What is your opinion of Syd Barrett and also his lasting impact on the members of Pink Floyd?
As a huge Pink Floyd fan, I am also a huge fan of Syd. In terms of his influence the rest of Pink Floyd it is huge. People like to think Pink Floyd got experimental after Syd left, not true. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn wasn't representative of the band live since they would play long and experimental pieces live. Pink Floyd continued their groundbreaking work after he left and his mental breakdown was an influence on Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall.
As far as his illness goes here is a good link, http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/003640.html
Do you prefer the Syd Barrett era of Pink Floyd or the Dark Side Of The Moon and later Pink Floyd?
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Pink Floyd became a Platinum Monster after the departure of Syd, so I will say I like their work after he left the best. However, I like ALL Pink Floyd, both before and after.
Lucifer Sam is one of my favorites for sure, but I love everything they did.
or try like red pants, and like white la coste shoes, i take his style to be more preppy punkish. go for like nice coats and a more dressy feel. maybe one of those hats, like the new ones uh, you know. xD and maybe converse? dress shoes? ties, scarfs?
There are a few with his face on them: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=syd+barrett+poster&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=2426328531&ref=pd_sl_5q8cson6wv_b
Otherwise, you could always have one made for you by taking the picture you want of him to a print shop and have it blown up to size.
How many of you think Floyd finished when Syd Barrett left?
Syd was a founder but when he left Roger Waters took Floyd in a completely different direction. Ironically so much of what came after Syd left was touched by him... the lyrics, the isolation, the loss.
At this point and time "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is an interesting snapshot... but when 90% of folks think Floyd they think about Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and the Wall. The earlier stuff was more experimentation.
Who knows what would have come had Syd been in one piece... but then again sanity might have cost him the gift.
Syd Barrett was well known for playing a Fender Telecaster (later he famously covered it with mirrors), which gave early Pink Floyd their raw, twangy sound.
He also played different Danelectros throughout his career, as it had similar sonic qualities to the Telecaster.
If you really wanted a Syd Barrett sound get a Telecaster, although a Danelectro would be a great option if you were on a budget, as they are well built, sound good and are really, really cheap for what you get.
Hope this helps :)