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
With every other means of producing, recording, and sharing music completely democratized and firmly in the hands of anyone with a beat and a dream, the ability to cut your own vinyl record from a digital file is the final frontier to absolute dance self-sufficiency. And it’s coming. A new […]
From the Guardian V&A, London The refracting prism, the businessman ablaze, the giant inflatable pig: they may be pop’s most anonymous band, but Pink Floyd’s artwork is instantly recognisable – as this stunning V&A show proves Virtually the first thing the visitor to Their Mortal Remains sees is a quote […]
The future of music, industry specialists tell us, is uncertain. People are listening to terrestrial radio less and less, and no one is buying physical copies of albums anymore. Unless, of course, those albums are available on vinyl. This chart shows just how big the growth of vinyl has been […]