[PDF] Ó Unlimited Ý Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's Lost Genius : by Tim Willis ✓

By Tim Willis | Comments: ( 613 ) | Date: ( Sep 18, 2019 )

Beautiful, charismatic, and talented, in 1966 Syd Barrett invented the British Psychedelic scene founding Pink Floyd before collapsing into madness two years later This book traces the history of rock s lost genius, through exclusive access to those closest to Syd throughout his life.


  • Title: Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's Lost Genius
  • Author: Tim Willis
  • ISBN: 9781904095507
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd's Lost Genius

  • Alan

    I’m not a huge Barrett fan, but there are a handful of songs I really love. I suppose the first time I was aware of him was hearing ‘Terrapin’ on the Picnic sampler album, back in 1971ish. ‘Cuz we’re the fishes and all we do’ – so lovely. Then there’s the Floyd singles See Emily Play and Arnold Layne which were all Barrett, but of his solo albums I liked – still do, very much – only Dominoes, Octopus and Wined and Dined (called wan and wasted here, which is what I like about [...]


  • Desiree

    Despite being rife with British slang (exactly how many meanings does the verb "chucked" have?) and poorly edited for typos ("Rover" for "Roger" and lots of missing spaces, etc.), this was an excellent little book which attempts to debunk some of the Syd stories and explain the how and why of exactly what happened (which was not, incidentally, that he just "went nuts.")It reads a bit like a thesis or other student paper. I wished many times there were more explanation (especially, again, for UK- [...]


  • Peter Pinkney

    The reviewers, on the back of this book, must have read a different book to me. It took me three hours to read it, about the same amount of time the author must have took in his research. He obviously likes his subject, but all it finishes up being is an abridged version of the wonderful Dark Globe, a book that I have just re read. If you want a book about Syd that is beautifully written, and well researched, read that not this


  • Stefan Hague

    Good read, eradicates the beliefs that drugs were solely his downfall (even though it didn't exactly help). Good to read about an artist who has become so influential to artists of the punk era and beyond. Had its dark sides too, in particular his treatment of his girlfriend didn't sit well.


  • Anton Kroogozor

    Не сравнивал с другими биографиями, читал где-то в 2005-2006, и на тот момент казалась вполне информативной. Сейчас - уже после смерти Сида - должно быть что-то поинтереснее.


  • Canice Kenealy

    Which part of the Barrett family's request for privacy did the author not understand?


  • Jennifer

    Just more Pink Floyd.


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