- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Plexus Publishing (Oct. 22 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0859654311
- ISBN-13: 978-0859654319
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 721 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #780,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great Book with Great Info on an Astonishing Artist
January 15, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
This book helped me sort out the man from the myth and remove some of the tarnish so liberally applied by his former bandmates. It's really sad and tragic what business people in the music-world do with real talent--exploit, manhandle, and squeeze to death for every last drop, then claim they didn't really contribute that much when NONE OF THEM would have succeeded without his brilliance. At the very least Blackhill and Pink Floyd should have made him a major shareholder in Pink Floyd Inc. Their true colors flew again when twenty years after he hurled them to stardom they turned on each other like wolves, as if there wasn't enough money and notoriety for all of them to share in. Syd probably knew their values were greed whereas his were art, fun and friends. A diamond indeed. Loved the anecdote about Stipe! Hilarious. Potential buyers should know that this book examines the London underground and Mod movements almost as much as it looks for Syd. It helps provide a context for Syd's time in the band he named and launched to popularity.
with an intelligent and original perspective given of our hero Syd
June 27, 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
The single most interesting tome ever penned about the madcap. Very, very well written, with an intelligent and original perspective given of our hero Syd. Recommended!
It's almost like being there.
August 6, 2012 - Published on Amazon.com
10 people found this helpful.
This is by far the best, most detailed, and artfully written account of the rise and fall of Syd Barrett that I have read. The author delves into things other Floyd biographers have glossed over, interviewing people only tangentially mentioned in other books. We get the perspective of Syd's ex-girlfriends, neighbors, and friends. He talks to psychiatrists about what they thought Syd might have been going through, delves into the creative process with Syd's time in Pink Floyd and his career as a solo artist. If you're a fan of the band, the man, or just curious about London in the late sixties, you can't go wrong with this large tome (the print is small, so it's like reading a book twice its size).
Eugene R. Graff
Roger Keith Barrett lives!
April 28, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Excellent book that pierces the veil of the generally-accepted band narrative of Syd's fall from grace, and while not providing conclusive proof, paints a much richer and more detailed portrait of a legendary 20th Century artist. Highly recommended.
Pike Anneli Viitanen
Makes me cry my heart out
May 12, 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
5 people found this helpful.
It's a very detailed history of the poet of his time and the music he made rich with information about the scene around him. Sometimes even e bit boring with all the sidelines. but at the end you can't but feel strongly for Barret and how he was left alone wandering in the dark and while his "managers" and band"mates" pushed him over the edge and went on sponging on both on his story (Shine on, Dark side of the moon etc etc) and on his legacy as a composer and a writer.