Classic Rock 100% Review

By Kris | June 9, 2012

Classic rock review of 100%: 8 out of 10Classic Rock magazine awarded 8 out of 10 to 100%. Click on the image or read on for the full review.

The highlights of a ridiculously over-the-top project.

So here it is, the result of Ginger’s current 30-song Pledge Music project. Fans donating to the project got a triple CD of new music, and they also got to pick which tracks made it onto this, the single-CD, commercially available version.

And we have to say, on the strength of these 12 tracks, they show pretty good taste indeed. Also, it makes you wonder just what other gems lurk among the wealth of rejected tracks becasuse the quality is pretty high throughout and finds the prolific Ginger Wildheart on top form, whether it’s on the relatively straightforward spiky pop-rock of You’re the One or the Cardiacs-on-a-proggy-psych-trip that is the head-spinning Taste Aversion.

Meanwhile, for a mission statement, look no further than the euphoric Internal Radio, Ginger’s celebration of the jaded and joyous jukebox jammed inside his own skull.

Taken as a whole, 100% is like a Jackson Pollock masterpiece – a huge, dense splurge of creativity that’s overwhelming at first, but rewards the listener that takes his or her time to bathe in its glow and absorb all its beautiful complications.

Basically it’ll take dozens of listens to truly get under the skin of each magnificently hook-laden tune. And you’ll probably wish you’d pledged earlier for the full package.

2 responses to “Classic Rock 100% Review”

  1. Mark S says:

    Tossers, it deserved an easy 10 out of 10.

  2. Steve says:

    Of course they should have pledged for the whole package. It is an eclectic mish mash of Ginger’s genius. A stylistic romp through music, sometimes all in the same tune! If you have to settle for the ten tracks because you didn’t pledge, shame on you! You deserve to miss out!
    Still, there’s enough hookhumgous riffery on 100% to keep most people happy for years… Just imagine that multiplied by 3!

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