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The Cracked Ballad of Syd Barrett

Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 13 April 1974

The summer of '67 went up like a psychedelic mushroom-cloud – and some of the fall-out's still coming down. Brian Jones was casually snuffed out, Jimi Hendrix blew up in his own face... but one extraordinary tragi-comedy struggles on and on: The Cracked Ballad of Syd Barrett...

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