‘POSITIVE SONGS FOR NEGATIVE PEOPLE’
BADGER’S ALBUM CHOICE FOR SEPTEMBER IS BY ETON EDUCATED AND CONTEMPORARY OF PRINCE
WILLIAM, FRANK TURNER
Frank Turner – He’s described as lots of things, ‘Folk Punk Rocker’ – What?
You just need to know that this man takes you on a fantastic journey with every breath and every song he ever recorded. You may have noticed I’m a fan. You know when you watch a DIY programme and they use some euphoric song to show you just how great the world would be with a bit of elbow grease? Well chances are they heard one of Franks tunes and thought ‘I wish I could make something as good as that’.
A few years ago Ray Lamontagne came along and struggled with fame but was a fantastic performer. Frank however has no such problem. See him live and you’ll love him. See him on You Tube and you’ll love him, and if you ever get the chance to meet him in person you’ll see what a dynamic geezer he is.
Yes there’s folk, quirky pop, punk and the stresses of stripping apart a broken relationship, he makes plonking it on a song sheet seem beautiful, effort-less and – full of hope.
Frank has done this and managed to build in there a head full of melodies that will pop a smile on your chops as we wave good bye to a dreadful summer, and live in hope for a warm September.
Let’s invest in a Frank Turner memory.
Verdict 8/10 Folk Punk Rock lives