Thursday, July 5, 2012

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Very cool tribute to Syd Barrett


  1. One of my favorites.

    Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
    rode on the steel breeze.
    Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
    come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

  2. From the wiki:

    Barrett had one noted reunion with the members of Pink Floyd, which occurred in 1975 during the recording sessions for Wish You Were Here. He attended the Abbey Road session unannounced, and watched the band record 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' — a song that happened to be about Barrett. By that time, the 29-year-old Barrett had become quite overweight, had shaved off all of his hair (including his eyebrows), and his ex-bandmates did not at first recognise him. Eventually, they realised who he was. Barrett's behaviour at the session was erratic; he spent part of the session brushing his teeth while standing.Roger finally managed to ask him what he thought of the song and he simply said 'sounds a bit old'.


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    Aw. This one of my favorites song ever. You rock Pink Floyd. Thanks for the wonderful music.

  4. I'm extremely fond of Pink Floyd but I can't think of any other work of theirs with the depth of feeling experienced on this album.