Talking to Rolling Stone about ‘Bike’, one of his favourite Barrett-penned songs, Mason said: “The lyrics to this are so very Syd, astonishingly clever.
“It’s fun, but there’s a depth of sadness to them. When I listen to it now, I realise how young and immature we were and how hopeless we were at coming to grips with Syd’s breakdown.”
Mason continued: “So many songs were written by Syd in such a short time period. It was less than two years from out first public show in October of 1967.