British songwriter Roy Harper is difficult to box into a neat descriptive package. At times brilliant, rebellious, confusing, anachronistic, sad, crazy, strange or fun- Harper's well known for his excellent guitar work, but is perhaps most famous for being named in tribute on the closing track of Led Zeppelin III; "Hats off to (Roy) Harper". Needless to say, Page and Plant were big fans. In fact, Page plays on Harper's 1971 album Stormcock under the pseudonym "S. Flavius Mercurius". Anyway, he's pretty great....
Here are his first 5 albums:
Download: Sophisticated Beggar (1967) Listen: "Legend" & "October 12th"
Download: Come Out Fighting Genghis Smith (1968) Listen: "Freak Street"
Download: Folkjokeopus (1969) Listen: "Folkjokeopus Medley"
Download: Flat Baroque & Berserk (1970) Listen: "Another Day/ Tom Tiddlers Ground", "Francesca" & "Davey"
Download: Stormcock (1971) Listen: "Hors d'Oeuvres"