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  • Their music recalls Syd Barrett, White Album Beatles and the oompah pop of the Kinks and the Bonzos: the mode is jaunty, the mood brisk with an undertow of, not melancholy or malice, but something beginning with "m" that conjures macabre magic and morose mayhem.

    The Smiles and Frowns (No 834)

  • The most obvious forebears to the strong vein of psych-pop play running through Things to Do and Make are Sixties art-school surrealists such as Syd Barrett and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

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  • ALICE My favourite story about Syd Barrett was, I get up one morning and I went in the kitchen, and there's a box of Corn Flakes in front of him.

    Alice Cooper and Noel Fielding talk rock'n'roll, drink, drugs and golf

  • 'Get me my fix, I've become the Syd Barrett of Ugg boots'

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  • Get me my fix, I've become the Syd Barrett of Ugg boots

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  • Site Gallery, to 14 MayRCThis show promises a truly unique glimpse into the private creative world of prog rock's great, troubled genius: Syd Barrett, the mastermind behind early Pink Floyd, who crash-landed as a drugs casualty, living out the remainder of his days in relative obscurity.

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  • Syd Barrett, the most famous recluse in rock, is dead.

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  • Exposition-digression: In 1965 and '66, when the Blues Magoos were creating truly trippy jams like their legendary version of "Tobacco Road" in clubs in Greenwich Village, the Beatles were still "Rubber Soul"-ing, the Grateful Dead were a frickin' jug band! and, I even clearly remember an article in a British music magazine where Saint Syd Barrett said, "Pink Floyd was a blues band until we heard the Blues Magoos."

    Binky Philips: I Didn't Go To Woodstock, But I Lived There

  • He recalled that his first solo show in London came on the night Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett died.

    Patience Is the Heart

  • It was my dissertation supervisor who identified him: a tall, stern-looking man with cropped black hair, standing in the middle of the crowd at the Leicester College of Technology on Friday 10 February 1967, gazing intently at the figure of Syd Barrett, playing guitar a few feet in front of him.

    Psychedelic footballer – the secret life of Derek Dougan


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