Stormcock (studio album) by Roy Harper
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Stormcock is ranked as the best album by Roy Harper.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.
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Hats off to Roy Harper.
Very good chart. Thank for This Heat and Roy Harper.
Excited for more!
FOLK ROCK FOR MARSHALL STACKS
Stormcock stands alone. No other folk rock album rocks quite as hard as Stormcock. Any of these four songs could pop up on the classic rock radio station of my youth, and I would never even batted an eye. It is totally of its time (i.e. early 70s) - epic and grandiose. But without being pretentious or overwrought or falling into any of the other pitfalls of some prog rock from this period. Of course this is not prog rock. It’s just epic folk rock that really wants to turn the amps up to eleven. This is folk rock for Marshall stacks. Hell, even J Mascis would jizz his pants to this stuff (and probably has if know my boy J). If the extent of your folk rock listening experience so far is Led Zeppelin III (lol) then this is the next album for you. I mean Jimmy Page even guest stars as a certain S. Flavius Mercurius (you just have to love that name. How 70s!) The guitar dual between Harper and Page to end “The Same Old Rock” will give any classic rock aficionado their own personal stormcock. Rocky & JasonConfused, if you haven’t checked out this album yet (& you’re listening) you positively need to. In fact I’m pretty sure all the dad rockers of the world would pretty much dig this album. And, I’ll have you know, I’m no closet Dad rocker. I wear that badge with pride as my two little girls would be happy to tell you. We rock all the time. lol. And lately this is what we’ve been rocking out to in the car. The kids totally love it.
Roy Harper has a voice that is just a natural for hard rock. His voice also changes quite a bit from song to song. In “Hors D’ouervres” I swear he channels Donovan singing Hurdy Gurdy Man from time to time.And in One Man Rock and Roll Band, I swear their are flashes of Roger Waters at his most tormented. In fact, Roy may just have missed his true calling. Because he clearly would have been the prefect front man for any 70s hard rock band and become a bona fide Rock Gawd with groupies galore lined around his massive tour bus caravan. Instead he toiled away in relative obscurity. Loved by those in the know but never a becoming a big commercial success. I’m an unabashed 70s hard rock enthusiast, and I just wish I discovered this sooner because it’s become an instant fave.
Grade: A+. An epic folk ROCK masterpiece with the emphasis clearly on the rock. Despite the epic song lengths, it never feels overlong or meandering. The songs feel just the right length. This has become a mainstay in my car over the last month. Again, this is the ideal entry point for any 70s’ classic rock enthusiast out there who’s just itching for the perfect gateway drug into Folk Rock oblivion. The perfect gift for your Dad for this quickly dawning Father’s day, kids. (Hint, hint.) And this hard hitting, immediate album folk n’ rolls itself all the way to number 10.
After listening to this for the first time, I'm shocked it isn't ranked higher. This is definitely one to revisit in the future.
Poorly promoted at the time, and cursed with a naff sleeve, and consisting of just 4 songs, you'd be forgiven if you thought this one was worth skipping. But the magic that is woven into this record... Yes the songs are long, but they don't drag.
This could be Roy Harper's finest hour, helped a little by a certain J. Page on second guitar.
Never thought there's so much power coming from an acoustic guitar...
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