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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:31 am

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http://www.cja.me.uk/GSL/gsl%20radio%201.mp3

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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

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a feature in big cheese magazine ......


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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

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first gig went rather well :)
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:47 pm

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:49 pm

http://www.cja.me.uk/GSL/Facebook%20%20 ... 0Louis.mp4

and a little vid of the opening track
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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Fri May 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Cant argue with any of the comments there, it is the most withoubt a doubt the most played album in my house (though I found 'on the edge of the 70's' triple album/cd for cheap in HMV which is getting some play time)...

That said, the 'whisky soaked vocals' are fuck all compared to the utterly pissed twat rants of the bloke playing lead :shock:

keep rocking kids *<:-) :% :twisted: :lol:

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Alec » Fri May 14, 2010 9:48 pm

anyone got a link to a free downlaod? :twisted:
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Fri May 14, 2010 10:04 pm

Alec wrote:anyone got a link to a free downlaod? :twisted:


There is a few of their songs on here http://www.myspace.com/gslthegreatstlouis

Fucking brilliant imho, buy the album :wink:
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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:40 am

and a review from last night

The Great St Louis I have seen twice before and can't remember a thing about them. Not a good sign and now with new recruit Carl Arnfield on guitar I was wondering if things would have changed and a lasting impression would, at last, be made. Well, in truth, this is a different monster and from the beginning to the end this was a sonically saturated noise filled with solid musicianship and well timed attention. A few minor blips were passed by without bother and the set was thoroughly enjoyed by yours truly, and it seemed the punters in attendance. I have recently seen a couple of bands with two guitarists not maximise the noise potential but this wasn't the case tonight as GSL powered their way through a set full of consistent songs that had a fair clout to them. Far from short sharp punk, in fact reminding me more of Bruce Springsteen with a few spiky topped influences these songs were more orchestrated and more 'rocked' than what you would normally expect of a punk rock crew. To be honest what is a punk band these days is so fuckin' nebulous it is hardly worth pondering sometimes - so I won't! There is a hint of many influences with a US open plains inflection more than apparent - trucker fucker music where a Yorkie Bar and cowboy boots wouldn't be out of place. Good riffs, some tidy drum work pushed to the max and with some surreptitiously accurate bass playing going on which I suggest you take notice of in future. All round a good do and the start to the evening was a good un'.
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:29 pm

trucker fucker? :shock:








Did you get the vinyl pressed???????
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:32 pm

the vinyl is at the pressing plant.... white an brown vinyl
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:43 pm

How, where, when will it be on sale? will it be single(s)or the album?
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:44 am

it's the full album "In Your Own Time"

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plus 2 extra tracks ... on "Unless You Try" Records who release Boss Tuneage vinyl

the single is only a video single of "Safe" track 3 off the album

it should be out in july
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:16 am

Well those are deffo worth buying 8)
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:21 am

we have been asked to record some songs for a very limited 10 inch vinyl release on "unless You Try Records" as well .... more details to follow
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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:35 am

http://podcastfm.co.uk/files/32/mp3/punk_disorderly_9th_june_10_.mp3

pod cast from the radio interview we did 9/6/10 on phoenix fm
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:44 pm

i have the test pressings of the vinyl album version

43 and i finaly get a vinyl album ... fuck yeah!!!!!

white and brown vinyl in a few weeks .....
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:25 pm

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby greywolf » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:30 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:i have the test pressings of the vinyl album version

43 and i finaly get a vinyl album ... fuck yeah!!!!!

white and brown vinyl in a few weeks .....

Fuckin' AWESOME !!!!
(I'm not jealous at all -- honestly <) <) <) <) )

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:19 am

The Great St Louis “Dogstock Live - The Bootleg”

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In fifteen years or so this will be one of those highly sought after bootlegs that will make music lovers, young and old, salivate with desire to get hold of in their grubby mits. For now it’s a fairly limited CD of an above average recording of The Great St Louis doing what they do best at the eclectic Dogstock 2010 Festival in their hometown of Bolton.

Due to the inclement weather this gig was moved indoors and the subsequent delay meant that The GSL ended up taking the stage much later than planned, having consumed more alcohol than they normally would before playing, which although not affecting the performance (as much as can be discerned on a bootleg) it does make for some amusing banter between songs, with words coming across as slightly slurred to say the least!

Despite the sound quality, which admittedly is infinitely better than the dodgy bootlegs you’d find in record fairs back in the 1980’s, this is a searing run through twelve tracks culled from The GSL’s two albums, “Forever Now” and “In Your Own Time”, with five songs from the former and the remaining seven tracks from the latter. The guitar work is as good as it is on those records, especially on the second album, with nice leads coming across quite noticeably and the vocals seeming clearer than they do on either album which makes it easier to understand the lyrics (remarkable considering the level of drunkenness).

What is blatantly obvious though, is that The GSL are a band who can own the live stage and ensure that their brand of driving, melodic and tuneful punk rock is transferred from the often sterile surroundings of the recording studio to the live setting with ease and even more added ‘oomph’ than many other bands can provide when faced with a venue full of boozed up fans.

The only downside is that the whole thing only lasts about 30 minutes but then what a half hour it is. Loud guitars, bounding drums and bass and vocals that are strained yet full of warmth, this is what live music is all about and this stands out as a good indication of what The Great St Louis are all about.

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:18 am

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200 copies on white vinyl
300 copies on brown vinyl

THE GREAT ST LOUIS burst onto the scene with their debut album “FOREVER NOW” back at the tail end of 2006 and immediately the underground punk community stood up and took notice. Coming from unfashionable Bolton, with their rough yet melodic, powerful punk that sounded like the bastard offspring of LEATHERFACE and SOCIAL DISTORTION “Forever Now” was one of the releases of the last decade – but also probably one of the best kept secrets too outside of the punk community. Although the influence of LEATHERFACE and SOCIAL DISTORTION is plain to see, this is not a band just ripping off their peers, but a band capable of writing some of the finest, most hook-stuffed punk songs you're likely to hear. With new album “IN YOUR OWN TIME”, they have stepped things up a gear once again - It's almost hard to believe that this is only their second album, as there are many bands playing this sort of thing who don't achieve these heights in their entire lifetime.. but the two and half years gestation period of the album, in the bands own painstaking pursuit for perfection - with songs rewritten, re-recorded and/or discarded along the way - has been worth the wait. THE GREAT ST LOUIS don’t deal in filler – and “IN YOUR OWN TIME” proves it. It’s not only a classic punk album, but also a classic album of the finest songs. Now, the album is available on limited edition vinyl as a corelease with Boss Tuneage and JSNTGM. Features 2 extra bonus tracks not on the CD Version!

TRACKLIST:
SIDE A :
1. Mooresy
2. Redeye
3. Safe
4. Don't Ask
5. Remain

SIDE B :
6. Coming Home
7. Closest Enemies
8. Head Down Skin Up
9. Strawman
10. Croal
11. Bare Knuckle Stroller (Vinyl Bonus Track)
12. Worlds Collide (Vinyl Bonus Track)
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:27 pm

19th (Fri) and 23rd (Tue). Nov 2010
Tokyo 2 shows,
Sendai(North East Japan),
Kyoto(West Japan),
and Nagoya(West Japan).

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby m5surfer » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:33 pm

Eastward bound then Mr, Arnfield. Great news, bet you guys are looking forward to some sushi :D
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:12 pm

Just about to order one of each! Can I have a tour T shirt please mister and do you need a roady?

Are you doing any skateboarding or just fucking about with yer mates and them thar geetars?
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:43 am

m5surfer wrote:Eastward bound then Mr, Arnfield. Great news, bet you guys are looking forward to some sushi :D


i fucking hate sushi!

noodles if you please
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:45 am

Nick F wrote:Just about to order one of each! Can I have a tour T shirt please mister and do you need a roady?

Are you doing any skateboarding or just fucking about with yer mates and them thar geetars?


it sounds ace on vinyl!

if the japan label make some .. ill bring some back

no skateboarding ... no time!

and yes im just fucking about with me mates with GTR's :)
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:01 am

Carl Arnfield wrote:no skateboarding ... no time!


get away with ya man, get down the park and have a roll
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby m5surfer » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:04 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:
m5surfer wrote:Eastward bound then Mr, Arnfield. Great news, bet you guys are looking forward to some sushi :D


i fucking hate sushi!

noodles if you please


OODLES of noodles then Carl :wink:

Where are the vinyl thingies available from?
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^^^^ guess I should have scrolled up first Carl LOL
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby m5surfer » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:09 pm

White vinyl ordered, coz it's rarer and I prefer white :D
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby mike261263 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:17 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:[

and yes im just fucking about with me mates with GTR's :)

I have a friend who was in GTR, That "supergroup" formed by Steve Howe and Steve Hackett....and he lives not far from you!!
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:42 pm

Got my LPs today, fucking brilliant! Cool art too! 8)
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Re: The Great St Louis

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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:54 pm

fookin awesome mate. Roll on the BH weekend. How do I put that on my shiny new myspace page??
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:36 am

le pub newport .... a long way away!!!

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Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:39 am

video footage to follow soon :)
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:31 am

Carl Arnfield wrote:le pub newport .... a long way away!!!

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Brilliant, Great St Louis are stronger than ever with their Vietnam vet on lead guitar. Kind of like a cross between Rambo and Dickie Hammond. No point in saying "you missed out" to everyone who didn't go (ie. everyone) because I am ultra-choosy about gigs I go to nowadays, but this SHOULD have been as packed as Leatherface in Le Pub a few months ago. Awesome.
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Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:30 am

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THE GREAT ST LOUIS with PEACHFUZZ and THE MODERN FAREWELL
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Reviewer Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Published on September 17th 2010

This had been on my radar for a few months as I had been keeping track of the occasional Great St. Louis live dates since hearing their sophomore release, In Your Own Time, earlier this year. To add to the event were two Welsh bands, one of which, the Modern Farewell, I also wanted to see, given their frontman Jon Greenwood’s almost endless array of bands.

Le Pub is a small yet welcoming venue in my hometown and is always a venue I enjoy going to for numerous reasons--one being it usually involves drinking with friends and listening to some excellent live bands.

First up were the Modern Farewell, and they did not disappoint me or the rest of the unfortunately small crowd. Jon Greenwood’s vocals and guitar playing were emotive yet rocking in equal measures and whilst there are obvious comparisons to other bands he is in, this to me is the highlight so far of his musical career. A bit more rock than punk but with tunes that, on playing their demo CD afterwards, are instantly recognisable from their live incarnation. Without doubt, the Modern Farewell are a band to keep eyes and ears open for.

Next up were Bridgend’s Peachfuzz. I wasn't sure what to expect from this three-piece, although they too were able to provide some decent tunes drenched in melody and decent musicianship to keep my toes tapping and head nodding. A friend reckoned they were my kind of thing, seeing as it was a mixture of indie pop and rock, and that might have been so if I’d first listened to them on record but the live setting is where any band should be able to engage a crowd, however small. Peachfuzz did this and I’ll certainly track down any music they have available to see how it comes over in the more sedate medium of a CD.

Up next was the main event, the Great St. Louis, all the way from the North West of England. With no fanfare or welcoming words, they kicked off in turbocharged mode for a set consisting of 12 songs culled from their two albums. To those in attendance, this was the icing on the cake for the evening. John Dagger’s vocals were strained and gruff as you would both expect and want, whilst hammering away at his guitar, which as a left-hander always looks a bit odd to me! On the other side of the stage, the behemoth that is Carl Arnfield was all guitar leads, in constant motion as he added the subtlety to the driven punk rock sound of the GSL. Centre stage was taken by bassist, Dan Borszcz whilst behind the drums was Ryland Minta (?), who to me and a friend gained many punk points for wearing a Descendents shirt--never a bad thing at all. This pairing provided a rhythm section that adds just what the doctor ordered for this band.

With a set surprisingly featuring more songs off the first album (seven out of the 12) including “Summer,” “Forever Now” and “Sink,” this was everything I had hoped for from my first experience of the GSL in the flesh. The only downside was the lack of the encore, but after a dozen songs in a fairly warm Le Pub, the band had earned themselves a drink or three. With buzzing guitars still ringing in my ears I made my way home through the detritus of Newport town centre on a Saturday night, feeling that few people would have had as good an evening as those in the upstairs room of a tiny pub where a total of 10 people had spent their time entertaining perhaps three times that many people. This really was a blasting gig, featuring three bands worth checking out live.
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:25 pm

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GREAT ST. LOUIS, THE - In Your Own Time {Boss Tuneage} Fucking hell - what happened here? Although this band’s debut album, ‘Forever Now’, was released to critical acclaim, I was left rather nonplussed. Come two-and-a-half years on, this follow-up literally explodes outta the speakers with the electrifying double hit of ‘Mooresy’ and ‘Redeye’. What’s changed? Well, the LEATHERFACE comparison is not so blindingly obvious - although ‘Safe’ certainly retains those traits. Instead, this whole disc resonates with the vitality of prime-time STIFF LITTLE FINGERS mixed with the bluster of MILLOY and the Rock ‘n’ Roll cool of the REPLACEMENTS. Highlight has to be ‘Remain’ that emphasises the ‘MATS vibe but the soaring chorus of ‘Closest Enemies’ and the uplifting closer ‘Croal’ come close. Graphically this looks great also - sumptuous sepia-tones, full lyrics, layered graphics - very neat! Put simply, this is a truly satisfying listen - big guitars, barbed melodies and songs that captivate like a naked Miss World Competition. Now, I’m off to check out ‘Forever Now’ again! (12.10.10)
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Re: The Great St Louis

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THE GREAT ST. LOUIS – ‘IN YOUR OWN TIME’ CD

A few years after their great debut ‘Forever Now’ and just following their split with RED CITY RADIO comes THE GREAT ST. LOUIS’ second full-length ‘In Your Own Time’ and presents them stronger than ever before with their solid sound further cemented. There’s still a huge nod to LEATHERFACE but with a stronger melody merged with the very mid-90’s American punk rock sound of bands like the SWINGIN’ UTTERS, THOSE UNKNOWN and WORKIN’ STIFFS and of course, later-era SOCIAL DISTORTION. They have forged their sound in a really interesting way because it’s so damn English in such a great way but then it has this American-tinged facet and it works so well. This is one of the best punk bands the UK has to boast about and I’ve never heard anyone say anything bad about these guys, nothing but praise the whole way…and damn rightly so. This is a masterpiece of a record…
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Nick F » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:18 pm

OI!

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Next album date is.....?
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Slyde » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:11 am

This stuff rocks. Very nice.
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Re: The Great St Louis

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:39 pm

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