Roy Harper is something of an English music enigma, sure he could pick a mean guitar like his early ‘60s British folk contemporaries Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and Anne Briggs. However, a love of jazz, the beat poets, modern classical and earthy US blues and folk would always set him apart from it. Over the years he would prove to be an enduring influence on Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd whilst more recently he’s found a new audience via modern US alternative folkies Joanna Newsome and Fleet Foxes.
Throw in some deeply personal and political lyrics and you’ve got a major talent that’s always managed to operate outside the mainstream and yet somehow be a part of it…….So here at eil Towers we’d like to say “Hat’s off to Roy Harper!” by showing off our current Top 3 Roy Harper items in stock – to see the full collection click here
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Digging on wheels. Green-limbed record collectors have always struggled with safely wheeling vinyl from A to B to C. Sling a record bag over the shoulder? Crush an LP mailer into a rucksack? Wing it with a plastic bag? Let’s face it, the options aren’t great. With that in mind, […read more…]
Ahead of a world tour, revered composer says today’s film-makers sell their movies short by using electronic instruments or amateur musicians Too many films are blighted by lacklustre music, with directors failing to grasp the potential of a great score to enhance the viewing experience, one of cinema’s most revered […read more…]