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What Makes a White Monkey Great?

The Great White Monkey - Ginger

 

TALKING TO MATES THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT SVHOOLS OF THOUGHT ON THE WILDHEARTS:  ARE THEY BETTER LIVE OR IN THE STUDIO?

WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY ARE A CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED BAND!

I PERSONALLY LOVE THEIR STUDIO STUFF, BUT SOME PEOPLE WERE JUST BORN TO BE ON THE STAGE. ‘LIVE’ THEY JUST ADD SOMETHING TO THE MIX

 

The Wildhearts finally made it to Australia last year for the first time, and though the turnout was poor there's nothing we can't change for next time.

For those unfamiliar with their music - think Cheap Trick gone punk and metal and a little bit crazy. OK first of all, this is not the Wildhearts… unless, like many, you consider Ginger to essentially be the Wildhearts that is…

 

Solo he adds something a little different to the mix, something a bit more unusual and usually it makes perfect sense. So here we have amongst the classic Wildhearts tunes treated graciously in the acoustic realm such rock classics as Abba’s ‘Does Your Mother Know?’; the theme from the TV show Cheers (just wish he would cover more TV themes it could be another cottage industry) and the slightly more obvious: ‘Hocus Pocus’ by Focus and Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.

 

Anyone who has heard Grievous Acoustic Behaviour, Ginger's previous live CD, already has an idea what they are in for. Some killer tunes and some entertaining mid-set banter from the man. 



Yes, he's funny; he's the archetypal endearing Geordie prankster but be in no doubt the songs more than stand up for themselves.  

 

So for those of you who have never heard of the Wildhearts before all I can say is 'do try some' for the converted this really is a must have. 

So go get the CD (best to go via the official website here people) and while you're at it sign up on the Forum page to bring the Wildhearts back downunder.    

 

 

Mark