The legacy of Syd Barrett looms large, so large that even Pink Floyd spent nearly their entire career trying to crawl out from underneath it. Even while they were exploiting it for their greatest commercial successes. It could even be said that the whole genre of psychdelliic rock owes a debt to the madcap songwriter.
Denver’s Vega Maestro does nearly the unthinkable by taking one of Syd’s more tilted songs and giving it more of a solid backbone, but it really works, while taking the song in an interesting straight-forward delivery. I’ve been checking out some of their other covers on Spotify, and they’re doing really solid interesting takes on many underground staples.