|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
Following his sacking from the Quireboys in January 1989 and a brief tenure with the Throbs, UK guitarist/songwriter Ginger (David Walls, 17 December 1964, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England) set about forming the Wildhearts with ex-Tattooed Love Boys guitarist Cris CJ Jagdhar (b. 27 December 1967, England), drummer Andrew Stidi Stidolph (b. Tyne & Wear, England), bass player Julien Joolz Dean (ex-Soho Roses), and vocalist Snake (ex-Tobruk). Ginger and CJ took on vocal duties after the departure of Snake. The line-up stabilized with the recruitment of Bam (b. Maurice Phillip Ross III, 28 August 1962, East Molesey, Surrey, England; drums, ex-Dogs DAmour) and Danny McCormack (b. 28 February 1972, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England; bass, ex-Energetic Krusher), and the new look quartet signed to EastWest Records in early 1991. Contractual difficulties meant that the Wildhearts debut EP, Mondo Akimbo...