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Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group's formation in Boston during 1986 until the dark day in 1993 when Black Francis announced during a BBC radio interview that the group was disbanding. The other members of the Pixies such as Kim Deal were not yet wise to this, finding out a tad bit later when their now former associate faxed them a transcription of relevant parts of the radio show. Thompson's next show business identity was as Frank Black, often in the bandleading context of Frank Black and the Catholics. Publishing bean counters can watch for songwriting credits under both pseudonyms as well as under Charles Thompson; in the latter case he should not be confused with the famed classic jazz keyboardist whose works were recorded by Charlie Parker and many others. Thompson released many albums under his Frank Black moniker, but returned to the Black Francis name for 2007's Bluefinger, which was a concept album about the life and death of Dutch painter/punk rocker Herman Brood and featured some of Black's most ferocious rock in years. Still working under his Black Francis moniker, Black released the sexually charged NonStopErotik in 2010. Abbabubba, a B-sides and demos collection, arrived in 2011 along with The Golem, Francis' score for the 1920 silent film of the same name. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Black Francis


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Black Francis

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Black Francis

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  3.   You're Gonna Pay
  4.   (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
  5.   Astaroth
  6.   Gyaneshwar
  7.   Little Stars Theme
  8.   Captain Pasty
  9.   Miriam and Florian
  10.   Six Legged Man
  11.   Get Away Oil
  12.   Cinema Star
  13.   Serious Curious
  14.   Test Pilot Blues
  15.   Band Intro
  16.   Threshold Apprehension
  17.   Captain Pasty
  18.   Can't Break a Heart and Have It
  19.   She Took All the Money
  20.   Discotheque 36
  21.   Tight Black Rubber
  22.   Bluefinger
  23.   The Word (Reprise)
  24.   The Maharal
  25.   The Conjuring
  26.   Custom All the Way
  27.   The Cover of the Rolling Stone by Joey Santiago
  28.   When I Go Down on You
  29.   Rabbits
  30.   Dead Man's Curve
  31.   The Seus
  32.   Polly's Into Me
  33.   You Can't Break A Heart And Have It
  34.   Discotheque 36
  35.   Miriam and Florian Theme
  36.   Stars
  37.   O My Tidy Sum
  38.   Angels Come to Comfort You
  39.   Virginia Reel
  40.   Bluefinger
  41.   Wild Son
  42.   Test Pilot Blues
  43.   Meet Me at the Ghetto Gates
  44.   Nonstoperotik
  45.   Wheels
  46.   Tight Black Rubber
  47.   The Flower Song
  48.   Abbabubba
  49.   Lolita
  50.   Lolita
  51.   Lake of Sin
  52.   Angels Come To Comfort You
  53.   Ghost Coming
  54.   Talking
  55.   Polly's into Me
  56.   Il Cuchaiao
  57.   Your Mouth Into Mine
  58.   Corrina
  59.   Alabaster
  60.   Makanujo
  61.   All Around the World
  62.   Svn Fngrs
  63.   Do What You Want (Gyaneshwar)
  64.   The Water
  65.   The Obedient Servant
  66.   That Burnt Out Rock and Roll
  67.   She Took All The Money
  68.   Bad News

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