Category Archives: Frank Black

Just Another Long Black Letter Day

The first Frank Black albums I bought when they were new were Black Letter Days and Devil’s Workshop, which actually came out on the same day in 2002. It was also the day the Neko Case album Blacklisted was released, … Continue reading

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If Your Heart Is Sad, Give Your Dog a Bone

I’m not sure if anyone is reading these reviews, but since I enjoy revisiting the records, I’m going to continue with the 2001 release by Frank Black and the Catholics, Dog in the Sand. I purchased this album used when … Continue reading

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Space Between the Oddballs Is So Very Long

Frank Black, Oddballs – Released in 2000, this one is a collection of B-sides and other material that hadn’t been properly released on an album. The name reflects both the nature of the album and the title of one of … Continue reading

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I’m Ruler of This Moon, Boy

The second album credited to Frank Black and the Catholics, Pistolero from 1999, has never really been a favorite of mine. That said, it has some excellent songs. I tend to think of it as somewhat noisier and more chaotic … Continue reading

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Your Noose Is Gonna Break When I Am There

Frank Black and the Catholics is the first release to use this name for the backing band, although the performers are actually the same as on the previous record. I’ve heard that the name was sort of a joke on … Continue reading

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Melting Rock Into Metal Again

Frank Black’s third solo album, The Cult of Ray, brings in David McCaffrey on bass and Scott Boutier on drums, who would remain in the lineup throughout the Catholics albums. Lyle Workman is still there on guitar, but Joey Santiago … Continue reading

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Here I Am in My Bucket Today, in the Middle

Frank Black’s second solo album, Teenager of the Year, is the first one I ever owned. I actually bought it from a guy in the student union building in my senior year of college. I had it for a while … Continue reading

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