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Like A Mountain - Deep Throat Choir

Like A Mountain - Deep Throat Choir

Kicking off the Amorphous Sounds Singles Club, Deep Throat Choir release“Like a Mountain” - a reworking of the 1970’s protest song, “You Can’t Kill the Spirit”. The original song was written by Naomi Littlebear Morena in 1977, and became the leading anthem of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp - a live-in occupation and protest movement against nuclear armament, spanning over 20 years.

Deep Throat Choir were due to perform “Like a Mountain” amongst other songs from the Greenham Common Songbook at the Barbican in March 2020, as part of an evening celebrating Richard King’s book “The Lark Ascending” - an exploration of music and movements in Britain over the last century. Following the show’s cancellation, the choir were invited to record from isolation by film-maker Poppie Skold, using phones and basic recording set-ups.

Deep Throat Choir
Like A Mountain


“Like a Mountain” was chosen and arranged by Tanya Auclair.

“Reading through the songbook and watching Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson’s great documentary ‘Carry Greenham Home’, I was shook by how valid their message is today, nearly 40 years on. It was frustrating, but kind of reaffirmed how long it takes for real change to happen. It was also exciting to think about how our dreams of a radical vision of a better world have been handed from one generation to the next. When I dug further and found Naomi Littlebear Morena’s lyrics for You can’t kill the Spirit - “she’s like a mountain / old and strong / she goes on and on” - the image of a mountain really stayed with me and became a potent symbol of resistance: how far back it goes, how much it will change and evolve, that strength is a collective effort, that collective efforts can provide a home for new life and ideas, that power can come from holding firm.” Tanya Auclair - Deep Throat Choir.

Like A Mountain

In respect of Naomi’s own work advocating for, and supporting survivors of domestic violence, the single will also run as a fundraiser Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Sistah Space, a local community based non-profit initiative created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls.