Folksinger

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This article is about Folksinger, the 1985 album by the artist known as Phranc. For folk singers, see Folk music.

Folksinger
Studio album by Phranc
Released November 13, 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Folk
Length 41:06
Label Island
Producer Phranc
Phranc chronology
Folksinger
(1985)
I Enjoy Being a Girl
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Robert Christgau (A-) link
Rolling Stone (not rated) July, 1990
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Folksinger is an album by folk singer-songwriter Phranc, released in 1985.

Phranc's first solo LP fused elements of her punk rock past with acoustic folk music. She covers Bob Dylan's "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," comments on the image of girl-bands ("Everywhere I Go (I Hear the Go Go's),") and the personal tragedy of suicide in "Lifelover".

Folksinger was originally released on Rhino Records and was then licensed to Island Records. "Everywhere I Go (I Hear the Go-Go's) was a bonus track on the Island version.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Phranc; except where indicated

  1. "One of the Girls" – 4:56
  2. "Noguchi" – 2:56
  3. "Mary Hooley" – 4:02
  4. "Ballad of the Dumb Hairdresser" – 3:24
  5. "Caped Crusader" – 2:16
  6. "Female Mudwrestling" – 2:12
  7. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" (Bob Dylan) – 4:26
  8. "Amazons" – 2:34
  9. "Liar Liar" – 1:58
  10. "Handicapped" – 1:30
  11. "Carolyn" – 4:27
  12. "Lifelover" – 2:36
  13. "Everywhere I Go (I Hear the Go Go's)" – 2:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Phranc - Producer, vocals, guitar

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
1985 Island CD 422-846 358-2
LP 422-846 358-1
cassette 422-846 358-4
1990 PolyGram CD 846358

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