Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Sean Murphy, Jul 3, 2019.
I'm excited, seeing him on Friday, thanks for the info
Here's the version of "Be More Kind" that he's playing at these shows
I’ll take the original, but it’s always interesting hearing a new arrangement.
Saw him on Friday, it was a good show but certainly not the same experience as a normal FT show......very subdued. I missed the energy. But it was cool to do something different.
A few of the new arrangements totally changed the song, notably Ballad of Me and My Friends, which I sorta hated.
He was smart to play the new songs separately, in their own set. I just don't see most of them ever really fitting in with his other stuff. I do enjoy Lioness and Sister Rosetta.
The Be More Kind songs have grown on me, I hate to admit.
Looking forward to him coming back and doing a normal punk show soon.
He was wise to add Photosynthesis and I Still Believe back into the end of the set (those songs were not getting played at the first shows of the tour) and delete The Lifeboat and a few others. The crowd was ready for some "hits" and energy at the end after 2.5 hours of sitting.
I didn't love the storytelling part in this case either - he tried to make it a loose "concept show" where the songs showed his chronological progression in relationships - sort of an interesting idea I guess - but pretty poorly executed, and felt heavy handed to me. "At this point my girlfriend was mad at me, here is a song about that! Next up, I fell in love again, here's a song about that!". Just not very well done and not exactly super interesting stories. I have seen him tell better stories at acoustic shows in the past where he wasn't stuck with a concept he was trying to shoehorn in.
This is nitpicking. It was still highly enjoyable overall. Frank is such a likeable guy on stage.
The energy Frank was bringing to his albums was certainly missed with BMK and NML.
However, his live shows always made up for it. Hearing it being a little bit more subdued kinda stinks.
I just got back from the St. Pete show, and I thought it was incredible. There was definitely a different energy with it being mostly unplugged/storytellers style as opposed to his typical show, but it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
Sand In The Gears 2019
Where is this from...???
He posted a link to it on Twitter today. Apparently it’s the version he recorded for Be More Kind.
Nice. Thank you for sharing.
I've been listening to Million Dead again and still think Harmony/No Harmony is one of the best rock albums of the '00s
It's a shame I can't really take it seriously anymore
Anyone know how to get an mp3 of this...??? I used to know how, but all of the ways I used to know don't work anymore...