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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by lemurjim, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. lemurjim

    lemurjim I've got a zappy little nappy

    Hello, I'm Piers. I'm probably the youngest Nick Harper fan, I'm 13 (that's not a Harpet-esque statement by the way). I've been a fan for a couple of years now, I live in London, I first saw Nick play at the 2006 Mosely Folk Festival, then at the 2007 Rhythm Festival, I try to see Nick as play much as I can, but as places like the Half Moon and the Borderline don't let "kids" in, I very rarely get to see him play, the gig at the Union Chapel on the 26th of March was a nice suprise, and I've never listened to any Roy Harper, can anybody recommend a good album to start with?
    I'm travelling to Wiltshire (or Harpicshire as I call it) for the April 18th gig in Marlborough, very exciting.

    I'm glad to be part of the forum! **
  2. SHAUN I

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

    Personally, I would highly recommend Stormcock or Whatever Happened To Jugula..
  3. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Hello Piers. Welcome to the forum.

    You get about a bit to see Nick for one so young! I was at that Moseley festival. He should do it again:wink: That is just the right size festival I can cope with and near enough to the high street to escape!

    How did you first come to hear of Nick?
  4. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Hey Piers, welcome! :m3: Hope to meet you at a gig soon!
  5. lemurjim

    lemurjim I've got a zappy little nappy

    My dad was and is a big fan, he had the "Double Life" CD, which I picked up and listened to for reasons I can't remember, I started listening to "The Magnificent G7" and "The Galaxy Song" mainly, and it slowly turned into listening to the entire album.
  6. Travellerman

    Travellerman Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hello Piers, and welcome to the forum :biggrin: :m16:
  7. Barry

    Barry Computer stained fingers

    Hi and welcome, my introduction to Roy was Flat Baroque and Berserk followed by HQ, so I would say either of these are a good place to begin.
    Of the more recent stuff you may like Once or The Dream Society, I absolutely love Death or Glory which has quite a bit of Nick's guitar playing on, but it is heavy going and deeply personal, if you go for this, try to get the original with the blue and white naked bums cover as it has the poems on which are not on the later issues.
  8. lemurjim

    lemurjim I've got a zappy little nappy

    Thank you for for all the greetings, and for the Roy suggestions :)
  9. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Hi Piers

    Welcome to the site.

    Nick has more than once misremembered my son's name as Piers, whereas it's actually William (he's 12). I wonder if he was somehow thinking of you? It's not a very common name, I think I've only ever met one other Piers.

    Anyway... great to have you here!


  10. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Well actually..

    I've known several piers in my lifeline; there's a good one in Southsea which Ken Russell burnt down filming Tommy.

    Apart from the media Morgan variety; I reckon, I've met about three others.

    Think it used to be quite an upper class sorta name and a cocktail party bumping into thingies from hazy champagne memories. Those Eton Elysian fields....

  11. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    I agree with Shaun I. I had Valentine and HQ virtually memorized before I re-discovered ROY online and across the pond, and with a TREASURE of music left to explore by then. And more to come in the future!

    All the '70s, most of the rest, and LIVE.

    If you haven't the patience for longer songs yet, let that guide you on your first pick. But if they grow on you, the longer ones can possess you. Or pick one with a "back-up" artist you already know (where they are even named!).

    Welcome. Tell all your friends. They might pick on you at first, but we devoted fans are used to it!:biggrin:
  12. SHAUN I

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

    It sounds mad eh, "the more recent stuff" (1990) is still 20 years old..:biggrin:

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