Today is Syd Barrett’s birthday. He would’ve been 65 – old enough to retire were he not, unfortunately, assimilated by the borg circa 1970 or so. As I’ve written before, Barrett-era Floyd is un-fucking-touchable. Everything after… meh. I think this rare audience bootleg drives that point home. Known in traders circles as Stoned Alone (in homage to what is believed to be the first song Syd penned for the group), this bootleg was recorded at the Starclub in Copenhagen barely a month after the mighty Piper at the Gates of Dawn dropped, and subsequently set the high water mark for generations. The live show includes highlights from Piper, as well as rarer early songs such as “Arnold Layne” and a 20 minute interview. The audio quality isn’t the best, but neither is most of the music passing through my inbox these days. Enjoy!
Happy birthday, Syd. Miss you, guy.
Pink Floyd: September 1967, Starclub, Copenhagen (approx. 61 MB)