Grin­spoon to take in Airlie

An­niver­sary show hits the road

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@ news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

TO CEL­E­BRATE the 20th an­niver­sary of one of the best Aus­tralian al­bums ever re­leased Aussie punks Grin­spoon have hit the road.

Dur­ing the up-com­ing show at Mag­nums on Au­gust 12, the three-piece band prom­ises to play their de­but dou­ble plat­inum sell­ing al­bum Guild to Bet­ter Living form cover to cover.

The band from Lis­more won Triple J’s Un­earthed in 1995 with its track Sick­fest and in 1997, signed to Uni­ver­sal Mu­sic’s Grudge im­print with Guide To Bet­ter Living.

The band gained dou­ble-plat­inum ac­cred­i­ta­tion on the back of five sin­gles; Pedes­trian, DC×3, Re­peat, Just Ace and Don't Go Away the al­bum spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50.

Now, Grin­spoon re­turn­ing from a five year hia­tus are back on the road do­ing what they do best: Pump­ing out melodic, gui­tar-driven rock with at­ti­tude.

Larger than life front man Phil Jamieson is said he “hated nos­tal­gia, gets my goat”.

“(How­ever) what I do love are tunes, and we’ve got tunes.

“I know that play­ing this al­bum from start to fin­ish is go­ing to be one of the most chal­leng­ing, en­joy­able and kick-ass things I’ll ever do,” he said.

“Bring on the road, bring on the tour, bring on the shows and happy 20th birth­day of Guide to Bet­ter Living.”

Grin­spoon have cu­rated a 20th an­niver­sary edi­tion of Guide To Bet­ter Living, ex­pand­ing the orig­i­nal 16-track al­bum to a mam­moth 49 track feast of rar­i­ties, live tracks and un­re­leased record­ings.

The al­bum also ap­pears on vinyl for the very first time in the form of a lim­ited edi­tion red vinyl press­ing.

In re­gard to the up­com­ing tour Jami­son had this to say “I can’t wait to spit ‘em out with as much venom as I did as a 19 year old.

”(Songs like) Rail­roader, Re­peat, Just Ace, Cham­pion, Bound­ary …. it’s like a lit­tle trea­sure box of dit­ties!”

PHOTO: HUGO SHARP

ON TOUR: Aussie rock­ers Grin­spoon are on the road and head­ing to Airlie Beach.

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