Black Francis - Bluefinger - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-13-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 12:40 PM
Black Francis - Bluefinger

Has anyone else checked this album out? It's absolutely brilliant and probably the closest Pixies-sounding Black solo album since the last Pixies album.

"Threshold Apprehension" is badass.

Discuss.
__________________

__________________
LMP is offline  
Old 09-13-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BonoIsMyMuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 5,241
Local Time: 01:40 PM
I only found out recently that he had a new album out. Interesting that he's using Black Francis again. I've got a few of his older solo albums, but I've lost track of him more recently. I miss the Pixies. I had tickets to see a show on their reunion tour that they canceled so they could go film their Live in Boston DVD. That fairly recent documentary about their reunion tour, LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies is quite good, but it didn't leave me feeling super hopeful about there being another tour.

Incidentally, is that Admiral Ackbar in a Warren Moon jersey?
__________________

__________________
BonoIsMyMuse is offline  
Old 09-13-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
LMP
Blue Crack Supplier
 
LMP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 37,609
Local Time: 12:40 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by BonoIsMyMuse
I only found out recently that he had a new album out. Interesting that he's using Black Francis again. I've got a few of his older solo albums, but I've lost track of him more recently. I miss the Pixies. I had tickets to see a show on their reunion tour that they canceled so they could go film their Live in Boston DVD. That fairly recent documentary about their reunion tour, LoudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies is quite good, but it didn't leave me feeling super hopeful about there being another tour.

Incidentally, is that Admiral Ackbar in a Warren Moon jersey?
I'm just now getting into the Pixies and Black's solo work, so this is a perfect bridge.

Yes, yes it is Ackbar in a Moon jersey. You can't repel awesomeness of that magnitude.
__________________
LMP is offline  
Old 09-13-2007, 10:43 PM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
BonoIsMyMuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 5,241
Local Time: 01:40 PM
It always blows my mind to think that Come On Pilgrim and The Joshua Tree came out in the same year.
__________________
BonoIsMyMuse is offline  
Old 09-14-2007, 11:14 AM   #5
Refugee
 
XHendrix24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,496
Local Time: 01:40 PM
"Threshold Apprehension" is one of my favorite FB solo tunes, easily. Fantastic song.

The rest of the CD isn't bad, either, but oh man that one song is so good.
__________________
XHendrix24 is offline  
Old 09-18-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
you are what you is
 
Salome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 22,016
Local Time: 07:40 PM
it isn't bad no, pretty good even
but it's no Teenager of the Year

let alone as good as what he did with the Pixies
__________________
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
~Frank Zappa
Salome is offline  
Old 09-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 37,998
Local Time: 10:40 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by LemonMacPhisto
Yes, yes it is Ackbar in a Moon jersey. You can't repel awesomeness of that magnitude.
"IT'S A BLITZ!!!"


As for Frank Black Francis, I've been a longtime fan, and while nothing in his solo career has come anywhere near the Pixies work (save for Bossanova, which I've never been a fan of), I've enjoyed his various incarnations. Teenager of the Year, as noted above, is awesomely schizophrenic, and I thought the Catholics albums were great standard alt. rock by a guy who knows how to write a catchy tune with unique lyrics, esp. Pistolero.

I mean, it's all better than the fucking Foo Fighters, right?
__________________

__________________
lazarus is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com