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Black Francis

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

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

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