Hammer Horror

b/w Coffee Homeground

Hammer Horror (UK) front


Hammer Horror (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: EMI 2887
Release date: October 27, 1978
Chronology: Kate's 3rd UK single; the 1st from Lionheart.
Highest chart position: 44
Cover photo by Gered Mankowitz
Hammer Horror Lyrics
What it's about: An actor, who gets thrust into the lead role of The Hunchback of Notre Dame upon the untimely death of a friend, ends up being haunted by the jealous decedent.
Running time: 4:39
Coffee Homeground Lyrics
What it's about: A funny look at paranoia. The protagonist is convinced his paramour is trying to kill him!
Running time: 3:38
Hammer Horror entered the UK chart in the third week of its release at #73, and peaked two weeks later at #44, on November 25, 1978.  It held that position for one week, and spent a total of six weeks on the chart.
First pressings have an angled thumb notch on the rear sleeve and "We're all playing a hunch" etched into the dead wax on side A. For additional information on first pressings vs. reissues, look here.
The back-lit cover photo, shot during the Lionheart sessions in August, 1978, is my all-time fave Kate pic! (Here are a few more frames from the same session...)

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