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Guitarist Magazine – 100% Review

Guitarist magazine review of 100%

Wildhearts man gives his all on fan-funded album

One of Britains most prolific and respected rock guitarists, Ginger is well known for presenting his music in bumper-sized doses. This triple-album project was produced via direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.

The music is in Ginger’s usual style, composed of huge guitar riffs and impossibly catchy melodies. Though the guitar work is familiar fare, this is probably the most people-powered album you’ll hear all year.

Standout Track: Internal Radio
For fans of: Mott The Hoople, Feeder, Cheap Trick

Sun Newspaper – 100% Review

Sun newspaper review of 100%

5 / 5. A remarkable project this, not least because of the eclectic collection of superbly crafted rock tunes within.

This is the end-product of Mr Wildheart’s record-breaking Pledge campaign, where fans paid up front for the three disc, 30 song album 555%.

His unique relationship with a die-hard fan base paid huge dividends, financially and artistically, inspiring some of the Geordie’s greatest work yet. Pledgers got to vote for their favourite tracks, which make up this single CD.

Armed with 100%, you won’t have heard the half of it but fear not – this is a perfect introduction to one of rock’s greatest songwriters.

Bizarre Magazine – 100% Review

Bizarre magazine review of 100%

1990s alt.rock icon Ginger delivers a truly eclectic collection of tracks on 100%, all chosen by fans who funded his 555% triple album project on PledgeMusic.

The Wildhearts frontman shows that he hasn’t forgotten how to write a great hook, but surprises with a cross-section of reggae, world music and metal. Under all the noise, the songs deal with remarkably adult themes, making it a pop-punk release for adults.

Classic Rock 100% Review

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.