THE GUY HAMPER TRIO FEAT. JAMES TAYLOR: Man In There Mouth Of a Cave 7″
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Superb 45 featuring two Hammond-led instrumentals. The A-side is taken from The Guy HamperTrio’s second long player due out on Hangman Records. The B-side is exclusive to this release.
‘Man in the Mouth of a Cave’
I have painted St. Cuthbert’s Cave, Northumberland on many occasions and decided that it was imperative that I write a great jazz /beat theme all about it. (Important info: After Viking raids monks from Lindisfarne wandered the north-east carrying the body of St. Cuthbert. Legend has it that they took refuge in ‘St. Cuthbert’s Cave.’) I wrote the song with my friend Jamie Taylor in mind to have his way with it, which he does to thunderous applause – I should imagine.
‘107 Sleepless’ is a tune I wrote in the early 1980s when me and Mick Hampshire would stay up the entire weekend writing songs for our group The Milkshakes. (We lived at 107 Rochester Street, Chatham.) About 3am Sunday morning we would be flagging and sitting there senseless. I would play this jazz riff over and over for some unknown reason. Meanwhile it should make a nice theme tune to some yet to be written HBO series and make me a millionaire – I should imagine.
GUY HAMPER – APRIL 2023
A1 Man In The Mouth Of A Cave
B1 107 Sleepless (Alt)