THE WILDHEARTS – Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung – PHUQ Live- CD Review

THE WILDHEARTS – Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung – PHUQ Live- CD Review

20th May 2016 0 By Jon Deaux

Back in 1995 I discovered one of my favorite albums , PHUQ by The Wildheart, so when I heard that it was being issued LIVE to celebrate it’s 21st anniversary, I jumped at the chance to review this beauty.

Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung was a phrase coined by Wildhearts fan Tom Reed and the album is named in honour of The Wildhearts‘ audience who are ‘very loud and very thirsty!’

Recorded back in September of 2015 when The Wildhearts celebrated their 20th anniversary. This recording sounds chuffing huge.

The studio CD sounded good but there’s no comparison. This is the rawest & best PHUQ has sounded.

The audience is in fine fettle & have been mixed in really well as to not over power the bombastic sounding band.

The album opens with the war cry I Wanna Go Where The People Go & from there on PHUQ is played in its entirity, apart from the addition of ,Up Your Arse You Fucking Cunt, which is a lovely little ditty that didn’t appear on the studio version. This is due to the fact it didn’t exist then & only came into being as a little sing-along-song live.

Closing the album is Getting It which is always a fan favorite live. But this version is really special, not just because it’s recorded live but the crowds participation is phenomenal. It’s a proper ‘wish I was there moment’

Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung has captured the spirit of The Wildhearts perfectly.

I’ve been smiling like a Cheshire cat for the past hour listening to this. I’m hoping it was captured on film.

Ginger heads out in July for a solo UK tour in July, accompanied by Toshi (bass), Denzel (drums) and Conny Bloom (lead guitar & vocals).

Tuesday 12th Bristol Exchange
Wednesday 13th Leicester Musician
Friday 15th Glasgow Stereo
Saturday 16th Aberdeen Underdog
Monday 18th Manchester Deaf Institute
Tuesday 19th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Wednesday 20th Cambridge Portland Arms

Tickets for all shows are available now from our webstore at

Joining Ginger on the bill will be US pop/rock sensation Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors and the UK’s very own rock behemoth Massive Wagons.

Says Ginger: “I have to say that I’m huge fans of both bands, and if you aren’t already then get down early and let’s feed your head and heart with some mighty melody and gargantuan guitars. The whole event is set to be a classic rock package, the likes of which haven’t been seen on these shores since bands could all play.


Track List:

1 – I Wanna Go Where The People Go
2 – V Day
3 – Just In Lust
4 – Baby Strange
5 – Nita Nitro
6 – Jonesing For Jones
7 – Up Your Arse You Fucking Cunt
8 – Woah Shit, You Got Through
9 – Cold Patootie Tango
10 – Caprice
11 – Be My Drug
12 – Naivety Play
13 – In Lilly’s Garden

14 – Getting It

Score. 9.5/10stamp-e1378235268365

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