Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
East of Easter
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Atlanta Punk at it's finest
Mr. Dj Stribley | Barnstaple UK | 02/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are few people whom I would describe as an icon, however the enigmatic Harper is one of those few. This album combines the God given talent of Harper as a singer/songwriter together with the imagination and wit of Producer 70's UK Punk Legend Wreckless Eric Goulden who also sings and plays guitar....... and what a combination that is.
The album opens with the screaming banshees that are Harper and Goulden on The Next Contestant, this is followed by Last Man a more subtle mix of 60's style guitar work along with the Vox Organ of Delta Moon's Tom Grey in the background. My favourite track,Health Food and Homicide is next, with a fantastically simple chorus this song could have been a hit if it had been released as a single and received the airplay it deserved. Eyes Like a Teacher is next, one of the weaker tracks it is followed by the angst filled You Can Have It which immediately brings us back into Clays wonderful world of the dischord, chords and notes that really should not be played together but sound fantastic in the right context.The poppy love song entitled Even a Rose follows and then we are into a bit of rock n roll with a story about Clays love for the Airport Holiday Inn where he spends a little time with his special friend, great lyrics and a great riff make this one of the strongest tracks on the album. Little Charlene is next, reminiscent of Goulden's Brain Thieves in it's moody magnificence this really hits the spot before we move onto Princess Phone a sad tale of loneliness. The fantastic dischordant instrumental work by Goulden at the end is almost early Pink Floyd (well it would be if it went on for another hour or so).This fantastic album finishes with Hey on which Goulden plays all instruments and Harper sings "Christ you know I miss you, I never could resist you". Well that's true Clay, 6 years on no further solo albums, the question must be asked WHY?"