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Look Homeward, Angel: The Great Syd Barrett.

Syd Barrett, co-founder and main braintrust of Pink Floyd until his mental state made his departure inevitable, was without doubt one of the greatest, most original musicians of his time. Until being ousted from the band, he contributed the vast majority of the material.

Embarking on a solo career, Barrett composed and performed a wealth of brilliant, if patchwork, songs. Flashes of his genius abounded, but his increasingly erratic behavior made production quite challenging, indeed. Syd released 2 albums worth of material, then retired to private life for the rest of his days.

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Psychedelia and Neo-Psychedelia.

All Around You: The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Magic People: The Paupers.
Think I Care: The Paupers.
Club 57

A primer that is epic in its brevity. Some very powerful music from The Love Dimension, The Zombies, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Lemon Drops, The Paupers, The Charlatans, Weird Herald, Vamp, and Bongwater, featuring Ann Magnuson.

Addendum: now includes the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and Neo Maya.

And: Toy, Ten Years After, and Baby Grandmothers.