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In January 1972, he performed in a band called "The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band" which would go onto form the band called Stars with John "Twink" Alder [[note]]Who was in Music/ThePrettyThings just long enough to play on ''Music/SFSorrow''[[/note]] on drums and Jack Monck on bass. Their performances ranged from brilliant to disastrous, and after reading a negative review the fragile Barrett quit immediately. The last time Barrett tried to record was in 1974, and that didn't go very well at all. After that, Barrett retired from the music industry for good. He would visit Pink Floyd one last time in 1975 - coincidentally just as they were completing their tribute to him, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" off of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''; his hair and eyebrows were shaved off and he had gained quite a bit of weight. [[http://music-lp-underground.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/syd-1.jpg His dramatically changed appearance]] and further mental decline reduced Waters and Wright to tears. Apart from a brief encounter with Waters at Harrods a few years later, he would never see the members of Pink Floyd again. Eventually, he moved in his mother's house and became a full-on recluse. He approved of an odds and ends [[GreatestHits compilation album]] called ''Opel'' which is now part of his official discography, and continued to receive royalties from Gilmour for his work with Pink Floyd, which he lived on.

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In January 1972, he performed in a band called "The Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band" which would go onto form the band called Stars with John "Twink" Alder [[note]]Who was in Music/ThePrettyThings just long enough to play on ''Music/SFSorrow''[[/note]] on drums and Jack Monck on bass. Their performances ranged from brilliant to disastrous, and after reading a negative review the fragile Barrett quit immediately. The last time Barrett tried to record was in 1974, and that didn't go very well at all. After that, Barrett retired from the music industry for good. He would visit Pink Floyd one last time in 1975 - coincidentally just as they were completing their tribute to him, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" off of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''; his hair and eyebrows were shaved off and he had gained quite a bit of weight. [[http://music-lp-underground.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/syd-1.[[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/Syd_Barrett_Abbey_Road_1975.jpg His dramatically changed appearance]] and further mental decline reduced Waters and Wright to tears. Apart from a brief encounter with Waters at Harrods a few years later, he would never see the members of Pink Floyd again. Eventually, he moved in his mother's house and became a full-on recluse. He approved of an odds and ends [[GreatestHits compilation album]] called ''Opel'' which is now part of his official discography, and continued to receive royalties from Gilmour for his work with Pink Floyd, which he lived on.


* LooksLikeOrlok: Not in a ghoulish sense or anything, but late in life, he looked like a much older Creator/AleisterCrowley.

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* LooksLikeOrlok: Not in a ghoulish sense or anything, but late in life, he looked like a much older Creator/AleisterCrowley.Creator/AleisterCrowley or Creator/PabloPicasso.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him looking like[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him looking like[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily like [[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.


* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Music/MarcBolan, [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] and [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].

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* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] Syd Barrett in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Music/MarcBolan, [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] and [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].



* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/21jqe6c.jpg light, soft, fuzzy one]] circa early 1966.

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* PornStache: Syd very briefly wore a [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/21jqe6c.jpg light, soft, fuzzy one]] one circa early 1966.



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2qlbk89.jpg looking like]] [[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.

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* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2qlbk89.jpg looking like]] [[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily like[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/35846xd.jpg his large]], [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/30adklx.jpg oft-lined]], [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/6i4cip.jpg dramatic eyes]].

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Syd Barrett was famous for [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/35846xd.jpg his large]], [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/30adklx.jpg oft-lined]], [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/6i4cip.jpg large, oft-lined, dramatic eyes]].eyes.


** To grasp what Jenner was talking about, [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/s1ne6c.jpg here's]] [[http://oi68.tinypic.com/raw7wy.jpg Syd]] when he was young, and [[http://oi65.tinypic.com/2vskmdj.jpg here's]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/i50kt0.jpg Syd]] in his later years.

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* ThatManIsDead: In his later years, he refused to answer to "Syd", preferring his birth name, Roger.


* BunnyEarsLawyer: After being chucked from Pink Floyd, Barrett's two solo albums showed that - even after having gone crazy - he was still a capable, witty songwriter. Pink Floyd themselves were very worried about continuing without Syd, as he had been writing almost all of the band's songs at that point. Waters and Gilmour helped produce Syd's first album and Gilmour and Wright his second, wanting to help their friend.
** One suggestion was that David would tour and record with the band, while Syd would keep writing their songs and sing on the albums, like Music/BrianWilson's relationship with Music/TheBeachBoys around the same time. The idea failed after Syd infamously taunted them with the unlearn-able "Have You Got It, Yet?". Waters noted that at the time Syd was kicked out of the band, "he was our friend, but most of the time we now wanted to strangle him."

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: After being chucked from Pink Floyd, Barrett's two solo albums showed that - even after having gone crazy - he was still a capable, witty songwriter. Pink Floyd themselves were very worried about continuing without Syd, as he had been writing almost all of the band's songs at that point. Waters and Gilmour helped produce Syd's first album and Gilmour and Wright his second, wanting to help their friend.
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friend. One early suggestion was that David would tour and record with the band, while Syd would keep writing their songs and sing on the albums, like Music/BrianWilson's relationship with their labelmates Music/TheBeachBoys around the same time. The idea failed after Syd infamously taunted them with the unlearn-able "Have You Got It, Yet?". Waters noted that at the time Syd was kicked out of the band, "he was our friend, but most of the time we now wanted to strangle him."


* {{Troll}}}: Before his mental decline, Syd would partake in or be the leader of many pranks pulled on either the press or his fellow bandmates.

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* {{Troll}}}: {{Troll}}: Before his mental decline, Syd would partake in or be the leader of many pranks pulled on either the press or his fellow bandmates.

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* {{Troll}}}: Before his mental decline, Syd would partake in or be the leader of many pranks pulled on either the press or his fellow bandmates.

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* OneSteveLimit: One might think that he chose a stage name specifically to avoid having two Rogers in Pink Floyd, but he had the nickname Syd from a very young age. Interestingly, it was the other Roger - Roger Waters - who chose to use his middle name as a stage name, rather than his given name George.


That I'm not here"'' - "Jugband Blues" - ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''.

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That I'm not here"'' - here."''
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"Jugband Blues" - ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''.
Blues", ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets''


* ManChild: Not really in a negative way, but his songwriting was noted for it's very childlike, innocent nature.

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* ManChild: Not really in a negative way, but his songwriting was noted for it's its very childlike, innocent nature.


* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] and [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].

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* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as Music/MarcBolan, [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] and [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].


* ArousedByTheirVoice: A good portion of Syd Fans (especially the squeeing ones) feel this way about [[http://youtu.be/QLlvoZA-bD0 his speaking voice.]]
* BadassBaritone: As evidenced by ArousedByTheirVoice above, he had a deep speaking voice and used a deeper register in later recordings.


* LooksLikeOrlock: Not in a ghoulish sense or anything, but late in life, he looked like a much older Creator/AleisterCrowley.

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* LooksLikeOrlock: LooksLikeOrlok: Not in a ghoulish sense or anything, but late in life, he looked like a much older Creator/AleisterCrowley.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Just ''what'' exactly made Syd Barrett deteriorate is a very debated topic. Majority opinion says he suffered from latent schizophrenia, brought out by excessive drug use, and possibly Asperger syndrome, some of his mates blamed his decline entirely on LSD, which reportedly was being snuck in Syd's food and drinks by "friends" of his, and others claim Bipolar Disorder or the like. There is even a small minority who think that Syd was completely lucid throughout his life, and simply did what he did because of dissatisfaction with the music business.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Just ''what'' exactly made Syd Barrett deteriorate is a very debated topic. Majority opinion says he suffered from latent schizophrenia, brought out by excessive drug use, and possibly Asperger syndrome, some Aspergers syndrome. Some of his mates blamed his decline entirely on LSD, which reportedly was being snuck in Syd's food and drinks by "friends" of his, and others claim Bipolar Disorder or the like. There is even a small minority who think that Syd was completely lucid throughout his life, and simply did what he did because of dissatisfaction with the music business.



* BasementDweller: He went back to live with his mother after leaving the music business.



* BasementDweller: He went back to live with his mother after leaving the music business.



* ChickMagnet: And HOW! Also TheCharmer, too. However, during his breakdown, his relations with women changed & [[WouldHitAGirl he allegedly became abusive]].

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* ChickMagnet: And HOW! Also TheCharmer, too. However, during his breakdown, his relations with women changed & and [[WouldHitAGirl he allegedly became abusive]].



* FormerlyFat: What little pictures exist of Syd after retiring from the public eye showed that he lost most of the weight he put on.
* FormerlyFit: Infamously, Syd gained a huge amount of weight during the mid-70s



* TheGadfly: Syd liked messing with his friends. After his sanity started to go he became even more frequent and elaborate.
** One very famous example is when he introduced a purposefully unlearnable song to his bandmates. Every time they had nailed the chording Syd would change it up, all while teasing them in song. This was one of the last times Syd rehearsed with Floyd.



* TheGadfly: Syd liked messing with his friends. After his sanity started to go he became even more frequent and elaborate.
** One very famous example is when he introduced a purposefully unlearnable song to his bandmates. Every time they had nailed the chording Syd would change it up, all while teasing them in song. This was one of the last times Syd rehearsed with Floyd.



* {{Keet}}: Started life as this. Then came the mental breakdown & he made a complete 180, becoming a quiet, monosyllabic recluse. Basically he went [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh from Tigger to Eeyore]].
* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] & [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].

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* {{Keet}}: Started life as this. Then came the mental breakdown & and he made a complete 180, becoming a quiet, monosyllabic recluse. Basically he went [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh from Tigger to Eeyore]].
* LooksLikeCesare: [[http://oi63.tinypic.com/2a0c3yw.jpg Syd]] [[http://oi64.tinypic.com/bj92tl.jpg Barrett]] in some photos. In fact, he may have been the style inspiration for musical artists such as [[Music/TheCure Robert Smith]] & and [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]].



* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: With shades of LonersAreFreaks. Both later in life.
* MessyHair: Syd had the Bob Dylan hairdo for most of his public life.



* ManChild: Not really in a negative way, but his songwriting was noted for it's very childlike, innocent nature

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* ManChild: Not really in a negative way, but his songwriting was noted for it's very childlike, innocent naturenature.
* MessyHair: Syd had the Music/BobDylan hairdo for most of his public life.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: With shades of LonersAreFreaks. Both later in life.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Syd was famous for using a slide, normally reserved for standard Blues guitar for making those trippy, barely guitar-like sound effects.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Syd was famous for using a slide, normally reserved for standard Blues guitar for making those trippy, barely guitar-like sound effects.



* ThePigPen: During his mental breakdown, Syd was, for a period, this (his apartment during 'The Madcap Laughs'/'Barrett' would border on TrashOfTheTitans, complete with cigarette butts & pet doo left on the floor). Later, old Roger Barrett was described as veering the opposite direction towards being a NeatFreak who bathed a lot and kept a decent home.

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* ThePigPen: During his mental breakdown, Syd was, for a period, this (his apartment during 'The Madcap Laughs'/'Barrett' would border on TrashOfTheTitans, complete with cigarette butts & and pet doo left on the floor). Later, old Roger Barrett was described as veering the opposite direction towards being a NeatFreak who bathed a lot and kept a decent home.



* {{Prettyboy}}: Oh yes!

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* {{Prettyboy}}: PrettyBoy: Oh yes!



* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2qlbk89.jpg looking like]] [[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of Music/WishYouWereHere.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Being one of the trendiest and most charismatic musicians, girls and drugs came very, very easy for Syd. Sadly, the drugs played a huge part in his downfall.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: A possible case. He was constantly swamped by fans, especially horny fangirls...So sometime between 1974-75 he apparently got into overeating binges to get fat and shaved off all his hair (including brows & body). This resulted in him [[http://oi66.tinypic.com/2qlbk89.jpg looking like]] [[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] when he visited Abbey Road during the recording of Music/WishYouWereHere.''Music/WishYouWereHere''.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Being one of the trendiest and most charismatic musicians, girls and drugs came very, very easy for Syd. Sadly, the drugs played a huge part in his downfall.

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