Tuesday, July 11, 2006

interstellar overdrive

hmmm...apparently syd barrett died friday july 7. unfortunately he never had a career resurrection like brian wilson. because of that, and since he didn't die young like chris bell, there was a certain museum effect to his existence, as if he were a living curiousity piece. i tend think of barrett, wilson and bell in the same breath, as songwriters who challenged basic pop song conventions, in the process inspiring many other artists, including robyn hitchcock who is self-avowedly influenced by barrett.

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