The Officially Unofficial FT Cover Thread

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For those who play FT songs live, which song do you play most?

Real Damage
3
27%
Fathers Day
0
No votes
Ballad of Me and My Friends
1
9%
Photosynthesis
1
9%
Reasons Not to be an Idiot
0
No votes
Long Live the Queen
1
9%
Other
5
45%
 
Total votes: 11

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Post by Pete » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:02 pm

Gerry wrote:I lost my voice halfway during The Real Damage on monday night, it was bad.
Maybe all that raw meat is bad for your throat?!
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Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:18 pm

I've stopped playing that. I fucking hate that song now.

The landlord (of the pub I was playing) apparently asked the promoter to ask me to stop swearing. So I shortened my half hour set to 15 minutes.

I've had better gigs
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Post by smige2 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:22 pm

I've played Ballad twice. "I need everybody to sing along to the last bit!" They don't.

Also played Romantic Fatigue once.

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Post by aza484 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:55 pm

smige2 wrote:I've played Ballad twice. "I need everybody to sing along to the last bit!" They don't.

Also played Romantic Fatigue once.
There's two blokes in my regular venue who are big Frank fans, one of them is just a regular at the bar, the other is the owner (which worked in my favour first time I played, I'm not very good so it must be the only reason he keeps inviting me back :P ). They tend to sing along, but its turned into a bit of an inside joke for us, as before I play my (first) FT cover of the night I introduce it with "so who here has heard of frank turner?" which is ALWAYS greeted by silent crowd and Andy the owner at the back of the room shouting "wheeeeeey" on his own. Highly amusing.

Still, its my aim to convert all the regulars via the medium of at least 3 FT covers every set I do there :D hehehehe
(I managed it at uni, so there's no reason why I can't at home!)

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Post by aza484 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:55 pm

Pete wrote:
Gerry wrote:I lost my voice halfway during The Real Damage on monday night, it was bad.
Maybe all that raw meat is bad for your throat?!
I know I shouldn't laugh, and yet...

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Post by Gerry » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:38 pm

I wish that was the reason. Apparently I havn't been drinking enough water.

Damn student union bar with its cheap booze....

EDIT: By the way Aza484. Do you have any music online?
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Post by Evan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:23 am

aza484 wrote:
smige2 wrote:I've played Ballad twice. "I need everybody to sing along to the last bit!" They don't.

Also played Romantic Fatigue once.
There's two blokes in my regular venue who are big Frank fans, one of them is just a regular at the bar, the other is the owner (which worked in my favour first time I played, I'm not very good so it must be the only reason he keeps inviting me back :P ). They tend to sing along, but its turned into a bit of an inside joke for us, as before I play my (first) FT cover of the night I introduce it with "so who here has heard of frank turner?" which is ALWAYS greeted by silent crowd and Andy the owner at the back of the room shouting "wheeeeeey" on his own. Highly amusing.

Still, its my aim to convert all the regulars via the medium of at least 3 FT covers every set I do there :D hehehehe
(I managed it at uni, so there's no reason why I can't at home!)

When I wanted to be a sound engineer way back when digital was a baby, I had to do demos for bands as part of my course (which was in Dublin). One band came in and recorded 4 cover songs, with slightly different breaks and lyrics to the originals. I thought they were just doing a clever take on some not so popular songs, but it turns out the singer/songwriter in the band just totally ripped off lots of bands no one else in his band had heard of, claimed the songs for his own and was more than happy to play them out claiming he wrote them.

So just claim Frank songs to be your own. "Anyone heard of Frank Turner? No? Well this is a little song I wrote called..."

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Post by Gerry » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:27 pm

Last week, one of my uni leacturers said "A plagarist steals from one person, a genious steals from everyone".

I reckon both the plagarist and genious are robbing bastards
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Post by Pete » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:28 pm

Gerry wrote:Last week, one of my uni leacturers said "A plagarist steals from one person, a genious steals from everyone".

I reckon both the plagarist and genious are robbing bastards
Not necessarily, if someone manages to take bits and pieces from lots of different things and makes something totally new, i'm down with that. Mosaic Theory.
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Post by Kenny » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:29 pm

Gerry wrote:genious
'lol'
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Post by Pete » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:29 pm

Kenny wrote:
Gerry wrote:genious
'lol'
I've actually got bored of correcting them now! Littany.
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Post by Gerry » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:30 pm

Kenny wrote:
Gerry wrote:genious
'lol'
Yes
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Post by Gerry » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:36 pm

Pete wrote:
Gerry wrote:Last week, one of my uni leacturers said "A plagarist steals from one person, a genious steals from everyone".

I reckon both the plagarist and genious are robbing bastards
Not necessarily, if someone manages to take bits and pieces from lots of different things and makes something totally new, i'm down with that. Mosaic Theory.
Well it's bound to happen sometimes that something one person's done would be similar to another's. Just up to the person to try and make it unique as possible, to make the similarities as subtle as possible
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Post by teamescape » Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:38 pm

Kenny wrote:
Gerry wrote:genious
'lol'
Stu

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Post by martin » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:59 pm

right, 'gerry' absolutely has to be 'lewis'. fucking ridiculous.
"they cant even read what their selling, dirty bastards"

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