Bureau of Lost Culture – Crazy Diamonds (11/11/2023)
Cult icon, enigma, recluse, he was the founding member of one of the world’s most famous and successful rock groups, Pink Floyd, but the life of Syd Barrett is full of unanswered questions. Was he a drug casualty of the sixties? Did he walk away from the pressures of the commercial music world? Did he suffer from an undiagnosed mental illness?
‘Have You Got It Yet?’, the extraordinary new film about Syd, pieces together his comet-like rise to pop stardom, his creative and destructive impulses, breakdown, exit from the band and subsequent life alone, all set against the social context of the psychedelic swinging sixties.. It features new interviews with Syd’s friends, lovers, family and band mates Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason.
Roddy Bogawa, the award winning co-director of the film came to the Bureau to talk about ‘Have You Got It Yet?’ – and about Syd. And we dig deep into LA in the 70s, punk, underground films – and of course, counterculture.