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) 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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