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Roy Harper (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Folk & Celtic' started by Sweaty, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Sweaty

    Sweaty ThE OtHeR rAmOnE

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    Roy Harper Official Website

    Now, this man is a legend who has recorded some really great albums, "folkjokeopus" is a classic. I have seen him quite a few times and his son Nick also. What a nice chap and his voice is unique.

    Albums:

    1966 – Sophisticated Beggar
    1967 – Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith
    1969 – Folkjokeopus
    1970 – Flat Baroque and Berserk
    1971 – Stormcock
    1973 – Lifemask
    1974 – Valentine
    1975 – HQ (US title: When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease)
    1977 – Bullinamingvase (US title: One of Those Days in England)
    1980 – The Unknown Soldier
    1982 – Work of Heart
    1984 – Born in Captivity
    1985 – Whatever Happened to Jugula? (with Jimmy Page)
    1988 – Descendants of Smith
    1988 – Loony on the Bus
    1990 – Once
    1992 – Death or Glory?
    1994 – Commercial Breaks (previously unreleased album from 1977; 9 of its 12 tracks are available on Loony on the Bus)
    1994 – Garden of Uranium (reissue of Descendants of Smith)
    1997 – Poems, Speeches, Thoughts and Doodles (A collection of spoken tracks with occasional instrumentation)
    1998 – The Dream Society
    2000 – The Green Man


    Check these out McGoohans blues 1 and 2 awesome, you have to listen fully!!

    McGoohan's blues part 1


    McGoohan's blues part 2


    One of These Days in England


    When an Old Cricket Leaves the Crease
     
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    "Hats Off To Harper", Led Zep Know the score and Ian Anderson said he left Blackpool to be like Roy Harper. I have seen the man a couple of times and he is incredible.
     
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    I remember at the Rhythm fest when someone shouted abuse from the crown and Roy said, "shut up you prat" the guy went silent. What a guy!!
     
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    What about Stainsby when he got fed up with the drunks and just skinned a joint and said "Well if you can't beat em" he is a top cat.
     
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    He is a legend, I need to own more of his albums...
     
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    Jimmy Page & Roy Harper - Hangman


    Twentieth Century Man


    Wicked.
     
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    Some good tunes there from the man and he is still playing !!! :)
     
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    Ignore the visuals; The music is what's important. :)

    Don't You Grieve
     
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    I agree with that!!
     
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    Re: Roy Harper

    Very interesting guy. I have been listening to the posted videos and did a few searches of my own.

    When he was young he was dismissed from the military for "insanity" and has always been a rebel of sorts.

    His music is very complex. I like that he is a master with the acoustic guitar.




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