9.17 | Station to Station / David Bowie
8.92 | Daydream Nation / Sonic Youth
8.63 | Maggot Brain / Funkadelic
7.60 | KE A H** (Psalm 69) / Ministry
7.45 | L* iege and Lief / Fairport Convention
7.00 | Licensed to Ill / Beastie Boys
6.24 | The Slider / T. Rex
5.90 | Very / Pet Shop Boys
I remember checking this out years ago as I never got on with Pink Floyd’s later work, read all about Syd, so was hoping for something a bit crazier. More Captain Beefheart than wanky Dad rock. I was disappointed, I suspect I will be today.
Always enjoyed a bit of the Floyd but have never actually listened to this one. Probably because it wasn’t one that my dad owned.
Anyway, have given it a blast this afternoon and my god, other than Interstellar Overdrive, it’s painfully annoying. Especially “The Gnome”. Always wondered why Syd Barrett was held up as this “mad genius”, after hearing this I’m even more baffled. It’s really far too whimsical for my tastes. When Bowie’s early, vaudeville works are considered a bit of a joke, I do not understand why this isn’t regarded the same way.
Madcap Laughs wasn’t at all like I thought it would be when I listened to it. Just assumed it would be like PF.
I think I only gave it 3 listens and it was a while ago but I sort of bookmarked it to return to at some point. I seem to remember it ran out of steam a bit but a big chunk of it was a pleasant surprise.