A very irregular head : The Life of Syd Barrett. / Rob Chapman.
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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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Narrator: Simon Vance.
"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...
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