Barrett named one of "25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists"
Guitar World magazine gives Floyd co-founder dubious honor
World has placed Pink Floyd co-founder
Syd Barrett on its list of the
"25 All-Time Weirdest Guitarists." The list appears in the magazine's
call Barrett "rock's first serious acid casualty," and "an incredibly
inventive guitarist who combined an unorthodox slide technique with
various echo units to create a truly 'interstellar' sound."
which doesn't seem to be in any order, places Barrett in the company
of Roky Erickson, 13th Floor Elevators; Marc Bolan,
T-Rex; Angus Young, AC/DC; and others.
call them all "genuine rock weirdos 25 individuals whose
unique personalities and/or playing styles have been dictated not
by popular trends, market research firms or knit-capped A&R guys
but by an all-consuming need to express themselves to the fullest."
Jan. 1, 2003)
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