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Roy Harper: Waiting for the Bullets to Fly

Mark Williams, Rolling Stone, 14 June 1969

"I'M NEVER going to be a music industry hype. If they ever tried to make me into that I'd go round to what are considered to be the 'underground' newspapers and blow the whole lot, I'd say, "Well I'm supposed to be the next big hype folks, so don't believe a bloody minute of it." That's my attitude to the business. I'm not in it for those gains at all. They're not gains, you see; that's the trick you're supposed to believe. I've got my own gains and I've never really counted them."

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