A Conversation for Syd Barrett - Musician
GTBacchus Started conversation Jan 18, 2001
The Madcap Laughs Posted Jan 25, 2001
Yup... i know it is... silly mistake on my part... hell i have Dave's solo albums (on vinal) hanging on my wall for christs sake... embaressing that i messed it up... so ashamed...
Anyways... that needs to be fixed I know.. but anything else seem out of place?
JD Posted Mar 21, 2001
Heh. I just have one (very minor) spelling correction ... Syd's song is spelled "Candy and a Currant Bun" ... note the "a" in currant, which of course refers to the food and not the flow of water/fluids/electricity/etc.
It's still a very good article! Good stuff, and good job keeping it informative without diving into the realms of opinion and heresay that seem to invade whenever anyone talks about the legendary details of the Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd story(ies).
The Madcap Laughs Posted Mar 21, 2001
Ah well... me and my spelling... always been my weakest suit... sorry about that... hopefully it will be fixed.. should be the last error me thinks... went over it again with a fine tooth comb this time... hopefuly... anyways.. thanks for the reply... glad you enjoyed
Ormondroyd Posted Mar 22, 2001
One other mistake: "Candy And A Currant Bun" was actually a B-side. The Floyd's first hit was Barrett's song "Arnold Layne", which reached number 20 in the spring of 1967. Not bad considering that it was all about a transvestite who stole women's clothes from washing lines!
"See Emily Play" peaked at 6 later the same year - after which the Floyd didn't trouble the UK singles chart compilers until 1979, when the post-Barrett version of the band hit Number One with "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)".
(Source: "The Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles")
The Madcap Laughs Posted Mar 23, 2001
Yeah, I know that Arnold Layne was the first hit single... I mearly uses Candy and a Currant Bun and See Emily Play, both popular songs, though yes CandaCB was a B side... I mearly use them as examples of some early hit songs... not as the first... "write the band's first hit singles such as " does not necessarily mean that See Emily Play and such were the first ones but they were part of the group of songs that got them started released as "singles" though all singles have b sides (in those days mostly). Anyways... least it is being read right?... thanks all
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