Earth vs the Wildhearts

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Earth vs the Wildhearts
Studio album by The Wildhearts
Released August 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Rock
Length 49:21
Label East West/Bronze
Producer The Wildhearts
The Wildhearts chronology
Earth Vs The Wildhearts
(1993)
Fishing for Luckies
(1994)

Earth vs the Wildhearts is the debut studio album by British rock band The Wildhearts, released in 1993. The title is based on such B-movie titles as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and Earth vs. the Spider.

Billy Morrison, of Camp Freddy and Circus Diablo, states that Earth vs the Wildhearts is one of his favourite albums of all time.[1] Earth vs the Wildhearts was voted the number #1 album of 1993 by Kerrang! magazine in their yearly poll. In 2006, Kerrang rated it #20 in a special publication of the best Rock Albums. The album has been reissued twice: first in 1994 with the addition of the formerly single-only track "Caffeine Bomb", and again in 2010 with several B-sides from the period.

On the 20th anniversary of the album's release, in 2013, the Wildhearts reformed for a tour in which the original version of the album was played in its entirely nightly, followed by a second set of songs chosen by the audience.[2]

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by ginger.

No. Title Length
1. "Greetings From Shitsville"   4:32
2. "TV Tan"   4:30
3. "Everlone"   6:30
4. "Shame On Me"   3:58
5. "Caffeine Bomb [reissue only]"   2:39
6. "Loveshit"   3:57
7. "The Miles Away Girl"   5:37
8. "My Baby Is A Headfuck"   4:27
9. "Suckerpunch"   2:59
10. "News Of The World"   5:49
11. "Drinking About Life"   2:03
12. "Love U Til I Don't"   5:04

Personnel[edit]

with the following additional musicians:

Mick Ronson contributed one of the three guitar solos on "My Baby is a Headfuck." This is believed to be Ronson's final appearance on record before his death on 29 April 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindsay, Andrew. "Interview: Billy Morrison (Camp Freddy)". stereokill.net. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ [check quotation syntax]"Earth vs The Wildhearts – 20th Anniversary Shows – UPDATED". TheWildehearts.com. 1 Jan 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

Allmusic, The Wildhearts: Biography, retrieved 9 November 2008.

Darren Stockford, DO ANYTHING: The Life and Times of the Wildhearts, retrieved 9 November 2008.