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Frank Turner Covers Foo Fighters' "All My Life"

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I absolutely adore Frank Turner and everything he does.

He covered “All My Life” by The Foo Fighters, who I’m not a big fan of, especially this tune.  It just irks me, I guess.  However, when I heard this cover, I was absolutely blown away.  Frank’s backup band was totally brilliant.  Their artistic choices emphasized the vocals and he made it something totally unique.

I can’t get enough of the harmonies.  When the instruments hit that discordant tone and it mixes with the perfect blend of voices, it’s chilling.  The original version doesn’t quite have this same quality.  Frank’s voice just simply sounds better and fits the song way better than Grohl’s, and it has such a different feeling.  The contrast between the two versions is so strong that they’re barely the same song at all.  Turner knocked it out of the ball park.  He’s a far superior musician to anyone in The Foo Fighters, and this tune proves that more than ever.

The fact that they did this so stripped down and raw is what makes it so addictive.  The mandolin(?) that starts it off had me hooked from the second I hit “play”.  There’s something to be said for the way that it shouldn’t even be called a cover- Frank made it a freakin’ Frank Turner song, not a new version of a Foo Fighters tune.  I can’t get enough of it.

From his voice to all the instruments, the composition and passion in it, it’s proof positive that he can do literally anything.  Frank Turner is a genius.

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