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The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:00 pm
by smige2
I've read about an early 6-track demo of FT songs but I've never heard any of the recordings, apart from Longing for the Day. Could anybody advise me as to how to hear/acquire this? The songs are:

Romantic Fatigue
The Real Damage
Wisdom Teeth
Sunshine State
This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The One Of Me
Longing For The Day

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:09 pm
by Evan
There was a couple of versions of this to my knowledge. Some with 4 tracks, and some with 6. I have both, although i wouldnt even know where to start to find either. To be fair, not his greatest recordings.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:50 pm
by smige2
I'd just like to have them for a sort of historical reference, being the nerd that I am.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:35 pm
by marky mark
I've got the 6 track version; I think Tony off here lent it to me yonks ago. I do like the version of "This Town" off it actually.

It's nothing too exciting though to be honest.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:57 pm
by smige2
Any chance one of you two could upload it, assuming a) it's legal to do so and b) Frank wouldn't mind?

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:17 pm
by Rubber_Soul
smige2 wrote:Any chance one of you two could upload it, assuming a) it's legal to do so and b) Frank wouldn't mind?
it used to be hosted on a fansite I believe

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:20 pm
by Tomasz
The lyrics for romantic fatigue and sunshine state are slightly different, iirc.

I have the four track version somewhere, should really find it out.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:23 pm
by Evan
Tomasz wrote:The lyrics for romantic fatigue and sunshine state are slightly different, iirc.

I have the four track version somewhere, should really find it out.
If I remember correctly, Sunshine State was all pretty positive, and then suddenly he chnaged the last bit to being about how she gave him cancer.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:20 pm
by Lewis
My friend lent me a a CD of demos when I was first getting into frank, i think that was 4 tracks long :(
But yeah, I do remember This Town being rather good..

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:25 pm
by David
i've got this, touch me.
I think my version has six tracks. on my itunes it also has 'gap year' grouped in with it, but I think I downloaded that at some point.
the drums on 'gap year' are pretty snazzy. as is the rhyming on longing for the day.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:38 am
by Tension Head
I've got the 6 track version but just the download. I love This Town on it, listen to it all the time.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:13 pm
by smige2
Managed to find it online, it's really cool. Lyrics to Sunshine State are the same though, hmm.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:17 pm
by skhmmxi
smige2 wrote:Managed to find it online, it's really cool. Lyrics to Sunshine State are the same though, hmm.
I think you just made Evan's day by falling for that.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:36 am
by Tomasz
skhmmxi wrote:
smige2 wrote:Managed to find it online, it's really cool. Lyrics to Sunshine State are the same though, hmm.
I think you just made Evan's day by falling for that.
:?:

The original version of sunshine state was written as a love song, then Frank split up with her and the lyrics were changed to fit that.

Re: The Frank Turner demo

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:29 pm
by skhmmxi
Tomasz wrote:The original version of sunshine state was written as a love song, then Frank split up with her and the lyrics were changed to fit that.
I...yes. I don't know where I was going with that. Insomnia has been screwing up my judgement. :oops: