Black, Frank - Frank Black Vinyl


Personnel: Frank Black (vocals, guitar); Joey Santiago, Moris Tepper, David Sardy (guitar); John Linnell, Kurt Hoffman (saxophone); Eric Drew Feldman (bass, keyboards, synthesizer); Nick Vincent (drums, percussion); Bob Giusti (drums).
Recorded at The Clubhouse, Burbank, California.
All songs written by Frank Black except "Hang On To Your Ego" (Brian Wilson/Tony Asher).
Frank Black was known as Black Francis when he was lead singer of the Pixies.
Shortly after disbanding the Pixies in 1993, Frank Black (previously known as Black Francis and born Charles Thompson) unveiled his self-titled solo debut. Fans of his former band could take comfort from the presence of Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago and latter-day auxiliary keyboardist Eric Drew Feldman, but FRANK BLACK makes it clear that the singer/guitarist was eager to move beyond his fierce signature sound, as revealed by the chiming melodies of "I Heard Ramona Sing" and a synthesizer-driven, New Wave-inspired take on the Beach Boys' "Hang On to Your Ego." That's not to say that Black had forgotten how to rock out; the surging opening single, "Los Angeles," and the lurching "Ten Percenter" are fast-paced, guitar-heavy tunes that nicely counterbalance the record's lighter moments, such as the dreamy "Places Named After Numbers" and the woozy "Every Time I Go Around Here." While not a radical departure from Pixies territory, FRANK BLACK finds the alt-rock hero venturing beyond familiar territory on this eclectic, assured solo debut.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop