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Zealot in Wonderland: The Wildhearts: One Love, One Life, One Band

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Full of laughs, introspection and rock ‘n’ roll antics, Zealot in Wonderland is the story of one man’s unexpected thrust into a powerful obsession with British rock band The Wildhearts. Like every honeymoon period, this one begins with the sun in the sky and the stars to aim for. However, as I get to grips with my own life, relationships, and debilitating depression, what ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 19th 2017
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Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you are reading this review chances are you are a fan of The Wildhearts and Ginger. Chances are you are not as big a fan as Gary Davidson. The title gives are fair indication of his love, passion, obsession - call it what you will with the band/the man. The book is a real labour of love that covers a period of 20 years from the debut ep Mondo Akimbo A-Go-Go to Ginger's groundbreaking 555% triple album.
The book brought back memories of the gigs over the years and a reminder of what a prolific
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely brilliant fans point of view history of The Wildhearts and Ginger Wildhearts career up to the end of his pledge campaign.
I’ve been following this journey myself since around 1994/95 but without being able to remember most of it so it was lovely being reminded of my very similar Wildhearts journey although mine was/is based around Manchester gigs rather than Oxford gigs.
Now I think I’m finally ready to tackle Ginger’s Songs & Words book! Wish me luck!
Stephen Hines
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book that provided a fan's perspective on the most underrated rock band on the planet: The Wildhearts. It's chock full of details about the history of the band as it unfolded plus the author details his struggles with depression. Since I'm a complete fanboy of this band and have an anxiety disorder, there was so much that I could relate to. ...more
Jon Willoughby
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Genuinely superb - a must-read for any Wildhearts fan, and it should be high on the list of anyone who’s ever loved ANY band, it’s that relatable.
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