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Frank Turner Plays New Song “The Sand in the Gears”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Slave to the Grind

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    I liked the song until the piano comes in around 3:10.
     
  3. I don't think I've heard a song by this man that I didn't like. Interesting that he's so involved in US politics when he's not even a citizen, but I think that's really cool!
     
  4. Donnie Ruth

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    Cant lie, hearing this after sitting through Trump's inauguration was much needed.

    The crowd makes this more special too.
     
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  5. LiveFast_DieOld

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    Watched him open with this in Chicago last night -- lots of people in the crowd knew every word. Very cool opening.
     
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  6. dvdjmskng

    The horizon is my home... Supporter

    I can see how this song will go down well at the moment, but it feels like a song that was written 'in the moment' rather than something that will end up on his next album.

    If nothing else, this shows that we're in for 4 years of cracking angry political/protest music.
     
  7. Donnie Ruth

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    Definitely a good assumption! In thinking which bands are capable of pulling off great angry/protest songs, The Wonder Years came first to my head. Would be intriguing!
     
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  8. LiveFast_DieOld

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    Yeah it's definitely an "in the moment" type song. He did mention last night that they're going to record a new album towards the end of this year, "although at the moment he's considering recording an entire protest record" - so we shall see.
     
  9. tdlyon

    Pawnee Forever Supporter

    Hate to be that guy but since I'm from 20 minutes away, it's just Silver Spring, no s
     
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  10. dvdjmskng

    The horizon is my home... Supporter

    I'd be interested in hearing songs from bands who are going to marginalised by Trump's politics. Not an obvious choice, but I think Tegan and Sara could create something fantastic! If the Bush-era is anything to go by, this could be a pretty productive and exciting 4 years for music!
     
  11. SamLevi11

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    I can't wait for the next Kendrick album for this reason. Bands like Letlive., The Wonder Years, Against Me!, and Enter Shikari are the ones more in our scene that I think will put out some great political music as a result of this.
     
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  12. I love Frank Turner.
     
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