Syd Barrett Tribute To Feature Chrissie Hynde, Vashti Bunyan, Robyn Hitchcock and More
By: Spacelab Research Staff
A Syd Barrett tribute titled Madcap's Last Laugh is set to go down on May 10th at London's Barbican Theatre. The show is a part of the Only Connect Festival. The event is curated by none other than Joe Boyd, who worked with Barret as a producer. Events include film, live performance of music and spoken word, and lighting effects, because, well, it's Syd Barrett.
The tribute will feature Kevin Ayers, The Bees, Vashti Bunyan, King Creosote with Gordon Anderson (The Aliens), Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Chrissie Hynde, Captain Sensible, and Sense of Sound. More names are due to be announced.
A rampant experimentalist to the end, Syd Barrett taught the world was that as an artist, you're remembered and celebrated for going to the extreme, whether it's in your music or your personal life. He was the man that gave us albums like Pink Floyd's The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and songs like Apples and Oranges. He put silly nonsensical lyrics into early Floyd songs and made them sound like they fit there.