Hunter Muskett

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  line up 1 (1969-70)

- Chris George -- vocals, guitar

- Terry Hiscock -- vocals, guitar, mandola

- Doug Morter -- vocals, guitar


  supporting musicians (1970)

- Kim Margoles -- percussion

- John Punter -- drums

- Danny Thompson -- bass


  line up 2 (1970-73)

- Chris George -- vocals, guitar

- Terry Hiscock -- vocals, guitar

- Doug Morter -- vocals, guitar

NEW - Rog Trevitt - bass, mandolin


  line up 3 (1973-74)

- Chris George -- vocals, guitar

- Terry Hiscock -- vocals, guitar

- Doug Morter -- vocals, guitar


  supporting musicians (1973)

- John "Rabbit" Bundrick -- synthesizers

- KenFreeman -- synthesizers

- Michael Giles -- drums

- Jim McCarty -- percussion




- The Albion Band (Doug Morter)

- Gathering (Doug Morter)

- Magna Carta (Doug Morter)

- Doug Morter (solo efforts)





Genre: folk

Rating: 3 stars ***

Title:  Every Time You Move

Company: Lilith

Catalog: LR 128 LP

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Comments: sealed

Available: 1

Catalog ID: --

Price: $


Formed in 1969, Hunter Muskett featured the talents of singer/guiatrists Chris George, Terry Hiscock, and Doug Morte.  The trio met while attending London's Avery Hill College where they discovered a mutual interest in folk music that led to a string of performances at local colleges and London clubs.  A 1970 performance at London's Troubadour Club caught the attention of producer Kim Margolis who helped sign them to Decca's short-lived Nova label.


Produced by Margolis, 1970's "Every Time You Move" is an album you should approach with caution.  First, I suggest you ignore most of the recent hype surrounding the LP.  Especially ignore anything that tries to paint this as a lost folk-rock masterpiece.  In contrast, if you're a fan of Fairport Convention, early Strawbs, or Steeleye Span styled English folk, this is apt to strike a chord with you.  That's not meant as a criticism, rather an honest description of their sound.  I happen to like those bands, so while it took a couple of spins for the album's charms to reveal themselves to me, it was worth the time and effort.  With Hiscock credited with writing the majority of the twelve tracks, most of this set featured the trio strumming acoustic guitars over a low-keyed, early Crosby, Stills and Nash runs into Al Stewart historical novel vibe.  None of these songs were particularly original, but the performances were attractive, well produced, and enthusiastic. On material like the title track and the dark ballad 'Midsummer Night's Dream' Richard Hewson's orchestration added a touch of color that was rare for most English folk releases.  As heard on 'Press Gang' and 'Hey Little Girl' occasional bursts of electric guitar also helped.  I will admit that mid-way through side two things began to sound a bit similar and drag, though George's 'Cardboard Man' picked up the energy level.  Still, the collection exhibited a warm and enjoyable Friday-night-at-your-local-Irish-pub feel.  Again, not meant as a criticism, since I enjoy Friday nights at an Irish bar.  


"Every Time You Move" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Every Time You Move   (Terry Hiscock) - 4:24  rating: **** stars

The first time I heard the title track I remember thinking "Crap, another lame, over-hyped folk LP ..."  Complete with extensive orchestration, the acoustic tune was certainly pretty and the trio's vocals were sweet and soothing, but it wasn't exactly rock and roll.  Yes, it's something you might hear at your local Irish pub (sans the strings), but the song's grown on me more and more.  Perhaps a little ragged, but YouTube has a live performance of the song at: 

2.) Hey Little Girl   (Chris George) - 5:01  rating: **** stars

One of four tracks George wrote, or co-wrote, 'Hey Little Girl' added a trace of rock to their patented folk sound.  Yeah, it was more Everly Brothers than Led Zeppelin, but hearing some electric guitar was a nice change of pace.  And the trio's harmonies were to-die-for gorgeous.

3,) Midsummer Night's Dream   (Terry Hiscock) - 4:06  rating: **** stars

Framed by Richard Hewson's orchestration, the dark ballad 'Midsummer Night's Dream' has always reminded me of something Al Stewart might have penned.  Lovely acoustic guitar work throughout.

4.) Press Gang   (Terry Hiscock - Chris George) - 5:08   rating: **** stars

Lyrically 'Press Gang' was another tune that would not have sounded out of place on an Al Stewart album/historical novel.  Pretty ballad that benefited from electric guitar and a slightly fuller arrangement.

5.) Storm On the Shore   (Terry Hiscock) - 4:06  rating: *** stars

Opening up with some heavy Hewson orchestration, the ballad 'Storm On the Shore' has always reminded me of something off a middle-era Bee Gees collection. Complete with waivering lead vocals, it was hyper-sentimental and just a little over-the-top for my tastes, though I'll admit it featured one of the album's prettiest melodies.


(side 2)
1.) Castle
   (Terry Hiscock) - 3:39   rating: ** stars

Certainly pretty, but lyrcally 'Castles' was a bit heavy.  Imagine a bad High School poetry submission.

2.) I Have a House   (Terry Hiscock) - 4:14   rating: **** stars

'I Have a House' added a jazzy touch to their patented folk sound.  The album's most pastoral lyrics - you clearly don't need to have a lot to be happy.

3.) Inside Mine   (Terry Hiscock) - 3:30  rating: *** stars

The acoustic guitar solo provided the highlight on this otherwise bland ballad.

4.) The Wait   (Terry Hiscock - Chris George) - 2:37   rating: **** stars

The album's prettiest ballad ...  Lovely multi-part vocals layered with Hewson orchestration.

5.) Cardboard Man   (Chris George) - 2:18  rating: **** stars

Luckily, George's bouncy 'Cardbord Man' picked up the energy level.  One of the album highlights.  Wish it had been a little longer.

6.) Davy Lowston   (traditional - arranged by Terry Hiscock - Chris George - Doug Morter - 5:09   rating: *** stars

The album's lone cover, their take on the traditional ballad 'Davy Lowston' was surprisingly enjoyable.  Imagine CS&N hanging out with Fairport Convention.  (Apparently inspired by a bunch of sealers who were stranded for four years on a remote island near New Zealand, it's one dark tune.)

7.) Snow   (Doug Morter) - 2:08  rating: **** stars

Morter's moment in the spotlight and it was worth the wait, 'Snow' being one of the album's standout ballads.  Spare, but pretty this one served to frame Morter's slightly ragged voice.  Another song that would have been better had it been longer.



The band have an active website at:


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