Syd Barrett Dead
bendy at duke.edu
Wed Jul 12 10:58:56 EDT 2006
Doug Sutton wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jeremy Blair <jerblar at gmail.com> Subject: Re: Syd Barrett
>> I was never influenced by Syd Barrett directly but I was heavily
>> influenced by post Barrett Pink Floyd
Other than Barrett as a subject matter, pre vs. post Syd seems like a
totally clean break to me. To me Piper resembles The Wall as much as
"Itchycoo Park" resembles late-70s Rod Stewart.
> I really like Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but I think that post-Syd
> Pink Floyd is unbearably pretentious and tedious. In fact, they get
> my vote as the most overrated artist in Rock history.
Like the Doors, they're annoying because their innovations were done so
much better later on. Joy Division wiped the slate clean for depression
"Money" is a song I hope never to hear again, but will probably fail.
It's in 7/8 time, did you know that? How is it that they don't get FCC
fined for saying "bullshit" on airwaves?
But I don't like Radiohead either.
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