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THE BOTTLE ROCKETS

When the "alt-country" movement started in the late 1980's St. Louis legend has it that the band Uncle Tupelo was at the forefront and that may be true...arguments can be made that the other legendary St. Louis band, The Bottle Rockets actually brought it home and 25 years later are still the best band to ever come out of movement. The latest lineup of Brian Henneman, John Horton, Mark Ortmann and Keith Voegel and still belting out significant music decades in. "Monday" is quintessential Bottle Rockets...clever writing, lyrics for the every man,,,a wall of guitars and a thundering backbeat...from The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter.

Another portrait of the American heartland from Brian Henneman that tells the story of kids hopping on freight trains...a story steeped in Americana. "Ship It on the Frisco" refers to the St. Louis San Francisco Railway commonly known as "Frisco" with bright orange and yellow freight hoppers. It conjures images of the film "Stand By Me" or the old "Little Rascals" tv show from the 1940's. It's classic Bottle Rockets. From The Extended play Sessions fallout Shelter.

The Bottle Rockets

Brian Henneman - guitar, vocals

John Horton - guitar

Keith Voegele - bass, vocals

Mark ortmann - drums

The Session Crew

Produced and edited by:
Bill Hurley

Cameras:
Maribeth Arena

Bill Hurley
H. Nat Stevens
Joanne Craig

Audio:
Eric Nordstrom
Connor Quigley

Mixed by:
Connor Quigley

Lighting/Special Effects:
Rick Smith

Stage Production:
Gerry Earabino

Photos:

Dan Busler Photography