Wednesday, July 12, 2006

It Came from the Late Night Music Club From Culture City

This was suppout to be a break for the month long tribute to the BBC show top of the pops and this was suppot to be a break from the tribute for the band Immaculate Machine from Victoria, BC with part time THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Kathryn Calder who will play the stick later on tonight with I CRIME opening the show.

but you proable have hear it was announce that Sid Barrett founder of Pink Floyd died on Friday from Complications From Diabetes he was 60 years old.

"Syd was the guiding light of the early band lineup and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire," said The surviving members of Pink Floyd —David Gilmour,Nick Mason,Roger Waters and Richard Wright in a statement.

Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with Waters, Mason and Wright, and wrote many of the band's early songs. The group's jazz-infused rock and drug-laced, multimedia "happenings" made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene. The 1967 album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" — largely written by Barrett, who also played guitar — was a commercial and critical hit.

But Barrett suffered from mental instability, exacerbated by his use of LSD. His behavior grew increasingly erratic, and he left the group in 1968 — five years before the release of Pink Floyd's most popular album, "Dark Side of the Moon" — to be replaced by Gilmour.

Barrett released two solo albums — "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett" — but soon withdrew from the music business altogether. An album of previously unreleased material, "Opel," was issued in 1988.

He reverted to his real name, Roger Barrett, and spent much of the rest of his life living quietly in his hometown of Cambridge, England. Moving into his mother's suburban house, he passed the time painting and tending the garden. His former bandmates made sure Barrett continued to receive royalties from his work with Pink Floyd.

Despite his brief career, Barrett's fragile, wistful songs influenced many musicians including David Bowie — who covered the Barrett track "See Emily Play."

Bowie said in a statement posted on his Web site that Barrett had been a "major inspiration."

"His impact on my thinking was enormous," Bowie write. "A major regret is that I never got to know him. A diamond indeed."

And that will show you the Pink Floyd Classic from 1967 The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

God Bless You Sid Barrett


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