NOFX und Frank Turner kündigen Split-Album an

NOFX und Frank Turner kündigen Split-Album an

NOFX und Frank Turner planen zusammen etwas Einzigartiges: Nach jahrelanger Freundschaft kündigen Fat Mike und Frank Turner ein Split-Album an, welches am 31. Juli erscheinen soll! Das Konzept des Albums ist folgendes: Es wird insgesamt 10 Coverversionen beider Musiker geben, die gegenseitig fünf Tracks vom jeweils anderen covern. Das ist wahrlich ein Paradies für jeden Fan von NOFX und Frank Turner!

Zum Einstimmen haben beide Bands bereits ein Musikvideo veröffentlicht. NOFX, mit Frontmann Fat Mike covern Frank Turners „Bob“, während Frank Turner den NOFX-Klassiker „Thatcher Fucked the Kids“ performt.

Frank Turner – Bob (NOFX Cover)

NOFX – Thatcher Fucked the Kids (Frank Turner Cover)

 

Kommentare beider Musiker

“I listened to all his records, and I picked the ones that I thought I could make more interesting,” notes Fat Mike. “What I did is change a lot of chords. Frank, he beats me in the singing department. So I can’t sing better than he can, but I can maybe throw in a melody here or there or chord that he hadn’t thought of.” Turner took a similar approach. “I didn’t want to just do straight covers of anything. I wanted to try and pick songs where I felt like me and my band could bring something different to the table,” he says. “But it did strike me that it would be cool to demonstrate to the casual NOFX fan, who doesn’t know who I am, that I am actually a fan. I didn’t just go to Spotify and pick the five most-listened-to songs.”

NOFX
Frank Turner

For the record, only one of his choices appears on Spotify’s top five for NOFX: ‘Bob’, which Turner here transforms into a wistful country song

“Everything he picked was from the ’90s, so I took that as it’s okay to mostly do his early stuff too,” says Fat Mike, who channeled ‘90s NOFX for their interpretations, transforming ‘Thatcher F*cked The Kids’ into a jaunty companion to ‘Philthy Phil Philanthropist’. Turner and his band, The Sleeping Souls, recorded their songs between their rehearsal space and during tour commitments, whilst NOFX recorded at Fat Mike’s Six Floggs studio, with production by the D-Composers (Fat Mike, Johnny Carey, BAZ Bastien, Yotam Ben Horin).

 

Cover + Tracklist

West Coast Vs. Wessex track-listing

NOFX

  1. Substitute
  2. Worse Things Happen At Sea
  3. Thatcher Fucked The Kids
  4. Ballad Of Me And My Friends
  5. Glory Hallelujah

Frank Turner

  1. Scavenger Type
  2. Bob
  3. Eat The Meek
  4. Perfect Government
  5. Falling In Love

Bildnachweis: Fat Wreck Records, Clair McAllister.