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Psychedelic Renegades: With Photographs of Syd Barrett by Mick Rock [Hardcover]

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When he passed permanently into the next dimension in 2006, Syd Barrett s life had developed into something far more significant than he could ever have imagined. The man who turned his back on probable fame, fortune and the entire rock music scene over thirty years ago had become an involuntary legend. Was he a genius or just a madman? The definitive answer to this question will never be known. But Psychedelic Renegades goes a long way towards unraveling the enigma that was Syd s personality. Mick Rock s extraordinary images and frank text expose a man with enormous natural charisma, whose moods could be dark and brooding as well as buoyant with madcap laughter. Mick shared a friendship with Syd that began in the acid haze of the sixties and endured until the early seventies when Syd locked himself away. This superbly produced book covers the period 1969-71, and features the photo session in and around Syd's London flat that produced the cover for his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs; it also features images Mick shot for the now famous Rolling Stone interview in 1971, which became the last photos Syd ever posed for.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.31" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   2.07 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2007
Publisher   Gingko Press Inc.
ISBN  1934471003  
ISBN13  9781934471005  

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An excellent book on Syd - photos and text  Aug 27, 2008
I think its a good read - AND the photos are wonderful

I don't know if the text is the same as the earlier Genesis publication of Mick's, but I love the pictures in this book, and I like Mick talking about Syd, remembering his smile (and pointing out to specific photos wherein the madcap can be seen smiling!)

A beautiful book of photos, nice to remember Syd before the fall (before gaining weight, shaving his eyebrows and being memorialized in Rogers The Wall!)
psychedelic renegades : with photographs of syd barrett by mick rock  Dec 6, 2007
only a few pictures i hadnt seen before, otherwise id seen most of the pics already so it was a disappointment for me. i should have waited and checked the book out at the library. new fans of barrett, you may enjoy the book.
It's about time  Sep 17, 2007
Too bad for the bitter little monkey reviewer above who paid $400.00 for the 2002 edition of this book, but an affordable version was likely, and here it is! Clearly the best visual representation of the latter part of Syd's brief career.
Mick Rock Rules  Sep 11, 2007
Mick Rock has captured Syd Barrett in his prime, just before he left the fold of stardom. Those who love Barrett, early Floyd & Psych Rock in general are encouraged to check it out.
Gee, I'm so glad I paid several hundred dollars for my copy...  Sep 11, 2007
I have to say that I'm pretty pissed of to see this book being published in a cheap paperback format after paying $400 for a hardcover copy from Genesis Publications under the assumption that it would not be published otherwise. Shame on those involved in the decision to allow this cheap publication. I will never buy another book from Genesis, that's for sure.

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