Harper John new album "Fund a mental Christian" ...all kinds of manic repressive stuff! Check out "Soundclick"
.."Harper John" for the new songs!
HARPER JOHN DUG UP THE PAST IN HIS PAST :
At - Ulilang Bundok , Sitio Dayap, Barangay Tanagan, Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines.
A series of systematic archaeological excavation was conducted at the site during 1995 and 1996. Ulilang Bundok is
approximately 32 meters above sea level and has a total land area of 1,136 square meters that are possible or available for
systematic archaeological excavation. Only 224 square meters (or 20%) has been excavated since the first phase
of the project.
This is a secondary earthenware vessel burial site. A total of 66 secondary human burials were found, and relics
included decorated earthenware sherds, plain earthenware sherds, obsidian flakes or chips, glass beads and the shells
of edible marine and brackish creatures. Some of the pottery burial vessels were decorated with polished
stone adzes (trapezoidal in cross-section.)
Ulilang Bundok is significant to Philippine archaeology and especially to Calatagan, Batangas, for it is much
earlier than the other sites which have been reported. The site is dated to the Pre-porcelain period.
The locals had told us that a white lady haunts the site.
A LITTLE MORE DIGGING:
Wrote his first blues song "When I was a young man" (on the current "BEATING THE BLUES" offering as it happens) when he
was - but didn't even know it was blues 'cos he was too young to know anything of value. Played London with the BLACKSHEEP
in the glory, pre-STONES, three-chord/four-on-a-good-nite real indie era. Travelled the world for the next century
searching (though he didn't know it) for a hero. Came upon the dead Filipino, Jose Rizal, in a spiritual encounter (check
him out on the web) which changed his life and his. In the past nine years he has authored six published books including an
Asian bestseller, and has played his "bitter-bitta" thinking blues/news here and there . . . mainly there. Armed with a beaten,
but not down, vintage classical left-handed (of sorts) guitar and a clutch of oddball harps, Harper John can't help but letting
the World know what it's all about.
|Out of Southfields, London, UK, before doing Bermuda,
the Americas and Asia. Somewhere along he lost his way but with the aid of Nostradamus has come back to music and poetic quatrains
of sorts with his punchy Hammer-Smash "Bitter-Bitta" style. He is currently in Hong Kong, beating the dragon.|
reviewers say some of Harper John's songs remind them of Pink Floyd:
to war on Sunday:
has a crazy off the wall sound which complements the lyrical matter - the guy in the song doesn't care and that's reflected
in the slap-happy arrangement. This is like John Ottway at his best. It also has a lot of Julian Cope in it - his low budget
stuff, which for me is as good a complement as you can get!
someone whose record collection includes Ivor Cutler, Ukelele Ike, Tiny Tim, Syd Barrett, George Formby, The Hoioser Hot Shots,
Bonzo Dog Band, Robin Hitchcock, Tyranosuarus Rex etc.; I would like to salute your waltz into whimsy and weirdness.
Princess of the Western Plain:
Pink Floyd-esque. I'm sure you are a fan, I can tell by how much it sounds like Roger Waters. Its pretty good. Interesting,
it reminds me of the album he did alone after they broke up.
Guitar sounds great. A little Pink Floyd spooky sound. The phrasing
is cool. This guitar goes great with this vocal sound. I like the effect ... no hook which I like... it's just a
good story told...
Terror has a human heart:
Melody, chords and song structure sound absolutely excellent, and remind me of early Pink Floyd
with Syd Barrett.