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Post by marky p » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:54 am

Wing- wrote:I also have to say as well, that Frank's solo version of "Smiling at strangers" is so much better than the Million Dead Version.

Incorrect.

The only people I can really think of are Jacob Golden and Joshua English from the Softcore tour, as well as a few guys like Austin Lucas and Tim Barry that I probably wouldn't have otherwise listened to, which in turn have put me on to Snodgrass, Drag The River, Cory Brannan etc.
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Post by Evan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:01 am

marky p wrote:
Wing- wrote:I also have to say as well, that Frank's solo version of "Smiling at strangers" is so much better than the Million Dead Version.

Incorrect.
Hahaha...I agree with Wing. I like it more than the MD version (although that was never one of my favourites anyway)
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Post by Tomasz » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:38 am

Evan wrote:
marky p wrote:
Wing- wrote:I also have to say as well, that Frank's solo version of "Smiling at strangers" is so much better than the Million Dead Version.

Incorrect.
Hahaha...I agree with Wing.
You're both wrong.
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Post by Rags » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:18 pm

Evan wrote:
marky p wrote:
Wing- wrote:I also have to say as well, that Frank's solo version of "Smiling at strangers" is so much better than the Million Dead Version.

Incorrect.
Hahaha...I agree with Wing. I like it more than the MD version (although that was never one of my favourites anyway)
I also prefer the solo version
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Post by Blonde » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:22 pm

Another vote for the solo version here.

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Post by Helium » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:47 pm

It's all about the solo version
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Post by Emitime » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:51 pm

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Post by Another Round » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:51 pm

You're all wrong!!! The best version is the one my mate played the week before last whilst me and the wife did the signing thing at our wedding.

As for the Frank turning me on bit ...

Ben Marwood ... massively.
Million Dead and Reuben ... where was I back when these guys were knocking out the tunes??
Gaslight ... how the hell did I miss them at Glasto ... and with The Boss!!
Chris T-T ... need to find more time to listen to more from this man.
Crazy Arm ... Born To Ruin is a pretty decent effort.
Punk kinda stuff like Black Flag, Rancid, Minor Threat, etc.

And a couple I haven't listened to much, but will ...

Dive, Dive and The Hold Steady.
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Post by cburton92 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:47 pm

Ben Marwood
Chris T-T
Dive Dive
Bruce Springsteen
The Postal Service
Jonah Matranga
Beans on Toast

Beans on Toast is playing at my friends house tonight too!
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Post by tenaciousdazz » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Another Round wrote:You're all wrong!!! The best version is the one my mate played the week before last whilst me and the wife did the signing thing at our wedding.

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Awwwww, bet that was awesome! We had my former bandmate playing Smashing Pumpkins 'Today' at our wedding.
I vote for the solo version.
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Post by Another Round » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:27 pm

It was totally awesome. We particularly like the tune and our mate was more than happy to learn it from scratch. It wasn't the MD version!!! Today is a great choice. We included it in our reception tunes.

If I had to choose I'd go solo version of Smiling over the MD version.
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Post by DaveHughes » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:13 am

tenaciousdazz wrote:
Another Round wrote:You're all wrong!!! The best version is the one my mate played the week before last whilst me and the wife did the signing thing at our wedding.

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Awwwww, bet that was awesome! We had my former bandmate playing Smashing Pumpkins 'Today' at our wedding.
I vote for the solo version.
I had Carnivores as my wedding band, and they played Dancing in the Dark. I win.

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Post by BringTheBalls » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:10 pm

Neil Young
The Postal Service
Fake Problems
Springsteen
The Dawn Chorus
Dive Dive
Chris t-t
Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun
The Hold Steady
Weakerthans

Frank & NOFX are largely responsible for my current music taste. So, yeah.. thanks :)

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Post by BringTheBalls » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:26 pm

BringTheBalls wrote:Neil Young
The Postal Service
Fake Problems
Springsteen
The Dawn Chorus
Dive Dive
Chris t-t
Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun
The Hold Steady
Weakerthans

Frank & NOFX are largely responsible for my current music taste. So, yeah.. thanks :)
oops
Also Laura Marling, Dave House + more recently Jen Buxton, but i can barely find any of her stuff anywhere. *sigh*

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Post by working claas » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:30 am

Definitely The Hold Steady. The band was on my “to be check out soon” list for a while but only after I saw Frank with a Hold Steady Shirt I finally bought my first record (stay positive).

The other one is not necessary connected to Frank but to this thread because so many people mentioned Ben Marwood. I wanted to download the free tracks on his page but the file was damaged so no other way then to consult i tunes. Thanks a lot for this tip! Listen to “outside there is a….” all the time right now.

It seems there is no distribution for BM records outside of UK?


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