- 16 Dec 02
The Frames have it all really. Amazing songs. Powerful delivery. And a special relationship with the fans
This pairing provides really great value for money. Turn are not really support band material. They’re too good to be a support band. Sans their Jam-like sharp suits, the boys from Kells arrive, serious about rocking the house. Cranked up to 11, they blast out a tight, taut set featuring most of this year’s mini-album In Position, some older favourites and a few new songs are given an airing as well as.
Possibly the best band in the country at the moment, The Frames, like Turn have also come to rock.
The first song is the brand spanking new ‘People Get Ready’ (no relation to the Curtis Mayfield classic), inspired, Glen Hansard tells us, by the Book Of Luke in the Bible. Specifically the part where Jesus tears down the temple. The Ginger One tells us that he is attracted to that bit, because Jesus seems to be like “Che Guavara or Michael Collins” in that episode. A slow-burning classic-in-the-making with moments of sublime beauty, the song is pure Velvet Underground (circa …And Nico), complete with Moe Tucker-inspired drumming. ‘God Bless Mom’, ‘Lay Me Down’ and ‘What Happens When The Heart Stops’ make for an awesome opening half hour.