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    Posted: January 30 2014 at 09:00
I've heard on a radio that a tape containing a live exhibition of a band I havan't caught the name taken in 1972 has been purchased for 5K$ by a label. They don't say when, but this year it will be released on CD. It contains three Syd Barrett's previously unreleased songs (they say never listened before). Barrett was just a guest on that night, anyway I assume that the songs they mention are not Scream Thy Last Scream or Vegetable Man.

I'll see if I can find more info. 
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I think it's this:  1972-01-27 Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band gig, Corn Exchange, Cambridge (Syd - guitar, Jack Monck - bass, Twink - drums, Fred Frith - guitar, Bruce Paine - vocals & guitar)
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According to David Parker's excellent and relentlessly detailed record of Syd's work, Barrett played 4-5 shows (the last unconfirmed) in January and February 1972, at 3 locations all in Cambridge.  There is no set list for the 1/27 show.

However, on 2/24 he played his last confirmed gig at Corn Exchange with Monck and Twink as part of a group dubbed "Stars."  The set list for this show was: Octopus, Dark Globe, Baby Lemonade, Waving my Arms in the Air, Lucifer Sam, Blues Jam 1 and Blues Jam 2. 

Parker notes the mention of a second gig on 2/26 but couldn't confirm it, thus he concludes the one above may have been the last show. 

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Reading the name, Last Minute Put Together Boogie Band is what the radio mentioned.
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Possibly it's this


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Yes, which is some of the same guys as Stars...Monck and Twink were in all of the Jan/Feb gigs...there was a different 2nd guitar in some of them.

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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I've heard on a radio that a tape containing a live exhibition of a band I havan't caught the name taken in 1972 has been purchased for 5K$ by a label. They don't say when, but this year it will be released on CD. It contains three Syd Barrett's previously unreleased songs (they say never listened before). Barrett was just a guest on that night, anyway I assume that the songs they mention are not Scream Thy Last Scream or Vegetable Man.
I'll see if I can find more info. 


Mmm... if the songs were recorded live, then they can't be "never listened before".
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Good point. Probably the speaker knows me and was meaning "never listened before by me" Smile
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