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 Pink Floyd – Goodbye cruel world

Goodbye, cruel world
I’m leaving you today
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, all you people
There’s nothing you can say
To make me change my mind


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Wish You Were Here, released in 1975, carries an abstract theme of absence: absence of any humanity within the music industry and, most poignantly, the absence of Syd Barrett. Well-known for its popular title track, the album includes the largely instrumental, nine-part song suite „Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, a tribute to Barrett in which the lyrics deal explicitly with the aftermath of his breakdown.”

„With Barrett’s behaviour becoming less and less predictable, and his almost constant use of LSD, he became very unstable, occasionally staring into space while the rest of the band performed. During some performances, he would just strum one chord for the duration of a concert, or randomly begin detuning his guitar.[19] He was also equally erratic in rehearsals; on one occasion he was, according to band members, perfectly on the ball and ready to record while preparing, yet as soon as the recording began he would stare into space. When recording was cut, he became, as Waters describes him, ‘the usual jack-the-lad, hopping around on the balls of his feet.’ The absent expression in his eyes inspired Waters’ lyrics in 1975’s „Shine On You Crazy Diamond„, „Now there’s that look in your eyes/ Like black holes in the sky.’ The band’s live shows became increasingly ramshackle until, eventually, the other band members simply stopped taking him to the concerts. The last concert featuring Barrett was on 20 January 1968 on Hastings Pier.”

„On 10 May 2007, Roger Waters performed at the Syd Barrett tribute concert at the Barbican Centre in London. This was then followed by a surprise performance by the post-Waters Pink Floyd line-up of David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason of „Arnold Layne” to a rapturous applause and standing ovation.”

Sursa: Wikipedia

„Shine On You Crazy Diamond” Syd Barrett Tribute

Welcome To The Machine

Wish You Were Here