The band that defined my music tastes, and were amazingly consistent throughout their career (save for ...Must Be Destroyed!), and the fact that pretty much all of their b-sides were as high quality as their album tracks means this list could have gone on much further...
A song that distils everything that was glorious about The Wildhearts. Riff after wonderful riff, genius harmonies and Metallica-sized heaviness all wrapped up in almost 8 of the best minutes anywhere.
Ginger's punk roots worn on his sleeve. So good they re-released their debut album to include it!
|3||I Wanna Go Where The People Go|
P.H.U.Q. is, for me, a slightly underwhelmig album in comparison, but it opens with an almost unmatchable high. The NY filmed video is a blast too.
|4||The Miles Away Girl|
Fave track from their best album. Earth vs is just unbelievably consistent.
Nearly 12 minutes long, and doesn't get close to repetetive once. By the end, it almost feels like about 5 songs have played, but they complement each other perfectly to fit one giant riff-a-thon.
The first time Ginger unveils his ability to seamlessly twist one riff into another over and over again.
|7||If Life Is Like A Lovebank I Want An Overdraft|
Crazy title, crazier song.
|8||My Baby Is A Headfuck|
Piano driven rock n roll, featuring the genius of Willie Dowling for the first of many times.
|9||The Jackson Whites|
Latter day WH matching the quality of the early days.
|10||Geordie In Wonderland|
Wonderfule ode to the North East, with a mandolin.
|11||Weekend (5 Long Days)|
Was always a humungous live track.
|12||Shut Your Fucking Mouth (And Use Your Fucking Brain)|
Another top title for an absolute punk blast.
The drop near the end will destroy any inferior speakers!
|14||S.I.N. (in sin)|
Love these punky numbers.
As a kid, was my favourite track. Still great.
Ginger's wit comes to the fore, bizarre lyrics to an awesome rumbly bassline.
|17||The Song Formely Known As ?|
One of my favourite rffs to play
|18||Nothing Ever Changes But The Shoes|
Ah, the nostalgia...
|19||29 x The Pain|
Always fun to spot the music references within.
|20||Rooting For The Bad Guy|
Tweety Pie, Kentucky fried?