Once You’ve Tried Blax…

Ric Blaxill, is a former Top of the Pops producer, current Music and Content Director at Bauer Media and longtime massive Wildhearts fan. Here he shares his memories of the band…

Ric Blaxill

Ric Blaxill

When did you first hear The Wildhearts?

The first time I heard the band was when I was producing the Radio 1 Breakfast Show and I got sent ‘Greetings From Shitsville’. I loved the full on energy and rock spirit of the track and was keen to support new British rock bands at Radio 1. Clearly the title wasn’t going to work on radio so when ‘TV Tan’ came out we started playing it on the show!
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Story Behind the Song: Caffeine Bomb

The following article is an extract from an old issue of Raw magazine, written by Howard Johnson. Thanks to Wayne McCrory for the scans.

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“I remember writing ‘Caffeine Bomb’ really clearly,” explains Ginger. “It was late ’93 and I’d woken up in the middle of the afternoon with the kind of hangover that makes you think death is preferable. My head was throbbing and I had to get rid of it by any means possible.”

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