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Frank Turner And NOFX Announce Split Covers Album 'West Coast Vs. Wessex'

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 Written by Stereoboard

Frank Turner and NOFX have announced a split covers album.

'West Coast Vs. Wessex' finds the Los Angeles punk band covering tracks from the London singer-songwriter's solo career and Turner tackling his favourite NOFX numbers.

The record will arrive on July 31 through Fat Mike’s Fat Wreck Chords label. He said:

“I listened to all his records, and I picked the ones that I thought I could make more interesting. 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 added:

“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. 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.” 

Head below to check out the tracklist, along with NOFX's version of Thatcher F*cked The Kids and Turner's take on Bob.

'West Coast Vs. Wessex' tracklist:

1. Substitute
2. Worse Things Happen At Sea
3. Thatcher Fucked The Kids
4. Ballad Of Me And My Friends
5. Glory Hallelujah
6. Scavenger Type
7. Bob
8. Eat The Meek
9. Perfect Government
10. Falling In Love

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