Genre - Hard Rock / Classic Rock / Pop / Punk
Label - Self Released
01 - Alvarado On The 2
02 - It's No Good
03 - The Final Time, Again?
04 - I'm An Upstart
05 - I'm Gonna Kiss You Like I'm Going Away
So here we are, with the end fast approaching Ginger delivers the 11th and penultimate instalment of the mighty G.A.S.S. project! Its so hard to believe that its been almost a year since all this madness began, and its nearly over, yet fear thee not! Ginger has said that he is considering revisiting the entire G.A.S.S. idea in the future, possibly in a year or two!
this months new tracks are really something special!
Opening up proceedings we have Alvarado On The 2. this tracks features the talents of Jimmy Ashhurst (bass), Mark Gemini Thwaite (guitars), Robin Diaz (drums), Jase Edwards (acoustic guitar), and Kevin Vanbergen (Hammond organ). Its a truly beautiful song with Jase Edwards providing some absolutely sublime acoustic guitar work. This song is probably the most classic rock sounding track that Ginger will ever sound with its full warm production. This could possibly be my favourite song of the entire G.A.S.S. project!
It's No Good follows, this time featuring the talents of the core of The Ginger Wildheart Band, Jon Poole (guitars and vocals), Denzel (drums), and Chris Catalyst (bass and vocals). Its a typically eclectic track, with that rather unique Ginger Wildheart feel to it. Another fine addition to the Ginger cannon of songs!
The last of the ne songs this month is, The Final Time, Again? This song features the talents of Jon Poole (bass), Denzel (drums), Chris Catalyst (guitars and vocals), and Kevin Vanbergen (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, mellotron, hammond organ). This song really is something special. It sounds absolutely huge! It has so many layers musically, that every time that you listen to it you hear something new. The production really is prestine!
This moth Ginger really has surpassed himself, giving us two, if indeed not three of the best songs that he has ever written!
The bonus demos:
this month we get a cover of Angelic Upstarts classic, I'm An Upstart and the demo version of the Hey! Hello! classic I'm Gonna Kiss You Like I'm Going Away.
In Gingers own words:
"I’M AN UPSTART – Our slightly more hardcore punk/metal version of the angelic original was recorded as part the first Mutation album sessions, with the amazing Tom Spencer on lead vocals.
This track was originally intended appear on double a sided Geordie themed single, with Venom’s ‘Bloodlust’ on the other side. A brilliant idea, from the fervent mind of by Rich Jones, that I’d still love to do someday.
Let’s face it, it’s fookin pyooa belta bit o crack innit man, knaa worra meen?
I’M GONNA KISS YOU LIKE I’M GOING AWAY – Recorded at Jase Edward’s Majestic Splendour studios, this was the nucleus behind the idea of the album featuring a male and female voice. I’d lost my voice in the studio and called in Givvi Flynn to help me out.
The idea of this being a duet made perfect sense once we heard the voices take the song into more traditional, dare I say ABBA territory.
You can also hear how a lot of final ideas came in the actual recording of the finished track. We were making a lot of this stuff up as we went along. The best way."
The cover of I'm An Upstart is absolutely classic. Full of rage and venom, and would have made a great double A-side with Mutations cover of Venom's Bloodlust! Hearing this makes me even more excited about the possible forthcoming pledge campaign for another Mutation album!
Ginger says it all when he describes the demo of I'm Gonna Kiss You Like I'm Going Away. This demo gives a great insight into a the work in progress of one of the Hey! Hello! albums strongest songs!
So there we have it, instalment 11 of 12, and quite possibly one of the strongest in terms of the songs!
Rating - 10/10
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