Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Mad Hatters –The Humphrey Song

The Mad Hatters –The Humphrey Song/Loving You Ain’t Easy – Epic S EPC 4151 (1976 UK)

The Mad Hatters were in fact Mike Batt with Chris Spedding and this song was based on a very popular 70’s advert for Unigate Dairies. The Humphreys were red and white straws (or more probably milk drinking elemental spirits) who “humphreyed about” nicking other peoples’ cow juice. Mike Batt beefed up his original Humphrey March into this very weird single that somehow adds its own sinister spin. The chorus and the near subliminal ghostly whispers are positively eerie … Here is a link to more information on the original campaign including some videos of the original adverts:

Watch out, watch out, watch out, watch out –there’s a Humphrey about!

Click on title for soundclip


Steve said...

Very odd. It's Dr.John The Night Tripper in platform boots presenting Magpie.

Anonymous said...

Love this song, was only a toddler when it came out. Have been searching for days for it on Torrent sites - any ideas???