Monday, September 04, 2006

"Hunter Muskett " (UK Folk-Rock 1973)

Reissue of a long deleted UK folk rock rarity from 1973. After having released excellent albums in 1971 and 1973 the band disappeared. Great multi-part harmonies, fluid electric guitar and strong songs with a rustic vibe and twist of West Coast rock (a bit like Decameron). This, their second album, was produced by Keith Relf of the Yardbirds/Rennaisance. And Michael Giles (ex. King Crimson) is appeared as guest drummer.

One of the better British folk rock rarities of the classic '70's folk rock era..

Chris George (Ac-g, G, Hmca, Vo)
Doug Morter (Ac-g, G, Vo)
Terry Hiscock (ac-g, p, org, Vo)
Roger Trevitt (B, Vo, Mrba, Per)
Michael Giles: ex. King Crimson (Ds)
Jim McCarty (Per)

Producerd by Keith Relf

CD Cover: Front, Back
Sample pic: Click

Download (deleted)

Doug Morter said...Hi, As a founder member of the group Hunter Muskett, I notice you are selling downloads of our material through your site. Who do I get in touch with concerning your release of our product, as we do own the copyrights to these recordings. My name is Doug Morter and you can contact me through dougmorter@hotmail.com

32 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This one is at the top of my wishlist for years!
Thanks a lot Lizardson, your blog is simply awesome.

05 September, 2006 02:18  
Blogger Donno said...

Wonderful to hear this one again and once more so much better than I recall. Crisp clear production on sparse instumentation and excellent vocals. A real treat!!
Thank you so much.
Cheers
Donno

05 September, 2006 06:16  
Anonymous Steve said...

boy, I'd love to hear this album....any possibility for a kind soul to re-upload it for more ears to hear?

Steve

12 January, 2007 10:44  
Anonymous Doug Morter said...

Hi,
As a founder member of the group Hunter Muskett, I notice you are selling downloads of our material through your site. Who do I get in touch with concerning your release of our product, as we do own the copyrights to these recordings.
My name is Doug Morter and you can contact me through dougmorter@hotmail.com

17 April, 2007 03:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lizardson.

Many thanks for a great blog and many thanks for your efforts to kepp old folk music alive by posting, not selling, records on your site.
Unfortunately there's always relics who can't understand that this is a good thing. Instead of complaining they should be grateful for what you do to keep their name and music in peoples minds forever. I'm sure some people even search for and buy the records when they get this kind of reminder. So to Doug Morter I will say that I will delete my download and forget you ever excisted.

The Swede.

17 April, 2007 20:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From their second communication with you, it seems that the group is not opposed to their music being available for download. Can it be reposted if indeed this is the case?

19 April, 2007 04:27  
Blogger chris george said...

Hi Chris George here. Along with Doug and Terry, we formed the band so that our music could be heard.
Please feel free to enjoy.

20 April, 2007 03:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Mr. George. Your generosity is very appreciated. I hope the album can soon be reposted.

21 April, 2007 00:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Mr. George.
It is a very good album. The playing and the singing is balm for the soul.

The Swede.

21 April, 2007 18:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of another go at posting this one somone please???

05 June, 2007 02:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Hunter Muskett on their 1973 tour (they were supporting Ralph McTell) and I went out and bought this album the next day. I very much regret that I no longer have a copy of the lp. I had thought it was reissued on vinyl and/or CD but have been unable to track down a a copy. I emailed Doug Morter direct but he hasn't replied as yet. Does anyone know if it is available anywhere on cd? It ought to be! I can still remember the songs on that album even though it must be 20 years since I heard it. Please (bearing in mind the comments above) can it be reposted?
Best wishes to all.
Simon

08 November, 2007 01:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think both our albums are now available on cd. I obtained one from Amazon the other day. And talking about Ralph McTell, what a great tour that was. We played to great audiences in some of the country's best venues, supporting one of the nicest guys in the business. It doesn't get much better than that. I've gone all misty-eyed. Enjoy the songs. Terry Hiscock

16 November, 2007 22:51  
Anonymous doug morter said...

Hi,
My name is Doug Morter, and it seems I have caused some concern over downloads of our music. I love people to download and enjoy our music, BUT, People tell me your intentions are good. I never was against our music getting to the people who like it, I am against people who are selling our music without telling us, or thinking we are dead and gone so therefore, can, reproduce our records, without telling us, and therefore make money. Like Lilleth, who have never contacted us, think they can make CD's, without our permission, although it's great we have a new audience, please, at least, they should send us a copy of the products, so we can decide, if it's ok. Maybe my old collegues think differently, but after 40 years of ripping yarns from record companies, you must understand my scepticsm! I am the only member of Hunter Muskett still working professionally, and I feel I should protect my friends, especially Terry Hiscock and Chris George, who wrote so many good songs on our first records. I have just completed a tour of the UK , and there were so many good friends
including my old collegues from Hunter Muskett who were there. If you have any knowledge through your website, about these companies, who are selling our songs, I would really appreciate some information. Meantime, sorry if I pissed of your bloggers!

15 December, 2007 06:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great blog. I have a vinyl copy of Hunter Muskett's 1973 LP still in a pretty mint condition (mt Dad gave it to me in the 1980s and I loved it - being a massive CSNY fan at the time, a bit retro for the new romantics). Anyway, I would love to hear a CD/digital version.

Please, please repost it, if the band have no objections. Alternatively, I would be very happy to purchase a legitimate CD copy from anyone (the Band?).

It was a truly fantastic record.

09 April, 2008 02:45  
Blogger kodak ghost said...

I was Hunter Muskett fan years ago, and still have the "Silver Coin" single. Managed to pick up the CD ( and Pete Coe - Long Company) in Tower Records in Bogota of all places. Keep the muisc coming. What a great resource for all of us with dying vinyl and nothing to play them on.

28 May, 2008 11:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Silver Coin" is such a great composition.I love the Bridget St. John version but I need to hear the original.I ordered the first Hunter Muskett album from Amazon,but this second album is unavailable.A repost would be so very appreciated! It seems to be the only way I'll get to hear it.

08 June, 2008 05:41  
Blogger TB said...

It sounds like the band members are OK with a repost of the music. Can you repost? Also was wondering if you could answer a question: I've been researching Mike Giles' session work, and can make out in one of your photos that he is thanked, for performing on certain selections, in the notes on the back of the LP cover. Could you tell me exactly which tracks are indicated? It looks like 1, 2 & 3 on side one and 1 & 4 on side two, but I'd like to be certain. Thanks!

29 June, 2008 04:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also attended one of the gigs of the Ralph McTell. And what a performance.. blew my mind. Found the vinyl a year later and managed to get hold of the CD from the States, a Hugo-Montes Production 2004, complete with lyrics. Of my 200 or so CD's, this is without doubt my number one. To any of the original band reading this, "Brilliant, awesome".

27 August, 2008 06:53  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also attended one of the gigs of the Ralph McTell. And what a performance.. blew my mind. Found the vinyl a year later and managed to get hold of the CD from the States, a Hugo-Montes Production 2004, complete with lyrics. Of my 200 or so CD's, this is without doubt my number one. To any of the original band reading this, "Brilliant, awesome".

27 August, 2008 06:57  
Anonymous john said...

This album has been a favorite of mine since picking up a copy at a library book/record sale about 10 years ago. When I noticed that Mike Giles played drums, well, that was an added bonus. But really, this is an ablum of great depth and feeling. There are 3 tracks in particular that stand out for me: "When I'm Not Around", "Rosie", and the gorgeous "Silver Coin".

08 April, 2009 02:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to purchase this cd anyone know where how?

04 June, 2009 03:11  
Anonymous emmett said...

The 1973 LP isn't on CD... time for a re-up. Let's do this!

17 December, 2009 22:53  
Anonymous sandie seward said...

I have been reading these comments with interest, Hunter Muskett were just such a good band, they deserve a "new lease of life".
I bought their album back in the mid seventies, was forced to sell it along with a substanscial part of my vinyl collection a few years later to pay back Poll Tax arrears. However I found a new copy on eBay and although it cost me quite a bit, it was worth every penny to have it back again.

Thank you for an interesting blog feature.

Sandie.

19 December, 2009 00:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This album is available at http://www.filestube.com/162e512fab29aabf03e9/go.html

21 February, 2010 21:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that doesn't work, try... http://rapidshare.com/files/144218345/Hunter_Muskett_-_1969_Hunter_Muskett.rar

21 February, 2010 21:53  
Blogger Terry said...

For all of you kind enough to remember Hunter Muskett with affection (if not reverence!), do try and catch us at the Aspinell Arms in Clitheroe on Friday 7 May 2010 for our first reunion gig in 40 years. Same line up - same songs - same arrangements. See Aspinell Arms website for details.
Terry, Chris, Doug and Roger

17 March, 2010 22:33  
Blogger Terry said...

Hunter Muskett appearing for first reunion gig at the Aspinell Arms, Clitheroe on Friday 7 May 2010. Same line up - same songs - same arrangement. Hope you can all make it.
Terry, Chris, Doug and Rog

17 March, 2010 22:36  
Anonymous jimHS said...

Interested to read these messages. Roger Trevitt was known to me for a variety of reasons back in the '60s (Station Rd., Carre's, bass & Beathovens) before he joined Hunter Muskett.
Anybody know where he is now?

09 June, 2010 15:38  
Blogger RT said...

Yes, Jim, I'm here!

Where are you?

RT

15 July, 2010 00:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Doug Morter is touring with Jerry Donahue! I consider that a pretty big deal...would love to see that except I'm in the USA...

15 July, 2010 08:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. This album is really good. Some of the tunes sound a bit like James Taylor fronting CSN(Y). I hope that doesn't offend -- I really dig it.

2. If the band or anyone else can point me at a CD of *this* album (was it from 1969, 71 or 73?? details differ depending on the source) I'd snap one up despite already having the files.

3. Thanks to anon who posted a link to a rip @128, it's better than not hearing it.. if the band are cool with it (and it sounds like they are), a re-post would be lovely. This should really be more widely known... and I don't say *that* very often, I assure you

:)

16 July, 2010 01:26  
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