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Monday, 20 May 2019

The St Andrews Vinyl Extravaganza #3

A wee reminder. After a couple of days trawling the charity shops of St Andrews with very poor results I finally struck gold picking up seven vinyl albums at 99p a pop in the British Heart Foundation  shop.

Number 3 is HQ a 1975 album  on Harvest Records from progressive folk artist Roy Harper. I'm not really a fan. I quite like his last album 2013's Man and Myth. However a pal gave me a copy of 1967's Folkjokeopus which is a right load of old nonsense.
This is is somewhere in the middle.To be honest after a first listen I wasn't particularly impressed but 99p is a bargain, in anyone's money for a vinyl version of When an Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease
Dedicated to John Snow and to the self appointed world's greatest batsman and Yorkshire man Geoff Boycott and a particular favourite of a certain John Peel

Roy Harper - When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease


  1. I'm no fan of cricket, but "When An Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease" is a very moving song.

  2. Classic... though I did struggle with the rest of the album too.

  3. Hallucinating light is my next favourite, but that aside a sub genre of colliery bands in pop songs..
    Terry Wogan
    Peter Skellern, etc

    1. If not actual brass bands then there's a 'feel' of brass bands in the music of Badly Drawn Boy's Hour of the Bewilderbeast, Matchstalk Men etc the L.S Lowry song and Alan Price's Jarrow Song. Someone else take up the baton......