Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pink Floyd's Barrett Dies

Although he was only with the band for a short time, and only one album, without Syd Barrett, there would be no Pink Floyd: no "Money"; no Dark Side of The Moon; no The Wall; no A Momentary Lapse of Reason; no enigmatic lyrics for stoners to endlessley debate the meaning of between tokes. Rock and Roll, and all of Pop Culture, would be vastly different and, I think poorer.
As the "lost genius" of the early Floyd, Barrett, who shunned publicity, became an almost mythic figure and although he is gone, his legend will only continue to grow as new generations of fans discover the music that he made and/or inspired.

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