Dan Briggs re-works Thumpermonkey's Deckchair For Your Ghost


Between The Buried & Me bassist Dan Briggs has reworked Thumpemonkey's Deckchair For Your Ghost. The track is taken from the British prog rockers Make Me Young, Etc album which was released last year, and made the Prog Writer's Albums of  2018.

"This song spoke to me because it has a naturally haunting nature, but I also really loved the dynamic shift that happens in the latter third of the track," Briggs tells Prog. "It made me think of starting the track with the explosion and then really going on a surreal dreamlike kind of psychedelic journey to even further be a mirror image of the original version of the track."

"It was great to have the opportunity to pop backstage at a recent BTBAM London show to thank Dan first hand for his version of our track," adds Thumpermonkey guitarist/vocalist Michael Woodman. "I thought that the original was weird enough, so it's fascinating to see how somebody can react to a piece, and then totally reimagine it from the ground up so that it scores even higher on the wonkiness scale."

You can listen to or download for free Briggs' new take on the song here.

Thumpermonkey will support The Pineapple Thief at Manchester's Ritz O2 on Friday 2 March. Tickets are available here.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.