No. 57: ‘Greetings from Shitsville’ – The Wildhearts (1993)
Listen to ‘Greetings from Shitsville’ by The Wildhearts
‘Greetings from Shitsville’ – The Wildhearts (1993)
Not everybody loves life in Hampstead
Few would have picked these classic, old-school rockers as denizens of London’s chi-chi NW3, but it seems they once were. In this rather less than affectionate portrait of the leafy Heath ’hood and his own digs, singer Ginger scathingly reveals that ‘the euthanasia dream brigade are melting in the Hampstead shade’, and describes how ‘all my neighbours disappear the moment [I] get too near; I stick out like elephant ears on misery street.’ One imagines a local petition was started to move him on.