The Year was 1998. The Wildhearts had exploded quite spectacularly a year or so before and everyone was left without a job. Danny turned to forming The Yo-Yo's. CJ had Honeycrack, and later re-united with once Wildhearts drummer Stidi to form The Jellys. Ritchie helped form the short lived Grand Theft Audio. Frontman Ginger pondered.
While Ginger later went on to continue to produce quality rock music (Ginger Singles Club, Silver Ginger 5, SuperS***666) he initially kicked back and had some fun. Hooking up with then former 'Life Sex Death' frontman Alex Kane (now with AntiProduct) Ginger Wildheart and Alex AntiProduct became Clam Savage and Clint Abuse, formed Clam Abuse and left everyone scratching their heads.
Ginger's name is synonamous with great rock music, do NOT expect that here. This is an acoustic album of comedy songs. Ginger admits to just having fun for a while, and anyone who knows AntiProduct will know that Alex Kane isn't the most sane person in the world, so the resulting album isn't so much just off to leftfield but on a whole different planet!
Basically what you have is acoustic guitars and looped drums to create either country and western ('Unlucky In Love'), mock opera ('Barney Sings The Blues'), euro disco in a strange half cover of 'Messege To Rudi' (the pro-Geri Halliwell 'Messege To Geri') and South American percussion ('Sing Like A Girl'). Hell, there is even a twisted cover of 'I Think I Love You!'
If you are an avid follower of either Ginger or Alex Kane, get this for the pure enjoyment factor. If you have no idea who all the bands i've mentioned above are, buy this anyway, have a damn good chuckle, own an album to weird out your friends, and delve into the music scene behind it.
This is the re-issued version of Stop Thinking, featuring three remixes of songs already on the album. They are ok, but not enough to make this an essential purchase if you already own the original.