Jeremy Harding: Syd Barrett, 2 January 2003
Show More Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd’s Lost Genius by Tim Willis.
Short Books, 175 pp., £12.99, October 2002, 1 904095 24 0Show More
“... I-Chingery, but some of the grittier elements from the first Pink Floyd album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, were inadvertently recycled. You could listen to Roger Waters’s wild, largely instrumental ‘Take up Thy Stethoscope and Walk’ and believe you were more than halfway down the 1970s and through the turnstiles of punk, even though this raucous ...”