Syd Barrett: il disco "inedito"


Corn Exchange, Cambridge, 27 gennaio 1972. E’ la performance di Syd Barrett che oggi viene riportata in vita attraverso un’operazione di salvifica archeologia musicale da parte della Easy Action. Il boss dell’etichetta spiega: “We have indeed purchased and are preparing to release a live set by The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band featuring Bruce Pain, Jack Monk and Twink. Guesting is Fred Frith and, on two maybe three songs, Syd Barrett. The music played in this set is a million miles away from anything Pink Floyd have ever done. Importante e curiosa l’origine dei nastri: The recording was from a reel to reel tape that was put up for auction by Bonhams Auction House in June 2010. The tape never reached it’s minimum sale price of $5,000 and was later sold to Easy Action”. Il leggendario batterista Twink (recentemente uscito dagli storici Pink Fairies), che era presente quella sera, racconta: “One evening I was playing with the Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band. Jack’s wife Jenny used to be a girlfriend of mine and was also a former girlfriend of Syd’s, so she knew us all. She invited Syd down that evening to the session, I think it was in the basement of Kings College or one of the Colleges anyway and Syd came down and brought his guitar along and jammed with us”. Un incontro che diede vita agli Stars, trio che comprendeva proprio Barrett, Twink e Jack Monk, che durò però il tempo di qualche show. Il disco inedito uscirà probabilmente a marzo nella sola versione vinilica (forse).

  1. Sea Cruise
  2. L.A. to London Boogie
  3. ICE
  4. Nadine
  5. Drinkin’ That Wine
  6. Number Nine (Gotta Be Reason)
  7. Let’s Roll
  8. Sweet Little Angel