Nerdery

~ I’m willing to take some heat for this… But Syd Barrett was kind of a hack. Without Waters and Wright, he’d have been nothing. This flies in the face of everything I once believed about the Floyd. Things I believed as a result of  reading Rolling Stone archives for a “popular culture report” I did on Floyd for grade 8 social studies. I am now firmly of the oppinion that his god-like status in the annals of rock  is due to a) him being insane — ergo brilliant by popular logic —  and b) being a sexy mo-fo.  I think Waters gets cast as the weaselly usurper who kicked Barrett out of the band for his own egotistical ends is due to a) actually looking like a weasel and b) writing bloated rock operas about his daddy dying in the war.

~  Why didn’t anyone tell me that Jefferson Airplane are the bomb? Holy crap, albums 3 and 4. Holy crap. That’s all I say at this point.

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8 Responses to Nerdery

  1. bootybrown says:

    Watch out for (Jefferson) Starship.

  2. bootybrown says:

    Watch out for (Jefferson) Starship.

  3. mrdapper says:

    but they built this city on rock’n’roll

  4. i guess these days most barrett sounds pretty dated in that bad whimsy/paisley way.. and i don’t think he gets much credit for the longer songs cause they totally blew all that away by ummagumma and where was he? some of his solo tracks are pretty hot though. like just pure pop..

    as for jefferson airplane.. i didn’t really know that either.. i picked up one of the great society records a couple years ago and it totally made me weep and i just assumed nothing would ever compare.

  5. i guess these days most barrett sounds pretty dated in that bad whimsy/paisley way.. and i don’t think he gets much credit for the longer songs cause they totally blew all that away by ummagumma and where was he? some of his solo tracks are pretty hot though. like just pure pop..

    as for jefferson airplane.. i didn’t really know that either.. i picked up one of the great society records a couple years ago and it totally made me weep and i just assumed nothing would ever compare.

  6. mrdapper says:

    well, pretty much all his songs on “piper” are great, but his solo stuff leaves me cold.

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