Hunter Muskett

Hunter Muskett was an English chamber-folk combo that released the 1970 album Every Time You Move on Decca. In 1973, they linked with Keith Relf, who produced their self-titled second album for the Bradleys label.

Guitarist Doug Morter played on subsequent albums by Richard Digance and Maddy Prior amid stints in Magna Carta and the Albion Band. The other members of Hunter Muskett appeared on folk singer Rosemary Hardman’s 1972 album Firebird.

Members: Chris George (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Terry Hiscock (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Doug Morter (guitar, vocals), Roger Trevitt (bass, vocals, marimba, percussion)


Hunter Muskett formed in 1968 while singing guitarists Chris George, Terry Hiscock, and Doug Morter attended college. They performed on London’s folk circuit and landed high-profile slots at the Marquee and the Troubador, where they impressed Decca talent scouts. 


Every Time You Move

Hunter Muskett released their debut album, Every Time You Move, in October 1970 on Decca Nova. It features seven Hiscock originals and four tracks by George (“Hey Little Girl,” “Press Gang,” “The Wait,” “Cardboard Man”), plus one Morter number (“Snow”) and the traditional “Davy Lowston.”

A1. “Every Time You Move” (4:25)
A2. “Hey Little Girl” (5:01)
A3. “Midsummer’s Night Dream” (4:06)
A4. “Press Gang” (5:08)
A5. “Storm on the Shore” (4:06)
B1. “Castle” (3:39)
B2. “I Have a House” (4:14)
B3. “Inside Mine” (3:30)
B4. “The Wait” (2:37)
B5. “Cardboard Man” (2:18)
B6. “Davy Lowston” (5:09)
B7. “Snow” (2:06)

Sessions took place at West Hampstead studios with rookie producer Kim Margolis, who plays percussion on “Hey Little Girl.” Decca soundman John Punter, who drums on “Press Gang,” engineered the album along with 1970 titles by Caravan, East of Eden, Satisfaction, Trapeze, and Walrus. Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson (uncredited) rounds out the studio lineup.

Hunter Muskett recorded two additional tracks, “There’s a Day” and “Gypsy,” for a proposed single that went unreleased.

Weeks after Every Time You Move, Hunter Muskett became a quartet with bassist Rog Trevitt.


Hunter Muskett

Hunter Muskett released their self-titled second album in March 1973 on Bradley’s Records.

A1. “John Blair” (6:42)
A2. “When I’m Not Around” (4:07)
A3. “She Takes the Wine” (5:40)
A4. “Rosie” (3:11)
B1. “Back In Your Youth” (4:41)
B2. “Silver Coin” (2:56)
B3. “Magician” (3:47)
B4. “Lazy Around All Day” (4:33)
B5. “By & By” (1:34)

Producer – Keith Relf
Engineer – Phil Brown
Engineer [Assistant] – Rhett Davies

Acoustic Guitar – Chris George, Doug Morter, Terry Hiscock
Electric Guitar – Chris George (also harmonica), Doug Morter
Bass, Marimba – Roger Trevitt
Organ, Piano – Terry Hiscock

Drums – Mike Giles (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B4)
Percussion – Jim McCarty (tracks: A4), Roger Trevitt
Synthesizer – Ken Freeman (tracks: A3, B1, B2)
Vocals – Chris George, Doug Morter, Roger Trevitt, Terry Hiscock

Bradley’s lifted “John Blair” as a single (b/w “Silver Coin”).


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