Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by vvv » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm

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Yep, third time through making more connections with the lyrics/what the songs are about, makes the little switch in the head click. Par for the course with me and Frank.
Nice packaging on this sucker, dual 45 rpm discs.

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:53 pm

Record Store Day 2019.. After taking care of some things this morning I got there a good hour after the store had opened and avoided any initial moshing. I had talked with the guys there the prior weekend so knew they had ordered 10 copies apiece of Franks's first couple solo album reissues.
I go through the doors and the checkout line is winding up and down several store aisles. I made my way over to the RSD racks and..by my count there were still 10 issues of each in the racks. What is wrong with these people? :suspect:

I for one am glad to have this pair of flashy new color versions to save the O.G.s some wear time. For those who are curious, they both sound great, no issues.

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I don't mind the wait in line at these, usually get to hang with some interesting like-minded knuckleheads for a bit. Some of whom were nice enough to share some fine brewed beverages. I think morning beer might have to be a thing once in awhile.

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by row » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:29 am

Shedshrine, I really dig your Frank Black love...

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:30 am

Thanks. Yep, I was quite enamored of his great lyrics, great off kilter song writing and the guitar playing ( the Lyle Workman era in particular initially, but then the Rich and Dave stuff too) Just kind of ended up compiling the things I found interesting in one place.

from page one, if i may quote myself:

"Great music with unexpected changes and abstract free associated lyrics that make connections in exiting ways are a strong draw for me, being able to express penetrating insight (some of which is undoubtedly provided by the listener) and emotion through superficially bizarre material has always been one of his major talents. The man can turn a phrase. Robyn Hitchcock and Kurt Cobain come to mind in this regard as well."

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:37 pm

Frank finally put Bluefinger out on vinyl. Nice!

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by vvv » Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:40 pm

That's a really good record.

Besides the live stuff, I think I like The Catholics stuff best, but he has so much awesomeness.
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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:13 pm

It is! Hoping Dog in the Sand, Black Letter Days and Devil's Workshop get their vinyl debuts soon as well. Wouldn't be surprised if they came out in the near future.
Demon Records has been real busy with Frank issues and re-issued this year with Bluefinger, Oddballs, Cult of Ray, and according to this Amazon.UK link, The Seuss coming out on a 45rpm 12inch later in the year.
Demon Records Frank catalog link (scroll down): https://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/catal ... lit-vinyl/


FYI, any Lyle Workman fans might want to check out his solo album. Symphonic Prog. "Ultra fusiony Mahavishnu but better executed and more exiting"
https://www.discogs.com/Lyle-Workman-Un ... er/2230006

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:50 pm

Something old, something new.
O.g.s on the left.
2013 Oddballs.
1996 Cult of Ray.

Haven't played and compared yet.

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Mini poster for Devil's Workshop and Black Letter Days in the middle there, Both albums were released at the same time in 2002.

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by vvv » Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:25 am

Ha! I thought that was a CD box ...
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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:31 pm

some more of the vast and various album and concert promo frankobilia artifacts out there in the world :

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but for the true hardcore fan, I seriously doubt anything short of this Cult of Ray bed comforter will do:

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by vvv » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:28 am

J Mascis was around at the same time. He’s my neighbour now and I’ve known him since I was 18. He was already doing music with Dinosaur [before they became Dinosaur Jr.] then. He was kind of a model for me, ...
https://www.kerrang.com/features/frank- ... f-ck-that/?
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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by shedshrine » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:47 am

A J. Mascis and Frank collab would sure be interesting. Dinosaour Francis.

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Re: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson

Post by vvv » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:40 pm

J is basically straight edge, but could you imagine a drunken conversation between them?

FB: "Wellsitrightdownmywickedson
Andletmetellyouastory
Abouttheboywhofellfromglory
Andhowhewasawickedson
Thisain'tnoholiday
Butitalwaysturnsoutthisway
HereIamwithmyhand
Hetookhissisterfromhishead
Andthenpaintedheronthesheets
Andthenrolledherupingrassandtrees
Andtheykissed'tilltheyweredead
Thisain'tnoholiday
Butitalwaysturnsoutthisway
HereIam,withmyhand
Wellsitrightdownmyevilson
Andletmetellyouastory
Abouttheboywhofellfromglory
Andhowhewasawickedson
Thisain'tnoholiday
Butitalwaysturnsoutthisway
HereIam,withmyhand
Thisain'tnoholiday
Butitalwaysturnsoutthisway
HereIam,withmyhand"

J: "mmhmm"
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