Saturday, November 10, 2012

40 Year Itch: A Song for Syd Barrett

40 years ago this month ex-Soft Machine guitarist Kevin Ayers released as a single "Oh! Wot A Dream", a song about his eccentric friend Syd Barrett:
 You are the most extraordinary person /
 You write the most peculiar kind of tunes /
 I met you floating as I was boating /
 One Afternoon”.


 The song appeared on Ayers's 1973 album Bananamour, his follow up to 1971's acclaimed Whatevershebringswesing which featured the memorable single "Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes.


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