Syd Barrett Or David Gilmour? This LEGENDARY Rockstar Reveals His Favorite Frontman


Either Way, Pink Floyd Impressed This Artist

Frontman of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, recalled the primary time he heard Pink Floyd’s debut album Piper At The Gates of Dawn. Cornell says that the primary album from the British psychedelic rock group related with him in no other way any record had earlier than. The primary time he heard the report was when he was rooming with unique Soundgarden bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Cornell perused by the owner’s record collection and located Piper At The Gates of Dawn, put it on, and it created an atmosphere for him that no different record had beforehand created. From there, Cornell labored his manner backwards by Pink Floyd’s discography, and found he loved their earlier work with unique lead singer Syd Barrett, greater than the albums that followed the Barrett-era which introduced them mainstream success like The Wall or The Dark Side of the Moon.

“I like each of these albums (‘Piper At The Gates of Dawn’ and ‘A Saucerful of Secrets’) greater than those Pink Floyd made without Syd….With Syd Barrett, it by no means felt like an invention.“-Cornell through

Cornell goes on to say he bought the debut album a number of instances, and even painted the album sleeve on the again of his motorbike jacket.

Syd Barrett’s time with Pink Floyd solely lasted three quick years. Barrett was featured on each music on the band’s debut album, however solely made an look on three songs of Pink Floyd’s sophomore launch A Saucerful of Secrets. Drug abuse and erratic habits evidently ended Barrett’s stint with Pink Floyd. He would later go on as a solo artist, till he ultimately pale out of the general public eye within the mid-late 70s. Pink Floyd would release the album Wish You Were Here, utilizing a lot of the album as a tribute to Barrett.

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