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Post by crow » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 am

What a badass!

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Post by shedshrine » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:39 am

8 yr old daughter's "blog" entry on an itouch..

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Post by crow » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:16 pm

I would hazard to guess that Mr. Thompson would appreciate that review.

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Post by vvv » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:12 pm

It reads like the lyrics to one of his songs! 8)
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Post by thechrisl » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:35 am

"Crazy"... then "softer"... Sounds like Los Angeles. Love that song!

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Post by fossiltooth » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:27 am

Yes! "Teenager of the Year" is a way underrated album.

There's an insane number of songs on that record too.

I think that if Black had cut out a few of the tunes that were only "pretty damn cool" instead of "amazing" it may have gone down as one of the best straight-ahead rock albums of the 90s.

Who knows? Maybe in some accounts it still will.

There are so many good songs on that record. I mean, "Abstract Plain"? C'mon: Phantasmal.

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Post by vvv » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:16 pm

Anybody hear the new live album yet?

I've been enjoying the Paley collab ...
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Post by shedshrine » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:39 pm

vvv wrote:Anybody hear the new live album yet?

I've been enjoying the Paley collab ...
Both on my list of things to do.

Just picked this up.

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Post by vvv » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:45 pm

7", eh? :twisted:
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Post by shedshrine » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:07 pm

Oui.

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Post by Judas Jetski » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:10 pm

I've been neglecting the Frank Black/Pixies end of my record collecting. If I ever get money, I'll have to remedy that.

Oh, BTW, I did contact Joey. He said he couldn't remember if it was his guitar, or no. I'm pretty sure it's the one, though.
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Post by vvv » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Cool that Joey answered.

And is't Lyle Workman a monster? 8)
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Post by Judas Jetski » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:43 pm

I've only ever seen Frank with Joey on guitar. Which should give you some idea how often I crawl out from under my rock.

I really need to track down some of these albums.
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Post by shedshrine » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:52 pm

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Been setting recording aside for awhile, and the spending on that sport saved I've put into a couple nice stereo pieces and speakers.
All used, all killer!
Anyway, this relates to Frank in that I've been cuing up some of the material I hadn't spent much time with for whatever reason, and digging it! The guy is just spilling sophistication and grace on Honeycomb, and if your in the mindset to receive, well it's quite powerful. Also picked up a couple more Frankobilia pieces.
(one even has the TapeOp logo..)

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"Today?s topic: ?Bone Machine? vs. Bluefinger, ?Nimrod?s Son? vs. Teenager Of The Year, Black Francis vs. Frank Black."
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Post by vvv » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:39 pm

Gotta lots of love for the Rat-shack speakers, here.

Honeycomb is great, and Fast Man Raider Man a continuation thereof!
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