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Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd: Dark Globe

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Syd Barrett was an art-school student when he founded Pink Floyd, with whom he served as vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter in the original line-up. Famous before his twentieth birthday, Barrett led the charge of psychedelia onstage at London's famed UFO club, and his acid-inspired lyrics became a hallmark of London's 1967 Summer of Love.

Improvisatory and whimsical, Zen-like and hard-living, Barrett pushed the boundaries of music into new realms of artistic expression...

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Overview

Syd Barrett was an art-school student when he founded Pink Floyd, with whom he served as vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter in the original line-up. Famous before his twentieth birthday, Barrett led the charge of psychedelia onstage at London's famed UFO club, and his acid-inspired lyrics became a hallmark of London's 1967 Summer of Love.

Improvisatory and whimsical, Zen-like and hard-living, Barrett pushed the boundaries of music into new realms of artistic expression while fighting inner demons. This probing and comprehensive biography, ten years in the writing, features a wealth of interviews with Syd's family, intimates, friends, and band members, providing an unvarnished look at Barrett's life and work.

Author Julian Palacios authoritatively traces Barrett's swift evolution from precocious youth to psychedelic rock star, examining both his wide-ranging inspirations and his influence on generations of musicians, and presenting an extensive overview of his musical, artistic and literary influences. A never-to-be-forgotten casualty of the excess, innovation, and idealism of the 1960s, Syd Barrett channelled the gestalt of the era, and is one of the most heavily mythologized men in rock. Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd: Dark Globe offers a rare portrayal of this unique spirit in flight and freefall.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780859654319
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 441,972
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge 7

1 The River Bank 10

2 The Mill Pond 35

3 The Open Road 58

4 Toad Hall 77

5 The Wild Wood 97

6 The Doll's House 127

7 The Machine 155

8 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 179

9 Dreams and Games 213

10 Summer Tempests 245

11 Vegetable Man 280

12 Thunder Within the Earth 317

13 Within the Dark Globe 353

14 The Return of Ulysses 379

15 Home 417

Epilogue 440

Acknowledgements 444

Bibliography 444

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