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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

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

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