Artist – The Guy Hamper Trio (feat. James Taylor)
Release – All The Poisons In The Mud / Fire
All The Poisons In The Mud
Label – Spinout Nuggets
Cat No. – SN086
Release date – 28th April 2023
The Guy Hamper Trio was formed by Billy Childish, after a chat with his friend James Taylor (Hammond organ).
They had played respectively in The Milkshakes and The Prisoners, often sharing the same bill in the early 80’s. And indeed, Billy’s blues ensemble: The Natural Born Lovers were the support act for the early shows of The James Taylor Quartet.
The Guy Hamper Trio is: Billy Childish on guitar, his wife Julie on bass and Wolf Howard on drums – who as it happens was the drummer in the original incarnation of JTQ – and of course features James Taylor on Hammond organ.
The Guy Hamper Trio provide a bottom end, Blues-influenced instrumental mayhem for those unafraid of dirt, germs and true grime. With no particular wish other than to be recognised as the best at playing badly, while they obey no terms and conditions.
Their first 45 (Polygraph Test / Sally Sensation) was released in 2009 through Damaged Goods, and a full-length studio album, ‘All The Poisons In The Mud’, appeared, as if by magic in 2022, also on Damaged Goods.
The title ‘All the Poisons In The Mud’ is also the title of a novel that Billy Childish has been writing, and rewriting, over the past twelve years about his brief plunge in the punk scene of 1977. It is also a quote from I, Claudius by Robert Graves; a major influence on the fifteen-year old Gus Claudius AKA Billy Childish.
This twin-spin single includes the title track from the recent album ‘All The Poisons In The Mud’, backed with a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s excellent tune ‘Fire’ (written just down the road from Chatham when Jimi was visiting Noel Redding’s parents in Folkestone).
After consultation with experts in the field, it was decreed that these tracks needed to be on a 7” single, for the enjoyment of the revellers and all those prone to frequent discotheques throughout England, the UK, Europe, the USA, Indonesia and beyond!
Limited to 500 copies, the eighty-sixth release on Spinout Nuggets, it will be available via the label and all very good record outlets.
Guy Hamper – Guitar, Vocals
Juju Hamper – Bass
Wolf Howard – Drums
James Taylor – Hammond Organ
Recorded at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent.
Produced by ‘Spook’ Loveday.
Engineered by Jim Riley.
Published by Another Music.