Black Francis discography

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The discography of Black Francis, an American rock musician, includes eighteen studio albums, one EP, four live albums, fourteen singles and four compilations as of May 2013. This list does not include material performed with the Pixies or Grand Duchy.

Studio Albums[edit]

Year Albums as Frank Black UK US Label Notes
1993 Frank Black 9 117 4AD Solo debut
1994 Teenager of the Year 21 131 4AD Double album
1996 The Cult of Ray 39 127 American Recordings Title refers to Ray Bradbury
2004 Frank Black Francis - - SpinART/Cooking Vinyl Roughly coinciding with Pixies reunion tour
2005 Honeycomb - - Back Porch/Cooking Vinyl Recorded in Nashville; Charted #11 Top Heatseekers
2006 Fast Man Raider Man - - Back Porch/Cooking Vinyl Double album; Recorded in Nashville; Charted #27 Top Heatseekers
2006 Christmass - - Cooking Vinyl Five new studio recordings
15 live tracks (summer 2006)
Online-only release, CD and DVD released 2007
Year Albums as Frank Black and the Catholics UK US Label Notes
1998 Frank Black and the Catholics 61 - SpinART First album recorded live to two-track tape
1999 Pistolero - - What Are Records? -
2000 Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day - - - Never released[1]
2001 Dog in the Sand - - What Are Records? -
2002 Black Letter Days - - SpinART/Cooking Vinyl Released same day as Devil's Workshop
2002 Devil's Workshop - - SpinART/Cooking Vinyl Released same day as Black Letter Days
2003 Show Me Your Tears - - SpinART/Cooking Vinyl -
Year Albums as Black Francis UK US Label Notes
2007 Bluefinger - - Cooking Vinyl Title refers to Herman Brood; Charted #42 Top Heatseekers
2008 Svn Fngrs EP - - Cooking Vinyl Title refers to Cúchulainn; Charted #35 Top Heatseekers
2010 The Golem - - Cooking Vinyl
The Bureau
Soundtrack for The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)
Originally released as limited 5-disc set; CD album, DVD released 2011
2010 NonStopErotik - - Cooking Vinyl -
2011 Abbabubba - - The Bureau New material, including B-sides, remixes and re-workings of older songs
2011 Paley & Francis - - Cooking Vinyl With Reid Paley

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label Chart positions Album
US US Mod
Rock
[2]
UK[3]
1993 Los Angeles 4AD Records - 4 - Frank Black
1993 Hang On To Your Ego 4AD Records - 8 -
1993 Frank Black Hello Recording Club - - -
1994 Headache Badd - 10 53 Teenager of the Year
1995 Men In Black American Recordings - - 37 The Cult of Ray
1995 The Marsist/Better Things Dragnet - - -
1996 I Don't Want to Hurt You Sony - - 63
1998 All My Ghosts Play It Again Sam - - 97 Frank Black and the Catholics
1999 I Gotta Move Cortex - - Pistolero
2000 Robert Onion Cooking Vinyl - - 130 Dog in the Sand
2001 St. Francis Dam Disaster Cooking Vinyl - - 162
2003 Everything Is New Cooking Vinyl - - 92 Show Me Your Tears
2003 Nadine Cooking Vinyl - - -
2007 Threshold Apprehension Cooking Vinyl - - - Bluefinger

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1994 The Black Sessions Virgin/4AD as Frank Black - Recorded Oct. 6, 1994 at Black Sessions performance in Paris
2008 Live at the Hotel Utah Saloon The Bureau as Black Francis - Recorded Oct. 19, 2007 in San Francisco
2012 Live in Nijmegen The Bureau as Black Francis - Recorded Feb. 28, 2008 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2012 Live at Melkweg The Bureau as Frank Black & The Catholics - Recorded March 24, 2001 at Melkweg, Amsterdam

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2000 Oddballs EMusic B-sides from pre-Catholics period (1994-97)
2006 One More Road for the Hit spinART B-sides and rarities, released on iTunes
2006 Snake Oil spinART B-sides and rarities, released on iTunes
2007 Frank Black 93-03 Cooking Vinyl 2-CD set highlighting 10 years of post-Pixies work

Disc 1 - selected "best of" studio recordings
Disc 2 - live material circa 2006

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1994 Pawnshop Guitars Virgin The debut solo album by the former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke (as Frank Black) – guitars, background vocals

Track: "Jail Guitar Doors" (The Clash cover)

1996 Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files Warner Bros Compilation album released in association with the American science fiction television series The X-Files

Track: "Man of Steel"

2000 Heroes & Villains Rhino Compilation album released in association with the American cartoon series The Powerpuff Girls. Also played during the credits of The Powerpuff Girls Movie.

Track: "Pray for the Girls"

2003 Wig in a Box Off Records Charity tribute album of songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Track: "Sugar Daddy"

2005 High School Reunion American Laundromat Records/
Face Down Records
1980s film tribute album

Track: "Repo Man" (Iggy Pop cover)

2009 New Tales to Tell - A Tribute To Love and Rockets Justice Records Tribute album for the band Love and Rockets

Track: "All In My Mind"

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day". Archived from the original on 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2006-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B - David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2010-07-26.