Syd Barrett—“No Good Trying”
The Madcap Laughs (Capitol/EMI 1970).
Before June Child was married to Marc Bolan, she dated Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd.
"Syd was very special in an extraordinary way, he wrote wonderful songs, the lyrics were incredible. He was very, very much the creator of the group in those days. When he would sit at home and write a song, he’d think of what the drummer ought to play, how the bass line should be He played very good rhythm as well as lead, and he’d know what he wanted to hear. He’d go into rehearsals and say to Nick, This is what I want you to play’…and that’s how it would come out"
According June, Syd Barrett was a kind of window-shopping showing always his clothing. “He was like a model, everything he wore, fitted him perfectly. He was a genius looking as Adonis”.
“Syd Barrett had this quality like a candle that was about to be snuffed out at any minute. Really all illumination. An extraordinary, wonderful man.
I especially love the last second or so…THOSE EYES! OH SYD! I LOVE YOU!