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Post by Steph » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Ben Marwood
Isaac Graham
Regina Spektor

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Post by ThunderRoad » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:10 pm

billy bragg and fake problems!

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Post by Bigby » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:22 am

The Armando Iannucci Shows

+ some music by some people

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Post by snodgrass » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:02 am

ShyScholar wrote:
tenaciousdazz wrote:
ShyScholar wrote:Having just read Frank mention Townes Van Zandt in an interview as a dealbreaker, I started a journey of discovery with YouTube as my friend.

... WOW. This man. All my life. Where has he been?!
This just reminded me to check him out
Glad to be of service.

Seriously though, I thought I was pretty down with the cool songwriters. I was obviously mistaken. /bowled over.
and check out the to documentary films out there.

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Post by Outroversion » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:44 pm

Typo in thread title. It's spelled "too". :roll:

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Post by Laura? » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Pretty sure someone already beat you to that joke.

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Post by Outroversion » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:05 am

Laura? wrote:Pretty sure someone already beat you to that joke.
I figured someone wou;ld have but i coulldnt take that riskkk

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Post by RyanC » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:37 am

I can add Lucero to my list.

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Post by h26 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:58 am

... and the weakerthans can be now added to mine
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Post by FelipeS » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:10 pm

FelipeS wrote:I discovered Frank Turner from the Gaslight Anthem.

And Frank introduced me to -
Fake Problems
Chuck Ragan
Ben Marwood
Tim Barry
Jamie T
Million Dead
Jaakko and Jay
You can add:
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo
Franz Nicolay
The Hold Steady

Frank is also responsible for me reading Catch 22 and picking up East of Eden.

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Post by strange musings » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:11 pm

Josh Rouse's "Dressed Up Like Nebraska" can also be added onto my list. Great stuff.

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Post by h26 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:23 pm

i also feel frank should take the credit (or get blamed, depending on your point of view) for me finally getting a guitar and trying to learn to play a few songs :?
Shows? nowhere near enough of 'em!

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Post by billy no mates » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:10 pm

strange musings wrote:Josh Rouse's "Dressed Up Like Nebraska" can also be added onto my list. Great stuff.
That's a great album 8)

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Post by und32 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:15 am

I owe my discoveries of Jen Buxton, Emily Barker, Justin Jones and Andrew Jackson Jihad to Frank.

I owe my discovery of Frank to the Gaslight Anthem and one particular poster on a Springsteen forum who told me that I absolutely must get to the Intersection in Grand Rapids early enough to catch Frank live one night when he was opening for TGA. I also discovered Murder by Death and Dave Hause that night. Come to think of it, the Gaslight boys are in some way responsible for a lot of the music that I listen to. The Hold Steady, Franz, Lucero, Tim Barry... hell, just about everybody from the Revival Tour, now that I think about it. Or maybe it's Chuck I owe that to, seeing as how he's the driving force behind that particular tour. I got into Gaslight through the Springsteen connection and the Social D connection.

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Re: Frank Turner turned me on to...

Post by Bella » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:20 pm

hmmmm where to start....

Dive Dive
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo
Franz Nicolay
Chris TT
Ben Marwood
Loudon Wainwright
Townes Van Zandt
The Hold Steady
The Weakerthans
Flogging Molly
Social Distortion (hmmm flights for the new year???)

also generally -

1) He made me thing about traditional music I liked when I was younger, but don't have any versions of traditional songs on CD. Looking forward to the idea Frank might get a day somewhere/somewhen during his never ending tour to think some more about recording a "Folk/Tradional Songs" album. And then actually do one :-)

2) I started looking up stuff that I thought was Frank's and turns out to be a cover of someone else's stuff...

Comparing the original and Franks version I am really surprised at how many of the originals I like equally as well as Frank's cover version.

There are a few that I prefer Frank's version by miles - it's the warmth of Frank's voice I think. Also could be that it feels to me as though Frank has .. hmmm.... what do I want to say..... standardised??? the timing and or lyrics in a few of his covers. Eg: Frank turns the americanisms to English - ain't becomes isn't :-) I have also found Frank speak/sings very clearly so I can hear a lot more the lyrics than I could on some of the originals.... Anyone else notice this?

3) Frank taking over bbc6music

Frank needs to know that anytime I would rather listen to a radio show put together by him than the **** I usualy hear on the radio! I never end up listening to the radio for long - too much talking, not enough music. The odd brilliant track gets played, but it's normally followed by .. meh? and surrounded by adds... I'd rather listen to a CD.

Thanks Frank for the best bit of radio I've listened to for a LONG time :-)

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