Roy Harper (Official Thread)

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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


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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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Jimmy Page & Roy Harper - Hangman


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Ignore the visuals; The music is what's important. :)

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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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