what Frank Black albums? (pixies spinoff thread)

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what Frank Black albums? (pixies spinoff thread)

Post by jajjguy » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:07 pm

Okay, so we're all very excited about getting a chance to see the Pixies for real. So while I'm reacquainting myself with all my Pixies albums (who'm I kidding, I don't need reacquainting!), what Frank Black albums should I take a listen to? I've never checked out his solo stuff. Thanks.

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Post by oyrgawd » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:43 pm

Lessee, the self-titled first one and Teenager of the Year are fine and lush and amazing. Oddballs and Frank Black and the Catholics s/t are ballsy, more minimalistic (okay, a few things are slick on oddballs) rockers. The remaining 6 or so are all a-1 too, but those mentioned above are the tops for me. If you can find "the dream is over", it's a neato bootleg of FB just on guitar, singing some songs. He rules.

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Post by literati » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:45 pm

Both the self-titled one and "Teenager of the Year" are brilliant. Great production, great tunes. The guitar sound on "Czar" off the first one is my holy grail...

The Catholics stuff, I don't find quite as interesting recorded, but I've always appreciated it more live.

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Post by matttherat » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:58 pm

Teenager of the Year is a fucking brilliant masterpiece.I personally don't think he's made an album as expansive and diverse, and as someone else said, lush. So very lush.

It's in that category of albums that I can absolutely listen to from beginning to end and never have an urge to skip any one song.

Buy it. Now.

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Post by takeout » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:07 pm

Dogs in the Sand is good, if only from a geek standpoint: all songs recorded live to two-track, no overdubs, INCLUDING VOCALS. If they needed another guitar part, they brought in another guitar player.

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Post by cashed checks » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:39 pm

i've always been a big fan of Pistolero but have a hard time convincing other people of its worth in the frank black catalogue. its a 'catholics' release and all recorded live to 2 track like the other one mentioned. unlike any of our live to 2 track recording though, he has the benefit of recording at sound city. the tunes are great but the words actually carry most of the record.

"stepping out the door, blowing up like a BOMB!"

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Re: what Frank Black albums? (pixies spinoff thread)

Post by Tungstengruvsten » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:43 pm

ALL OF THEM (except maybe cult of ray....)

Remember, most of the later FB/catholics is live to 2 track....rawK!

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Post by AstroDan » Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:14 pm

Frank Black and Teenager would be my picks, as well.

Poor Cult of Ray. It did have two good songs and one titled 'Kicked in the Taco'. Still couldn't be saved.
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Re: what Frank Black albums? (pixies spinoff thread)

Post by XXGABEXX » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:12 pm

Frank Black and Teenager would be my picks, as well.
Another vote for the same. Teenager has what, 22 songs total? And they're all really good. It's one of my road trip requirements. It's perfect for a late night portion of a road trip 'cause I sing along to the whole thing and again... 22 songs.

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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:15 pm

The stuff I recorded, and seeing "frank" live when my partner, Tony was in his band...

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Post by Flight Feathers » Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:30 pm

the first 2 for sure. i just got his latest, "show me your tears" it is really really good. it gets better every time i hear it, so many good songs. i think it would be kinda cool if he did a full on multitracked BIG rock record again. i know he's got it in him.
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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:04 pm

Talked to him the other day, and he said "im trying to lay the golden egg..."

Should be a cool record.

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Post by vvv » Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:16 pm

Frank rules.

It's all worthy; I'm loving Dog and especialy the last three.
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Re: what Frank Black albums? (pixies spinoff thread)

Post by joel hamilton » Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:09 pm

The new one that is about to come out is the best one IMO.

I heard it in the studio when we were recording the Frank Black track for the "hedwig and the angry inch" record. Hilarious, Frank Black as a german transvestite!!

Awesome.

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