This song was written in regards to the election of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, something that affects the world. Frank’s views oppose those of Trump’s. In this song, Frank sings about wanting to throw the sand in the gears, or otherwise prevent Trump’s plans from succeeding. What has Frank said about Trump? On election day, Frank called Trump the absolute embodiment of every joke, every lazy prejudice and slur about Americans ever levelled by the armchair warriors of the old world. I have strong political opinions, and these are worrying times to be a human right now, but I don’t personally see my music as being related to that in an obvious and direct way. He had changed tack by November, telling NME that Trump’s election had tickled him creatively. The Sand in the Gears" Track Info. Written By Frank Turner. Release Date February 11, 2017.
New music from the great Frank Turner on the first full day of the Chester Cheeto administration. Its an apropos rallying-cry song called The Sand In The Gears, and it was recorded live in concert at Turners show in Silver Springs, Maryland, the other night. It’s an apropos rallying-cry song called The Sand In The Gears, and it was recorded live in concert at Turner’s show in Silver Springs, Maryland, the other night. You can give the track a listen below. Turner is currently in the early stages of a big North American tour that wraps up February 18th in Boston. Check out the full tour itinerary here. More On: Folk, Music, Frank Turner, Epitaph.
Frank Turner is a musician born in Bahrain. He lived out part of his childhood in Winchester before moving to London. He was educated on a scholarship at Eton College, and studied History at the London School of Economics. Since the demise of his former punk rock band Million Dead he has pursued a solo career in folk music. He has toured the UK extensively, and has completed several tours of the USA and Central and Eastern Europe. Show us your talent, perform The Sand In The Gears! Here you can post a video or audio performance.
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