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Monday, June 20, 2011

Syd books?

Here is my collection of Syd Barrett related books. They all offer something unique, whether it be a unique photo, interview or insight.

Too many for someone who was a recording artist for little over 2 years?

Nahhhhh! :p

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Photo upgrades & new shots, assortments of delights!

As it's my birthday today and I'm going to give YOU all a pressie. Here's a cache of upgrades and new shots that you may or may not have seen that have, mainly, just been sitting in my 'To Be Sorted' folder. Bumper bundle Pink Floyd fundle! Don't forget you can click on the pictures to give you the full sized version. Enjoy!

Nice aren't they?!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Various Artists - "Syd Barrett / I've Got A Room Of Musical Tunes" UPGRADED - 2 CD set

I thought I would upload this and make it available to all those that want it. This is the UPGRADED version with higher quality mp3s than the version first treed on madcapslaughing about 5 years ago. Both discs are jammed to the brim with goodies. I recently discussed this compilation with the lovely Jenny Spires, one of Syd's girlfriends from the mid 60s, who said that the tracks I chose were pretty spot on! And she should know, she was there!

Tracks from Syd Barrett's record collection:

Disc 1:
1. Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donegan 2:27
2. Rock Around The Clock - Billy Haley And The Comets 2:13
3. That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly 2:16
4. Nursery Rhyme - Bo Diddley 2:27
5. Walk Don't Run - The Ventures 2:05
6. Back At The Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith 8:02
7. Quatermaster Stores - The Shadows 2:24
8. Love Theme From 'Spartacus' - Yusef Lateef 4:15
9. Chinq Miau - Yusef Lateef 3:20
10. Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed 2:39
11. Green Onion - Booker T. & The MG's 2:53
12. Tunji - John Coltrane Classic Quartet 6:32
13. I'm A King Bee - The Rolling Stones 2:39
14. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere - The Who 2:41
15. The Word - Beatles 2:43
16. Eight Miles High - The Byrds 3:37
17. I Come And Stand At Every Door - The Byrds 3:06
18. East West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band 13:10
19. Lady Jane - The Rolling Stones 3:10
20. Shapes Of Things - Yardbirds 2:24
21. Pledging My Time - Bob Dylan 3:45

Disc 2:
1. Absolutely Sweet Marie - Bob Dylan 4:48
2. Kill For Peace - The Fugs 2:10
3. Skin Flowers - The Fugs 2:24
4. My Little Red Book - Love 2:32
5. Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks 3:34
6. Trouble Every Day - Mothers Of Invention 5:49
7. Hungry Freaks Daddy - Mothers Of Invention 3:29
8. Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono Matrix1 Mis) - Beatles 3:12
9. Sunshine Superman - Donovan 3:16
10. Celeste - Donovan 4:08
11. I Feel Free - Cream 2:53
12. My Obsession - The Rolling Stones 3:18
13. Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles 4:10
14. Back In The 1960's - Incredible String Band 3:11
15. Painting Box - Incredible String Band 4:04
16. Manic Depression - Jimi Hendrix 3:43
17. Lovely Rita - Beatles 2:42
18. Why Are We Sleeping? - The Soft Machine 5:32
19. We Did It Again - The Soft Machine 3:46
20. Winter - Family 2:25

Disc 1 zip file:

Disc 2 zip file:

Art zip:

Syd & Rick autographs from Manchester 1967

Here's a scrap book page containing the signatures of Syd & Rick, obtained here in Manchester when the band played at The Palace Theatre on the 26th November 1967. Sadly I had to wait 3 years to be born so wasn't present at the gig which I'm sure would have been mind bending had I actually managed to make my way down there. But not having any legs or arms, let alone a brain or body, prevented me from doing so! (I did try, believe me!)

A recent picture of 'The Palace Theatre' in Manchester, where these autographs were obtained.

The autograph obtainer, a named girl called Susie, also appears to have cut up a very rare copy of one of the very few colour 'Junkyard' photos in order to illustrate the scribbles. That's a shame as the only copy of that particular frame to surface was covered in biro and sellotape. It was also published as a mirror image, hence Rick looking the OTHER way! I did my best to clean it up using Photoshop and lots of MAGNIFY but the version below is the ONLY copy I've seen. I flipped it too so it displays as it was.

According to the book 'Embryo - A Pink Floyd Chronology' after this gig Syd, along with lighting people Peter Wynne-Wilson and Susie Gawler-Wright, went to visit the poet Neil Oram, one of the English beats. He had settled a few miles away in Haworth, the windswept hillside village best known as the home of the Bronte sisters and the setting for Wuthering Heights. I went to Haworth once not long ago, had no idea Syd had visited there too. Is this is the same Susie who got the autographs? Don't know why, if she knew the band, she'd be after their signatures. Probably not the same (adopts posh Pathe News announcer voice over) 'hip swinging 60s chick dancing away in the discotheque to the latest hits in her pop socks and latest fashion statements'.
Big thanks to Pete Moore for sending me the autograph pic.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

UPGRADE to previous new photo!!

There we go, the whole photo! Superb shot!!
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New pic of Roger & Syd

I've never seen this photo before so here you GO! Don't be slow! Chooga chooga chug chug!

Anyone got it bigger? better? wetter? cigaretta? Loretta? Or more colourful?

If you have pass it along......
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