The Only Thing More Pointless Than Rock and Roll

If the next few days are a parade of old posts resurfacing, my apologies. I’m tidying up formatting on a few and in some cases just substituting old trains of thought for newer, shinier trains. Because despite whatever differences of tradition and seasonal greetings may divide us, I'm sure we can all agree that time …

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Syd Barrett Will Save Your Psychotic Soul

It's no good trying to say what went wrong with him. Whether Syd was schizophrenic indeed or on the schizo spectrum or otherwise porous to effects of the psychoactive buffet of the day or once got hold of some diabolical drug in hippie drag or had a mood disorder with psychosis-mimicking features or was just …

The Final Cut by Pink Floyd: Article for Classic Rock Review

Pink Floyd’s 12th studio release, The Final Cut, debuted on the heels of a hit-heavy album that had the nerve to recruit schoolkids to chant, in heavy British accents, about not needing “no education”. The Wall would go 23 times platinum in the US, fuel a bizarre but beloved movie, and become a capital-m Moment in rock. In …