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bradsears
Forum Admin

Canada
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Posted - 02/21/2014 :  10:22:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit bradsears's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks like 2014 might be a busy year for Franklin and Franklin-related releases.

The good news about the Songs project is I've been re-listening to the tracks and readying them for release - which will be a download only release via Bandcamp/iTunes etc. The bad news is I can't think of a good title for it! So I'm putting it out to you, "The People" in the hope someone may come up with something killer. All suggestions warmly considered! As soon as that is worked out and some nice artwork created it will probably appear as two sets of 18 songs.

In other news there are plans afoot for a new vinyl/CD release called White Horses which, as you might imagine, will be a kind of companion piece to last year's Black Horses. Consisting of some recent sessions and recordings that, when listened to as a whole, seemed to sit together nicely as an album in its own right with a similar vibe to last year's collection. It features some covers, some re-workings of older Bolts of Melody material, a new track created out of guitar tracks I recently recorded for Ringo Deathstarr and another featuring contributions from members of spaghetti-psyche pioneers Spindrift.

Also on the vinyl front, 2014 should see a debut release in that format for the 2007 debut AF album Bolts of Melody which only appeared on CD back in the day. This will feature new sleeve notes and an as-yet-undecided exclusive bonus track from around the same time and it will certainly be fab to see that album sleeve in its full, album-sized glory, plus I'm sure the album will sound nice and warm with a needle attached too.

And last but not least, work continues on a new Swervedriver record and the band will be entering a studio in London shortly to continue the work started during downtime on the recent Australian tour. The tunes, sounds and grooves are all shining up nicely and although there is no timescale set in stone as yet as to when something will be in your hands and available to be fired up on your stereo systems with the windows thrown open, be sure to know there will eventually be a tangible response to the question 'How long is a piece of string?'

Many thanks to y'all for your continued support and enthusiasm and have a great day!

Cheers

Adam's 'All Happening Now' 36 songs project
http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/album/all-happening-now-disc-one
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-happening-now-1/id906424105

New Swervedriver music
http://swervedriver.bandcamp.com
http://tym-records.com/blog/2013/8/20/tym014-swervedriver

AF & BofM Band Camp - http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/
Adam Franklin Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/adam-franklin
Twittter - https://twitter.com/SwervedriverUK
https://twitter.com/AFBoltsofMelody

jamesg
Moderator

USA
1255 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2014 :  09:44:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its going to be a great year folks!

Will be giving thoughts to title ideas for the songs project but just to get the ball rolling:

quiet storm:
fan commissioned re-imaginings of swervedriver/adam franklin works

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bradsears
Forum Admin

Canada
1327 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2014 :  08:01:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit bradsears's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One email respondent suggested "Son of *fill in the blank*"

I can only think of terrible puns and I'm so disgusting that I have to post them:

Press Play, Master and Swervant.
His Majesty's Secret Swervness.

I found some good info on the number 36 at the link below.
http://thirtysix36.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/36-things-about-the-number-36/

My favourites being :

15 : Jewish tradition holds that the number 36 has had special significance since the beginning of time: According to the Midrash, the light created by God on the first day of creation shone for exactly 36 hours; it was replaced by the light of the Sun that was created on the Fourth Day.[7] The Torah commands 36 times to love, respect and protect the stranger.[7] Furthermore, in every generation there are 36 righteous people (the “Lamed Vav Tzadikim”) in whose merit the world continues to exist.[7] In the modern celebration of Hannukah, 36 candles are kindled in the menorah over the 8 days of that holiday (not including the shamash candle).[7]

18 : The 36 Views of Mount Fuji, a famous series of prints by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai

Adam's 'All Happening Now' 36 songs project
http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/album/all-happening-now-disc-one
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-happening-now-1/id906424105

New Swervedriver music
http://swervedriver.bandcamp.com
http://tym-records.com/blog/2013/8/20/tym014-swervedriver

AF & BofM Band Camp - http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/
Adam Franklin Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/adam-franklin
Twittter - https://twitter.com/SwervedriverUK
https://twitter.com/AFBoltsofMelody
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bradsears
Forum Admin

Canada
1327 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2014 :  07:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit bradsears's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just got this good suggestion:
'Litanies for Dopeheads and Suicides'

Adam's 'All Happening Now' 36 songs project
http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/album/all-happening-now-disc-one
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-happening-now-1/id906424105

New Swervedriver music
http://swervedriver.bandcamp.com
http://tym-records.com/blog/2013/8/20/tym014-swervedriver

AF & BofM Band Camp - http://adamfranklin.bandcamp.com/
Adam Franklin Sound Cloud - https://soundcloud.com/adam-franklin
Twittter - https://twitter.com/SwervedriverUK
https://twitter.com/AFBoltsofMelody
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Mike
Assistant Driver

USA
449 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2014 :  3:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Im "Going Blank" on suggestions. Maybee it would help if I could hear some of the music! BTW Prayers for dopeheads and suicides?? Not a fan of that one.


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frans
Passenger

Germany
83 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2014 :  11:54:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit frans's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"36 excuses for quitting the band" "36 windows of the house of swerve" "36 guitar pedals in a row"

www.myspace.com/wearethebandthat
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Mike
Assistant Driver

USA
449 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2014 :  1:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
36 stab wounds killing me softly. Now can we hear the damn record?
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BassTotem
Swervelette

6 Posts

Posted - 04/11/2014 :  11:29:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about 36 Flavours of Ice?

...perhaps 36 Flavours of 99...then it would be even a reference to I am Superman.

The cover could be a vintage ice cream truck. The tracklisting could be an ice cream menu, or a shot of the ice cream counter with the vignettes and stuff. Gives room to play around with the mental image that we're just like little kids getting the cool candy from the amps of Mr. Franklin...sort of a suburban heaven in beige and baby blue.
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sammynb
Passenger

Australia
72 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2014 :  12:32:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Six squared but nobody cared.
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mauvehands
Swervelette

1 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2014 :  3:56:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
just to keep it short and simple

grappling ends

36 upside down is gE, so maybe something with g and e
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sammynb
Passenger

Australia
72 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2014 :  10:26:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
36 is the atomic number of krypton, so why not The elements of Krypton?

How about Zilm? It is the most number of runs one can hit of a non-penalised over in cricket.
This feat is commonly known in Australian circles as a "Zilm" or "Zilm36". It is a rare occurrence in the sport, even by the seemingly worst of bowlers.
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Yr Mechanic
Swervelette

31 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2014 :  09:15:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's what I wrote Adam when asked for our thoughts as song commissioners:

About the title, I'm not sure I have any great ideas but I think a good approach would be to draw it from a song title/lyric of one of the 35 songs, that somehow evokes the spirit of the project. Not knowing all the 35 songs, I don't know if I can come up with the best title, but of the songs I know will be in there from the Swervedriver Forum, I could suggest the following:

Tripping up on the Wires
A Change is Gonna Come
Play this for the Last Time
Trying to Catch it
Walk Right Back to You
Streets that Spin Off and On
All Happening Now
Hanging for a Long Time

Edited by - Yr Mechanic on 04/19/2014 12:09:39 PM
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shallowdaydream
Swervelette

Czech Republic
24 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2014 :  10:29:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
perfect title would be "Sunsets Over The Highway"

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
All those moments will be lost in time.
Like tears in the rain.Time to die."

Soulseek: dreamsburndown
http://www.last.fm/user/shallowdaydream
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Mike
Assistant Driver

USA
449 Posts

Posted - 05/17/2014 :  3:54:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Save the Antiheroes
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andyboygenius
Swervelette

Australia
1 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2014 :  02:53:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Album Title: Shards of Elements.

THanks you can have that for free Adam as your such a nice fella

Awesome news on the new material. Come back to Australia real soon!
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