Frank Black Francis

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Frank Black Francis
Studio album by Frank Black
Released October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
Recorded March 1987, 2004 (Pixies-era recordings)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 84:54
Label SpinART
Frank Black chronology
Show Me Your Tears
(2003)
Frank Black Francis
(2004)
Honeycomb
(2005)

Frank Black Francis is a 2-CD set released in 2004 by Frank Black, roughly coinciding with the Pixies reunion tour. Disc 1 consists of a March 1987 solo acoustic demo tape recorded by engineer Gary Smith, just prior to the first Pixies recording session. Disc 2 is a contemporary recording of Frank Black reworking a number of Pixies songs with Keith Moliné and Andy Diagram, who are part of David Thomas and Two Pale Boys.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 8/10 link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Mojo 8/10 link
NME 8/10 stars link
Paste 3/5 stars link
Popmatters Positive link
Stylus D+ link
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars link
Uncut 4/5 stars link

The album received largely positive reviews.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one {demos}
  1. "The Holiday Song" – 1:54
  2. "I'm Amazed" – 1:25
  3. "Rock a My Soul" – 1:50
  4. "Isla de Encanta" – 1:39
  5. "Caribou" – 3:00
  6. "Broken Face" – 1:21
  7. "Build High" – 1:26
  8. "Nimrod's Son" – 2:08
  9. "Ed Is Dead" – 2:45
  10. "Subbacultcha" – 2:45
  11. "Boom Chickaboom" – 2:33
  12. "I've Been Tired" – 3:10
  13. "Break My Body" – 1:55
  14. "Oh My Golly!" – 1:59
  15. "Vamos" – 2:14
Disc two {treated}
  1. "Caribou" – 3:09
  2. "Where Is My Mind?" – 3:41
  3. "Cactus" – 2:41
  4. "Nimrod's Son" – 3:01
  5. "Levitate Me" – 2:01
  6. "Wave of Mutilation" – 2:25
  7. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" – 3:49
  8. "Velouria" – 4:35
  9. "The Holiday Song" – 2:21
  10. "Into the White" – 3:24
  11. "Is She Weird?" – 3:51
  12. "Subbacultcha" – 2:56
  13. "Planet of Sound" – 14:56