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Old 09-26-2003, 05:28 PM   #31
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Well like I said, nobody short of the band themselves (and maybe not even then) know for sure. It's very sketchy. And I've got it under good authority that Rick did NOT play on Terminal Frost.
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And the book I mentioned is called the Pink FLoyd Encyclopedia.
I have a number of resources that list who plays what on Beatles tracks, and they tend to contradict each other a lot. Keep in mind that they rely on the memories of people who were there and on guesswork.
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And I've got it under good authority that Rick did NOT play on Terminal Frost.
Do be more specific.
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The owners (Sandy & Joe) of the biggest Pink Floyd website, Pink Floyd & Company (the forums of which I am also a member), have connections to band members, and have informed me that Richard Wright did not play on Terminal Frost. Apparently TF was one of the very first tracks recorded; Rick did not rejoin until late in the sessions.
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You cannot be stumped. I was getting ready to try a See Emily Play question but I see you even know that! I did think he was crazy though. Wasn't he put away for several years? Didn't he go crazier after too much tripping and didn't he give acid to his cats? "That cat's something I can't explain.."
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You cannot be stumped. I was getting ready to try a See Emily Play question but I see you even know that! I did think he was crazy though. Wasn't he put away for several years? Didn't he go crazier after too much tripping and didn't he give acid to his cats? "That cat's something I can't explain.."
Like I said, you can't beat me...

He wasn't crazy to the point of actual lunacy. He became very mentally unstable, prone to tantrums, and outright laziness. Many times he would go on stage and not even sing or play a single note. One of the shows he just went up and sat in front of the drums for the whole second set. He would become catatonic for long periods of time. Nick said that "Syd didn't know where he was half the time". At one concert all he did was detune his guitar and rattle the loose strings together. He began to take enormous amounts of mandrax to counter the sleep loss as a result of acid use. He began to beat up his girlfriend and was shortly thereafter dismissed from Pink Floyd.

He apparently stopped taking acid in 1969 according to his roommate at the time. He put together a 3-piece band called Stars in 1972, who gigged around Cambridge for a bit, but broke up in March of 72. He went berserk and had a major tantrum sometime in December of 72 and was put in a sanitorium for a while. He was seldom heard from till the famous 1975 incident at Abbey Road Studios when he showed up to visit Pink Floyd while they were doing final playback of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, their song dedicated to him. He declared himself bankrupt in the late 70's and went back to hospital in 81/82 to kick his drug habit (which by this time was mandrax). Afterwards he went to live with his mum in Cambridge, and on her death in 1991, went to live on his own which is what he does today. He is seen from time to time on the streets walking around.

So as you can tell he's not insane by any stretch, just very mentally troubled. Poor Syd. A musical genius shot to hell.

BTW, I doubt he gave acid to his cats, but to be quite honest it really wouldn't surprise me.

I got my information here, where it is much more detailed: http://www.syd-barrett.it/

Poor Syd.
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how does pink floyd relate to duran duran? like, what does one have to do with the other?
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not really a question with a definite answer, but here goes:

was dark side of the moon written purposefully as an alternative soundtrack to wizard of oz or....?
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Old 09-28-2003, 03:53 AM   #38
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You'd better go and put these people right then Dave!

http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/phpBB2/v...fdf0d713488bbb
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i guess we've stumped him...
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how does pink floyd relate to duran duran? like, what does one have to do with the other?
I'm not sure. I checked around and found nothing. Bob Ezrin would be the first thing that comes to mind. I assume it's someone having to do with production, like Ezrin, or maybe Allan Parsons, or Storm Thorgerson or someone like that. If I'm wrong with that though, yes, you have stumped me.

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was dark side of the moon written purposefully as an alternative soundtrack to wizard of oz or....?
Absolutely NOT. It's just a strange coincidence. It was hard enough mixing everything properly with the tools they had, let alone to get it all to line up perfectly with the film. This is just a coincidence. Although the jury's still out on the Echoes/Space Odyssey thing.
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You'd better go and put these people right then Dave!

http://www.pinkfloyd-co.com/phpBB2/v...fdf0d713488bbb
I could be wrong. You never know.
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Glad to hear you're ok after the hurricane Dave.
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Thank you.
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glad to hear you're all right too, dave.

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yes, you have stumped me.


i'll tell you the answer, or at least the one i know of anyway. dave gilmour appears on the arcadia album so red the rose. arcadia is a splinter group of duran duran, containing 3/5 of the band (nick, simon, and roger). i'm not sure which song he appears on though, as the liner notes don't specify. but i'll bet it was the song "election day," as they had the famous musicians on the hits they were releasing, and kept the studio musicians on the non-singles.

if you don't believe me, i can scan the little bit of liner notes where they thank him and stuff. or if it's too obscure or whatever and doesn't really count.
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So, what´s the address of Syd?
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