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

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