This is an extract from Classic Rock‘s ‘Sleevenotes‘ column. Scans uploaded to ‘All Things Wildhearts‘ Facebook group by Des Tröyer.
What was Wildhearts mainman Ginger doing in a London studio back in the early months of 1993 gently lowering himself into a bath full of jet-black-looking oil. and allowing his eyes to be gaffa taped over and a live scorpion and a giant centipede to roam all over his face? Well he was modelling for the sleeve photo of his band’s debut album, ‘Earth vs The Wildhearts‘.