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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond 1993 Press Release

Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond press releases. Check out these EMI Records press release sheets for Crazy Diamond - The Complete Syd Barrett. The first is dated April 14 1993 and is for the release of the 3CD Box Set. The second is dated April 19 1994 and is for the release of the 3 CDs with bonus tracks, which were originally only available with the 3CD Box Set released the year. Both sheets are in very good to excellent condition. 
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond

This is a 1993 release and out of print in the U.S., and is the Syd's 1993 box set on EMI. Features both of his 1970 solo albums, 'Barrett' & 'The Madcap Laughs', plus the 1989 rarities compilation 'Opel' with 6 additional tracks added to it; 58 tracks total. Came in a 6' x 12' long-box that also contained a 24 page booklet.

Disc: 1
  1. Terrapin
  2. No Good Trying
  3. Love You
  4. No Man's Land
  5. Dark Globe
  6. Here I Go
  7. Octopus
  8. Golden Hair
  9. Long Gone
  10. She Took A Long Cold Look
  11. Feel
  12. If It's In You
  13. Late Night
  14. Octopus (Takes 1 & 2)
  15. It's No Good Trying (Take 5)
  16. Love You (Take 1)
  17. Love You (Take 3)
  18. She Took A Long Cold Look At Me (Take 4)
  19. Golden Hair (Take 5)

Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Disc: 2
  1. Baby Lemonade
  2. Love Song
  3. Dominoes
  4. It Is Obvious
  5. Rats
  6. Maisie
  7. Gigolo Aunt
  8. Waving My Arms In The Air
  9. I Never Lied To You
  10. Wined And Dined
  11. Wolfpack
  12. Effervescing Elephant
  13. Baby Lemonade (Take 1)
  14. Waving My Arms In The Air (Take 1)
  15. I Never Lied To You (Take 1)
  16. Love Song (Take 1)
  17. Dominoes (Take 1)
  18. Dominoes (Take 2)
  19. It's Obvious (Take 2)
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond

Disc: 3
  1. Opel
  2. Clowns & Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined And Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let's Split
  11. Lanky (Part 1)
  12. Wouldn't You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair
  15. Gigolo Aunt (Take 9)
  16. It Is Obvious (Take 3)
  17. It Is Obvious (Take 5)
  18. Clowns & Jugglers (Take 1)
  19. Late Night (Take 2)
  20. Effervescing Elephant (Take 2)

Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond
Syd Barrett Crazy Diamond

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Syd Barrett Poster Offer - Mishka Westell

The Laughing Madcaps Group is cooperating with famed Poster Artist - Mishka Westell to offer her amazing Syd Barrett poster! There are four versions available: 1) Cream, 2) Silver Foil, 3) Gold Foil, 4) Holographic Foil.

These are 18 x 24″ prints and officially endorsed by the Syd Barrett estate and the Laughing Madcaps group. If you use the following code with your order Miska will be sure to sign your poster:

This is an AMAZING image of our Syd and these posters are in EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITIES. See the link here:

BTW, Miska lives in Austin, Texas and is Roky Erickson's Poster Artist. She is famous for that alone.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Pink Floyd The Scene Club, NYC, 1968

Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd The Scene
In the Swinging Sixties the hottest club to see a concert at was Steve Paul's, The Scene, Club in the basement of 301 West 46th Street, in NY's Theater District. The Scene had a knack for hiring rock groups right before they broke big. This list included the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Tiny Tim, Paul Butterfield's Blues Band, the Velvet Underground  and Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd The Scene
Steve Paul got his start as the wunderkid Publicist for the Peppermint Lounge. He opened The Scene in 1965 and it soon attracted an "A" list of attendees including Lizi Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Warhol, and Tennessee Williams.

Hendrix used to woodshed there playing long into the night, “At the Scene, Jimi would completely let himself go — playing all he knew and didn’t know, going beyond sharing — playing all,” David Henderson wrote in his Hendrix biography, “ ’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky.” “Trying to get it all out.” In fact, the infamous 'High Live and Dirty" bootleg was recorded there which featured a very drunk Jim Morrison.

Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd The Scene
The Scene was entered by going down a flight of stairs. Jim Marron (The Scene's maitre d') described the layout as follows: "It had three rooms that focused in, like, a cross on the stage, and as a subterranean basement, it had the sort of Paris-cave-disco style to it." 

See a rare video showing somebody entering The Scene here:

Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd played there for three nights in July. The dates were the 15th through the 17th. Below is the set list for one of those nights which was probably the list for all three nights:

1. Interstellar Overdrive
2. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
3. Astronomy Domine
4. Flaming
5. A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd The Scene
Pink Floyd The Scene
As one can see, the band was playing Syd's songs with the single addition being A Saucerful of Secrets from their (then) new album.

Unfortunately, there is not much more to be found about the Pink Floyd The Scene gig. It seems to have been lost in the mists of time except for some cool Photos.

Update, thanks to Pink Floyd Researcher - Mark Scobac both the Cashbox and Billboard reviews of Pink Floyd's Scene run have been found and are published for the first time online here:

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