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|Birth name||Frankie A. Emerson|
|Born||May 22, 1972|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Psychedelic, Experimental, Shoegaze, Avant-garde, Folk Rock, Indie Rock|
|Instruments||guitar, bass guitar,|
|Labels||Bomp! Records, TVT Records, Tee Pee Records, A Recordings,|
Frankie Emerson, also known as Frankie Teardrop, is an American indie multi-instrumentalist, best known as a current member and for his work with the neo-psychedelic rock band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Emerson joined The BJM in March, 2000, and is notable for his twelve-string guitar and various other contributions, playing lead guitar on the song "When Jokers Attack", among others.