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Frank Black

Black playing at the San Diego Street Scene Festival in 2005.
Background information
Birth name Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV[1]
Also known as Black Francis
Born April 6, 1965 (1965-04-06) (age 42)
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Genre(s) Rock, Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1985–present
Label(s) 4AD
American
Cooking Vinyl
SpinArt
Associated
acts
Pixies
Frank Black and the Catholics
Website www.frankblack.net

Frank Black (born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV on April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.[1] Active since 1985, Black is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, where he performed under the stage name Black Francis.[3] Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under his current pseudonym. After releasing two albums with 4AD, he left the label and formed a backing band, Frank Black and the Catholics. Black reformed the Pixies in 2004 and continues to release solo records while touring and recording with the band.[4] Frank Black is the name of several people: Frank Black, contemporary musician. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1164x783, 237 KB) Summary Frank Black performing at the San Diego Street Scene festival in 2005. ... Street Scene is a music festival held each summer in San Diego, California. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... Cooking Vinyl is a UK-based independent record company, founded in 1986. ... spinART Records is a popular independent record label. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... For other persons named Frank Black, see Frank Black (disambiguation). ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... A backing band or backup band is a band which accompanies an artist at a live performance or on a recording. ...


Black's vocal style has varied from a screaming, yowling delivery as lead vocalist of the Pixies to a more measured and melodical style in later Pixies' albums and solo career.[5] His cryptic lyrics mostly explore unconventional subjects, such as surrealism, incest and Biblical violence, along with dam collapses, science fiction and surf culture.[6] His use of atypical meter signatures, loud-quiet dynamics and distinct preference for live-to-two-track recording in his career as a solo artist give him a unique style in alternative rock.[7] Max Ernst. ... Incest is defined as sexual intercourse between closely related persons. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Surf culture is the people, language, fashion and sporting life surrounding the sport of modern surfing. ... The time signature (also known as meter signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats are in each measure and what note value constitutes one beat. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...


As frontman of the Pixies, Black's songs (such as "Where Is My Mind?" and "Debaser") received praise and citations from contemporaries, including Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Cobain once said that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was his attempt at trying to "rip off the Pixies".[8] However, in his solo work and records with the Catholics, he received fewer popular and critical accolades.[9] Where Is My Mind? is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. ... Debaser is a song by the alternative rock band Pixies. ... Radiohead are an English rock band. ... Thomas Edward Yorke (born October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England) is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Radiohead. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ...

Contents

Biography

Youth and college

Charles Thompson was born in Boston, Massachusetts on April 6, 1965. His father was a bar owner, and Thompson first lived in Los Angeles, California as a baby because his father wanted to "learn more about the restaurant and bar business".[10] Thompson was introduced to music at a young age, as his parents listened to 1960s folk rock. His first guitar was his mother's, a Yamaha classical guitar bought with money from his father's bar tips, which he started to play at age "11 or 12".[2] Boston redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Yamaha may refer to: Yamaha Corporation – A manufacturer of a diverse range of musical instruments and electronics. ... Spanish guitar redirects here. ...


Thompson's family moved around, first with his father, and then his stepfather, a religious man who "pursued real estate on both coasts"; his parents had separated twice by the time he was in first grade.[11] When Thompson was 12, his mother and stepfather joined a church that was tied to the evangelical Assemblies of God,[11] a move that influenced many of his songs written with the Pixies, which often refer to the Bible.[12] He discovered the music of Christian rock singer-songwriter Larry Norman at 13 when Norman played at a religious summer camp that Thompson attended. Norman's music influenced Thompson to the extent that he named the Pixies' first EP and a lyric in the band's song "Levitate Me" after one of Norman's catchphrases, "come on, pilgrim!" Thompson later described the music he listened to during his youth:[10] Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... For other uses, see Assemblies of God (disambiguation). ... Christian rock (occasionally abbreviated CR) is a form of rock music played by bands whose members are Christian and who often focus the lyrics on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... Summer camp is a supervised program for children and/or teenagers conducted (usually) during the summer months in some countries. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut EP from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ...

I used to hang out with some misfits. [...] We were the 'we listen to odd-ball music' kids. I wasn't hanging out at all-ages shows or trying to get into clubs to see bands, and I was buying records at used records stores and borrowing them from the library. You just saw Emerson, Lake & Palmer records. So I didn't know [punk] music but I started to hear about it in high school. But it was probably a good thing that I didn't know it, that I instead listened to a lot of '60s records and this religious music.

Just before Thompson's senior year, his family moved to Westport, Massachusetts, where he received a Teenager of the Year award — the title of a later solo album.[13] During this time, Thompson composed several songs that appeared in his later career, including "Here Comes Your Man" from Doolittle, and "Velvety Instrumental Version".[14] A Record Shop (AKA Record Store) is an outlet that sells recorded music. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock group. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Westport is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... In popular music, a solo album is an album made by a current or former member of a band. ... Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ...


After graduating from high school in 1983, he studied in the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in anthropology.[15] Thompson shared a room with another roommate for a semester before moving in with future Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago.[16] The two shared an interest in rock music, and Santiago introduced Thompson to 1970s punk and the music of David Bowie; they began to jam together.[17] It was at this time that Thompson discovered The Cars, a band he described as "very influential on me and the Pixies".[18] The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass Amherst or UMass) is a research and land-grant university in Amherst, USA. The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers over 90 undergraduate and 65 graduate areas of study. ... An academic term is the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... Joseph Alberto Santiago (born June 11, 1965) is a Filipino-American musician. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ...


In his second year of college, Thompson embarked on a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of an exchange program. He spent six months in an apartment with a "weird, psycho, gay roommate", who later served as a direct inspiration for the Pixies' song "Crackity Jones";[19] many of the band's early songs refer to Thompson's experiences in Puerto Rico. Thompson failed to grasp the Spanish language, and left his studies after debating whether he would go to New Zealand to view Halley's Comet (he later said it "seemed like the cool romantic thing to do at the time"),[20] or start a rock band.[17] He wrote a letter urging Santiago, with the words "we gotta do it, now is the time Joe",[21] to join him in a band upon his return to Boston.[22] For other uses, see San Juan. ... A student exchange program is a program in which a student, typically in secondary or higher education, chooses to live in a foreign country to learn, among other things, language and culture. ... Crackity Jones is an alternative rock song by the American band Pixies, written and sung by the bands frontman Black Francis for the bands 1989 album Doolittle. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... This article is about the comet. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ...


Pixies

Main article: Pixies

Soon after arriving back in Massachusetts, Thompson dropped out of college, and moved to Boston with Santiago. He spent 1984 working in a warehouse, "managing buttons on teddy bears", composing songs on his acoustic guitar, and writing lyrics on the subway train.[22] In January 1985, Thompson formed the Pixies with Santiago.[23] Bassist Kim Deal was recruited a week later via a classified advert placed in a Boston paper, which requested a bassist "into Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul and Mary," and joined a week later. Drummer David Lovering was later hired on recommendation from Deal's husband.[15][24] The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Acoustic guitar can refer to the following musical instruments: Nylon and gut stringed guitars: Renaissance guitar Baroque guitar Romantic guitar Classical guitar, the modern version of the original guitar, with nylon strings Flamenco guitar Steel stringed guitars: Steel-string acoustic guitar, also known as western, folk or country guitar Twelve... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... This article is about the rock band called Hüsker Dü. For other uses, see Husker Du. ... The trio Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) is a musical group from the United States; they were one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ...

Audio samples of Pixies songs written by Francis
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    is the opening track of Doolittle. This sample contains the first chorus and the bridge into the second verse.
    "U-Mass"
    is the sixth track from Trompe le Monde. This sample contains the end of the first verse and the chorus.
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In 1987, the Pixies recorded an eighteen-track demo tape, commonly referred to as The Purple Tape amongst fans. Thompson's father assisted the band financially, loaning $1000 in order to record the demo tape; Thompson later said that his father "wasn't around for a lot of my younger years, so I think he was doing his best to make up for lost time".[25] The Purple Tape led to a recording contract with the English independent record label 4AD.[17] Thompson adopted the alias "Black Francis" for the release of Come on Pilgrim, a name inspired by his father: “he had been saving that name in case he had another son”.[26] Image File history File links Debaser. ... Image File history File links PixiesUMass. ... For other uses, see demo. ... The Purple Tape is the name given by fans to the Pixies original 17-track demo tape, recorded at Fort Apache in March 1987 by Gary Smith, due, quite simply, to its mostly purple appearance. ... This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut EP from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ...


In 1988, the Pixies recorded their second album Surfer Rosa. Francis wrote and sang on all the tracks, with the exception of the single "Gigantic", which was co-written and sung by Deal. To support the album, the band undertook a European tour, during which Francis met Eric Drew Feldman,[27] a later collaborator on Pixies and solo albums. Doolittle, with Francis-written songs such as "Debaser" and "Monkey Gone To Heaven",[28] was released the following year to widespread critical acclaim.[29] However, by this time, tensions between Francis and Deal combined with exhaustion, and led the band to announce a hiatus.[30] Francis has an aversion to flying, and spent this time driving across America with his girlfriend, Jean Walsh (whom Francis had met in the band's early days),[31] performing solo shows in order to raise funds to buy furniture for his new Los Angeles apartment.[32] Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Gigantic is a famous song by The Pixies, released as a single from their first full album Surfer Rosa. ... Eric Drew Feldman is an American keyboard and bass guitar player. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second album, released on April 17, 1989 in the United Kingdom, and the next day in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


The band reconvened in 1990, and recorded two further albums: 1990s Bossanova and 1991's Trompe le Monde; the latter was Francis' first collaboration with Feldman. The later Pixies albums were characterized by Francis' increasing influence on the band's output, as well as a focus on science fiction themes, including aliens and UFOs.[33] These themes would continue to be explored throughout his early solo work. Trompe le Monde includes the song "U-Mass", which was written about the university he attended as a youth, and due to the keyboard part played by Feldman, signified a move away from the band's purely alternative rock sound. Although Deal had contributed to previous albums, from Bossanova on, Francis wrote all the band's original material. This contributed to the increasing tension between Francis and Deal,[32] and the Pixies broke up in 1992; this was not publicly announced until early in 1993.[34] Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... Trompe le Monde is the Pixies fourth and final full-length studio album, released on October 7, 1991 through the 4AD record label. ... Science fiction has a number of common concepts and themes that have been reused by numerous authors. ... Green people redirects here. ... UFO redirects here. ...


Early solo career

While the Pixies' 1991 album Trompe le Monde was being recorded, Francis had discussions with the album's producer, Gil Norton, about a possible solo record.[35] He told Norton he was keen to record again, even though he had no new material; as a result, the two decided on a cover album. However, by the time Francis visited a recording studio again in 1992, he had "plenty of tunes and musical scraps".[36] Gil Norton is a British record producer known for his work with such bands as Feeder, Counting Crows, Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Triffids, Del Amitri, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, James, The Feelers, Dashboard Confessional and Span. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ...


He collaborated with Feldman to record new material; they began by trimming down the number of covers to one, The Beach Boys' "Hang On to Your Ego".[37] Feldman became the album's producer, and played keyboard and bass guitar on several songs,[38] with Santiago featuring on lead guitar.[39] Francis recorded the album during the hiatus and breakup of the Pixies in late 1992 and early 1993. He then adopted the stage name "Frank Black" (inverting his old persona "Black Francis") and released the results as Frank Black in March 1993.[40] Frank Black was characterized by a focus on UFOs and science fiction, although he explored other eclectic subjects, such as in "I Heard Ramona Sing", a song about the Ramones.[41] The album was similar in style, both musically and lyrically, to the Pixies' albums Bossanova and Trompe le Monde. Feldman later said that the first record connected his solo career with Trompe le Monde, "but at the same time it is an island, like nothing else he [Black] did".[42] The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Hang On To Your Ego is a song written by Brian Wilson and Terry Sachen for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Frank Black is the first solo album from the American alternative rock musician Frank Black. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The following year, Black released his second solo record, a quirky twenty-two song double album entitled Teenager of the Year.[43] Teenager included the song "Headache" (sample ), a moderate success on alternative rock playlists; critics described the song as "irresistible pop".[44] The production of Teenager of the Year was markedly different from Frank Black; in the previous album, MIDI templates were used when writing songs, but in Teenager, Black showed individual parts to band members. Feldman noted that Black's songwriting became "a lot more spontaneous" while recording the album.[42] Black had begun to stray from his style with the Pixies, writing songs that covered a variety of genres and topics, and his new-found method of recording was closer to later albums than that of Frank Black and Trompe le Monde. Released in 1994, Teenager of the Year was Frank Blacks second solo album and features fellow Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago on four tracks. ... Image File history File links FrankBlack-Headache. ... Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a system designed to transmit information between electronic musical instruments. ...


Both Frank Black and Teenager of the Year were critically well-received and remain fan favorites, although they enjoyed little commercial success. In 1995, Black left his long-time labels 4AD and Elektra.[45] Black continued to write new material: 1996 saw the release of The Cult of Ray on Rick Rubin's American Recordings; the album marked a turn away from the elaborate production of his first solo works and was recorded primarily live with few overdubs. His band for this album featured sole Teenager holdover Lyle Workman on lead guitar, along with bassist David McCaffrey and Scott Boutier on drums.[46][47] Though the album was neither critically nor commercially successful, its stripped-down approach would increasingly define Black's working methods for the next several years. This article is about the record label 4AD. For the year, see 4. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... The Cult of Ray is the last Frank Black album recorded for a major record company and it is maybe the most controversial and least appreciated. ... Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... American Recordings is a Los Angeles-based record label headed by record producer Rick Rubin. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ...


Frank Black and the Catholics

Black dubbed this backing band "the Catholics", and the band's eponymous album Frank Black and the Catholics was recorded in 1997. Recorded live-to-two-track initially as merely a demo, Black was so pleased with the results that he decided to release the sessions with no further production.[48] The album was delayed for over a year by conflicts at American, both internal and over its production,[49] and was ultimately released in late 1998 by SpinArt Records in the US. Since leaving American, Black has avoided long-term contracts with labels, and has maintained ownership of his album masters, licensing each album individually for release.[50] Debut album from Frank Black and the Catholics. ... spinART Records is a popular independent record label. ...


Frank Black and the Catholics became the first album to be posted to the eMusic service; they claim it is "the first album ever made legally available for commercial download".[51] Critical reception to the album was mixed, with some writers noting Black's seemingly deliberate turn away from the "quirkiness" of the Pixies and his early solo work for a self-consciously straightforward approach,[48][52] and the "disappointingly straightforward punk-pop" musical style present on the album.[53] EMusic is an online music store that operates by subscription. ...


Black would continue to eschew multi-track recording for the live-to-two-track technique for all subsequent releases under the group name. Live-to-two-track recording precludes the use of overdubs to correct errors or add texture; all takes are recorded continuously, and mixing is done "on the fly". On later albums, Black incorporated more musicians into the sessions to allow for more varied instrumental textures. Explaining his rationale behind the method, Black commented:[54] Multitrack recording is a method of sound recording that allows for the recording and re-recording of multiple sound sources, independent of time. ...

Well, it's real. It's a recording of a performance, of a real performance between a group of people, an entourage, a band, as opposed to a facsimile of that, which is frequently what people do with multi-track recording. [...] I prefer it. It's a little more real. It's got a little more heart.

Workman left the Catholics in 1998 to pursue session and sideman work; Rich Gilbert was added to the band to replace him.[55] Frank Black and the Catholics released Pistolero in 1999, which critics cited as a return to Black's earlier form,[53] and Dog in the Sand in 2001, considered a high point in Black's solo career.[56][57] Dog in the Sand added Dave Philips on pedal steel guitar and lead guitar, and Santiago and Feldman began making occasional appearances with the group live and on record.[58] Tracklist Bad Harmony I Switched You Western Star Tiny Heart Youre Such A Wire I Love Your Brain Smoke Up Billy Radcliffe So Hard To Make Things Out 85 Weeks I Think Im Starting To Lose It I Want Rock & Roll Skeleton Man So. ... Dog in the Sand is largely considered one of Frank Blacks best solo albums, along with the self titled Frank Black and Teenager of the Year. ... Pedal steel guitar with two 10-string necks The pedal steel guitar is a type of electric guitar that uses a metal slide to stop the strings, rather than fingers on strings as with a conventional guitar. ...


By this time, while dismissing the possibility of a Pixies reunion, Black had begun to incorporate an increasing number of the band's songs into Catholics concerts, as well as including Santiago in his solo work again.[59] Black and the Catholics continued to release records; two separate albums, Black Letter Days and Devil's Workshop, were released simultaneously in 2002.[60] Devil's Workshop included the song "Velvety" (sample ), a version of the Pixies' song "Velvety Instrumental Version" (written by Black as a teenager) with lyrics.[61] The song was one of the first signs that Black had acknowledged his past work with the Pixies in his solo output. A sixth album with the Catholics, Show Me Your Tears, was released in 2003. Show Me Your Tears' title and many of the songs in it were inspired by Black's recent divorce and entry into therapy.[45] The first of two albums released by Frank Black and the Catholics to be simultaneously released in 2002. ... The second album to be released on August 20, 2002 by Frank Black and the Catholics. ... Image File history File links FrankBlack-Velvety. ... Show Me Your Tears is the final album to be released to date by Frank Black and the Catholics. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living. ...


Pixies reunion, Nashville and beyond

In late 2003, following long-standing rumors, an official announcement was made that the Pixies were practicing for a reunion tour. The band played publicly for the first time in 12 years in April 2004, and went on to tour extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe in the same year. They also recorded a new Deal-written composition, "Bam Thwok", which was released on the iTunes Music Store.[62] Frank Black Francis, a double album bridging the gap between his two personas, was released to coincide with the Pixies reunion tour. The first disc consisted of solo demos of Pixies songs recorded the day before the Purple Tape was recorded, and the second contained studio collaborations, again of Pixies songs, with Two Pale Boys.[63] Bam Thwok was the first new recording by bostonian band The Pixies since their break up in 1993. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... Frank Black Francis is a 2-CD set released in 2004 by Frank Black, roughly coinciding with the Pixies reunion tour. ... David Thomas and Two Pale Boys are a musical group led by Pere Ubu founder David Thomas, which features Keith Moliné on midi-guitar, and Andy Diagram on trumpet and loops. ...


Also in 2004, Black began to collaborate with a group of Nashville session men, including Steve Cropper, Spooner Oldham, Reggie Young, and Anton Fig, as well as producer Jon Tiven. In July 2005, the collective released Honeycomb under the Frank Black name, to generally favorable reviews. Entertainment Weekly described the album as "spare, graceful, [and] in the pocket", while Billboard noted it as "One of his finest hours".[64] A second volume of Nashville sessions, a double album entitled Fast Man Raider Man, was released in June 2006.[65] Black appeared at a concert by Christian rock pioneer Larry Norman in June 2005 in Salem, Oregon.[66] Norman and Black performed a duet on "Watch What You're Doing", which later appeared on Norman's album, Live at The Elsinore.[67] For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Steve The Colonel Cropper (born October 21, 1941) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and soul musician. ... Dewey Lyndon Spooner Oldham is an American songwriter and session musician. ... Reggie Young has been the current trombonist with the funk group Earth, Wind, & Fire since 1987. ... Anton Fig is a top session drummer noted for his work as the drummer for David Lettermans house band. ... Jon Tiven (born January 3, 1955 in New Haven, Connecticut) is a composer, guitarist and record producer. ... Honeycomb is an album by Frank Black which was released in 2005 by Back Porch Records. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... Fast Man Raider Man is the latest album by Frank Black of Pixies fame. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... Nickname: Location in Marion and Polk Counties, state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Marion, Polk Founded 1842 Government  - Mayor Janet Taylor Area  - City  46. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Elsinore After Completed Renovation // Construction and Early Years The Elsinore Theatre is a theatre located in Salem, Oregon, founded on May 28th, 1926. ...

Frank Black with the Pixies at Pohoda music festival in Slovakia in July 2006
Frank Black with the Pixies at Pohoda music festival in Slovakia in July 2006

Black continued to tour with the Pixies through 2005 and 2006. Though the Catholics were effectively defunct, March 2006 saw the release on the iTunes Music Store of two separate albums of the band's B-sides and rarities, Snake Oil and One More Road for the Hit, with an eye towards a future CD release. Black was also working on more new solo material with Eric Drew Feldman in the first part of 2006, some of was performed live with Feldman. In the fall of 2006, Black began his first solo tour since 2003 taking Billy Block, Eric Drew Feldman and Duane Jarvis along as his backing band.[68] In October 2006, Black announced plans for the Pixies to start rehearsing and recording a new album in January 2007.[4] In December 2006, Black released the internet-only Christmass album; a collection of new studio tracks, hotel room sessions, and live acoustic recordings from a solo tour the previous summer.[69] In early 2007, a new album entitled Bluefinger was cryptically announced via his official website.[70] Black released a "best of" compilation, Frank Black 93-03, in June 2007. Concurrently with that release, Black undertook a European tour with a new band, featuring Salem, Oregon's Guards of Metropolis members Jason Carter and Charles Normal, as well as bassist Ding Archer. For this tour, Black eschewed his usual rhythm guitar role and performed solely as a frontman and singer. Frank is currently preforming in experimental rock/prog-rock band The Fall of Troy, as a permanent replacement for Tim Ward. Why the fat Frank Black was chosen, and not the Thomas Erak clone, no one is sure of. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 291 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 900 pixel, file size: 291 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Current logo Pohoda festival is an open-air summer music festival in Slovakia, first organized in 1997 in Trenčín. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Eric Drew Feldman is an American keyboard and bass guitar player. ... Bluefinger is a forthcoming by Black Francis[1] (AKA Frank Black) album expected to be released in 2007. ... Frank Black 93-03 is an upcoming compilation by Frank Black. ... Nickname: Location in Marion and Polk Counties, state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Marion, Polk Founded 1842 Government  - Mayor Janet Taylor Area  - City  46. ...


Black currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, and is married to Violet Clark, his second wife, with whom he has four children.[1] Nickname: Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: , Country State County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area  - City 40. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Musical style

See also: Pixies' musical style

Over the course of his career, Black's musical style has grown to encompass a large number of genres; however, he is considered to produce rock or alternative rock compositions.[71] Whereas songs such as "Here Comes Your Man" (Doolittle), "Velvety" (Devil's Workshop) and "Headache" (Teenager of the Year) expose a more light rock side, others such as "Something Against You" (Surfer Rosa) and "Thalassocracy" (Teenager of the Year) hint to a more heavy rock influence in his material. A strong country music influence is also increasingly evident in his style, most notably in his Nashville albums, Honeycomb and Fast Man Raider Man. The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


Black acquired his trademark screaming as a teenager, when, according to Black, a Thai neighbor asked him to sing "Oh! Darling" by The Beatles (from their album Abbey Road) and to "Scream it like you hate that bitch!"[72] Black's powerful screams were a signature of Pixies albums, along with the band's typical song structure of quietly paced verses followed by thundering chorus lines and repetitive guitar staccato.[15] Oh! Darling is a song of The Beatles composed by Paul McCartney and appearing on the Abbey Road album in 1969. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Back cover The back cover of the original 1969 UK LP. Note that Her Majesty is not listed, unlike later reissues and the compact disc version—originally making it a hidden track. ... Verse-chorus form is a musical form common in popular music and predominant in rock since the 1960s. ... A refrain (from the Old French refraindre to repeat, likely from Vulgar Latin refringere) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the chorus of a song. ... In musical notation, the Italian word staccato (literally detached, plural staccatos or staccati) indicates that notes are sounded in a detached and distinctly separate manner, with silence making up the latter part of the time allocated to each note. ...


Influences

Black has drawn influence from a number of musical genres. As a teenager, Black mostly listened to 1960s folk and religious music, including the Christian singer-songwriter Larry Norman. Later in high school and in college, he discovered punk music (Black Flag), along with bands from other genres, such as the new wave band The Cars. While in Boston in 1984, before starting the Pixies, Black listened to Hüsker Dü's Zen Arcade, The Spotlight Kid by Captain Beefheart, and I'm Sick of You, an Iggy Pop bootleg.[73] His choice of covers in his career reveals many influences, with songs such as The Beatles' "Wild Honey Pie" (from The White Album) and "Head On" (by The Jesus and Mary Chain) with the Pixies, and The Beach Boys' "Hang On to Your Ego" in his solo career. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Larry David Norman (born April 8, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter considered the forefather of Contemporary Christian Music, an attribution which he denies. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... The Cars were an American rock band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged from the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... This article is about the rock band called Hüsker Dü. For other uses, see Husker Du. ... Zen Arcade is the third full-length album from the American rock band Hüsker Dü, released in July 1984 on SST Records. ... The Spotlight Kid is the sixth album by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band, originally released in 1972. ... Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet on January 15, 1941, in Glendale, California, U.S.) is a musician and visual artist, best known by the pseudonym Captain Beefheart. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Wild Honey Pie is a short song written by Paul McCartney, but credited to Lennon-McCartney. ... The White Album redirects here. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band that revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... Hang On To Your Ego is a song written by Brian Wilson and Terry Sachen for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ...


Other media has influenced Black. References to the Bible, especially in his career with the Pixies, appear in his work; most notably in the incestuous tale of "Nimrod's Son", the stories of Uriah, Bathsheba in "Dead", Samson in "Gouge Away" and references to the The Tower of Babel in songs such as "Build High" and "Old Black Dawning".[74] He cited surrealist films Eraserhead and Un Chien Andalou (as mentioned in "Debaser") as major influences on his work with the Pixies; however, Surrealism was less of an influence in his solo career.[75] He commented on these influences (which he paid tribute to most in the Pixies' Doolittle), saying he "didn't have the patience to sit around reading Surrealist novels", but found it easier to watch twenty-minute films.[76] Incest is defined as sexual intercourse between closely related persons. ... In the Bible and in legend, Nimrod (Standard Hebrew נִמְרוֹד Nimrod, Tiberian Hebrew נִמְרֹד Nimrōḏ), son of Cush, grandson of Ham, great-grandson of Noah, was a Mesopotamian monarch and a mighty hunter before Yahweh. He is mentioned in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10), in the First Book of Chronicles, and... Uriah the Hittite was a soldier in King David’s army mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. ... Bathsheba (בת שבע) is the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of King David in the Hebrew Bible. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ... The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave Doré According to the narrative in Genesis Chapter 11 of the Bible, the Tower of Babel was a tower built by a united humanity in order to reach the heavens. ... Eraserhead (released in France as The Labyrinth Man) is a 1977 surrealist-horror film written and directed by David Lynch. ... Un Chien Andalou (English: An Andalusian Dog) is a 16-minute[1] surrealist film made in France in 1928 by Spanish writer/directors Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, and released in 1929 in Paris. ...


Songwriting and lyrics

During his stay in Puerto Rico, Black acquired a fairly fluent, although informal and at times incorrect, use of Spanish, which he has continued throughout his career. Several early Pixies songs, including "Isla de Encanta" and "Vamos", reference his experiences in San Juan, and the lyrics are often heavily seasoned with the island's slang. The island's influence in his work is most notable in the song "Isla De Encanta", named after the island's motto, "Isla Del Encanto". Other Pixies songs drawn from his experiences there include "Vamos" (Come on Pilgrim), "Oh My Golly!", "Where Is My Mind?" (Surfer Rosa) and the B-side "Bailey's Walk". Several of his songs contain Spanish lyrics, most notably in the Pixies' first album, Come On Pilgrim, and a Spanish translation of "Evil Hearted You" by The Yardbirds.[77] From his later works with the Pixies onwards, his use of Spanish drifted westward, reflecting places and aspects of the state of California and its culture.[54] For other uses, see San Juan. ... For other uses, see Slang (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut EP from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Where Is My Mind? is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies. ... Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Black's lyrics are noted for their obscure references to off-beat topics such as outer space, UFOs, and The Three Stooges — the last of these being the subject of "Two Reelers", a song from Teenager of the Year.[42] Lyrics with a focus on science fiction were particularly prominent on the later Pixies records, as well as his early solo albums.[78] With the Catholics, his lyrics have tended towards historical topics; for example, the song "St. Francis Dam Disaster" (from Dog in the Sand) details the catastrophic collapse of the St. Francis Dam near Los Angeles in March 1928,[74] and the All My Ghosts EP featured an account of the "Humboldt County Massacre" of Wiyot Indians in 1860 near Eureka, California.[79] Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... UFO redirects here. ... The Three Stooges was an American comedy act in the 20th century. ... Colorized photo of the St. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... Wiyot (also Wishosk) is an extinct Algic language. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Motto: Eureka! - (I have found it!) Eureka shown within Humboldt County in the State of California Coordinates: , Country State County Humboldt Founded May 13, 1850 (settlement) Incorporated April 18, 1856 (town) Re-incorporated February 19, 1874 (city) Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Virginia Bass  - City manager David Tyson Area  - Total... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Television appearances and videos

Black performing "Monkey Gone to Heaven" as part of the Pixies on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2004
Black performing "Monkey Gone to Heaven" as part of the Pixies on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2004[80]
See also: Pixies' television appearances and videos

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As part of the Pixies, he was reluctant to film music videos for singles. Elektra Records' Peter Lubin commented that "to get videos out of them was a major [...] undertaking and it only got worse over time", citing the fact that Black refused to lip-sync to music videos;[82] the video for the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man" features Black and Deal opening their mouths as the vocals are being heard, mocking the practice. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Lip-sync or Lip-synch (short for lip synchronization) is a technical term for matching lip movements with voice. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Here Comes Your Man is a alternative rock song by the Pixies, released as a single from their 1989 album Doolittle. ...


In his early solo career as Frank Black, his videos were more professional; he became more willing to take part in them. "Los Angeles" is an example; the video features Black riding across a desert on a hovercraft. They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh, who directed the "Los Angeles" video, later commented on the change in Black's attitude to music videos:[42] For the band, see Hovercraft (band). ... This article is about the musical group. ... John Conant Flansburgh (born May 6, 1960) is an actor and musician from Brooklyn, New York (though born and raised in Lincoln, Massachusetts). ...

I think the Pixies had made enough anti-videos that Charles was ready to do things that were more visually hopped up. The 'Los Angeles' video that we did, the last minute and a half of the song is this open field of grey over which hovercrafts are floating. It's about as tripped up as any video I've ever been involved in, and it was also realizing a dream of Charles', getting him in a hovercraft.

Black has only released one music video since leaving 4AD, a low-budget video in Germany for Dog in the Sand's "Robert Onion". The last widely-released video produced for Black's solo material was for "Men in Black", from Cult of Ray.[83]


Discography

For albums recorded with the Pixies, see Pixies Discography // * as Frank Black and the Catholics ^ Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day. ...

Studio albums

Frank Black is the first solo album from the American alternative rock musician Frank Black. ... Released in 1994, Teenager of the Year was Frank Blacks second solo album and features fellow Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago on four tracks. ... The Cult of Ray is the last Frank Black album recorded for a major record company and it is maybe the most controversial and least appreciated. ... Debut album from Frank Black and the Catholics. ... Tracklist Bad Harmony I Switched You Western Star Tiny Heart Youre Such A Wire I Love Your Brain Smoke Up Billy Radcliffe So Hard To Make Things Out 85 Weeks I Think Im Starting To Lose It I Want Rock & Roll Skeleton Man So. ... Dog in the Sand is largely considered one of Frank Blacks best solo albums, along with the self titled Frank Black and Teenager of the Year. ... The first of two albums released by Frank Black and the Catholics to be simultaneously released in 2002. ... The second album to be released on August 20, 2002 by Frank Black and the Catholics. ... Show Me Your Tears is the final album to be released to date by Frank Black and the Catholics. ... Frank Black Francis is a 2-CD set released in 2004 by Frank Black, roughly coinciding with the Pixies reunion tour. ... Honeycomb is an album by Frank Black which was released in 2005 by Back Porch Records. ... Fast Man Raider Man is the latest album by Frank Black of Pixies fame. ... Christmass is an album by Frank Black. ... Bluefinger is a forthcoming by Black Francis[1] (AKA Frank Black) album expected to be released in 2007. ...

Notes and references

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  2. ^ a b Frank, Josh; Ganz, Caryn. "Fool the World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies." (2006). ISBN 0-312-34007-9. p. 3
  3. ^ When the Pixies reunited in 2004, he did not specify whether he was adopting his Black Francis pseudonym again.
  4. ^ a b Pixies to begin work on new album. NME. Retrieved on 2006-10-25.
  5. ^ Sisario, Ben. Doolittle 33⅓. Continuum, 2006. ISBN 0-8264-1774-4 p. 80
  6. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 30
  7. ^ Keibel, Jeff (1997-11-22). Pixies/Frank Black. Rocktropolis. Retrieved on 2006-10-24.
  8. ^ Biel, Jean-Michel; Gourraud, Christophe. They Said About the Pixies.... Retrieved on 2006-09-11.
  9. ^ Abramovich, Alex (2004-04-01). Frank and the Pixies' reunion. Slate.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-19. “He is 12 albums into a solo career of steadily diminishing returns.”
  10. ^ a b Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 4
  11. ^ a b Sisario, 2006. p. 10
  12. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 11
  13. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 5
  14. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 88
  15. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. allmusic (((Pixies > Biography))). All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2006-10-27.
  16. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 9
  17. ^ a b c 4AD. Pixies Profile. Retrieved on 2006-08-13.
  18. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 10
  19. ^ Sisario, 2006. p. 12
  20. ^ "No Time Wasters!" Q, No. 48, September 1990
  21. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 12
  22. ^ a b Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 11
  23. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 13
  24. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 18
  25. ^ Sisario 2006. p. 16
  26. ^ Sisario 2006. p. 18
  27. ^ Feldman was a veteran of avant-rock bands Pere Ubu, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, and The Residents.
  28. ^ Rolling Stone: Monkey Gone to Heaven. Retrieved on 2006-01-05.
  29. ^ NME's 100 Best Albums - 2003. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  30. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 132
  31. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 25
  32. ^ a b 4AD. 4AD - Pixies - Page 3. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  33. ^ Francis, Black. Lyrics. "Planet of Sound." (Trompe le Monde). LP. 4AD 1991.
  34. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 173
  35. ^ Gil Norton was the producer of the Pixies' records from Doolittle onwards.
  36. ^ 4AD. 4AD - Frank Black. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  37. ^ Rolling Stone: Frank Black: Frank Black : Music Reviews. Rolling Stone (1993-04-01). Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  38. ^ The Captain Beefheart Radar Station - Eric Drew Feldman Discography. Retrieved on 2006-11-29. “Eric Drew Feldman (bass, keyboards, synthetics)”
  39. ^ Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 187–8
  40. ^ 4AD - 1993 Releases - Frank Black. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  41. ^ 4AD - Frank Black (page 2). 4AD. Retrieved on 2006-12-02.
  42. ^ a b c d Frank, Ganz, 2005. p. 188
  43. ^ Phares, Heather. "Frank Black: Teenager of the Year". All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  44. ^ Guy Peters. Frank Black Album Reviews. Guy's Music Review Site. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.
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  46. ^ ArtistDirect. Frank Black: The Cult of Ray. Retrieved on 2007-01-02.
  47. ^ Both had previously played in the jangle pop band Miracle Legion.
  48. ^ a b McGarry, Daniel. Black's first holy communion for post-Pixies fans. The Yale Herald. Retrieved on 2006-10-28.
  49. ^ Rutherford, Eric (1997-08-10). A Frank Black internet radio show!?!?. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
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  52. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. ((( Frank Black and the Catholics > Overview ))). Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  53. ^ a b Phares, Heather. All Music Guide. Frank Black: Pistolero. Retrieved on 2006-12-07.
  54. ^ a b Kilian, Dan. Frank Black. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  55. ^ Katsiris, Dean (2005-12-23). Rich Gilbert: Guitar Phenomenalist. Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  56. ^ Media Nugget : Dog in the Sand : Frank Black and the Catholics. Retrieved on 2006-11-08. “Dog in the Sand...is also one of his best.”
  57. ^ Frank Black & The Catholics: Dog in the Sand (2001): Reviews. Retrieved on 2006-11-08. “Dog In The Sand' is unquestionably Frank Black's finest solo album.”
  58. ^ Schabe, Patrick. "Frank Black and the Catholics: Dog in the Sand" Popmatters, 2001. Retrieved on 2006-11-05
  59. ^ Thil, Scott. Popmatters (2001-05-24). Frank Black and Catholics - Popmatters Concert Review. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  60. ^ Frank Black and the Catholics. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  61. ^ Kilian, Dan. Frank Black. Free Williamsburg. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. “It was an instrumental before. I think it originally had words when I wrote it when I was a teenager. I may have incorporated a line or two from the original lyrics when I was fifteen.”
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  65. ^ Cohen, Jonathan. Billboard (2006-03-08). Frank Black Fashions Double Album. Retrieved on 2006-11-18.
  66. ^ Norman was the writer of the song, "Six Sixty Six" which Black covered on the album Frank Black and the Catholics
  67. ^ Live At The Elsinore. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
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NAME Thompson, Charles Michael Kittridge, IV
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Black, Frank; Francis, Black
SHORT DESCRIPTION Alternative rock musician
DATE OF BIRTH April 6, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
DATE OF DEATH
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Frank Black is one of my musical heroes.
Frank Black: Yeah, I think that's pretty common; there are guys who have been doing it for a while, who are on indie labels.
Frank Black: Well, one of them is longer.
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Recorded live-to-two-track initally as merely a demo, Black was pleased with the results to the extent that he decided to release the sessions as-is. The album was delayed for over a year by internal conflicts at American [1], and was ultimately released in late 1998 by SpinArt Records records in the US.
Though the Catholics are effectively defunct, two separate albums of Frank Black and the Catholics b-sides and rarities, Snake Oil and One More Road for the Hit, were released on iTunes in March 2006 (with an eye towards a future CD release).
Indeed, Black's powerful screams were a signature of Pixies albums, which fit quite well with the band's typical song structure of quietly paced verses followed by thundering chorus lines and repetitive guitar staccato.
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