Frank Turner is huge in England. I’m talking Wimbley arena & playing the frigging Olympics opening ceremonies huge. Here in America. Eh. He’s somewhere between Lucero and Tim Barry…..devout as all hell following, but pretty much unknown when you get right down to it.
It would genuinely surprise me if any of the regular 9b readership wasn’t already well versed in Frank but you never know and by publishing this there is a slight chance I’ll turn someone (via the mp3 aggregators) onto Frank.
When I am trying to turn someone onto Frank Turner I describe him as the English version of Tim Barry which is to say; a more positive, more refined, wimpier version of Tim Barry. If you’re not familiar with Frank, Last Minutes & Lost Evenings is the perfect entry point. The album is, for all intents and purposes, a greatest hits album that was put together in a specific attempt to raise his profile here in the states. That said, if you’re already a Frankenfan there is no need to get this album unless you’re a
Since this is just a collection of my favorite tracks I wanna label this Essential Listening but since it’s just a collection of all my favorite songs from other albums; I won’t.