The Wildhearts

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The Wildhearts are an English rock group, formed in 1989 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The band's sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop music, often described in the music press as combining influences as diverse as The Beatles and 1980s-era Metallica. However, this characterization is denied by the band, who see their influences as being far broader, as shown in the song "29 X The Pain", which lists many of group leader Ginger's influences. Despite several top 20 singles and one top 10 album in Britain, the Wildhearts have not achieved major commercial success, owing in part to difficulties with record companies and many internal problems often relating to recreational drugs and depression. Much of the band's early career was affected by bitter feuds with their record company, East West.

In the band's turbulent and unpredictable history, band members have regularly been replaced, with the only constant member being the band's founder Ginger (birth name David Walls) - the singer, guitarist, and predominant songwriter. Several band members have appeared in the line-up more than once. The band has also been split up or placed on hiatus by Ginger multiple times. The most recent recording line-up convened in 2006 but went on hiatus in late 2010. Ginger reformed the band once again for a special one-time appearance in December 2012, which has been extended to touring in 2013 and 2014.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Earth vs. The Wildhearts 4
1994 Fishing for Luckies 3
1995 P.H.U.Q. 3
1995 Fishing for More Luckies 1
1997 Endless, Nameless 1
1998 Landmines & Pantomimes 1
2003 The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed 2
2007 The Wildhearts 1
2008 Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before, Volume 1 1
2009 ¡Chutzpah! 1
2009 ¡Chutzpah! Jnr. 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 The Best of the Wildhearts 1
1997 The Best of the Wildhearts 1
2002 Riff After Riff After Motherfucking Riff 2
2004 Coupled With 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Anarchic Airwaves 1
1999 Tokyo Suits Me 1
2004 The Wildhearts Strike Back 1
2014 Rock City vs The Wildhearts 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Caffeine Bomb 1
1994 Suckerpunch 1
1995 I Wanna Go Where the People Go 1
1995 If Life Is Like A Love Bank I Want An Overdraft 1
1995 Just in Lust 1
1996 Sick of Drugs 2
1997 Anthem 2
1997 Urge 2
2002 Vanilla Radio 2
2003 Stormy in the North, Karma in the South 1
2003 So Into You 2
2003 Top of the World 1
2007 The New Flesh 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Don't Be Happy... Just Worry 2
1993 TV EP 1
1996 Red Light-Green Light EP 1

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