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Chutzpah! – New Album Blog – April ’09

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The Wildhearts – Recording the new album – Apr 2009 · Words by Ginger, CJ, Scott & Ritch Day 1 – CJ – Travel Day Day 2 – Scott – First Day Of Recording Day 3 – Ginger – Cooking with Confidence Day 4 – Ginger – Cow shit and salmon. Day 5 – Ginger […]

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Word From The Wild West

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Recording at Willie Nelson’s Studio, June 2005 · Words by Ginger Texas. How can anyone not love this place? There’s a little sticker in Willie’s studio (among the tons of pictures of Willie and his favourite people/things adorning the walls) that says “there’s a little bit of everything in Texas”. Behind the bar at Elmo’s […]

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In the Lonestar State of the Stars and Bars

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

From LA to Texas in a dramatic flare up of events (as detailed in the recent Ginger Says – Ed), recording began at the home of a living legend, Willie Nelson’s studio in Austin, Texas.

Willie has been a hero of mine since forever and I am so honoured to be recording in this wonderful place, complete with incredible scenery and the ghost of Country, Rock n Roll and maverick spirit embedded in the very walls of the wooden studio.

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And Every Time The Chaos Starts…

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Ginger, Jon Poole and Hot Steve – Acoustic Tour – November 2004 · Words by Hot Steve ·s © Nigel Palmer Newcastle – 26th November 2004 Sometimes you know I hate being right. London to Newcastle on a Friday up the M1!. Nightmare!. Set off early? I stressed all week!. I’m not gonna say a […]

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Clinging By The Skin Of Our Teeth – Succeeding By The Thickness Of Our Skin

Sunday, August 15th, 2004

(or: An exercise in name dropping) – Summer Sonic 2004 · Words by Ginger · transcribed by Kris Coverdale Tuesday, 7:00 pm. and I’d had an awful day. Decided not to take a holiday to the Philippines, but have instead sat at the computer and wondered what to do with the coming weekend. The phone […]

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The British Invasion

Friday, April 30th, 2004

The Wildhearts – US Tour – March / April 2004 · Words by Ginger · transcribed by Kris Coverdale Hot Steve – The British Invasion The ten days off since completing the European leg of The Darkness world assault has been an emotional rollercoaster that makes touring more similar to a day off in bed […]

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Acoustic As Fuck 2004

Monday, March 15th, 2004

Ginger, Jon Poole and Hot Steve – Acoustic Tour – March 2004 · Words by Hot Steve Doncaster – 12th March 2004 Hey you guys and gals out there; here we are again! Acoustic as fuck 2004! With the strains of The Darkness ringing in our ears we head out on the road again to […]

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Europe – February ’04

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

The Wildhearts – European Tour supporting The Darkness – Feb 2004 · Words by Ginger Tuesday 10th February – Amsterdam We’ve already been on tour for 4 shows and no-one has yet begun to document the proceedings. Judging by the response, and the off-stage nonsense, to continue the European Darkness tour un-reported upon could miss […]

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Grievous Acoustic Behaviour – January ’04

Friday, January 30th, 2004

Ginger, Jon Poole and Hot Steve – Acoustic Tour – Jan 2004 · Words by Hot Steve Monday 26 January – Wolverhampton Civic Bar Well it don’t really get any crazier for the first day back in the office after the Xmas break! There are certain things that can and actually will happen to just […]

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Song After Song After Motherfucking Song

Friday, August 1st, 2003

The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed – Song By Song · Words by Kris Coverdale ‘Nexus Icon’ opens with an angry Ginger solo vocal and comes packing rhythm changes, a low-fi Groop Dogdrill-esque noisy feel and an overriding sense of urgency. There’s a lot of action packed into its two and a half minutes and as […]

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