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Welcome to the world of Ginger. One of the UK's most prolific and best loved rock artists. Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, lyricist, story teller and story maker, Ginger is eclecticism personified. Whether it's producing some of the best loved British hard rock music with the institution that is The Wildhearts, touring with the Scorchers (Jason Ringenberger's band) as Ginger and The Scorchers or solo albums such as 2007's critically acclaimed Yoni or original stints in the Quireboys and The Throbs, Ginger is a unique UK artist to treasure¦
Ginger is set to add to the legend with the release of new solo album Market Harbour. Impossible again to categorise the album is 21 songs/segues/ and sixty minutes and twenty four seconds long. With no break in the music throughout the album, and packed with a weird and wonderful array of samples and loops in addition to instrumentation, the record is a showcase for the diverse talent of Ginger.
From the classic Ginger-esque opener and first single Casino Bay (a mid tempo stormer awash with hooks) to country n western meets Hats Off To Roy Harper-esque skiffle instrumental The Ninns Of Mourning, from the Roger Waters infused House Of Moths to the punked up three minute blast of Overeasy, from the Burt Bacharach lilt of 67 second instrumental Tenants to the beautiful soaring instrumentation and melodies of I Knew You (An Amensis), from the do-wop pop of Couple Trouble to the rolling toms of instrumental Eye Of The Rotunda and the slow build epic album closer Shatterproof with it's haunting refrain of How Can You Kill Something / That Will Not Die, Market Harbour is a wildly ambitious album that only someone of Gingers creative talents could pull off as successfully as he does
1. Casino Bay
2. Soap Hammer
3. The Queen Of Leaving
5. The Ninns Of Mourning
6. House Of Moths
7. How Hard Can You Make It?
8. Awareness And The Great Integrity
9. A Philosophical Conversation About Age
10. Josser Bank
13. Black Yeah
14. I Knew You (An Amnesis)
15. You And Me (That's What I Want)
16. Couple Trouble
17. The Perilous Burden Of Prodigal Obligation
18. A Malibu Chronicle
20. Eye Of The Rotunda
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Ginger is set to release his first compilation of solo material, entitled 'Ten' on 10/10/10 through Round Records.
The 16 track best of album features songs taken from Ginger's last 10 years as a solo artist and includes tracks from the critically acclaimed Black Leather Mojo, Valor Del Corazon, Yoni and Market Harbour albums.
'Ten' also features two brand new songs exclusive to this release - 'No Way Out But Through' and 'This Too Will Pass'. Ginger is best known as vocalist/guitarist with British rock legends The Wildhearts and has a career that has spanned over two decades.
The Wildhearts hits include songs such as 'I Wanna Go Where The People Go', 'Suckerpunch', 'TV Tan', 'Sick Of Drugs' and 'Caffeine Bomb'. Full press campaign BY Duff Press is underway.
1. Sonic Shake
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah
3. How Hard Can You Make It?
4. Mother City
5. Any Way But Maybe
6. Black Windows
7. Church Of The Broken Hearted
8. Drinking In The Daytime
9. The Man Who Cheated Death
10. Only A Problem
11. When She Comes
12. I Knew You
13. Girls Are Better Than Boys
15. No Way Out But Through
16. This Too Will Pass
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Great White Monkey is an acoustic live album that was available to buy at Ginger's acoustic shows (featuring Jon Poole) as a single disc.
The Round Records version features both sets that were played on the night and is now 26 tracks over two discs.
The album was recorded at the Rugeley Rose Theatre in Staffordshire England on 27 September 2003.
2. 29 X The Pain
4. She's So Taboo
5. (Buy A CD Player)
6. One Love, One Life, One Girl
7. Inside Out
8. Hocus Pocus
9. The Daftness
10. Re-Inventing The Wheel
1. (Song Writing Tips)
2. Geordie In Wonderland
3. Sky Chaser High
4. Nita Nitro
5. (Duran Duran)
6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter
7. (Self Harm)
8. There's Only One Hell
10. Spike Milligan 1
11. Pissjoy / Suckerpunch / Nurse Maxim
12. Spike Milligan 2
15. Does Your Mother Know / Sky Babies
16. Space Oddity
17. I Wanna Go Where The People Go
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Ginger is pleased to announce the release of the new album Albion on 31st March 2014, via Round Records. Albion was recorded in Wales throughout the summer of 2013 and was recorded as a band project. The album perfectly showcases why Ginger is one of the UK's best loved and longstanding songwriters with songs as diverse, infectious and compelling as Creepers, The Order Of the Dog and Grow A Pair.
The 6 piece band having played with Ginger throughout 2012 and 2013 all over the world, including European tours with Slash and The Darkness. The Ginger Wildheart Band consists of Ginger Wildheart ' Vocals/Guitar Victoria Liedtke - Vocals (Hey! Hello!) Dean Denzel Pearson ' Drums (Losers/Young Legionnaire) Rich Jones ' Guitar/Vocals (ex Amen/Black Halos) Chris Catalyst ' Guitar/Vocals (Eureka Machines) Random Jon Poole ' Bass/Vocals (Cardiacs/The Wildhearts) Bryan Scary ' Keys/Strings/Vocals (From NYC's Evil Arrows/Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears) It's been an amazing few years for Ginger Wildheart who has seen a massive career resurgence as he became a success story of PledgeMusic.
In 2011 Ginger launched an ambitious preorder for a triple album project through the Direct to Fan platform, and went on to become the biggest success story for a British artist raising in excess of a quarter of million pounds. The album hit the shelves in 2012 and saw the Geordie icon crash back into the UK top 20 charts for the first time in 10 years, as well as picking up an award for Event of The Year at the Classic Rock Magazine Awards later that year.
Not one to rest on his laurels Ginger then released two albums for his Mutation collective in 2013 (released through Mike Pattons Ipecac label) - an extreme project which featured collaborations with the likes of Shane Embury from Napalm Death, Hawkeyes, Merzbow & Mark E Smith to name but four. Perhaps his most unexpected success was the release of Hey! Hello! in the summer of 2013. A new pop rock collaboration with NY singer Victoria Liedtke.
The international twosome hit the top of the official UK rock charts with their debut self-titled release which was picked up by news outlets around the world. Hey! Hello! was also nominated for best New Band at The Classic Rock Awards in 2013 and their single Swimwear dominated rock radio in both the UK and US. In the UK it was the most played song on Team Rock Radio in September 2013 (as well as being playlisted on numerous others). So now in 2014, Ginger releases his 7th album in just 2 years.
3. Grow A Pair
4. Burn This City Down
5. The Order Of The Dog
6. Body Parts
7. The Beat Goes On (Caledonia)
8. After All You Said About Cowboys
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Ginger explains the story behind the release 'The Clout EP was something that was originally made exclusively available to subscribers of the Songs & Words Pledge, 2015, so having a genuine hard copy is a huge thrill for me, as I'm sure it will be for the listeners.
The concept for the four songs was to concentrate on real life heroes, ones that me and producer Jase Edwards considered truly inspirational figures, those pioneers that shaped our past and constructed our present day.
We've chosen Tony Benn, Charles Darwin, Horatio Nelson and, ultimately, you, the one able to carry on the greatness handed down by the greats.
On Record Store Day, we will be asking the fans (those lucky enough to obtain one of these Clout EPs) to send to Ginger, via Twitter, the names of their own four heroes.
I think this should be a very inspirational day for us all'.
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£14.9912' Slade boot silver sawblade shaped disc. Limited to 1000 copies - Slade Boot Silver vinyl - Sawblade shaped disc The Ones That Got Away: Ginger - G*A*S*S was an exclusive fan-club that I set up as a year long project that promised three brand new songs a month. An album, Year Of The Fan Club, was released with my own favourites cherry picked from the years worth of songs.Visit product page →
Out of 36 songs, however, there were always going to be fan favourites that stylistically didn't fit on the album, but were undoubtedly popular enough to release on their own merit. So here it is, the songs voted by the fans, together on this highly collectible piece of limited edition vinyl. When I was a kid fan clubs fascinated me, and limited edition vinyl was like porn. Please, then, enjoy a bit of both on this soon-to-be-available-on-eBay-only-and-sold-for-a-fucking-fortune item while you can. In fact buy two, and sell the other when the market price goes up. Once this one's gone it's gone.
FRIENDS OF BILL: Written and recorded in Los Angeles, a place where the spirit of Rock n Roll has lessened in proportion to the rise of sobriety. It's like a fucking epidemic out there, sober people playing music with sober people while bemoaning the lack of action on the strip compared to yesteryear...when everyone was three sheets to the wind, presumably. Drinkers are usually politely shunned from association with the AA brigade, the hypocrisy of which, I'm sure, is not lost on the sober mafia of famous rock stars who simply made too much money, had too many choices and picked all the wrong ones. Anyway, I'm happy to say that not everyone in LA are sobriety addicts, including the four musicians who played on this song. And the engineer. And all the friends that hung out at the studio and partied 'til dawn.
BLOODY KNEES: The very first song recorded for the G*A*S*S sessions. And as I drove to Atherstone, towards Majestic Splendour, Jase Edwards studio, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't unusually nervous. There would be many songs recorded over this insanely busy year, but only one song was going to kick it all off, and this song would either set a high bench mark or put us all in a perilous state of doubt. Plus I was playing all the instruments in this session (although Jon Poole would later offer some incredible musical input), so the stakes were high. Of course Jase and I have worked together on many albums, and the session went like a dream, with the amazing Givvi Flynn entertaining us all with an army of voices. While a great song it itself, I will always be most fond of this one as the on that started the whole thing rolling.
THAT'S A NASTY HABIT YOU'VE GOT THERE: Another song recorded in the Jase Edwards session that just fell into place. Even experiencing recurring vocal issues (long term throat problems that have no seeming cause according to medical science), appeared to add to the vibe of the song. Crooning was out of the question so I asked Jase if I could just shout it in a Geordie accent, to which he replied in the positive and I set about squawking in my native tongue over a few bottles of broon. I love the final song, that spiteful vocal performance matching the subject matter perfectly. These things aren't only sent to try us but to change things and, possibly, make them better.
PETIT MORT: This one came to me in the middle of the night after my father's funeral. I rushed into the quiet kitchen to record it onto my dictaphone, turning suddenly to see a shadow standing directly in front of me. Once the electric shock of fright had activated every standing hair and bumping goose on my body, I realised it was my own reflection in my mums glass door. I had planned to sing this one myself, obviously, being as the lyrics were so personal. But then the mighty Yolanda Quartey came to the studio and asked to have a bash at it. She nailed the emotion of the lyrics in such a way that I felt the same hair raising goose bumps that I'd felt back in that quiet kitchen. At which point the song became hers. I was never going to come anywhere close to capturing the raw emotion that Yolanda so naturally poured out. While a very easy person to love anyway, I developed even more of it for Yolanda after she made this song her own.
1. Friends Of Bill: Bloody Knees
2. That's A Nasty Habit You've Got There
3. Petit Mort
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Recorded as part of The Pessimist's Companion'album sessions - to be commercially released later in 2019 - and produced by long-time collaborator Dave Draper (The Wildhearts, Ginger Wildheart, Ryan Hamilton, Terrorvision). I Wanna Be Yours - originally performed by John Cooper Clarke and No Regrets - originally performed by The Walker Brothers.
I Wanna Be Yours
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£8.99In 2014, after two highly successful fan funded album album campaigns (555% and Albion) Ginger Wildheart looked at what could be the next step in fan connectivity and the answer was G.A.S.S (Ginger Associated Secret Society www.g-a-s-s.co) an immersive subscription based fan club platform that saw Ginger delivering a new 3 track single every month for a year along with demos and alternative takes direct from his personal vaults.Visit product page →
Tied in with this was an unparalleled (not to mention unfiltered) level of access to Ginger himself with each month giving fans podcasts, Q&A's, personal diary entries along with a slew of exclusive merchandise options and with the sites stunning array of artwork updated each month.
The Year Of The Fanclub album represents a snapshot of the tracks produced for G.A.S.S. with a track listing personally chosen by Ginger. The 12 original songs include a duet with Courtney Love on the second song Honour'and then Kelli Compulsive (Obsessive Compulsive ) features on 'Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now'.
1. Down The Dip
3. El Mundo (Slow Fatigue)
4. The Last Day Of Summer
5. Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now
6. The Pendine Incident
7. Do You? If You Find Yourself In London Town
8. Toxins & Tea
9. No One Smiled At Me Today
11. Don't Lose Your Tail
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The 15 track album "Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before Vol 1" is a collection of covers from some of The Wildhearts favourite bands, and will mark the first time that each member of the band has taken on lead vocal duties on a Wildhearts release.
"The laws that govern success in the music industry would lead you to believe that the best music is the most popular music, and this is patently untrue.I can't wait until we can bring you volumes 2 through to 5000, to prove beyond any sane doubt that the best music is what resonates with you personally, how ever many copies it has sold worldwide."
The album features a diverse range of tracks, from artists including The Distillers, The Icicle Works, Fugazi, Helmet, Soul Asylum & The Decendents.
1. AC Rocket
2. Geez Louise
3. Understanding Jane
4. The World Comes Tumblin'
6. Waiting Room
7. Ice Hockey Hair
8. Possum Kingdom
9. Pep Talk
10. Rocket 69
11. Battleship Chains
12. Rearrange You
13. Everyday Formula
14. The Judge
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"Ginger gave me two instructions: 'Loud guitars and loud crowd' - ¦.I didn't have a choice in either as that's what was captured during the recording' - Live album producer Dave DraperAt a time when we are craving live shows more than ever, Round Records presents ' The Wildhearts - 30 Year Itch', recorded live during the band's The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours during 2019. The 17-track album showcases the incendiary energy that has made The Wildhearts one of the best loved UK live rock acts of the last thirty years.
A perfect moment in time, thirty years from the band forming, that shows a band still at the height of their powers, bristling with energy as they deliver classic tracks such as 'Caffeine Bomb', 'Suckerpunch', 'Let Em Go', 'Vanilla Radio' and 'I Wanna Go Where The People Go'.
Ginger says, 'There are a few authorised bootleg live albums of The Wildhearts doing the rounds, but as soon as Danny rejoined the band I knew I had to capture the classic Wildhearts line up on record.
There were a few reasons for this, the main one being that we're still alive, which is a situation that could change at any second with this group. I also wanted people to hear how insanely powerful The Wildhearts are as a live band.
Pounding drums, chainsaw bass and bombastic guitar riffs, all underpinning harmony vocals and huge anthemic songs that every member of the audience sings like a football crowd. It's a surprisingly emotional blend of noise, passion and unity.
As far as I'm concerned this is a classic album by a unique band playing timeless songs that don't fit into any established genre. Is it rock? Is it punk? Who cares, it's The Wildhearts.'
Although the release date of the album was set pre Covid, the albums Imminent release will give the fans a little taste of what they can't have with the current situation. Mastered once again by maestro Dave Draper, this double album captures the band's balls out performance that still kicks the ass of crowds up and down the country, 30 years since they started!
Dave explains 'Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung was my first adventure into the world of working with The Wildhearts. I carried a lot of pressure on my shoulders to make sure it was as close to the experience of actually being in the crowd. Judging on what the feedback has been since it came out, I can say I think it worked out just fine. So when the time came around to make another live album for the boys, myself and Elliot Vaughan once again jumped in the car and captured a few shows from The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours of 2019. When it came to the mixing, like on Never Outdrunk - ¦', it was really good to hear older tracks having a new lease of life and power from the boys - ¦. the two songs from Endless Nameless'that have made this new album are highlights for me and I'm sure many of you will agree. Timeless songs with all you mad bastards singing your hearts out on. What's not to like? Ginger gave me two instructions: 'Loud guitars and loud crowd' - ¦.I didn't have a choice in either as that's what was captured during the recording, Thank you for making my job a lot easier, guys!'
The album will also be released featuring an exclusive yellow vinyl version and also a CD version with 4 exclusive postcards, that will only ever be available with this version.
The Wildhearts are one of the UK's best loved rock acts. Fronted by the mercurial Ginger, the band have written countless anthems that are woven into the fabric of UK rock music.
The band have nine studio albums, from the iconic debut 'Earth Vs The Wildhearts' through to 2019's critically acclaimed 'Renaissance Man', their first new studio in ten years.
The band are an established live act who consistently sell out venues across The UK and Europe. For all those fans of live music craving something to fill the gap until life returns to normal then this is the album you must have.
6. TV Tan
7. The Jackson Whites
8. Let Em Go
9. Vanilla Radio
11. Mazel Tov Cocktail
12. Sick Of Drugs
13. Someone Who Won't Let Me Go
14. The Revolution Will Be Televised
15. Caffeine Bomb
16. Love U Til I Don't
17. I Wanna Go Where The People Go
Release Date: 04/12/2020