Peter Doherty who had always wanted to record in Hamburg, particularly as it’s where
the Beatles learned their trade, was referred to Clouds Hill Recordings and turned up on their
doorstep unannounced the next day. He fell in love with the studio and based himself there for
the next six months. The album will be available on CD, 12” vinyl and digital download.
‘Hamburg Demonstrations’ includes a new recording of the Amy Winehouse tribute ‘Flags Of
The Old Regime’(now called ‘Flags From The Old Regime’). The album also features ’Hell
To Pay At The Gates Of Heaven’ written after the Paris attacks last November – it laments
the fact that young people are now picking up guns instead of guitars “Come on boys choose
your weapon J-45 or AK-47?” (Gibson J-45 being John Lennon’s favourite acoustic
guitar),’Kolly Kibber’ inspired by Kolley Kibber, the newspaper man who meets a sticky end
at the beginning of ‘Brighton Rock’ and ‘A Spy In The House Of Love’ a title borrowed from
the Anaïs Nin novel.