So like most people I belong to probably far too many online groups about music or books or games or movies and sometimes the inane comments get to me.
So for those of you out there who care, Roy Harper is a lot more than the guest vocalist on the fourth best Pink Floyd album or a convenient name for a track on the best Led Zeppelin album.
Here’s to the Loony On the Bus who has been producing infuriating and inspiring records for many years. Has been remarkably consistent in his anarchic view of politics, religion and social issues, has influenced his peers and at various times has had Bruford, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, the McCartney’s, Keith Moon and Ian Anderson to name a few appear on albums or on stage with him and still is a thorn in the side of whatever establishment is in power and has a true sense of sartorial elegance.
Which at the end of the day is a great commendation, he pissed off the establishment and looked good doing it.
2 thoughts on “Hat’s off to ****** Roy Harper and Have a ****** Cigar…”
Hear hear! Although I only have a sample of his output, he’s a unique voice for sure.
PS> I quite liked ‘Man and Myth’. And I spy a copy on vinyl, eh? Excellent get!
I liked Man and Myth, there have been a few clunkers but in general as a songwriter he is remarkably consistent.