Madcap’s Last Laugh

Show #85 Release date: 25. May, 2007

Two weeks ago, 10th of May at London’s Barbican Centre.  This incredible event was a tribute to the late Roger “Syd” Barrett, produced by Nick Laird-Clowes (of Dream Academy) with associate producer Joe Boyd (early Pink Floyd’s producer and founder of legendary UFO club in London). Surprise performances from Roger Waters with Jon Carin then the entire current Pink Floyd line-up (David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason) were absolutely unbelievable!

The numerous other artists performing Syd Barrett’s music included Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), The Bees, Vashti Bunyan, Captain Sensible, Robyn Hitchcock. The house band included Andy Bell (bass, Oasis), Simon Finley (drums, Echo & The Bunnymen) and Ted Barnes (guitar, Beth Orton).  A remarkably fitting tribute to Roger “Syd” Barrett.  Doctored for supersound!

Annotation and Photo courtesy, Optifanatics http://www.optifanatics.com/

2 thoughts on “Madcap’s Last Laugh

  1. Great show! Wonderful hearing it once again! Listening to “the endless river” all this week (it hasn’t left my CD player …yet!) I really wish Syd had been given a proper equivalent as was Rick by the fellows, eh!”?”! Thanks to your/all PF fans dedication! Now …”where do we go from here” …”?” The Z >>>

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