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Probably not a lot of interest to people on here but Ginger's got a pledge campaign going for a proposed triple album:
and have been a fan since my teens but have mixed feelings about these kinds of projects. It's obviously awesome that a triple album gets made and money is donated to charity, but on the other hand it's frustrating to see an artist you love needing fan donations to get material out. Ginger's case is particularly frustrating to me given his credentials as an artist (album consistently voted in the top 20 greatest ever by rock critics), highly diverse, always evolving and innovating. Never really been commercially successful though which I guess is why this course of action is being pursued.
I'll definitely donate but feel slightly bittersweet about the whole thing. In the meantime this seems like a good excuse to post some kickass Ginger songs!
The Wildhearts - I Wanna Go
The Wildhearts - Junkenstein
Ginger - Motorvate
Super$hit666 - Wire Out
and have done since the 90's. It's an awesome rock album if you like that kind of thing. Insanely catchy with lots of riffs.
I thought you said rock critics...
(safety wink, I'll check it out)
you've got to include Drinking About Life (http://youtu.be/1kn4N4Arp1A) and Caffine Bomb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDvMSBfFpP8)...
Just seen that 174% of the money's been pledged within 12 hours. Some kind of record according to the website. Good work hardcore Ginger fans!
How long did it take him to finally get that SG5 record released over here?
As it happens, I am, so I'll summarise the story.
Man sets up PledgeMusic campaign, hoping to raise £30,000 to cover recording of a triple album, costing £20 (so the tracks are cheaper than iTunes even with the physical CD). Sets a 60 day target to raise this amount. Gets there in six hours, and PledgeMusic tell him that it's the most successful campaign that has ever been run on the site.
16 hours in and he's nearly at 200%. Oh, and 10% of the money's going to Save The Children, so they've already got about £5,500 in the bag.
Meanwhile, nearly 2000 people in a day have said that they want to buy a CD (or indeed, 3 CDs). So yeah, a good day for music really.
didn't need to set up any of the silly little "PAY £100 TO BE OUR ROADIE FOR THE DAY" type deals some other bands have on there.
I signed up for the signed 3CD package. Part of me feels like why is this amazingly talented guy having to do it via this route, the other part of me thinks many more bands/artists are going to be doing this soon. It's a good story anyway.
Because if they were, Mr Wildheart would be near enough on course for the top 10 based on the pre-orders
although I doubt he cares.
At 216% now after a day and a bit, so that's something like £65,000 raised since 9am yesterday. Blimey.
I used to be a pretty obsessive WH/Ginger fan, turns out I still am. The Wildhearts were probably my first big music crush, and Earth Vs still stands as my all time fave record.
New triple Ginger record? Yeah, that's pretty damn cool in itself, but this whole massive fan reaction really is quite amazing and I'm rather proud to be involved in some small way in helping one of my all time musical heroes to do this (and my name in the album notes? big geek present to myself, money well spent!)
This is some awesome life-affirming stuff, really rather excited by this whole thing.
Brings back some great memories of when we did this:
I'm meeting up with James from FiveMilesHigh tonight for the first time in years!
Say hello from me (I'm Mark Stephens)
could have saved up and paid for the album himself.
We're not good at accentuating the positive on the web, are we?
He recently said he has been clean for something like six years, which I can believe given his workrate in the time since, and the fact that he seems to be a really nice and approachable guy these days. By his own admission this is not something he always was in the 90s when the record companies were paying the bills...