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Frank Black FrancisFrank Black Francis

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Black Francis Demo
The Holiday Song1:54
I'm Amazed1:25
Rock A My Soul1:50
Isla De Encanta1:39
Caribou3:00
Broken Face1:21
Build High1:26
Nimrod's Son2:08
Ed Is Dead2:45
Subbacultcha2:45
Boom Chickaboom2:33
I've Been Tired3:10
Break My Body1:55
Oh My Golly1:59
Vamos2:14
Frank Black Francis
Caribou3:09
Where Is My Mind?3:41
Cactus2:41
Nimrod's Son3:01
Levitate Me2:01
Wave Of Mutilation2:25
Monkey Gone To Heaven3:49
Velouria4:35
The Holiday Song2:21
Into The White3:24
Is She Weird?3:51
Subbacultcha2:56
Planet Of Sound14:56

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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDFrank Black Francis
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    Cooking Vinyl – COOKCD 291UK2004UK2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDFrank Black Francis
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    spinART Records – spart 149US2004US2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDFrank Black Francis
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    Sonic Unyon – SUNCD102-2Canada2004Canada2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDFrank Black Francis
    2×CD, Compilation, Promo
    Cooking Vinyl – COOKCD 291 PROMOEurope2004Europe2004
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004-10-12, CDFrank Black Francis
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    spinART Records – SPART 149US2004US2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDrFrank Black Francis
    2×CDr, Compilation, Promo
    Cooking Vinyl – COOKCD291CDREurope2004Europe2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2004, CDFrank Black Francis
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    Cooking Vinyl – 2944-8, Sum Records (2) – 2944-8Brazil2004Brazil2004
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2005-01-26, CDFrank Black Francis
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    Imperial Records (13) – TECI-26267-8, Cooking Vinyl – TECI-26267-8Japan2005Japan2005
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    Cover of Frank Black Francis, 2021, VinylFrank Black Francis
    2×LP, Album, Compilation, Reissue, White
    Demon Records – DEMREC887UK & Europe2021UK & Europe2021
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    Reviews

    • Wax82's avatar
      Wax82
      The volume of the guitar on the demos sounds like someone is turning it up and down every couple seconds. Makes for a hard listen. Maybe it’s just my copy, but doubt it. Anyone else?
      • krudster's avatar
        krudster
        Long overdue vinyl pressing coming 14th May. Woo and indeed, hoo.
        • deejsasqui's avatar
          deejsasqui
          Edited 16 years ago
          This is a very keen set, contrasting the lone Black Francis and his guitar with Frank Black and weird production. The demo CD features The Pixies known tracks in singer/songwriter format, with Black Francis alone on guitar, in an echoing room. I can imagine him in an empty café, playing for a lone patron who isn't really paying attention. He even includes some instructions for how the song should sound ("there's supposed to be screaming," and later "this ... the hard part, get drums, you get the point. It's nice." on Caribou).

          The second CD is a weird contrast, where the tracks sound more like The Pixies of the future, where they've found themselves with a budget to thoroughly produce their songs. Instruments drift in and out, vocals are tweaked and layered, creating a galaxy of sound. The live equivalent of this would be found in more of a grandiose arena or even theatrical setting. Sometimes, I'm reminded a bit of The Flaming Lips - not as experimental, but more attention paid to the possibilities of technology. There are effects a-plenty, but aren't abused - they fit well with the. For instance, "Where Is My Mind?" has a moment of evoking a scene of drifting about, underwater with that talkative little fish.

          If you think the past Pixies albums were the pinnacle of their form, there is no need to get this. But if you can accept the idea of revisiting the old songs as something more than a ploy to pluck your pocket for the songs you thought you knew, check this out. I like the second album more, but then I favor technological trickery (especially when it's used this well), but both CDs are strong in their own right.

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