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Roy: codes and lyrics

Discussion in 'Words and Music' started by HarperPR, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Have you all read Roy's essay - as linked to in pd's front page news?

    Just wonderful.

    But...I wonder if Paul could ask him to write something about The Game next!
  2. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Inspired by your recent post elsewhere on the forums, I "LOVE" you, Linn! And if it helps, I "LOVE" Paul and Roy and all you other Harpermaniacs too!

    (My quotes are for emphasis, not sarcasm--but a little humor is good).
    (imagine a cupid smilie icon here)

    I'm thankful Roy wrote so much in the BOOK about The Game. I feel our feedback is for him to read if/as he chooses.
  3. Barry

    Barry Computer stained fingers

    That would be brilliant!.......Followed by The Lord's Prayer.
  4. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Well, I'm glad we're feeling the lurvvveee in here!:biggrin:

    I haven't seen the BOOK (well, I have glanced at it, but not read it proper like) - what what WHAT does he say about The Game? Is it a lot? Any chance of copying to here. or too much?

    If not, perhaps someone will buy me a book token for Crimbo!:D or can I get it from the library....?
  5. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Quick estimate--1500 words. Facing pictures visiting Floyd in the studio with son Nick. Begins, "The Game is another look at human politics through the wide angle lens of long ages... It's a song that questions our disregard for who we really are, and where we're from, and how long it's taken us to get here..." Roy also mentions art, science, and Religion (imagine that!:wink:).

    Roy mentions Goya's painting of the firing squad executing "The Defenders of Madrid." In the middle he discusses the different drummers' different styles. He puts himself into Game's final verses, and finishes, "I think this is one of my best pieces. I find that there's a shrillness about it sometimes, but the performances are brilliant." He closes with praise for Chris Spedding's one-take solo at the end of the song.

    For more, please visit THE SHOP to buy THE BOOK!:D

    Lurve, JC the NC!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  6. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    The book is absolutely fantastic. Any fan who doesn't have this wont regret making the purchase, or receiving it for Christmas :wink:

    I believe it's much reduced in the Harper shop now too... £20! at that price it's well worth a punt, honestly.
  7. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    Actually worth far more IMHO...
  8. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Thanks, NC, for the 'taster'.
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    I'd totally agree - paid full price when it came out and I really felt like it was worth it - it was a great 'textbook' for a Roy semi-newbie :biggrin:
  10. SHAUN I

    SHAUN I It's so clear on the wings of the dawn

    I agree with Bob, I think I'd have bought it regardless of how much, a great book detailing the history of each song, and also snippets and insights that wouldn't be found elsewhere!
  11. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I agree the book is well worth the investment. It helped this yank catch up after a long drought, and answered a lot of questions.

    A friend got into his poetry first. Now she's beginning to like Roy's music.
  12. Adi

    Adi I've got a zappy little nappy

    hi guys,

    I dont know if I have posted this in the right place but..

    can anyone tell me who is talking at the end of Advertisement (Another Intentional Irrelevant Suicide) on the Jugula album? I always thought it was Robert Plant...but I'm a sad Zep head anyway and like to think that Plant was sitting in on his old mate Page when they recorded it...:blushing:

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