Xtra Mile Recordings' Mastermind Quiz: Frank Turner - The First Ten Years

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Take a crack at Xtra Mile Recordings' Mastermind Quiz with the specialist subject of Frank Turner: The First Ten Years. In honor of his vinyl box set release, celebrating the first decade of Frank's solo career, we tested Frank on his past - can you do better than he did? Take the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 2013 Frank and the Sleeping Souls appeared on the Main Stage at Reading/Leeds Festival 4th from the top – who were the 3 bands that followed them?
    • A. 

      New Found Glory

    • B. 

      Deftones

    • C. 

      Green Day

    • D. 

      Bring Me The Horizon

    • E. 

      System Of A Down

    • F. 

      Biffy Clyro

    • G. 

      Skindred

  • 2. 
    Select all the songs that appear on Campfire PunkRock. 
    • A. 

      Nashville Tennessee

    • B. 

      The Real Damage

    • C. 

      Thatcher Fucked The Kids

    • D. 

      This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The One Of Me

    • E. 

      Romantic Fatigue

    • F. 

      Casanova Lament

    • G. 

      Longing For The Day

    • H. 

      I Really Don’t Care What You Did On Your Gap Year

    • I. 

      Smiling At Strangers On Trains

  • 3. 
    Select all the songs that appear on The Rock & Roll EP.
    • A. 

      Pass It Along

    • B. 

      Who's Got A Match?

    • C. 

      I Still Believe

    • D. 

      The Next Round

    • E. 

      Buddies

    • F. 

      Rock & Roll Romance

    • G. 

      Hits & Mrs

    • H. 

      To Absent Friends

  • 4. 
    How many different countries has Frank toured in?
    • A. 

      54

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      38

  • 5. 
    On the Buddies album there's "The Ballad Of Steve", why did Steve leave the airplane?
    • A. 

      Steve had an awesome exit plan

    • B. 

      Steve got in a heated argument with a passenger

    • C. 

      A passenger didn't listen to Steve and he over-reacted

    • D. 

      Steve was allegedly attacked by a passenger

  • 6. 
    How many cover songs appear on Frank's official releases? 
    • A. 

      25

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      29

    • D. 

      35

  • 7. 
    Frank did a split 7" with Tim Barry. His song was "Try This At Home", but what was Tim's?
  • 8. 
    Where was show 1001?
    • A. 

      Gallery Radiolaria, Toronto, ON, Canada

    • B. 

      Strummerville Spring Sessions, Shoreditch, London, UK

    • C. 

      Amplifier, Perth, Australia

    • D. 

      The Knitting Factory, New York, NY, USA

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the person who did the artwork for Sleep Is For The Week?
    • A. 

      Heather Law

    • B. 

      Chris Pell

    • C. 

      Chris Bourke

    • D. 

      Vanessa Jean Speckman

  • 10. 
    Who did Frank support at Regent Park Open Air Theatre in 2008?
    • A. 

      Seth Lakeman

    • B. 

      Daniel Kitson

    • C. 

      Alabama 3

    • D. 

      Kate Miller-Heidke

  • 11. 
    How many times has Frank played at Brixton Academy?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      3

  • 12. 
    Which song is this a lyric from: “Mother loves me still despite My failing health and lack of drive.” 
  • 13. 
    Frank's recent tour memoir ‘The Road Beneath My Feet’ was the Sunday Times #2 Bestseller. Who beat him to the Number 1 spot?
    • A. 

      John Green

    • B. 

      Alex Salmond

    • C. 

      Neil Gaiman

    • D. 

      Joseph Heller

  • 14. 
    In a review of Positive Songs For Negative People – which publication said: “The Mittens are off and he’s moving on”
    • A. 

      NME

    • B. 

      The Telegraph

    • C. 

      Rolling Stone

    • D. 

      Noisey

  • 15. 
    In 2011 Frank released a Gold selling album ‘England Keep My Bones’ - which tracks on the album were released as singles? 
    • A. 

      I Still Believe

    • B. 

      Eulogy

    • C. 

      If Ever I Stray

    • D. 

      Redemption

    • E. 

      Wessex Boy

    • F. 

      I Am Disappeared

    • G. 

      Glory Hallelujah

    • H. 

      Peggy Sang The Blues

  • 16. 
    From where was the life sized model of Elvis stolen from by Frank's production manager Dougie in 2012? 
    • A. 

      Wolverhampton, Civic Hall

    • B. 

      Leamington Spa, The Assembly

    • C. 

      Lincoln, Engine Shed

    • D. 

      Oxford, The Academy

  • 17. 
    The song ‘Sailor’s Boots’ was previously known by what name?
    • A. 

      Bob Dylan

    • B. 

      Rod Stewart

    • C. 

      Mick Jagger

    • D. 

      Tony Bennett

  • 18. 
    Name all the bonus songs featured on the deluxe edition of Tape Deck Heart?  
    • A. 

      Awkward Understudy

    • B. 

      Wherefore Art Thou Gene Simmons?

    • C. 

      Undeveloped Film

    • D. 

      Least Of All Young Caroline

    • E. 

      We Shall Not Overcome

    • F. 

      Mr Richards

    • G. 

      Tattoos

    • H. 

      Cowboy Chords

    • I. 

      Song For Eva Mae

    • J. 

      Time Machine

  • 19. 
     According to the Setlist website – which track has Frank played live the most at his shows?
    • A. 

      The Ballad Of Me And My Friends

    • B. 

      Photosynthesis

    • C. 

      The Real Damage

    • D. 

      Reasons Not To Be An Idiot

  • 20. 
    From what song is this lyric taken from: “That every day I spend pretending that I always choose the right path Is a day that I choose the wrong.”?
  • 21. 
    What was the date and venue of Frank's first performance with members of Dive Dive?
    • A. 

      Oxford, Port Mahon, 20th January 2007

    • B. 

      London, Lexapalooza, 17th June 2006

    • C. 

      Oxford, Kiss Bar, 7th December 2005

    • D. 

      London, Nambucca, 15th January 2007

  • 22. 
    Which show numbers are the 24 gigs Frank did in 24 hours for the video shoot for "The Road"?
    • A. 

      800-824

    • B. 

      562-586

    • C. 

      628-651

    • D. 

      882-905

  • 23. 
    According to iTunes – what is the total run time of all six of Frank's studio albums?
    • A. 

      4 hours, 16 minutes

    • B. 

      5 hours, 26 minutes

    • C. 

      5 hours

    • D. 

      4 hours 34 minutes

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