Artist – The Guy Hamper Trio / Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
Release – 100 Yds Of Crash Barrier 7″
100 Yds Of Crash Barrier
100 Yds Of Crash Barrier
Label – Spinout Nuggets
Cat No. – SN104
Release date – 29th September 2023
Wild Billy Childish has been recording and performing since the 1977 punk explosion. The Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, The Headcoats and The Buff Medways being but a smattering of the musical outfits that Billy has been involved with part time – his day job being an internationally recognised artist and poet.
The Guy Hamper Trio was formed by Billy, 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. One of Billy’s other groups, The Natural Born Lovers, were also the support 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 on drums, and also features James Taylor on Hammond.
CTMF (The Chatham Forts) was the first name Billy came up with for a group whilst he was Head of Research for The Medway Military Research Group – investigating the Medway Fortifications (as well as being an Apprentice Stonemason at Chatham Dockyard, Kent, 1976). But it wasn’t until 2013 that Billy got around to utilising the name.
CTMF also features his wife Julie on bass/vocals and Wolf Howard on drums (both Wolf and Julie playing with Billy in previous incarnations over the years).
The Guy Hamper Trio provide low end, blues-infused, instrumental mayhem, for those unafraid of a large chimney stack perhaps falling and crushing their new car, or at least maximum rhythm ‘n’ punk.
CTMF, described by Billy as ‘the epitome of modern: the sound of yesterday, tomorrow!’.
This fully-loaded twin-spin single offers two renditions of Billy’s ‘100 Yds Of Crash Barrier’, provided by two of the leading ensembles active on the current moronic music scene.
Limited to 500 copies, released on Spinout Nuggets, this ‘Mississipi groover’ will be available via the label, the group and all (only) good record outlets.
The Guy Hamper Trio: –
Guy Hamper – Guitar, Vocals
James Taylor – Hammond Organ
Juju Hamper – Bass Guitar
Wolf Howard – Drums
Tom Morley – Trumpet
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF: –
Billy – Vocals, Guitar, Vocals
Juju – Bass Guitar
Wolf – Drums
Produced by ‘Spook’ Loveday.
Recorded at Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent.
Engineered by Jim Riley.
Published by Another Music.