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moonruler
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USA
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Posted - 04/27/2009 :  15:32:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Orange:
none
Teenager:
Abstract Plain(every once in a while)
Vanishing Spies(quite often)
Fazer Eyes(quite often)
Cult of Ray:
Creature Crawling(just about every single time)
FB&C Brown:
none
Pistolero:
So Hard To Make Things Out(just about every single time)
Black Letter Days:
End of Miles(quite often)
Jane Queen of Love(every once in a while)
Devil's Workshop:
His Kingly Cave(quite often)
Dog in the Sand:
Stupid Me(just about every single time)
Show Me Your Tears:
Everything is New(every once in a while)
My Favorite Kiss(every once in a while)
Honeycomb:
I Burn Today(quite often)
At the Dark End of the Street(quite often)
Strange Goodbye(quite often)
Fastman/Raiderman Disc One:
End of Summer(just about every single time)
When the Paint Grows Darker Still(quite often)

Unfortnately I gotta stop there for now; how freakin' prolific can an artist be? Black has got to be coming close to Bob in output; has anyone done the math?

If this is all I am skipping I must be listening to way too much Frank Black.

kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2009 :  15:45:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonruler


Black Letter Days:
Jane Queen of Love(every once in a while)




What the ... ?!

Seriously?
Seriously?


I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2009 :  15:53:21  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
this is craziness.

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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5400 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2009 :  16:30:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

quote:
Originally posted by moonruler


Black Letter Days:
Jane Queen of Love(every once in a while)




What the ... ?!

Seriously?
Seriously?


I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.




Yeah, I felt the same way, but the live version was much better than the recorded.

I skip the Honeycomb and FM/RM albums. And 1826.

Edited by - darwin on 04/27/2009 16:30:47
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Active Duck
~ Abstract Brain ~

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  06:07:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not much of a skipping songs kind of a guy but the acapella version of Six Sixty Six is just about the only song in his whole back catalogue that I simply can't bring myself to listen to. It was the same when I heard it done live. Love the song but without instruments I just can't take it.


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moonruler
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USA
126 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  06:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

quote:
Originally posted by moonruler


Black Letter Days:
Jane Queen of Love(every once in a while)




What the ... ?!

Seriously?
Seriously?


I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.




Yeah I love the live version from the Nadine single though. And I did say only every once in a while.
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moonruler
- FB Fan -

USA
126 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  06:34:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

this is craziness.

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It is kind of crazy, but whenever people start discussing albums invariably someone mentions which songs they skip. I figured it would be a good thread. Definitely was not meaning to make anyone sad.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
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Posted - 04/28/2009 :  07:02:19  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alright, I'll bite.

Songs I tend to skip over (maybe a podcast idea down the road...):

Orange Album
None

Teenager
None

Cult of Ray
The Marsist (only occasionally)
Punk Rock City (always)

Brown
Back to Rome (occasionally)
666 (more in the past than now)

Pistolero
None

BLD
1826
True Blue (I used to, now I love it and also consider Jane incomplete without it)

DW
None

SMYT
Jaina Blues (only occasionally, and usually out of excitement for NHOP)
Goodbye Lorraine (on days where the steel guitar intro is too much for me)

Honeycomb
All of it (some has since grown on me but this is definitely my most ignored FB album)

FM/RM
Crucify (occasionally)
Down To You
Where The Wind Is Going (is it sacrilege to ignore the closer?)



"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  07:19:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

Honeycomb
All of it


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."

Imagining you putting in the CD, skipping all the tracks and then taking it out again. Your Honeycomb ritual.

Anyone else skip Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day?

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Ziggy
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
2222 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  09:30:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I skip 'Down to You' and 'Sad Old World' on FMRM. Otherwise, I enjoy the record.

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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7312 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  10:26:16  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For once I'll be serious. I've never understood why people didn't like Punk Rock City. Am I missing something, is there something wrong with the lyrics? I love Punk Rock City, it's a classic FB track to me. Anyway, to each his own, but I really wonder why gets this particular treatment.

Back to the thread: I rarely skip tracks on an album. So:

FB: none
TOTY: none
CoR: none. Skipping tracks from that record makes absolutely no sense.
FB&TC: I Gotta Move
Pistolero: most of the record. In fact I rarely play it.
DiTS: none
BLD: NONE
DW: Bartholomew sometimes
SMYT: agree, Goodbye Lorraine is better on live acoustic versions than on the record. I love everything else.
HC & FMRM: never listen to those


Denis

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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  10:43:29  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nowadays I usually play FB records to hear specific songs rather than the albums themselves. If I was told to erase 16 songs from the catalogue "..or else you'll get it!" then these 16 would have to go:

Punk Rock City, The Creature Crawling, New House of The Pope, This Old Heartache, Dark End of the Street, The Shrimp Song, Violet, You Can't Crucify Yourself, The End Of The Summer, When The Paint Grows Darker Still, I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh), Down To You, Kiss My Ring, Elijah, The Real El Ray, Sad Old World.

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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  10:49:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Elijah! Kathryn-size disbelief! Otherwise almost OK.

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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  10:53:13  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yup. That one's for personal reasons. I'm not saying I don't like these tracks (not saying I do). I like my legs, that's all.
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5400 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  11:28:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fbc

Nowadays I usually play FB records to hear specific songs rather than the albums themselves. If I was told to erase 16 songs from the catalogue "..or else you'll get it!" then these 16 would have to go:

Punk Rock City, The Creature Crawling, New House of The Pope, This Old Heartache, Dark End of the Street, The Shrimp Song, Violet, You Can't Crucify Yourself, The End Of The Summer, When The Paint Grows Darker Still, I'm Not Dead (I'm In Pittsburgh), Down To You, Kiss My Ring, Elijah, The Real El Ray, Sad Old World.





That's a pretty good list of hate-worthy songs. "Kiss my ring" makes me shudder. And one of those songs should have been left as a personal Valentine (in my opinion).
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  11:41:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jane takes us back to the "Awesomeness of the Catholics" thread (or whatever it was called. They should be a thread called that). It's an ok song on the CD. But it comes to life when the band plays it live.

Can't bring myself to write that last sentence in the past tense.


I remember sitting in a basement listening to Fields of Marigold until I passed out.
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  12:41:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Orange Album
none

Teenager
none

Cult of Ray
Jesus Was Right (sometimes)
Punk Rock City (always)
Dance War (usually)

Brown
666 (sometimes)

Pistolero
I Love Your Brain (usually)
I Think I'm Starting to Lose It (almost every time)

DITS
none

BLD
1826

DW
none, but I rarely listen to this album

SMYT
(I listen to this so rarely that I'll let it go all the way through)

Honeycomb
(I don't own this)

FM/RM
(still haven't made it all the way through this album)


Message boards were the lowest form of socializing until Twitter.
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bonedry
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141 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  18:50:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
teenager has alot of crap
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bonedry
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141 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  18:51:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
big red? i loved it when i was 15. pie in the sky? this stuff is catchy but not classic,
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The Holiday Son
= Quote Accumulator =

France
1970 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  21:19:32  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Punk Rock City deserves better ! I really like this song too.

Orange Album
Everytime I go around here

Teenager
none
(I used to skip from "Fazer Eyes" to "The Hostess with the Mostest")

Cult of Ray
The Marsist (sometimes)

Brown
666

Pistolero
You're Such a Wire
(used to skip tiny heart too)

DITS
Blast Off (sometimes)
(used to skip i'll be blue too)

BLD
Chip Away Boy
Black Letter Day
1826

DW
Are You Headed My Way?

SMYT
Jaina Blues
This Old Heartache

Honeycomb
Another Velvet Nightmare
Dark End of the Street
Violet

FM/RM
End of the Summer
Golden Shore
Real El Ray
Sad Old World

Bluefinger
Tight Black Rubber (less since the live version)
Bluefinger

Svn Fngrs
The Seus and I Sent Away sometimes
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Don Eduardo
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
403 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  21:36:39  Show Profile  Click to see Don Eduardo's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I dont like this thread, bu tI've occasionally skipped these ones:

S/T - none
Teenager - vanishing spies
COR - Mosh dont Pass The Guy, Creature Crawling, Shazeb Andleeb
FB & TC's - 666
Pistolero - none
DITS - Hermaphroditos, Ive Seen Your Picture
BLD - Black riders, Farewell Bend, Jane
DW - Are U Heade my Way, The Scene
SMYT - Horrible Day, coastline, Manitoba
Honey - Velvet Nightmare, Dark End Of The Street
FMRM - Im Not Dead Im InPittsburgh, golden Shore, Highway To Lowdown, Sad Old World
Bluefinger - None
Svn Fngrs - None
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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2009 :  22:35:17  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Holiday Son

Punk Rock City deserves better ! I really like this song too.

1:44 to 2:44 is killer
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Czar
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
321 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  00:33:11  Show Profile  Visit Czar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Shazeb Andleeb? I've Seen Your Picture? Horrible Day?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?!?!!?!?

I'm gonna curle up in a corner and die.

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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  02:35:08  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
all right, there are A FEW that i skip sometimes:

Black rider 1
johnny barleycorn
end of summer
kiss my ring

any recording of Where is My Mind. i'm just pretty sick of that damn song.

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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  02:50:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No one's mentioned Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day. Best forgotten I guess.

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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  03:20:37  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
that song gets stuck in my head if i hear it. it'll probably be stuck there all day just because you mentioned it.

i do hope you're referring to the song only and not the entire album.

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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
888 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  06:05:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't understand why anyone would skip The Creature Crawling! I absolutely LOVE it....especially the intro.

There must be something wrong with me - I ALWAYS skip Sing For Joy and Manitoba. I forgot Tiny Heart even existed because it never made it into my ipod.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  06:34:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the album which I got off stu. Thanks stu. But that one song, SSMVGD, is so horribly sung that I can hardly believe my ears. They must have had a great time in the studio that day. I can't see why else they'd give it air. Don't play it anywhere around me unless you like the smell of ear vomit... OK it's not that bad. I think I remember liking the original.

I enjoy Creature Crawling (especially the 'Did you know about that?' part), even though it's a bit hokey.

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vilainde
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Niue
7312 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  10:04:36  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kfs
I forgot Tiny Heart even existed because it never made it into my ipod.



Interestingly, I think it's the only song from Pistolero that I don't have any live version of. And yeah, it sucks.


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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vilainde
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Niue
7312 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  10:08:34  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Holiday Son
FM/RM
Real El Ray



MADNESS! It's the only truly great song of the record. I just listened to it again, it's still as amazing as I remembered. Really, I can tolerate the other 26 avarage songs because I know I'll eventually find this gemm.


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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vilainde
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Niue
7312 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  10:14:03  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kathryn

Jane takes us back to the "Awesomeness of the Catholics" thread (or whatever it was called. They should be a thread called that). It's an ok song on the CD. But it comes to life when the band plays it live.



Yeah, I can think of a couple other songs like this. The Snake, for instance. Live versions are excellent.


Denis

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Skatealex1
* Dog in the Sand *

1608 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  16:22:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tiny Heart is def one Frank's worst! I like Creature Crawling- that songs kinda fun!

I agree with viliande about Real El Ray- that song is pure gold and makes FM/RM worth listening to.

This thread bums me out a little- it makes me think that all of Frank Black's album could have been classics if they had been fleshed out a little more. But at the same time I think it is exciting as a fan that Black Francis releases so much music!
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Helmut
= Cult of Ray =

315 Posts

Posted - 04/29/2009 :  17:35:05  Show Profile  Click to see Helmut's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I generally listen to the albums as a whole and for the most part, they are all top notch. I have rediscovered "Cult of Ray" in recent years and really like it now. I never liked Pistolero or his Nashville albums much. Devil's Workshop is hit and miss - it is more or less a collection of outakes, but has its moments.

Favourite albums - Orange, Black Letter Days, first Catholics album. Dog in the Sand, Show me Your Tears and Bluefinger are all up there as well. If you include Pixies output, then throw in everything sans Trompe Le Monde.
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ClassicalRey
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Posted - 04/30/2009 :  11:09:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Me mind is reeling from all these answers.
Mine sentiment is Czar's.
I'm only including albums where I skip songs.

Orange
Hang on to Your Ego

Teenager of the Year
Bad, Wicked World

Cult or Ray
Mosh Don't Pass the Guy
Dance War

Black Letter Days
How You Went So Far
End of Miles

Honeycomb
Strange Goodbye

FM/RM
My Terrible Ways

(hoo boy)
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speedy_m
= Frankofile =

Canada
3580 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  11:28:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Creature Crawling is one of the best songs off COR.


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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11523 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  13:11:58  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trobrianders

quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

Honeycomb
All of it


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."

Imagining you putting in the CD, skipping all the tracks and then taking it out again. Your Honeycomb ritual.

Anyone else skip Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day?

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Ed is the hoo hoo



The song or the 'album'? Actually, in both cases the answer is no. That is a great song for the car on a spring or summer day with the windows down and driving along a country highway. And the Sister Isabelle on that cover is great for shredding your vocal cords later on that same trip (especially the end) not to mention I love the keys.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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