CD size book about Syd Barrett. Written in both Italian and English, it includes the story of Syd, photos of Syd Barrett and the Pink Floyd, an interview with Rosemary Breen in Cambridge (interview conducted on February 15, 1994 and August 15, 1995). The interview appears to have been translated from English into Italian and back again! This makes for some problematic language in places.

Also included are pictures of Syd's artwork, a psychoanalytical discussion of Syd's state, and some intriguing reproductions of Syd's own artwork, a discography (includes official releases, videos, radio appearances, Stars live performances, bootlegs, unreleased songs, tributes to Syd Barrett and covers), a bibliography, a listing of Syd Barrett fanzines, Syd Barrett on the Internet and a 3 inch CD of (I'm a) King Bee and Lucy Lea (in Blue Tight) by the Architectural Abdabs. The most interesting aspect of this book is the interview with Rosemary Breen, Syd's sister, since she is the person closest to Syd these days and pictures of his art.