Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Madcap's Last Laugh

To celebrate a very special event for every early Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett's fans, Music For Your Eyes is temporarily back.
Last week I passed a few days in London and I had the luck to assist to a tribute concert for Syd Barrett called Madcap's Last Laugh, organized by Pink Floyd's first producer Joe Boyd at the Barbican Theatre.
Surprisingly, among the many artists who paid a deeply felt homage to Syd by covering some of his songs, including Kevin Ayers, Robyn Hitchcock, Mike Heron, Damon Albarn...all of the four ex-Pink Floyd appeared! First Roger Waters played his own song Flickering Flame, then at the end of the show Gilmour, Wright and Mason joined to perform Arnold Layne. The audience was so excited, we all screamed for Waters to join the band too, but he had disappeared. My impression is that for personal reasons he feel "scared" or "ashamed" to play covers of Syd's songs.
Anyway, I take advantage of this event to post a very rare promo clip of Arnold Layne. It is not that famous video that I had already posted after Syd's death, on which the Floyds play with a mannequin, but another one that only recently has re-emerged on the internet. You can see it on YouTube too, but this is a hi-resolution and downloadable version, as usual.
Enjoy it!

Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne (rare promo clip 1967)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

bravo mirco.

una degna conclusione del tuo ottimo lavoro

5/19/2007 10:02 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Si, un'ultima risata :-)


5/19/2007 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey - great to see you back. Always nice to hear your comments and see some great obscurities!

many thanks,


6/13/2007 6:49 AM  
Blogger woodstock69 said...

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9/20/2007 9:52 PM  
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10/25/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Guzmán. said...

Jiddu Krishnamurti;

“There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”


11/16/2007 1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice review. You might want to Google Eric Burdon and War to Reunite, as the band are getting back together after 37 years to perform one concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 21 2008. Should be a stunning moment in time.

2/10/2008 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh - here's the link to the Eric Burdon and War concert -


2/10/2008 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zero Bytes?

4/09/2008 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant download this! Any idea how I can get it?

4/22/2008 12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

o bytes ?


4/23/2008 11:34 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Why don't you open that 0 byte file??

4/23/2008 5:03 PM  
Anonymous nargis said...

Hey was a pleasure watching this video! :)

8/13/2008 11:17 AM  
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5/10/2010 9:14 PM  
Anonymous John Kim said...

Sounds like it was a great event

5/01/2011 7:49 PM  

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