View Full Version : Frank Turner

07-31-2009, 01:47 PM
Is amazing and deserves to be discussed here much more.
An English singer-songwriter who after leaving punk rock moved to acoustic-folky music. I know how most of you feel about that, I'm not a big fan of folk songs either, but, please, don't let it turn you away because what writes Frank is much much different. What makes his songs amazing, in my opinion, is that Turner is a genial lyricist. Pick any of his songs and you'll see what I mean. His songs are filled with incredible sense of honesty and sincerity, many of them are stories of his own life. A light-hearted music that will definitely make you a better person, even if just for a bit, isn't it worth it?

His new album which is called "Poetry of the Deed" is coming out in September.

Check out some of his music videos:
The Road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGLzDQ7e-k)
Reasons Not To Be An Idiot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5NUB1vyu4&feature=channel_page)
Photosynthesis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQMVHhxTtLc&feature=related)
Long Live The Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbNdwY4ujw&feature=channel_page)

His myspace:

Click here (http://www.sendspace.com/file/5y9pep) to download 2 Frank's albums (Love Ire & Song + Sleep Is for the Week).

Great stuff.

07-31-2009, 01:58 PM
I've never bothered to check his work before. Even though many of you said he's amazing. I've only listened to 'The Road' so far, but I'm definitely downloading those two albums.

This sounds great, thanks!

07-31-2009, 02:15 PM
I've been meaning to make this thread for a long time, but most of my Frank Turner orientated discussions have been in GOD or in Tour Talk.

He's a really, really nice dude. And he played an amazing set when i saw him with the Offspring; the venue was totally the opposite of what you'd expect to see him play (a several thousand person amphitheater rather than some small dive bar), but i'll have to wait until his next tour of Cannuckastan until i get to experience him in a more intimate venue.

Love Ire and Song is definitely the strongest of his two album; but if the Road is any indication of what the next album is going to sound like, than I may soon have a new favorite.

I agree Free?, i love his lyrics too. His songs can be every bit as angry and passionate as any punk song, the dude is just sincere. I've only been listening to him for a few months, but i'm pretty sure he's going to become one of my favorite musicians, ever; plus he's so damn charming.

08-01-2009, 07:48 AM
The song 'Fix Me' from the second album.. is that a Rise Against cover or did Rise Against cover it from another band too?

edit: Just looked it up, they covered the Black Flag song.

08-01-2009, 12:46 PM
The Road kicks my ass. No words can describe my emotions, I'm just singing it all day. So good.

08-02-2009, 12:18 AM
The Road kicks my ass. No words can describe my emotions, I'm just singing it all day. So good.

Yeah, his stuff isn't all that aggressive, but i still want to sing and scream along all day to his stuff until i'm coughing up blood.

I totally have a mancrush on Mr. Turner.

08-22-2009, 03:25 PM
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