WHOM THE GODS LOVE...
That’s where the answer lies / That’s the key to this whole life of ours / You gotta stay clear of things you dislike / Live with your loves and your pleasures by your side / That my dear is why I’m here / On a beach with you by a sea / Drinking this sweet white wine
These were wise words for a seventeen year-old but Allan had wisdom beyond his years. He sowed the seeds for much of what my life would become and was gone at twenty-six.
There's a history in rock of guys who initiate then fade. I'm talking about people like Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd), Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Richey (the Manics). These unusual young men were embryonic in bands that went on to flourish without them. Yet they each set a tone which long surpassed their own moment. Allan was our backwater version of same.
m y T R A X
5-song Demo Medley
composed-performed: Allan Harper (1974-82)