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93-03
     

93-03

by Frank Black
 
Frank Black's solo career took more than a few sonic detours over the years, ranging from synth-heavy new wave homages to rootsy nods to Nashville's glory days. However, 93-03 focuses on the crunchy, quirky rock that has made up the heart of Black's music since the Pixies' breakup. This approach makes for a consistent listening

Overview

Frank Black's solo career took more than a few sonic detours over the years, ranging from synth-heavy new wave homages to rootsy nods to Nashville's glory days. However, 93-03 focuses on the crunchy, quirky rock that has made up the heart of Black's music since the Pixies' breakup. This approach makes for a consistent listening experience, showing that there's less musical distance between songs like Teenager of the Year's "Calistan" and Black Letter Days' "California Bound" than previously imagined. On the other hand, this collection might be almost too straightforward, especially for hardcore fans, who might very well wonder why inspired tangents like Frank Black's wonderful instrumental "Tossed" or Dog in the Sand's epics "Blast Off" and "St. Francis Dam Disaster" aren't represented here. Quibbling aside, 93-03 does a fine job of pointing out the brightest highlights of Black's solo work, from the sci-fi rock of "Los Angeles," "Freedom Rock" and "Men in Black" to more confessional, thoughtfully written songs like "Manitoba," "Western Star" and "Speedy Marie." Even if it doesn't capture everything that makes Frank Black's music great, 93-03 is a good starting point -- anyone intrigued by these songs will love discovering the wilder territory of Black's discography later on.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2007
Label:
Cooking Vinyl
UPC:
0711297480726
catalogNumber:
4807
Rank:
156604

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Black   Primary Artist,Musician
Van Dyke Parks   Musician
Jeanette Wright Black   Musician
Billy Block   Musician
Eric Drew Feldman   Musician
Rich Gilbert   Musician
Duane Jarvis   Musician
Stan Ridgway   Musician
Joey Santiago   Musician
Moris Tepper   Musician
Nick Vincent   Musician
Lyle Workman   Musician
Andy Diagram   Musician
Matt Yelton   Musician
Bob Giusti   Musician
Dave McCaffrey   Musician
Scott Boutier   Musician
Cynthia Haagens   Musician
Jack Kidney   Musician
Keith Moline   Musician
Dave Philips   Musician

Technical Credits

Frank Black   Composer,Producer
Clay   Producer
Eric Drew Feldman   Producer
Stan Ridgway   Producer
Nick Vincent   Producer
Ben Mumphrey   Producer

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