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
This week our resident vinyl guru ‘Mr A’ has dusted off his cheesecloth mankini and is heading straight down to the beach to indulge in some seriously rare ‘Islands Funk’ courtesy of Thomas St. John & Winston…… Firstly a bit of background – In recent years the chances of finding […]
Jack White‘s always-ambitious Third Man Records announced today (April 6) that they have no plans to take it easy on Record Store Day 2015, which this year falls on April 18. Elvis Presley’s first-ever recording, the record that Third Man Records calls ”arguably the most important piece of rock and roll […]
Dick’s Picks: This week Dick has chosen this seldom-seen slice of vintage British folk from Rosemary Hardman, if you’re a fan of Anne Briggs, Vashti Bunyan, The Trees, Jackie Whitren, Brigitte St. John et al, read on….this may well be exactly what the folk doctor ordered…. Rosemary Hardman – who, what, […]