Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Pixies front man released his first solo album 'Frank Black' in 1993 after the Pixies disbanded, changed his name from Black Francis to Frank Black, put on loads of weight and become a UFO enthusiast. The sound was much cleaner than early Pixies albums and was often critically acclaimed but never much of a commercial success despite the more mainstream sound of solo work compared to the Pixies.
‘Hang on to Your Ego’ is a cover of The Beach Boys and shows Frank’s musical style diversifying from the rock band ethos of guitar/drums. The incorporation of synthesisers and ska style music came to characterise his early solo work.

I Heard Ramona Sing
Hang On To Your Ego
Ten Percenter


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