Syd Barrett - Clowns and Jugglers





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Published on Jul 7, 2011

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Octopus, also known as Clowns and Jugglers, is a 1969 song by Syd Barrett, and appeared on his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs whose title is from a line of this song. The song is also notable for being his only solo single, with "Golden Hair" as the B-Side, released on November 14, two months before the album.

An early version of the song can also be found on the album Opel under the title "Clowns and Jugglers" which was recorded with the band Soft Machine.

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    • Syd Barrett
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