syd barrett Archive

Boxed Set Review: Syd Barrett – The Solo Works of Syd Barrett

The life and music of Syd Barrett have long fascinated music buffs. The founder of Pink Floyd, Barrett was its leader, primary songwriter and public face. But less than a […]

Have You Got it Yet? (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… A musician himself, Bogawa had long been intrigued by Barrett’s life and legend, and held a special fascination for Barrett’s unconventional approach to songwriting. “I had […]

Have You Got it Yet? (Part 1 of 2)

New Film Dispels Myths About Pink Floyd’s Visionary Founder Syd Barrett Syd Barrett is the stuff of legends. The founder of Pink Floyd, Cambridge-born Barrett was also its front man, […]

Preview: Have You Got It Yet?

A new documentary explores the mystery of what happened to the founder and leader of one of rock music/s most legendary bands. A special September 11 one-night screening as part […]

Book Review: Barrett: The Definitive Visual Companion

There have been quite a few books written about Syd Barrett. Some have emphasized the more lurid and sensational aspects of his story, including his drug use, mental illness, dismissal […]

No Good Trying: Syd Barrett’s ‘The Madcap Laughs’ at 50 (Part 2)

Continued from Part One … excerpted from my book, Reinventing Pink Floyd Barrett had approached his old friend David Gilmour – then on holiday in Ibiza, Spain, the setting for […]

No Good Trying: Syd Barrett’s ‘The Madcap Laughs’ at 50 (Part 1)

excerpted from my book, Reinventing Pink Floyd In early 1968, mere months after Syd Barrett left (or was dismissed from) Pink Floyd, his management team of Peter Jenner and Andrew […]

The Top 10 Syd Barrett Songs, Part Two

Continued from Part One… “In the Beechwoods” studio track recorded late 1967, produced by Norman Smith Quite possibly the Great Lost Syd Barrett/Pink Floyd track, the existence of “In the […]

The Top 10 Syd Barrett Songs, Part One

When viewed against the backdrop of the influence he would exert upon popular music, Syd Barrett’s recorded body of work is remarkably small. The earliest studio session of which he […]

Album Mini-review: Pink Floyd — The Early Years, 1967-1972, Cre/ation

File next to: Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Yes Unless one is both the hardest of hardcore Pink Floyd fan and wealthy, The Early Years Box Set probably isn’t under consideration (it […]