Wisdom of Harry, The
Wisdom of Harry, The
Label: Matador Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


The alias of highly regarded English singer/songwriter Pete Astor and a small group of close associates, The Wisdom Of The Harry was formed in 1997. Initially an outlet for Mr. Astor's burgeoning skills with the Atari console, 8-track tape recorder and junkshop sounds from long forgotten easy listening LPs, the band allied these elements with Astor's flair for the perennial Velvet Underground stylings gleaned as leader of Creation Record's pioneers, The Loft and The Weather Prophets. This potent new hybrid was soon attracting the buzz of critical approval. For many, it seemed, the directness of song and the alien murmur of electronics were equally alluring and The Wisdom Of Harry had all the angles covered...