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Radio Ginger, Episode 11, 18th December 2012

Cue the inconsolable weeping...

Yes folks, here's the FINAL episode of Radio Ginger, a four hour extravaganza, during which Ginger and Rich are joined by the following: Rodney Speed (of The Rodney Speed Experience), Jake Szufnarowski (NYC promoter), Sully (of Role Models), Jane (Ginger's missus), Chris (Ginger's merchandise dude), and Tony Wilson (Bloodstock radio producer).


Pantera - Rise
Distillers - Sick of it All
Kirsty MacColl - A New England
Deerhoof - Kids are so Small
Graham Coxon - Jamie Thomas
Helix - There Ain't no High like Rock'n'Roll
The Good Rats - Rat City in Blue
Star Spangles - Another Way to Hold me Down (Jones's choice)
Oaf - We know why You're Rubbish at Darts
Long Riders - Looking for Lewis and Clarke (5 o'cock drinking song)
Riot - Don't bring me Down
The Jim Jones Revue - It's gotta be About Me
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation (Rodney's choice)
J Roddy Walston and the Business - Used to Did (Jake's choice)
Kix - Mighty Mouth
Hayseed Dixie - I'm Keeping your Poop in a Jar
Bob Mould - (dunno the song, but it was from his new album)
Kvelertak - Mjød (Jones's and Ginger's choice)
Polyphonic Spree - Running Away (Marmite moment)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Neurotic Outsiders - Jerk (Chris's choice)
ELO - Midnight Blue
Ramones - I don't Wanna Walk Around with You
Bay City Rollers - Shang-a-Lang
Giuda - Here comes Saturday Night
Gallows - Vapid Adolescent Blues (Jones's choice)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - There She Goes my Beautiful World (Jones's choice)
The Lions - Girl from the North Country
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower (Tony's choice)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights (Jane's choice)
Devin Townsend - Bend it like Bender
The Drips - Broken (Jones's choice)
Little Hell - Haemotoxic
Exit_International - Glory Horn

The final song was actually a new track from The Bronx, but due to the fact that those naughty boys didn't have permission to play it, I've removed it from the recording at Rich's request.

Man, this was probably my favourite episode of all!  Soooooo much good shit, punctuated by some excellent anecdotes and general tomfoolery.

Thank you, Ginger and Rich - radio is a bleaker place without you!
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Radio Ginger, Episode 10, 14th December 2012

As Radio Ginger came to a much lamented end this week, it appears that one episode has been lost in radio purgatory.  Episode 9 aired on the 30th November, and then was erroneously repeated the following week.  Subsequently, episode 10 was broadcast a week late, on the 14th December, and then the finale followed on the 18th.  Now, Ginger mentions in episode 10 that there are two more episodes to go, and only one of these (the finale) has surfaced.  So by my reckoning, there's still an unaired episode floating around somewhere.

Anyway, here's episode ten.  Ginger's on his own for this one, apart from the disembodied voice of Medium Sized Tim twiddling the knobs.  With no Rich Jones present to reign him in, Ginger unleashes upon us, among other things, a terrifying array of cheesy pop music.  On a metal radio station.  Punk rock, baby!


Journey - Stone in Love
Rufus Wainwright - Between my Legs
Jason Little - Department of Disappearance
The Proclaimers - Wine & Women
Bellefire - Say Something Anyway
Sparks - Eaten by the Monster of Love
M2M - What you do About me
Carrie - Breathe Underwater
Blue OC - Hungry Boys
Nash Kato - Cradle Robbers
Roger Taylor - Good Times are Now
Nada Surf - All is a Game
Ween - Ocean Man
Imani Coppola - State of the Art
Muse vs. Marvin Gaye - Newborn in a Vinyard (Medium Sized Tim's mash-up of New Born and Heard it through the Grapevine)
Enuff Z'nuff - The Man Without a Head
Trail of Dead - Lost Songs
Matthew Sweet - Don't Cry no Tears
Big Star - Feel
Cardiacs - Tarred and Feathered
Rachel Sweet - B.A.B.Y.
Blue Mountain - Lakeside
Richard Thompson - Feel so Good
Alice Cooper - I Love America
Y & T - Squeeze

This week's big surprises were the Roger Taylor solo offering, the post-hair metal Enuff Z'nuff track, and the uncanny Muse/Gaye mash-up.  The Richard Thompson song was pretty cool; it reminded me that Paul's friend lent us a bunch of his CDs, and I really need to give them a listen.  It was also interesting to here that Dada is Ginger's favourite Alice Cooper album.
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Radio Ginger, Episode 9, 30th November 2012

Episode 9 of Radio Ginger was originally broadcast way back on 30th November.  Unfortunately, that afternoon I was distracted by the small children that were running rings around me, and I failed to hit the record button until halfway through the show.  "Never mind," I thought, "I'll just record the Sunday night repeat."  BUT!  TotalRock Radio have taken the ill-advised move to rebrand themselves as BloodStock Radio, and since then their schedule has been in somewhat of a kerfuffle.  So there was no repeat on Sunday night!  I was devastated by this failure, but as luck would have it the show was repeated again on 7th December.  There was supposed to be a new episode that day, so lord knows what happened to that.  Episode 9's a real cracker, so I'm very glad to have managed to catch it in its entirety at last.

Guests: Chris Catalyst (stepping in for Rich Jones), Kelli Compulsive (singer from Obsessive Compulsive), and Tim the Human Clock.


Giuda - Scoring Gold
The Hickey Underworld - Theory (dedicated to Scott from Exit International)
Big Black - El Doper
McLusky - Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues (Chris's choice)
Bad Brains - Sacred Love
Fugazi - Waiting Room (Kelli's choice)
The Babys - I Was One (Marmite Moment)
Against Me - White Crosses
The OC - Dollar Signs (Kelli's choice)
NRBQ - One of the Boys (5 O'Clock Drinking Song)
TalkTalk - Life's what you Make it (Chris's Choice)
Starz - Cherry Baby
Sugarplum Fairies - Weird She Said
Tegan and Sara -
Black Dynamite - The Time that you're Feeling Alright Beats the Time that You're Feeling Low (Tim's choice)
Torch - Grenades
Badicus (Bodicus?  Baddicus?  I really don't have a clue, and Google is no help!) - This Conversation is Over (Kelli's choice)
Alan Hawkshaw - Blarney's Stoned (Chris's choice)
Danny Elfman - Theme from Pee Wee's Big Adventure
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Radio Ginger, Episode 8, 23rd November 2012

Here it is at last, the eighth installment of Radio Ginger.  Now, there were some technical difficulties with this one.  The show was pre-recorded, and for some reason Total Rock Radio only played the second half, and cut off the ending!  Also, the sound is a bit weird.  Oh, and I believe that the guest is Ginger's manager Gav, plus a lady called Tina.


Soul Asylum - Closer to the Stars
Reverend Horton Heat - (Five O'Clock Drinking Song)
Slash - Anastasia (Gavin's Choice)
NoMeansNo - The Fall
Wilco - Casino Queen
Barry Manilow - Mandy (Ginger Plays a Ballad)
Test Icicles - Your Biggest Mistake (Jones's Choice)
Wayne Kramer - A Crack in the Universe
Grand Theft Audio - As Good as it Gets

Christ, Test Icicles!  I'd forgotten about them.  Wayne Kramer's solo record sounded killer.  Also, it was good to hear some NoMeansNo, I've been listening to them a lot recently.
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Radio Ginger, Episode 7, 16th November 2012

This was actually first broadcast live on the 12th of November, and then repeated in the normal Friday afternoon slot.  Special guest is Jeff Angell, of the bands Walking Papers and Post Stardom Depression (I just youtubed Post Stardom Depression and... hot diggity damn!  He's one heck of a frontman.).

By the way, when I recorded this on Monday, the sound kept cutting out in the second half, so I re-recorded the second hour on Friday, and spliced them, and I apologise if there are any volume level changes.


Fountains of Wayne - Radiation Vibe
Alkaline Trio - Continental
Aerosmith - Chiquita
The Bronx - Cobra Lucha
Ghost of a Thousand - Knees Toes Teeth (Jones's Choice)
The Walking Papers - Red Envelopes (Jeff's choice - his own band!)
Ryan Adams - This is It
Ratt - Round and Round
All Saints - Black Coffee (Marmite moment - yes, really)
Todd Rundgren - Bang On the Drum all Day (Five O'Clock Drinking Song)
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick
Post Stardom Depression - Drop Dead Gorgeous (Jones's Choice - Jeff's other band)
Raven -
The Baseballs - Umbrella (Cover Version that's Better than the Original)
Vomit Supreme - Bittersweet Love (the band sent Ginger their CD and he played a song!)
REO Speedwagon - I'm Gonna Keep on Loving You (Ginger Plays a Ballad)
Canaya -
Carter USM - Rubbish
American Hi-Fi - Surround

Nice to know that Ginger's up for playing songs from unsigned bands who send their CDs in.

God, I haven't listened to Carter USM in an age, time to put the CD on iTunes!
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Radio Ginger, Episode 6, 9th November 2012

Here's the sixth installment of Radio Ginger.  I'm going to start making a note of who the special guests are that Ginger and Rich have in the studio.  This week it was Carmen Pie, Steve Berry (formerly of TalkSPORT radio), and a lady called Karen.  Oh, and this was pre-recorded last week.

Track listing:

Anthrax - AIR
A Hundred Reasons - Find You
Zeke - Let's Get Drugs
Therapy? - Long Distance
Puffy - Asia no Junshin
Guitar Wolf - Wild Zero
Atari Teenage Riot -
Elastica - Line Up
Biffy Clyro - Glitter and Trauma
Trucker Diablo - Drink Beer, Destroy (Five O'Clock Drinking Song)
Low Fidelity Allstars ft. Pigeonhed - Battle Flag
The Makers - Better Way Down (Jones's Choice)
Masters of Reality - High Noon Amsterdam
The Small Faces - Afterglow of your Love (Stevie's Choice)
Suicidal Tendencies - I'm Not Crazy
Elvis Costello - What's so Funny about Peace, Love and Understanding
Stiff Little Fingers - At the Edge

It was a nice treat to hear some Masters of Reality, an old favourite of mine.  Oh, and Trucker Diablo and The Makers both sound very promising indeed, I really must invest in their albums.

Ginger and Rich did a live show this afternoon, and I recorded it, but my internet kept cutting out, and so there are chunks of audio missing.  However, I believe that this is the show that they're going to broadcast on Friday, so hopefully I'll be able to re-record it without my internet being all lame-ass.
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Radio Ginger, Episode 5, 2nd November 2012

In case anyone's wondering, last week Total Rock played a repeat of episode one of Radio Ginger.  Episode 5 was the first live one in quite a while, since they had to pre-record all the shows that aired during the Slash tour.

Playlist (thanks to Ian on the Wildhearts Facebook group):

Sepultura - Arise
NOFX - Don't Call Me White (in error)
Voivod - Clouds In My House
NOFX - Don't Call Me White (successfully this time)
Asian Dub Foundation - Buzzin'
Tricky - Black Steel (Cover Version that's Better than the Original)
Frank Zappa - Doreen
Pink Grease - Into My Heart (Jones's Choice)
Satellite Party - Hard Life Easy
Nuclear Assault - Game Over
Dr. Hook - Cover Of The Rolling Stone (5 o'clock Drinking Song)
Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
Menswear - Daydreamer (Marmite Moment)
Rival Schools - Used For Glue
Placebo - Nancy Boy
Flash Bastard - Rock And Roll Must Be Destroyed (Jones's Choice)
Jackdaw 4 - Melanoma
Primal Scream - Country Girl
The Jellys - Lemonade Girl
Moral Dilemma - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains

I really enjoyed the new Jackdaw4 album - I think I'll have to pledge for that one as well!  Flash Bastard and Moral Dilemma are a couple of new bands that I'm going to be checking out.  Menswear was the big surprise in this show.  I really didn't remember them sounding so good back in the 90s!
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Radio Ginger, Episode 4, 19th October 2012

A particularly enjoyable show from Ginger & co this week, featuring a number of acts that I have a special soft spot for.  Shame it was tainted by this week's "Marmite moment" being those monstrous cunts Towers of London!  I hadn't heard them in ages, and had half forgotten they existed, and then I heard Donnie Tourette's annoying mockney whine and immediately wanted to go and murder some kittens.  

Ginger said that he understands that the Towers are not to everyone's taste, but he thought that at that time the record industry needed a band like them to shake things up.  I agree, but I think that the band to do that was actually the GALLOWS, a band who combine authentic punk rock frenzy with socially conscious lyrics and top-notch songwriting.  Note that while the Towers have vanished into obscurity, Gallows are still being lauded by the alternative music press despite losing their charismatic frontman, Frank Carter.

Mr. Carter, meanwhile, has been criticised by fans of his former band for moving into new musical territory with his new project, Pure Love.  While some fans were disappointed that Pure Love does not have the same hardcore sound as Gallows, personally, I think that Frank Carter would have been selling out if he'd continued to make angry music which conflicts with his true feelings.  The joyous debut single from Pure Love, Bury My Bones, has a first line that's like a statement of intent: "I'm so sick of singing about hate".  And that's why I respect Frank Carter.  He's had the balls to confound his fans' expectations and stick to his guns.  True fucking punk rock.

Anyway, here's the fourth episode of Radio Ginger:

Motorhead - Overkill
The Vines - Get Free
Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo
Sparks - Dick Around
Graham Coxon - Spectacular
Exit_International - Glory Horn
Cardiacs - The Duck And Roger The Horse
The Darkness - Keep Me Hangin' On
Age Of Electric - Bolan Smiling Down On Me (Jonesies' Choice)
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Baudelaire
Deckard - Still
Younger Younger 28s - We're Going Out (Marmite Moment)
Murder City Devils - I Want A Lot Now (So Come On) (Jonesies' Choice)
Status Quo - Dirty Water
Calexico/Iron & Wine - History Of Lovers
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Puppy Dog Snails
Adam Ant - Vive Le Rock (Pooley's Choice)
Marvelous Darlings - Teenage Targets (Jonesies' Choice)
Beatsteaks - Alright
Ramones - 53rd & 3rd
Towers Of London - On A Noose (Marmite Moment)
Super Furry Animals - Ice Hockey Hair
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Radio Ginger, Episode 3, 12th October 2012

Here's the third episode of Ginger Wildheart's radio show.  Obviously we were out on Friday, when the show is aired, but I made the discovery that you can set Audacity to record at a certain time of day, and for any given length of time.  High fives for technology!

When we got home from Friday's gig, I listened back to the show, and I was thinking "What the heck is this song?  Dad played this all the time when I was a kid!"  I was sure it was Clannad, but the Shazam app informed me that it was in fact Arrival by Abba.  Yep, Ginger actually went there.

Please note, there is a section of this show (when the Hawkeyes song is played) when there are two songs playing at once - that's not my error, that's technical difficulties at the radio station!


Abba – Arrival
Apollo 440 – Stop the Rock
Grandaddy – Now it’s On
LeFaro – Boke
Eddie Spaghetti – Jesus Never Lived on Mars
Hawkeyes – Kiss This
Joey Ramone/Joan Jett – Party Line
Crowded House – Locked Out
Flo & Eddie – Rebecca
The Damned – Anti Pope
Kirsty MacColl – A New England
Ash – A Life Less Ordinary
Propellorheads – Bang On
Queens of the Stone Age – In My Head
Veruca Salt – Perfect Love
The Fratellis – Baby Fratelli
The Go! Team –
Kiss – Back to the Stone Age
The Flaming Lips – The Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saved the World
The Pixies – Veloria
The Streets – Hold it Down Boy
Turbonegro – You Give me Worms
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
The Futureheads – Decent Days and Nights

The new Turbonegro singer sounded pretty decent, actually.  Ginger said he was going to play the new Gallows stuff as soon as he gets a CD, so I tweeted him and said that if he's gonna play Gallows minus Frank Carter, he should also play Frank Carter's new band, Pure Love.

Although I have a few Supersuckers albums, I hadn't heard Eddie Spaghetti's solo stuff before, and the track that Ginger played had a very pleasing country sound, so that's something I'll definitely be investigating further.
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Radio Ginger, Episode 1, 28th September 2012

Heh.  Some lovely random Facebook person sent me the first episode of the Ginger Wildheart radio show (the first one I recorded myself was episode 2).

Track listing:

Whale - "Hobo Thumpin' Slobo"
Rancid - "Timebomb"
The Bronx - "Oceans of Glass"
The Distillers - "City of Angels"
60ft Dolls - "Alison's Room"
Rocket from the Crypt - "Heater Hands"
Trucker Diablo - "Drink Beer, Destroy"
Fishbone - "Bonin' in the Boneyard"
The Unband - "Jeez Louise"
Tad - "Bullhorn"
Therapy? - "Stand in Line"
Von Hertzen Brothers - "Miracle"
Aerosmith - "No Surprise"
Save - "Can't Wait One Minute More"
Datsuns - "Harmonic Generator"
Senseless Things - "Homophobic Asshole"
Devo - "Girl You Want"
The Tubes - "She's a Beauty"
Moral Dilemma - "Bigger Cages, Longer Chains"
Biss - "Candy Pop"
The Doughboys - "Deep End"
The Fall - "Victoria"

He plays so much awesome stuff that I've never heard... I sense that I'm going to buying a lot of new CDs, and being a regular listener is going to get expensive!!