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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

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Black Francis

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

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