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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by telemonster, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    hi,
    just saw/heard nick harper for the first time last night at 'bomfest' in barnsley, and was blown away. i'm looking to start buying some of his albums, but where should i start?

    cheers,
    paul
     
  2. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Hi paul. Welcome on board. Like you, i first saw nick at a festival, although i managed to chase him out of the gate and buy a signed album. Never done that before or since.

    Anyways, if i were you, get yourself a copy of "Double Life" and "Blood Songs". If you've got some spare cash after that then get the dvd.

    If you want to find out more about Nick, the try Paula's site www.Houseofharper.Co.Uk (i think from memory). Also, there are plenty of videos on youtube to have a look at.

    Critch
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2008
  3. Uriel

    Uriel I've got a zappy little nappy

    I stumbled accross Nick for the first time at a festival too. Like you I was completely blown away. Haven't been quite 'right' since to be honest. Maybe welcome to the club?

    Last night was very good but Nick only had time to hint about what he's capable of. I'd go with Critch's recommendation of Double Life. It's the nearest thing he's got to a 'best of' compilation and captures something of Nick's Live intensity.

    The Love Is Music DVD might be one to get as well, although I think it has a bit too much in the way of people talking about Nick Harper and could do with a little more of him actually playing.
     
  4. SHAUN I

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

    Treasure Island maybe a good place to start too, some great stuff on it. :m1: :m2: :m8:
     
  5. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Hello you!

    Did we speak then? Where were you standing? How did you know me? Thanks for the comments elsewhere! I'm flattered.

    Glad you enjoyed it. Shame he lost so much time and another 40 minutes of songs.

    Yeah, I'd go with DL and Blood Songs too for starters.
     
  6. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Great minds think alike eh?
     
  7. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    Yes, I'd go for Double Life & Blood Songs too...in fact i did.
     
  8. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    ...and then I'd go for Harperspace
     
  9. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Hiya Paul! Sorry we all got chased outta the tent cos I would have been happy to sell you some CDs :wink:

    I'll go with a 'me too' and suggest you start with DL and Blood Songs, though I think Miracles... or the DVD wouldn't be bad choices either. Heck, just buy all of them, you will eventually anyway :D
     
  10. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    Yes I forgot the DVD! It is superbly put together and a great insight into Nick and his music. It has just the right mix of music, gig footage, interviews with Nick & others. 'A must have'.
     
  11. Green Man

    Green Man Guest

    Hello there, nice to see you! :D

    I can't really add much to the recommendations, as the other folks have advised you well, I reckon.

    However, if you're looking for an insight into the man, the mindset & the string-breaks of Nick Harper then the DVD is a must-have.

    It might just be easier to buy everything & then think of a good excuse for your bank manager later, though!

    Seriously though, enjoy the forum & future Nick gigs. Life will never be the same (only better) after becoming a Harpic fan. :D
     
  12. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    thanks!

    hi,
    you're welcome! and thanks for the recommendations! in fact, thanks everyone for the warm welcome and the recommendations. hell, i'm probably going to end up with the lot, aren't i...! he strikes me as one of those acts who are best experienced live, rather than on record, so i'll definately be getting to some gigs when he come back this way!

    cheers,
    paul
     
  13. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy


    hello,
    i saw you just before we got chased out! mind you, i was a bit skint by the end of the night, and i was still at the 'which one should i buy first?' stage. at least now i know where to start. and yes, i probably will get them all!

    probably see you at the next gig!

    cheerio,
    paul
     
  14. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Just so you know people, Paul, the two good-looking chaps standing to my right (the PR bodyguards!:D) were Craig (with glasses) and Uriel, who posted previously in this thread!
     
  15. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    Linn…flattery will get you everywhere.
     
  16. telemonster

    telemonster I've got a zappy little nappy

    reeto

    bodyguards, eh...? how do i apply? haha..
     
  17. critch

    critch Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    Don't worry, in due time you'll be "recruited". I'm linn's chief bodyguard and escort in the st helens/liverpool area.

    First rule of harperspace is you talk about nick as much as humanly possible.
    The second rule of harperspace is you talk about nick as much as humanly possible. :D
     
  18. Craig_Powers

    Craig_Powers I've got a zappy little nappy

    Based on Nick's last appearance at The Citadel, St.H, a bodyguard is essential. St.H makes Baghdad look tame.
     
  19. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    No, no! For me you have to a) not dare say a bad word about The Twang b) look as good as Caleb from KOL does in skin tight spray on jeans :blushing: c) can serenade me with a few bars of Ronson's Stop Me d) know where the nearest A&E is (oh, that one probably only applies to critch - ha ha!).

    But generally everyone was lovely and helpful to me in Barnsley (except a moron taxi driver, who lost the fare and huge tip as a result), esp all the backstage staff and Stuart the stage manager at BOMFest itself.
     
  20. scotpaulabear

    scotpaulabear Halfway up my own guitar, propping up another bar

    Where I defend myself with my bitchiness, bad attitude and rapier-sharp wit... or so I've been told :wink:

    (nah, I'm little miss sunshine really :rofl: )

    Rule six is there is nooooooo... RULE SIX!
     

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