Creem's Ira Robbins looks back on Syd Barrett - andthe radical Pink Floyd makeover that was 1973's Dark Side of the Moon--Barney Hoskyns, Editorial Director, Rock'sBackpages
It didn'tseem like a bad idea at the time I accepted this assignment. Just because PinkFloyd hate the press and won't be interviewed seemed no reason to bediscouraged.
I alsorefused to be put off by the unavailability of tickets to their last gig atMadison Square Garden, or by the stories I had read about journalists who hadbeen found dead, lying in a heap of dry ice with a laser beam hole throughtheir ears after writing a rude article about the (Dark Side Of The) Moonies.It couldn't happen here. Or could it?
It was July13th, a torrid Wednesday evening in the Apple, around 9:30, and the heat showedno signs of giving up. The entire populace seemed terminally cranky, and Iwasn't really up for writing about the Floyd. They must have known, becausearound the second page, as I listened to the fourth side of Ummagumma,Read More »from The Rock’s Backpages Flashback: A Darker Shade of Pink Floyd