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***Ben Harper Appreciation Thread***

LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,281
edited April 2012 in Other Music
Been listening to a lot of Ben lately and figured with his upcoming solo tour, he needs his own thread.

How cool is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD9QSRA ... re=related


Anyone else a big fan?
www.RLMcDaniel.com

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  • NAUjackfanNAUjackfan PhoenixPosts: 2,308
    Much Appreciation to BH!
    From Two Feet Thick's recap of Arras 2010:
    Before the encore, Vedder tells that “our band just got bigger” and Ben Harper joins the band for “Red Mosquito”. Vedder not only talks about “bigger”, but adds that the band has become “stronger and more handsome”.
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  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    LukinFan wrote:
    Been listening to a lot of Ben lately and figured with his upcoming solo tour, he needs his own thread.

    How cool is this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD9QSRA ... re=related


    Anyone else a big fan?
    Holy shit, why have I never seen that before? :shock: That was the coolest Amen Omen video ever!

    I have much love for Ben and all his bands. The music is great and he comes across as such a great guy.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 24,164
    Love his stuff. One of the few acts my wife and I totally love, which ensures that I listen frequently!
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • belinda27belinda27 Posts: 714
    he looks like gold to me! :D
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    LukinFan wrote:
    Been listening to a lot of Ben lately and figured with his upcoming solo tour, he needs his own thread.

    How cool is this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD9QSRA ... re=related


    Anyone else a big fan?

    Brilliant performance! Thanks for sharing! I love Ben...he has amazing passion. I first heard him back in '96 when he opened for pearl jam..and I've been listening to him ever since :D
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    The last time I saw him, he covered Uncle Neil :mrgreen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vFP62ldhB4
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • veddertownveddertown ScotlandPosts: 5,260
    I've been a big fan of Ben's since around 2002 and he just gets better as a writer and a musician. I love his album with the Blind Boys Of Alabama and Live From Mars is essential listening. I was made up when he supported PJ in Europe last time as it meant I got to see him 4 times too!! Good to see him and Ed doing Under Pressure together and he made Red Mosquito sound massive at Hyde Park.
    Like a book among the many on a shelf...

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  • Ben Harper is brilliant, i first heard of him through PJ. Check out his slide skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgBqDk2twvU, I first saw him in Hyde park (england) If anyone like's his music i would recommend one of his early albums, 'welcome to the cruel world'. Brilliant music, very talented man.
    “Kilgore Trout once wrote a short story which was a dialogue between two pieces of yeast. They were discussing the possible purposes of life as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement. Because of their limited intelligence, they never came close to guessing that they were making champagne.” C'est la vie
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    Ben Harper is brilliant, i first heard of him through PJ. Check out his slide skills http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgBqDk2twvU, I first saw him in Hyde park (england) If anyone like's his music i would recommend one of his early albums, 'welcome to the cruel world'. Brilliant music, very talented man.

    I love that he covers Maya Angelou's I'll Rise on that album!
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,281
    veddertown wrote:
    his album with the Blind Boys Of Alabama
    I still need to check this one out
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • veddertownveddertown ScotlandPosts: 5,260
    LukinFan wrote:
    veddertown wrote:
    his album with the Blind Boys Of Alabama
    I still need to check this one out
    You won't be disappointed Roger, it's one of my lazy Sunday morning albums.... ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GooCuXKa ... re=related
    Like a book among the many on a shelf...

    Dublin 02 Arena - 22/6/10. Belfast Odyssey Arena - 23/6/10. London Hyde Park - 25/6/10. Berlin Wuhlheide - 30/6/10.
    Manchester MEN - 20/06/12. Manchester MEN - 21/06/12
  • conmanconman Posts: 7,493
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    conman wrote:
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?

    I'd recommend starting with this..
    10585.jpg
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • conmanconman Posts: 7,493
    afroannnie wrote:
    conman wrote:
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?

    I'd recommend starting with this..
    10585.jpg
    :thumbup: thanks
  • smarcheesmarchee Windsor, OntarioPosts: 14,539
    it wouldn't have worked out anyway

    but for now it's just another, lonely, daaaaaaaaaayyyyyy
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  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    conman wrote:
    afroannnie wrote:
    conman wrote:
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?

    I'd recommend starting with this..
    10585.jpg
    :thumbup: thanks

    I hope you enjoy it...if you like Zeppelin, he does a killer version of Whole Lotta Love on this album :D
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,281
    veddertown wrote:
    LukinFan wrote:
    veddertown wrote:
    his album with the Blind Boys Of Alabama
    I still need to check this one out
    You won't be disappointed Roger, it's one of my lazy Sunday morning albums.... ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GooCuXKa ... re=related
    anything with the slide guitar is nice
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • ekwiptekwipt VancouverPosts: 209
    My wife & I used Happy Everafter In Your Eyes as our wedding song. Now we sing it as a lullabye to our son at bedtime. Definitely big fans of Mr Harper. No acoustic date here for us yet but he's being kind enough to spend independance day with us :-)
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    conman wrote:
    afroannnie wrote:
    conman wrote:
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?

    I'd recommend starting with this..
    10585.jpg
    :thumbup: thanks
    That's the one that got me into him 100%. In fact,I listened to it today and it still holds up
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    Last time I saw him, he tagged Jeremy in the jam to Glory and Consequence. he loves PJ and it shows.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,281
    Last time I saw him, he tagged Jeremy in the jam to Glory and Consequence. he loves PJ and it shows.
    that would be incredible
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • uninnocent-uninnocent- Posts: 5,959
    LukinFan wrote:
    Last time I saw him, he tagged Jeremy in the jam to Glory and Consequence. he loves PJ and it shows.
    that would be incredible
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPh3CJL ... ata_player
    Not the best video, but you get to see a bunch of arms raised in V's. Jeremy starts around 5:35. I've been told he does this tag occasionally so there may be better videos out there from other shows.
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 28,281
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • afroannnieafroannnie Posts: 12,995
    Show #13 was a lucky one for me....
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,909
    afroannnie wrote:
    conman wrote:
    i like what i've heard from him but i never got into him extensively.. what album would you suggest i start with?

    I'd recommend starting with this..
    10585.jpg

    That's where it started for me and man did i ever wear that cd out. I believe i saw this concert on some obscure channel and i was hooked from what i saw. I met BH back stage at the langerado Festival 2007, such a kool guy him and his band IC's.

    I like the way he played out in the crowd, just like my friend Michael franti would do at some of his concerts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrF86XAsuRk

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  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,377
    YES I FUCKING LOVE THIS GUY
    ALL THIS PROJECTS

    HIS BOOTLEGS ARE JUST THE GREATEST

    HIS RELENTLESS 7 STUFF IS JUST MIND BLOWING!!

    I'D START WITH RELENTLESS 7 TO BEGIN WITH OR DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE
  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,377
    LukinFan wrote:
    Been listening to a lot of Ben lately and figured with his upcoming solo tour, he needs his own thread.

    How cool is this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjD9QSRA ... re=related


    Anyone else a big fan?
    Holy shit, why have I never seen that before? :shock: That was the coolest Amen Omen video ever!

    I have much love for Ben and all his bands. The music is great and he comes across as such a great guy.

    NEVER SEEN THAT!!

    OMFGGGG!!!

    THANKS!!
  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,377
    ground on down - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ycYc5Ll2No

    the percussion guy is soooo funny!!

    Heard this song on tour when he supported with PJ, i heard it the odd times (saw him about 8 times with PJ on that tour) and it just instantly hit me..I tried to find the best version, i've been through so many as he changes song all the time, this is the best. Couldn't wait for the studio version but it's not as good at this:

    I will not be broken - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK9idVFFVFA

    Up to you now, one of my all time faves.

    The 'yeah yeah yeah's at the start are so good! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsg00HS_1_g


    His cover of 'drugs don't work' on the live from mars is fucking brilliant, the echo and his voice
  • Brisk.Brisk. Posts: 11,377
    afroannnie wrote:
    The last time I saw him, he covered Uncle Neil :mrgreen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vFP62ldhB4

    HE NAILS THIS!!

    FULL BAND - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEH5GboaG0I

    TRIBUTE TO NEIL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZRV27yakU


    ground on down - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ycYc5Ll2No

    the percussion guy is soooo funny!!

    Heard this song on tour when he supported with PJ, i heard it the odd times (saw him about 8 times with PJ on that tour) and it just instantly hit me..I tried to find the best version, i've been through so many as he changes song all the time, this is the best. Couldn't wait for the studio version but it's not as good at this:

    I will not be broken - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK9idVFFVFA

    Up to you now, one of my all time faves.

    The 'yeah yeah yeah's at the start are so good! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsg00HS_1_g


    His cover of 'drugs don't work' on the live from mars is fucking brilliant, the echo and his voice
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