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A very irregular head [electronic resource] : The Life of Syd Barrett. Rob Chapman.

Chapman, Rob. (Author). Vance, Simon. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781483059143 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (15 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2010.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Simon Vance.
Summary, etc.: "I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway" (Syd Barrett, Rolling Stone, 1971).Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett was the definition of a golden boy. With good looks and an aptitude for music, he was a charismatic child who fast became a teenage leader in 1960s England. Along with three school chums—Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason—he formed what would become Pink Floyd. Starting as a British cover band, they soon pioneered a new sound: British psychedelic rock. With early, trippy, Barrett-penned hits, Pink Floyd captured the zeitgeist of swinging London in all its technicolor glory.But there was a dark side. Barrett fell in with some hardcore hippies and began taking large quantities of LSD. His already-fragile mental state—most believe him to have been schizophrenic—further unraveled. The once bright-eyed lad was quickly replaced by a sinister, dead-eyed shadow of his...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 384860 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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