Category Archives: Frank Black/Black Francis

I’ll Bossanova with Ya

Pixies, Bossanova – This is my favorite Pixies album, which I know isn’t a very common opinion. Well, at least it isn’t from the music critics, who prefer the more raw, proto-grunge sound of the earlier records. While there’s some … Continue reading

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Whores in My Head

Pixies, Doolittle – I think this might be the band’s most popular album, and it was certainly the first one I heard. It’s not my personal favorite, but it’s quite solid. I remember reading that the working title was Whore, … Continue reading

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Won’t You Please Run Over Me?

While I’ve been looking at Frank solo and his work with the Catholics, and I’m not totally out of such material, I’m finding them harder to write much about. Besides, I’ve already written my basic opinions about most of them, … Continue reading

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Nashville Number System

Frank Black’s next two albums after Show Me Your Tears were released without the Catholics, but with Nashville session musicians. I already did a song-by-song review of Honeycomb, and I only have a few additional comments. I have since written … Continue reading

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I Have Seen the Face of God, and I Have Dearly Paid

The last proper studio album released by Frank Black with the Catholics was Show Me Your Tears from 2003. Released around when the artist was in the process of divorcing his first wife, the title allegedly coming from his therapist’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, the Leopards Won’t Bite You

Frank Black and the Catholics, Devil’s Workshop – This came out the same day as Black Letter Days, but it has considerably fewer songs, and was my favorite of the two at first. I’m not sure I could easily pick … Continue reading

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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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