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Greenland Whalefishers - Loboville
Sometimes life’s sucks big-time. Take for example the band Greenland Whalefishers, they exist almost fifteen years and play the kind of folk and punk that made bands like Dropkick Murphy’s and Flogging Molly so damn popular. Maybe it has to do something with the fact that they’re from Norway, but that doesn’t stop the Greenland Whalefishers. They just started a new campaign to gain more publicity, which is probably the reason why Loboville dropped in my mailbox.
Immediately after the first tones the sky opens up and the sun begins to shine, or at least I have that feeling with the first song ‘Loboville’. It’s pretty obvious Greenland Whalefishers are influenced by the good old Pogues. But on the other hand I believe practically every band in that genre are influenced by that band.
Although the Greenland Whalefishers looks a lot like all the other bands that are mentioned above they do have one advantage. The vocals of Arvid Grov looks a lot like the vocals of Shane McGowan of the Pogues. He probably could replace him on the album and nobody would notice it. Due to this they manage to push the sound just a little bit more in the right direction. The only thing that probably can go wrong are the lyrics but like all bands in that genre the lyrics handles about booze, women, friends, loyalty, fighting and drinking.
Overall Loboville is great album and a must have for every  true Folk Punk fan. As for the rest of the world, you might give this album a try and you might like it with a Guiness in your hand. The only thing that I don’t understand is why they send us an album which was released in 2001 especially when you’ve already released a new album earlier this year.
Greenland Whalefishers - Loboville
80/1001Details Rough Diamond Records
Released on Monday Oct 15th, 2001
Folk punk

Writer @Niamen on Tuesday Mar 27th, 2007

Tags: #Greenland Whalefishers
Tracklisting 1. Loboville
2. Johnny Lee Roth
3. Happy new year
4. Jane`s tragedy
5. July morning
6. Jim jam
7. Magic town
8. The thirsty cave
9. The mutineer
10. Elisabeth
11. Hole in our hearts
Line up Arvid Grov - vocals
Agnes Skollevoll - tin whistle
�rjan Risan - drums
Gunnar Grov - mandoline, banjo,
Bouzouki Schumann - bass
Trond Olsen - guitar
Odin D�ssland - fiddle