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Tracks

Sonic Shake
Divine Imperfection
Anyway But Maybe
Girls Are Better Than Boys
Brain Sugar
(Whatever Happened To) Rock'n'Roll Girls
The Monkey Zoo
Inside Out
I Wanna Be New
Church Of The Broken Hearted
Take It All, Why Don'tcha


Musicians

Ginger: Vocals, Guitar
William D Drake: Piano & Organ
Jon Poole: Bass
Sharon Saddington: B/ vocals
Jack Hayter: Pedal Steel
John O'Neill: Saxophone
Andy 'Blads' Selway: Drums


Catalogue #

Mercury Records PHCW-1064
(Japanese Import)


Released

June 2000


Produced by

Ginger & Tim Smith

This is Ginger Wildheart’s latest band. Unfortunately this CD is currently only available in Japan. Black Leather Mojo will eventually get a European release which will have a different track listing from this Japanese version… So is this CD worth the £22 import price?!

Well, if Ginger’s escapades with Clam Abuse, his last recorded outing, scared you off a little, then be afraid no more. This is a return to the Ginger of old. Not as good as Earth Vs The Wildhearts but better than Endless Nameless. If you loved the Wildhearts around the second release of Fishing For Luckies / PHUQ period then you can’t afford not to pay the asking price just to hear the likes of ‘Brain Sugar’ and ‘(Whatever Happened To) Rock’n’Roll Girls’.

The whole album has big traditional heavy rock overtones which are most apparent on ‘Girls Are Better Than Boys’ and ‘Divine Imperfection’. It also resurrects what I imagine must be a re-recording of the old unreleased Wildhearts track ‘Church Of The Broken Hearted’. And with the Cardiacs’ Jon Poole on bass and Tim Smith handling production there’s more than a twist of the Cardiacs about ‘Anyway But Maybe’. Yes! this is classic Ginger! Exciting and unmissable whatever the cost!!


Black Leather Mojo finally had its UK release in 2001 0n Infernal Records (INFERNAL 13CD). The UK edition included an exclusive song called ‘Too Many Hippies (In The Garden Of Love)’ and was initially released with a 15 track, 72 minute limited bonus disc titled Black Leather Bonus Disc. It featured previously unreleased live, acoustic and demo material, plus sleeve notes from Ginger.

Black Leather Bonus Disc track listing:

LIVE
I Wanna Be New
Divine Imperfection
Motorvate
Star/Groovus Maximus
Inglorious
Too Many Hippies (In The Garden Of Love)

LIVE (Acoustic)
Medley
Nita Nitro
Eastenders Theme
Prince Charming
Stand And Deliver
I Just Called To Say… “ Zimbabwe”
Voices

Love U Til I Don’t
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
I Wanna Go Where The People Go
Greetings From Shitsville

DEMO
Walk Like A Motherfucker
More Is The Law
Last Bastard In Heaven

Scotty Ramone

Review & Photos Of:
The WiLDHEARTS' FIRST EVER NYC GIG

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