Syd Barrett Statue

2006-10-04 by Patrick | 16 Comments
Late Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett will be honored in his hometown of Cambridge, England with a statue.
The psychedelic rock legend died at age 60 in Cambridge in July following complications relating to diabetes.
Barrett had been a recluse since leaving the band in 1968 after suffering an LSD-induced breakdown.
His family has given a local campaign their blessing to erect a statue in the city, if council officials approve it.

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robo2448
October 4th 2006
132 Comments


R.I.P. Syd.

Zmev
October 4th 2006
983 Comments


Eh...

Dr. Jake Destructo
October 4th 2006
86 Comments


I'd raise a statue of Syd in my yard for sure.

RIP

AmericnZero02
October 4th 2006
3721 Comments


I wouldnt by any means call him a legend. Rip though.

Phil
October 5th 2006
1473 Comments


He was early Pink Floyd frontman, not late. I dont really know why you would honour someone that took drugs for a few years, everyday. But he was a very cool and i hope he RIP.

Jim
October 5th 2006
5110 Comments


This is good news. :thumb:
But would the statue be of an early Syd, detuning his guitar with mandies flowing down his face? Or kind of creepy old and obese Syd?

holy crapper
October 5th 2006
36 Comments


Because he started Pink floyd.
If it took drugs to do that so be it.

smokersdieyounger
October 5th 2006
672 Comments


Nobody has really given a toss for years, his solo works never sold well.

The statue should be in some music critics garden

Kingofdudes
October 5th 2006
294 Comments


He was early Pink Floyd frontman, not late. I dont really know why you would honour someone that took drugs for a few years, everyday. But he was a very cool and i hope he RIP.

Late usually implies the person is dead. He would be honored for highly influencing psychedelic music, not his substance abuse.

AnyColour74
October 5th 2006
1054 Comments


may he rest in peace.

pixiesfanyo
October 5th 2006
1223 Comments


Yeah, considering he basically was responsible for Pink Floyd's early success that helped them even get to the level of such albums as Meddle and Animals, Syd Barrett is probably the most important member of the band.

Not to mention, that most of Floyd's early stuff is just completely flawless, in comparsion to their latter material which suffers from overblown incomprehensible pretention.

Saying that all Barrett did was "take drugs", proves how stupid half the members of this site are. He was basically the poster child of the psychadelic scene in Britian and helped really spear that underground music into the mainstream through the catalyst of Pink Floyd.

Even if he did jack shit, he's dead and should at least have some respect for him. He's done a hell of alot more than just sit on a computer and babble about shit he knows nothing about.

YDload
October 5th 2006
1207 Comments


that's pretty neat, i don't know of any other rock stars with their own statues (unless they were really conceited and had one made for them)

TheMisterBungle
October 5th 2006
861 Comments


thats awesome dude
frank zappa has like a head statue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Frank_Zappa_Bust.jpg

tenacious T
October 5th 2006
101 Comments


Beautiful. Another reason I would want to take a trip to England.
Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy singer and bass player) has a statue in Ireland.

Steerpike
October 5th 2006
1861 Comments


that's pretty neat, i don't know of any other rock stars with their own statues (unless they were really conceited and had one made for them)


Would you count Buddy Holly?

CognitiveVertigo
November 6th 2006
32 Comments


Whereabouts in Cambridge any idea?

Syd was definitely an amazing musician and artist...He should be honoured, if not for his survival through a mental illness, then for his immense contribution to music, and one of the greatest bands to exist.



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