Frank Black Francis

Summary

Frank Black Francis
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 2004; 17 years ago (2004-10-12)
RecordedMarch 1987, Boston
Summer 2003, London (Pixies-era recordings)
GenreAlternative rock
Length84:54
Label
ProducerTwo Pale Boys (Andy Diagram and Keith Moliné) on disc two
Frank Black chronology
Show Me Your Tears
(2003)
Frank Black Francis
(2004)
Honeycomb
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound8/10[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork7.4/10[8]
Q2/5 stars[9]
Uncut4/5 stars[10]
Under the Radar6/10 stars[11]

Frank Black Francis is a 2-CD set released in 2004 by Frank Black, roughly coinciding with the Pixies reunion tour. Disc 1 consists of a March 1987 solo acoustic demo tape recorded by engineer Gary Smith, just prior to the first Pixies recording session. Disc 2 is a contemporary recording from 2003 of Frank Black reworking a number of Pixies songs with Keith Moliné and Andy Diagram, who are part of David Thomas and Two Pale Boys.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Black Francis

Disc one {Black Francis demos}

  1. "The Holiday Song" – 1:54
  2. "I'm Amazed" – 1:25
  3. "Rock a My Soul" – 1:50
  4. "Isla de Encanta" – 1:39
  5. "Caribou" – 3:00
  6. "Broken Face" – 1:21
  7. "Build High" – 1:26
  8. "Nimrod's Son" – 2:08
  9. "Ed Is Dead" – 2:45
  10. "Subbacultcha" – 2:45
  11. "Boom Chickaboom" – 2:33
  12. "I've Been Tired" – 3:10
  13. "Break My Body" – 1:55
  14. "Oh My Golly!" – 1:59
  15. "Vamos" – 2:14

Disc two {treated}

  1. "Caribou" – 3:09
  2. "Where Is My Mind?" – 3:41
  3. "Cactus" – 2:41
  4. "Nimrod's Son" – 3:01
  5. "Levitate Me" – 2:01
  6. "Wave of Mutilation" – 2:25
  7. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" – 3:49
  8. "Velouria" – 4:35
  9. "The Holiday Song" – 2:21
  10. "Into the White" – 3:24
  11. "Is She Weird?" – 3:51
  12. "Subbacultcha" – 2:56
  13. "Planet of Sound" – 14:56

Personnel

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[12]

  • Black Francis - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Keith Moliné - guitar, violin, electronics (disc two)
  • Andy Diagram - trumpet, electronics (disc two)
Technical
  • Gary Smith - recorded by (disc one)
  • Andy Diagram - producer (disc two)
  • Keith Moliné - producer (disc two)
  • Joey Santiago - additional editing
  • Myles Mangino - mastering
  • Jean Thompson - cover concept
  • Andrew Swainson - cover design
  • Black Francis - cover photography, additional photography
  • Ken Goes - additional photography

References

  1. ^ "Frank Black Francis by Frank Black". metacritic.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Black Francis/Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. ^ Steinberg, Lianne (29 October 2004). "Album Review: Frank Black - Frank Black Francis". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  5. ^ Weingarten, Marc (29 October 2004). "Frank Black Francis". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". Mojo: 110. November 2004.
  7. ^ "Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". NME: 48. 16 October 2004.
  8. ^ Tangari, Joe (10 October 2004). "Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". Q: 135. December 2004.
  10. ^ "Frank Black Francis: Black Gold". Uncut. 1 December 2004. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Frank Black: Frank Black Francis". Under the Radar (8): 108.
  12. ^ FrankBlackFrancis (Liner notes). Frank Black. Cooking Vinyl / SpinART. 2004.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)