Chris Sutton is the leader of Hornet Leg and he is a bad, bad man. Not only has he played sporadically in three unique and splendid K Records musical groups (Dub Narcotic Sound System on bass, C.O.C.O. on drums, and Hornet Leg on guitar) he even answered email questions sent by yours truly:
1. Why do you make music?
I make music because it’s the only thing I can possibly do. I love it so much and it’s the main driving force in my life be it, listening, performing, watching, or even reading about music. It’s such an interesting question because I can’t think about anything else.
2. What records, off the top of your head, greatly changed the way you thought about music?
Oh man I feel like that answer could be one big endless paragraph. Off the top of my head some front runners would be:
I Know You Fine But How You Doin’-Gories
S/T-Velvet Underground & Nico
White Blood Cells-White Stripes
Upside Down-Fela Kuti
Three Feet High & Rising-De La Soul
This could go on forever…
3. What is the classiest thing you have ever done? Least classy?
The Classiest thing I’ve probably ever done was drink High Tea at a place in London called Selfridges, which serves pink finger sandwiches and they put strawberries in your champagne. It was during the week of the Wimbledon tennis tournament so there were a lot of rich upper crusties and word is that the queen of england has her tea there on certain days.
Least Classy? Probably the time I tried crystal meth with my friend Larry. Pretty weird.
Hornet Leg – Bloody Hands:
The Dub Narcotic Sound System – Fuck Shit Up (cover by The John Spencer Blues Explosion follows):