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  Splendid: Features: Frank Black
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.
www.splendidezine.com /features/frankblack   (3181 words)

  Frank Black - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Black   (1727 words)

 Millennium (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black, a freelance forensic profiler, had the unique ability to "put himself in the mind of a killer" and see the world from the perspective of serial killers and murderers, though he was not a psychic.
Frank Black may or may not be based on real life FBI agent John E. Douglas, but the similarities shared by the two are striking.
The family was depicted returning to Seattle where Frank was born and raised because Frank wanted to protect his family from the evil with which his job as a criminal profiler with the FBI brought him in to daily contact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Millennium_(TV_series)   (2448 words)

 Frank Black Francis - Pandora Internet Radio
Inverting his stage name from Black Francis to Frank Black, the former Pixies lead singer/songwriter embarked on a solo career after he broke up the band in early 1993; actually, he began recording his solo album before he told the band the news.
Black's second album, 1994's Teenager of the Year, was a sprawling and diverse album that amplified all the best points of Frank Black.
That fall, Frank Black Francis, a double-disc set of early Pixies demos and reinterpretations of Pixies songs by Black and the Two Pale Boys, arrived in the midst of all this activity.
www.pandora.com /music/artist/28348745a0afc3d9   (521 words)

 Ink 19 :: Frank Black and the Catholics
The first thing one noticed, long before Frank Black and the Catholics took the stage, was the number of instruments that littered the performance space: the usual guitar, trap kit and bass, but also an organ, not one, but two pedal steel guitars and tons of vintage equipment (Mr.
Black's post-Pixies music has a similarly variegated feel and this show was no exception as he ripped through rollicking cowboy tunes, straight forward rock-n-roll and an occasional blues tune.
While Black and the Catholics had wonderful stage presence -- one member wearing a bright red suit (that matched his orange hair), with fl shirt and red tie while the drummer sported a pale yellow suite and a baby blue cowboy hat -- they didn't seem to regard their audience with much enthusiasm.
www.ink19.com /issues/november2002/eventReviews/frankBlackCatholics.html   (1166 words)

 RLM: Frank Black
Frank Black and the Catholics: Dog in the Sand (2001) -- Once you get past the redundant and crappy seven minute opener of "Blast Off," this album released with the Catholics settles in and becomes pretty good with the memorable hooks Frank Black is known for.
Frank Black and the Catholics: Black Letter Days (2002) -- Released at the same time as Devil's Workshop, this is a collection of songs that are not bad, but they feel a bit thrown-down since they're all recorded live in the studio (Let It Be style, I suppose).
Frank Black and the Catholics: Show Me Your Tears (2003) -- After doing a few years worth of somewhat dull rock and country (you know, "normal music"), Frank Black returns somewhat to his more unusual sounds and creates a better album in the process, my favorite at this point next to Teenager of the Year.
www.rustyspell.com /music/frankblack.html   (949 words)

The once and current Pixies leader, Black Francis changed his name and style.
Frank's real name is Charles Michael Kitteridge Thompson IV.
As a solo act, he has departed from the sound of The Pixies but has improved on himself as an artist with each new release.
www.ear.fm /Encyclopedia%20B/Black_Frank.htm   (77 words)

 Black Sox Blog » Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas made his return to Chicago this week, and in the series opener, he definitely made an impact.  The good news is, he didn’t make THAT much of an impact that we lost the game.
Black Sox Blog favorite Joe Crede is having a pretty rough spring.  In seventeen at bats, he has two hits and he’s driven in only one run.
Frank Thomas got off to a rough start (.200 batting average in his first ten games) but he then hit homeruns in back to back games and never looked back.
www.blacksoxblog.com /category/frank-thomas   (997 words)

 Frank Black Album Reviews
No, nothing like that: you pull a Frank Black (or a Black Francis – which is how he was called before) and you write history by announcing the band’s break-up on BBC’s Radio 5.
Frank Black was very much anticipated, but it became clear very soon that the fans were in for a vastly different ride this time.
It should’ve been trimmed a bit (obviously Black himself thought otherwise – witness the second album) and it needs a few more stunners to be regarded as a classic, but Frank Black’s best moments proove there was an afterlife for the man who’d stop playing a leading role, while never succumbing to pap either.
www.guypetersreviews.com /frankblack.php   (1022 words)

 Frank Black and the Catholics - PopMatters Concert Review
Which is too bad, because regardless of whether the man calls himself Black Francis or Frank Black, he is still one of America's most unique and creative songwriters, and his Troubadour appearance was a great opportunity to get a feel for the broad sweep of what he's accomplished.
Black howled through almost all of his songs -- the ones which were not meant to be slow songs, that is -- and the result was crystalline bliss.
This is not the Frank Black found on the hard-to-spot Live in Paris disc, who jokes his way through most of the tunes, never fully blasting them out like everyone knows he can.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/b/black-frank.shtml   (987 words)

 Frank Black: Frank Black Francis - PopMatters Music Review
For some 16 years, Black avoided releasing a demo of Pixies songs he'd recorded solo in 1987, fearing that the tape's poor sound quality wouldn't be worth the full price of a CD.
After meeting a pair of eccentric producers who called themselves Two Pale Boys in early 2003, Black had an interesting idea of what he thought would be the perfect companion disc to those '87 demos, and went to the producers with the intention of re-recording a dozen or so classic Pixies tracks.
As interesting as the demo disc is, Frank Black Francis is all about the "treated" disc, and while the demos CD is guaranteed to please longtime devotees, the remakes will polarize many.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/blackfrank-st2004.shtml   (593 words)

 Frank Black And The Catholics Music Favorite Songs Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
- Frank Black and The Catholics - Frank Black and the Catholics
Ubuzz Faves by Frank Black and the Catholics.
Frank Black and the Catholics, Frank Black, Pias
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/f/Frank-Black-And-The-Catholics.html   (1667 words)

 Amazon.com: Frank Black: Music: Frank Black
Frank Black and the Catholics ~ Frank Black
Frank replaces the axiom "write what you know" with "write what you DREAM", and this is what puts his songs' starting points several yards ahead (and to the left) of the average songwriter.
Frank Black's first solo album was a no-brainer must-buy for any avid fan of his past (and present day) band PIXIES.
www.amazon.com /Frank-Black/dp/B000002HCM   (1176 words)

 Smartass.org | Sounds | Frank Black and the Catholics
"Frank Black and the Catholics," with a couple of noteworthy exceptions, is the same ole Frank Black, still wailing away in his garage.
Black might have ditched the aliens for this album, but he can't seem to stay grounded.
Black somehow fits the lines, "Let me tell what I would do/ I'd consider the possibility of a mistake/ Yeah if I were you/ I would give me a break," into roughly ten seconds of the song.
www.smartass.org /archive/Sounds/FrankBlackAndTheCatholics.html   (465 words)

 Frank Black : Pistolero - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the creative nadir of The Cult of Ray and Frank Black and the Catholics' disappointingly straightforward punk-pop, Frank Black's fifth solo album, Pistolero, is something of a return to form.
Once again, Black's poppier songs are his most creative, as "Billy Radcliffe," a bouncy, melancholy elegy to the first boy born in space, and the shimmery, whimsical "85 Weeks" prove.
Black's ambitious, subversive style of old tries to resurface on the epic "So Hard to Make Things Out," the vibrant "Western Star," and the tightly written "Tiny Heart," but Pistolero's back-to-basics production gives the songs a simplistic, bar band feel that doesn't do them justice.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,391605,00.html   (293 words)

 Adrian's Album Reviews : Frank Black
Frank Black solo just isn't as sexy a prospect as The Pixies in full flight, which is perhaps why parts of his solo career have received undue neglect whilst The Pixies continue to be praised from the hilltops.
Frank was being relegated to being a marginal figure, a former legend whose records were selling considerably less than they used to.
Black's singing is indeed underrated and it's good to see him return to the different vocal styles that he exhibited on Frank Black and Teenager of the Year.
www.adriandenning.co.uk /frankblack.html   (7487 words)

 Frank Black and The Catholics @ Astoria, London : gig review
It is true that Frank Black and The Catholics have not yet generated a great deal of commercial or critical acclaim, but it is also true that they know exactly how to make great music, and, more to the point, they have at their helm one of the all-time greats of songwriting.
Frank, however, is the man we came to see.
Frank Black And The Catholics @ The Astoria, London
www.musicomh.com /gigs/frank-black.htm   (589 words)

 Black Francis Demo - Frank Black Francis - Pandora Internet Radio
This part of Frank Black Francis is called the "treated disc," and it's an apt way of describing the approach to these songs: the arrangements are largely electronic and highly processed.
The futuristic ska on "The Holiday Song," the Middle Eastern electronica of "Subbacultcha," and the brooding, brassy take on "Nimrod's Son" are among the standouts, along with the epic final track, a 15-minute version of "Planet of Sound" that begins with Who-like guitar strumming and unfurls into drones and whistling trains.
Regardless, those who really love Frank Black and Black Francis' songs, as opposed to just their sound, will enjoy eavesdropping on him playing around with his work, both before and after it became part of the alternative rock canon.
www.pandora.com /music/album/85bbf25e4e2a5afa   (679 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Fast Man Raider Man: Music: Frank Black   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unfortunately quantity doesn't equal quality, and the downward turn that Frank's career took with his last album 'Honeycomb' is continued here.You can listen to the whole album but nothing sticks in your mind for long.Sure,the playing is technically exemplary but it smacks of seasoned session pro's just going through the motions for their paycheck.
Black's clearly relishing spending time in the studio with his heroes and, by his own admission, he was more relaxed during recording this time around: "On Honeycomb I was walking on eggshells," Black admits.
Fans of the screaming, shrieking Black Francis may be confounded as he moves further and further away from his Pixies heyday, but to attempt to curb a talent as endless as Black's would be a crying shame.
www.amazon.co.uk /Fast-Man-Raider-Frank-Black/dp/B000FOSR8I   (936 words)

 Frank Black: Frank Black Francis: Pitchfork Record Review
Black's stated concern that the quality of the recordings is too bootleg is actually misplaced.
Plus, Black's disarming asides and spirited performance give the recordings a verve that helps them stand up well in the face of the canonical final versions that we've all played half to death (they're too good to ever really be killed).
Black, mostly independent of the rest of the Pixies (Joey Santiago does pop in for "additional editing"), re-recorded these stone-cold Pixies classics with Two Pale Boys, veterans of collaboration with Pere Ubu's David Thomas, and as re-workings go, these amount to total detonations of their forebears.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/b/black_frank/frank-black-francis.shtml   (859 words)

 FrankBlack.net - What's Going On
After traveling Europe as Black Francis in support of his brand-new solo album "Bluefinger", we're happy to announce that the artist formerly known as Frank Black will be offering a very special treat to the west coast of Canada and the US.
It was in keeping with the Frank Black tradition in that it was a departure from the Frank Black tradition, and raised plenty of questions.
The next Frank Black album (Fastman Raiderman was released just shy of five months ago!) is in the final stages and should be finished in a matter of weeks.
www.frankblack.net /news   (3147 words)

 Frank Black | The A.V. Club
If Frank Black's solo work isn't as beloved as that of his former band, the Pixies, it might just be because there's so much of it.
Black recently spoke with The A.V. Club about rock nostalgia, why he hates Subway and Cracker Barrel, and why that rumor about a Pixies reunion album kept changing.
Frank Black: I wish I could, but I haven't checked my Billboard today, but I don't think I've made it into the top four yet, or even the top 100.
www.avclub.com /content/node/54239   (999 words)

 Frank Black - listen to free MP3 song download & watch music videos - MOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Frank Black (born April 6, 1965 as Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Frank Black and his band – Black (vocals/guitar), Charles Normal (guitar), Ding (bass), and Jason Carter (drums), recorded a five song EP exclusively for iTunes.
Black is best known as leader of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, where he performed under the stage name Black Francis.
mog.com /music/Frank_Black   (1550 words)

 Frank Black & The Catholics: Dog In The Sand (2001): Reviews
Frank Black has dug in deep for this one, and come up with an album that captures the essence of his roots while expanding the realm he's been entrenched in over the last few years.
By this time, though, even Frank may be chafing at the limitations of their bar-band sound, staunch as he is in refusing to do overdubs or even edits in the recording process.
It's unfortunate that Frank Black And The Catholics' fourth release falls so close to that of his former band the Pixies' B-sides compilation.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/blackfrankandthecatholics/doginthesand   (632 words)

 Frank Black - Live in the WOXY Lounge - Each Note Secure
When I heard that WOXY was efforting Frank Black of Pixies fame, for a Lounge Act, I thought it was kind of a longshot.
Frank, who prefers to be called his real name, Charles, everywhere he is not performing, was really an interesting and entertaining person.
I was fortunate enough to be in studio for the performance also, and gave Frank a ride to and from the station, and I can say that the way you hear him on the air is the way he was off it, a really great guy……..
www.eachnotesecure.com /frank-black-live-in-the-woxy-lounge   (322 words)

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