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An Introduction to Ginger Wildheart According to Twitter

Ginger_By_Ami_Barwell__42_Now most of my friends seem to hold The Wildhearts, Ginger Wildheart and all his associated work in very high esteem, and although I saw The Wildhearts once as a support act back in about 1994 I’ve pretty much ignored them for the last 20 years.

I’m not really sure why this was the case, but I guess 18/19-year-old me decided that I didn’t like them without really giving the band a chance or properly listening to anything they released. The Wildhearts and Ginger’s subsequent work just passed me by. Knowing how much my mates, the media, and fans online seemed to support and love him / the band, I knew I was probably doing myself out of something.

A few months ago I learned that Ginger was the support act for The Darkness, who play Glasgow in March 2013. Now given this opportunity to see Ginger in a few months I decided it would be an ideal chance to get listening to some tracks and see if I can become a fan; only I had absolutely no idea where I should begin.

I am an avid Twitter user and love how it provides the opportunity to discuss and share thoughts about any subject (but music for me) with fans around the world in addition to with the musicians directly. Therefore I turned to the man himself and asked the question of where should I start. Rather brilliantly (already he impressed me with this move) he asked the question of his Twitter followers.

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Mixtape – October 2012 : The Halloween Special

Happy Halloween to you all. Yes the Devil’s day is here once again and is always a great reason for a party. So to get you in the “spooky spirit” here is a special playlist.

Once again all comments are welcome; I really would love to hear from you. Hope you enjoy!!

Metallica – All Nightmare Long:

Yes maybe not the most recognisable Metallica song, but it is Halloween and a night where nightmares may come true! Heavy riffing and full of everything you love about the thrash metal legends. Find it on the band’s last full studio album Death MagneticNice heavy way to get you going this time…

Motley Crue – Shout At The Devil:

So now we are into the style of music I love. It being Halloween how could i not include the title track from the band’s 1983 album? Shout along – not sing along – chorus, pounding drums, bluesy guitar solo and lots of supposedly satanic lyrics, this is a must for any Halloween rock party. Continue reading

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Mixtape : October 2012

Howdy! Great to be back here on musicscramble with my second party playlist. In this playlist you will find a few big hits, a couple of classic tracks you might not know as well as a few modern tracks with a very classic feel.  As ever any comments or feedback are welcome, and if you discover a new band you like from the playlist then I will consider my job done!

So lets dive straight in and get this thing going!!!

H.E.A.T – Living On The Run

Starting off with a band few people have heard of is tough but this track has anthem stamped all over it. Swedish Rockers H.E.A.T  released their third album Address the Nation earlier this year and features a brand new singer. It is fair to say Eric Gronwall has done a great job with this being the stand out track and rightful single. I really do rate this band and anyone who is a fan of A.O.R. rock will love them to. Continue reading

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Queen. And Why You Should Love Them!

Queen. Love em? Hate em?

To me Queen are a band that defined my youth. I listened to them because my elder brother listened to them. He loved them. I loved them. Brother went to college. I stole his records.

I remember growing up and listening to nothing else but Queen. As I got older I started collecting everything they released. I had every album on CD, Cassette, Vinyl, and, if available, Picture Disc. Hell if they released something with a slightly different cover I bought that as well. The joke amongst my friends was that I would definitely buy the new album in each record shop (HMV, Our Price, Virgin and so on) because each store put different stickers on the front. I didn’t do that…but that isn’t to say I didn’t think it was a good idea…

To some my love of Queen seems strange. They will tell me that Queen are such an odd band and will point out the silly blonde drummer with shades, the lanky curly-haired guitarist, the fuzzy haired bass player with an odd leaning towards wearing ridiculously small shorts and not forgetting the bloke with goofy teeth and a dodgy moustache singing vocals whilst moving around with half a microphone stand. I would tell them they were wrong. Continue reading

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Mixtape – August 2012 : The Party Playlist

Welcome to a new feature on musicscramble which we hope will become a regular playlist of great tunes to keep you rocking which some you may know, some you may not.

My name is Liam, I go under the guise of DJ Trashed a rock/alternative/metal DJ from Gloucester, England and this is my first post on musicscramble, and its great to be here. Hope you enjoy and comments are more than welcome.

As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, let’s get it started in style with a bit of a Party mix!

Hardcore Superstar – Beg For It

Swedish sleaze masters Hardcore Superstar mix metal with glam, which is nothing new, but Hardcore really hammer it home. Heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums and sing a long choruses. Beg for it has you begging for more…

Crashdiet – Generation Wild

Killer sleazy riffs from a killer sleazy band!! Perfect mix of underground / small venue / balls out rock mixed with arena filling 80’s glam. If you like this track, check out the video!

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10 Song Playlist – Pearl Jam

The purpose of the 10 Song Playlist articles on Musicscramble is to highlight 10 tracks which you really should hear of a given band. It is not necessarily meant to serve as a “Best Of” or the “Top Ten Songs you MUST Hear”. Often with music your favourite songs change and therefore songs which make the list today may well not if it was written tomorrow. And for no band is this more true than with Pearl Jam.

Depending on the mood of the day: be it you want to rock out, or perhaps get deeper and you want to chill with a bottle of (Eddie’s favourite) red wine then the list would prove very different. Therefore what this article attempts to provide is 10 songs that I love. Granted, by definition that should make them MY top 10 songs however anybody who has a favourite band will also know that it just doesn’t work like that. Or to put it in perspective, the first cut (and I was brutal to start with) of this list harvested 29 songs! Therefore my criteria for the tracks which made this list provided some sort of memory or elicited a personal feeling which justified its inclusion, not simply that it was one of the 10 BEST SONGS of Pearl Jam. Continue reading

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