A Very Irregular Head: The Life of Syd Barrett

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Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (1946–2006) was the very definition of a golden boy. Along with three school chums he formed what would soon become Pink Floyd, and rock and roll was never the same.But there was a dark side.

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Barrett, who fell in with a hardcore group of communal-living, squatter hippies, soon began ingesting vast quantities of a new drug—LSD—and his already-tenuous mental state began to unravel. Syd Barrett became perhaps rock and roll’s first “acid casualty.”In A Very Irregular Head, journalist Rob Chapman lifts the veil of secrecy that has surrounded the legend of Syd Barrett for decades, drawing on exclusive access to family, friends, archives, journals, letters, and artwork to create the definitive portrait of this brilliant and tragic artist.

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Author Rob Chapman
Publisher Da Capo Press
Page Count 480pp
Publication Size 6.5 x 9.5
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date August 28, 2012
ISBN 978-0306821431

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