Music today hasn’t been Gentle Giant’s Octopus (1972) because I was playing that album and posted it recently so I listened to Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs (1970) as there is a track on the album called Octopus. The album was recorded in sporadic sessions after Syd left The Floyd in 1968. Although it was released in January 1970 in England it wasn’t released in the USA till 1974. It reached No. 40 in the UK charts. Octopus was released as a single. The album is a collection of songs by an eccentric genius who is falling apart and as it collapses in front of you, you still wonder at Barrett’s creative mind.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.