Flashes From The Archives Of Oblivion
Chrysalis CHR1164 (1978)
Album available as:-
(Science Friction HUCD010)
you like your Roy Harper live then 'Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion'
is a very good record. The boys from EMI, headed by John Leckie, turned
up to gigs on a regular basis for about a year. They bustled away
in the background with techno talk. Sometimes they were in the foreground,
muttering and tittering.
Eventually it was decided that enough was enough, and we resorted
to the Abbey Road Studios for a week or two to find out what we'd
got and to do something about it. Many hours of fun if not games ensued,
sorting through a barrow load of tape that was full of good times.
As a footnote, the sleeve caused a strike among the women workers
at the EMI factory at Hayes, where the shop stewards found the picture
of a naked man in that week's new releases!
- Roy Harper
tracks recorded at various concerts in England. Some of his most influential
work. An obscene cover photo.
Michael G. Nastos
1. Commune (Harper) - 5:13
2. Don't You Grieve (Harper) - 2:42
3. Twelve Hours of Sunset (Harper) - 5:48
4. Kangaroo Blues (Harper) - 3:22
5. All Ireland (Harper) - 2:29
6. Me and My Woman (Harper) - 12:23
7. South Africa (Harper) - 5:01
8. Highway Blues (Harper) - 15:46
9. One Man Rock & Roll Band (Harper) - 7:24
10. Another Day (Harper) - 4:01
11. M.C.P. Blues (Harper) - 5:04
Roy Harper - Guitar & Vocals