Greenland Whalefishers: Loboville

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Greenland Whalefishers from that very Irish place of Bergen, Norway. The Whalefishers first full length CD “The Main Street Sword” certainly impressed me as a solid slab of heavily Pogues influenced Celtic Punk though the production I felt didn’t capture the full power of the sound they were capable of. On “Loboville” the band have fully captured on disk that power and combined it with some really great songs (especially “Hole in our Hearts”, “Loboville” and “July Morning”), melody and playing along with Arvid Grov’s Shane MacGowan sound alike vocals (with only the slightest touch of an accent). Great stuff and highly recommended, especially to those who miss the glory days of the first three Pogues albums

December 2001

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