Frank Black Francis

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Frank Black Francis
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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, Cooking Vinyl
Producer Two Pale Boys (Andy Diagram and Keith Moliné) on disc two
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]

All tracks composed by Black Francis

Disc one {Black Francis 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

Personnel[edit]

  • Black Francis - vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Keith Moliné - guitar, violin, electronics on disc two
  • Andy Diagram - trumpet, electronics on disc two