in Classic Rock octopus – syd barrett September 16, 2006, 11:29 pm 1.9k Views 44 Comments slideshow i made, RIP SYD octopus – syd barrett source barrettoctopussyd See more Previous article Pink Floyd – Careful With That Axe Eugene Next article BUDGIE – BREADFAN 44 Comments Leave a Reply ♥ Reply now i know why he was kicked out from PF Reply This is my first time hearing Syd. I can tell I'll be a fan. Reply Bands like Roky Erickson with The 13th Floor Elevators, seemed to be on the right path. But it was definitely rock artists like Syd Barrett who brought the whole interesting rock music thing foreword. Syd, there are those of us who won't forget you. Continue to rest in peace bro. Reply I think most of what people hear about this man is mass hysteria. He took too much drugs and lost his marbles basically. Thats all.. Reply RIP Syd. We will never know what "mental illness" really is…… I will forever admire the people who took the "heat" for being "crazy" , as they say. Syd Barrett is one of the most overlooked artists of the 20th century. period Reply Personally, I have never heard a Syd Barret song that didn't sound like a fourth grader wrote it. So shoot me. Reply fuckin brilliant Reply Tatuajes tuyos en todo mis pensamientos Reply Desde paraguay Reply I feel m here when m here..cheers syd!! Reply Mi único héroe Reply The madcap laughed at the ridiculous unwatchable transitions between photos and said "Jesus, and I thought I was the one who was fucking mental!" Reply love syd will be a mark on my heart forever Reply Isto é pink floyd quem sao os outros musicos? Reply I always say that if you think you understand everything there is to understand, listen to a Syd Barrett song, that ought to confuse you nicely. Reply Sounds like Gary Numan here Reply Syd Barrett was the first great tragedy of the 60’s. He had everything, great looks, Charisma, genuine songwriting talent, and totally pickled his Brain on LSD trips, so so sad😥😥 Reply I have no idea what this song means. And I don't understand most of Syds songs. But they're beautiful musically and even if I don't get the song its still great Reply I have no clue as to what a "dream dragon" is, but I want one because it sounds badass. Reply I think that this may be the same Octopus as that in Ringo's "Octopus' Garden," and the same Octopod as appears in Bowie's first single, "Take my Tip," and "The Glass Spider," Navaho mythology, and the sculptures of a giant spider by Louise Bourgeois. It may also be the Multi-legged, quadruped creatures in "Caterpillar", and "Love Cats" by The Cure, and perhaps also the rat in "Linda Linda" by The Blue Hearts, but I am not sure. I think it is also why Marc Bolan sang about, and Bowie hinted at singing about their clothes as people. It originates in the fact that if you think about it, our limbs are doubled, such that it is meaningful to ask "what sound do the other ones make" in the famous, but mistranslated, Zen Koan. Have I said too much? I have obfuscated. Reply At first I figured it all nonsense. Its based mostly on carnivals. Charles Holland's octopus ride in England, and the seafarer, and ghost tower ride in Venice, CA in the late 60's. The Ocean Park Carnival had a booth where people threw wooden balls at stacks of china to break as many plates as you can, they were under white canvas tents. Genius. Reply his subversive use of british poetry and literature as he welds them together to speak his mind about himself-'the madcap laughed at the man on the border'(a beguiling playful yet snide swipe at his old band members-waters perhaps..and at the same time the perfect self justification that the artist must always place themselves near the edge in order to be truly creative) melded to a punctuated batman 'biff!-'pow!' fight scene rhythm mixed with bo diddley..and a punky yet poppy vocal,,well I mean he's just having a laugh on so many levels !-all be it in a bittersweet kind of way..then is if all of that's still not enough he then sums his life up perfectly with the line"they'll never put me in their bag"-and they never have and they never will… Reply THE REAL PINK FLOYD Reply y vienne de parler de se vynil tres rare en 45 tours vendu 10500€ aux encheres Reply Amazon Prime's – Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, Ep.4 Brought me here. . . so there! Reply Hello.when i listen pink floyd.i feel like happy baby in another world. Reply 00:40 Reply Shine on you crazy darling!!! Reply Crazy Diamond. Reply such a huge tragedy rip Roger. Reply along with 'Opel' it stands as his finest hour. Reply The Madcap Laughs>>>90% of Pink Floyd's material after Syd left Reply This song Always remind me an old arcade vidéo game named Circus Charlie, and Octopus Nintendo game and Watch. Reply oh,and forgot to mention-the'octopus ride' was one of the first mass fairground rides where you had fun(and at the same time were terrified)spinning around and around out of control and he uses it in this song as an allegorical metaphor..such a clever song. Reply Chamak uth, pagal heere Reply This song is so fun. Reminds me of the music my friends and I made when we ate L Reply Гилмор и Уотерс сделали из Pink Floyd коммерческое предприятие. А был Rock n Roll . Просто ушел Брильянт. Reply I have skateboarding to thank for much of my musical tastes Reply 1 word Amazing Reply How high can you get before you leave earth? Reply Syd♥♫♥♫ Reply I would say that Syd Barrett was well ahead of his time but that is a massive understatement. Reply thank's for the inspirations syd Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter!