(05-26-2011 10:39 AM)russian Wrote: well, if syd have not gone mad then where wouldnt be gilmour in the band in the first place(but assume he some how was.). because he was called in only because of syds mental instability. piper at the gates of dawn and saucerful of secrets would sound like albums made by the beatles. roger leaves the band because syd becomes very bossy before the band is famous.the find a new bassist(its possibly could be gilmour and lets assume it is.). syd and wright form a songwriting team(Barrett/Wright will be on credits alot). they would probably be worldwide famous between 1970-1972(earlier than usual). but i would probably not be as much of a fan of their work. wright will leave the band in the 70s and return for a short time in the 90s and maybe 00s, mason will retire from the band at the 90s. syd and gilmour continue touring until 2006 then syd dies. thats probably what will happen.
I haven't read this thread all the way through.....but correct me if I'm wrong. Is drug addiction a form of going mad.
Syd wasn't mad, he became a drug addict.
And it's of no use, asking 'what if......', and it's pointless.
When Roger left/resigned/booted out...whatever, Pink Floyd carried on, and is more than the sum of it's parts, up to point. Pink Floyd is a wonderful 'monster' that's been created for us all to enjoy and rave about.
But now it's becoming a marketing machine by rehashing/revamping all that has gone before, mainly. But I'm a eager sucker, and will continue to buy into it, and enjoy whatever gets put my way.
The depth and varied fan base is testament to that.
So I thank Syd for his input and his craft, but Pink Floyd live on without the band members.
I love each and everyone of the band equally. And without any of those individuals Pink Floyd would not be the band we know and love now.