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

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