Two copies of "Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head" to be won
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Syd Barrett - A Very Irregular Head US edition Syd Barrett - A Very Irregular Head

"Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head", book by Rob Chapman that is in stores now, has received glowing reviews from the press and Pink Floyd fans alike. Published by Faber and Faber in the UK (cover thumbnail far right), and Da Capo Press in the US (cover thumbnail near right), it aims to be "the first authoritative and exhaustively researched biography of Syd Barrett that fully celebrates his life and legacy as a musician, lyricist and artist, and which highlights the influence that he continues to have over contemporary bands and music fans alike."

With the book running to some 448 pages, and the help of Syd's sister Rosemary, there is plenty of information that Chapman has brought together to tell Syd's story.

With thanks to our friends at Da Capo, we have two copies of this book to give away to lucky Brain Damage visitors in our latest contest...

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book just answer the following question correctly:

  • What was Roger Barrett's middle name?

Please email your answer to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , with the subject line of "Syd contest". Include your name and postal address, as we'll need that if you win!

Entries need to be received by 11:59pm GMT on November 4th, 2010, with the two lucky winners announced the following day. Good luck everyone!

If you don't feel that Lady Luck is smiling down on you, you can take advantage of up to 40% discount off the recommended retail price, by ordering through the following links: Amazon UK, Amazon US/International, Amazon Canada, Amazon France, or Amazon Germany. You can also order it through to take advantage of their special pricing, too.