Rockers Pay Tribute To Barrett19 July 2006
Rockers Pay Tribute To Barrett
Barrett, who left the psychedelic band in 1968 after developing mental problems, passed away on 7 July from complications relating to diabetes.
Primal Scream frontman Gillespie says, "Syd Barrett was the perfect artist/poet/visionary.
"Like Arthur Rimbaud, he created a new language in sound, words and image, then split the scene - leaving no bad work, no ugly photographs, just his beautiful music/poetry to inspire and enrich our lives forever."
Babyshambles singer Doherty adds, "He was a mystery - attracted to melody. He was one person going, 'A tree told me.' He really was a genius."
Doherty's former The Libertines bandmate CARL BARAT laments, "Syd was a true libertine. A tragic genius whose influence will go on forever.
"I advise everyone to go and listen to THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN, THE MADCAP LAUGHS and BARRETT - they say it all."
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