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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
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Posted - 04/30/2009 :  18:46:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Don Eduardo
SMYT - Horrible Day, coastline, Manitoba


What?

And I'm not trying to be funny here. Those are easily the three best tracks -- and on the best Catholics album.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  18:52:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kfs

I ALWAYS skip Sing For Joy and Manitoba.

Horrors! You can't be serious, Kelly! Two of Frank's most personal songs.

Repent!


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  18:53:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never ever ever listen to Hermaphroditos.

Sorry for the triple post.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  19:47:54  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stickied this topic as it is coming soon to our podcast...


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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Cult_Of_Frank
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Canada
11509 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2009 :  19:48:42  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

I never ever ever listen to Hermaphroditos.

Sorry for the triple post.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.



It must be heard live once to convert you.


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

Guadeloupe
65 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2009 :  02:19:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

Stickied this topic as it is coming soon to our podcast...



Then we'll have to start another thread - "which bit of the podcast did you skip?"

I like to listen to albums as a whole, warts'n'all, to get the whole feeling, so I don't really skip any tracks. Most of the FB,FB&C and BF studio albums deserve listening to that way, apart from FM/RM which is nearly all warts.

Edited by - Crackitybones on 05/01/2009 02:25:28
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 05/01/2009 :  02:30:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cult_Of_Frank

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."

The albums Oddballs, OMRFTH, and SSMVGD are all great albums and for me on a par with the others. There's not a track on any of them I'd skip except for SSMVGD's god awful title track (though I like Honeycomb's version of the song and would be happy to hear it out on a country road).

Strange you mentioning Sister Isabelle as I was playing the John Peel session of the song yesterday. That's a great 5 song session by the way.

Great idea for a podcast. Should generate a lot of heat. And I'm happy to recant on the SSMVGD title track if you promise not to play it on that podcast. Pleeeeease!!!

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Ed is the hoo hoo
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Cult_Of_Frank
= Black Noise Maker =

Canada
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Posted - 05/16/2009 :  06:52:09  Show Profile  Visit Cult_Of_Frank's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The podcast is up and contributing to global warming as we speak.


"Now you're officially my woman. Kudos. I can't say I don't envy you."
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Brank_Flack
= Cult of Ray =

Canada
587 Posts

Posted - 05/16/2009 :  07:15:41  Show Profile  Click to see Brank_Flack's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Haha, good podcast. I'm going to have to say Punk Rock City does indeed rock though.
Also, i can't believe test pilot blues is skipped! It's one of the best songs on the album i think. The worst song by miles on Bluefinger is clearly your mouth into mine.

Edited by - Brank_Flack on 05/16/2009 07:51:38
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1934 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2009 :  13:46:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To those who said they skip 1826... GO FUCK THE DEVIL!

No, but I can understand it not being the most enjoyable as a song, but 1826 has a manic, frantic, freight train of guitars power behind it that is unparalleled in Frank's catalog.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2009 :  03:45:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TarTar


1826 has a manic, frantic, freight train of guitars power behind it that is unparalleled in Frank's catalog.


Agreed!

It's unnerving. I like Frank's music Black.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2009 :  23:18:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

quote:
Originally posted by TarTar


1826 has a manic, frantic, freight train of guitars power behind it that is unparalleled in Frank's catalog.


Agreed!

It's unnerving. I like Frank's music Black.

More agreement. How can anyone resist a song FB can really lose himself in like 1826?

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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1934 Posts

Posted - 05/21/2009 :  07:43:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have a lot of people round these parts that ain't never discovered the beauty in ominous repetition. They want their pop songs.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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TarTar
* Dog in the Sand *

1934 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2009 :  06:48:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moonruler is INSANE for skipping The Creature Crawling, btw.

My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2009 :  23:10:38  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Insanity is turning off Frank after CoR.
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ccuadros
* Dog in the Sand *

Chile
1310 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2009 :  03:37:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stupid me....and Debaser of Pixies....and yes... kill me for say that :D
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2009 :  06:46:09  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ludwigshafen doesn't do too much for me. it just seems like he got lazy on the melody. i've found myself skipping that one at times.



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martha_promise
= Cult of Ray =

USA
398 Posts

Posted - 08/07/2009 :  19:57:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't believe most of these.

Here's my small contribution to this shit storm of a thread.

Blast Off - Skipped only in haste to taste the brilliance of the rest of the album.

Hang On to your Ego - Hmmm..? dunno.


...off to listen to the podcast.




-Tom

...there is a hole for every soul...
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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2009 :  06:23:22  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
W'oh easy now there Martha. Hang On To Your Ego? The "dunno" must mean "overplay".
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FrequencyOfGlow
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USA
157 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2009 :  07:35:49  Show Profile  Visit FrequencyOfGlow's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Orange:
None
TOTY:
None.
COR:
None.
Frank Black and the Catholics:
Do You Feel Bad About it?
Pistolero:
Skeleton Man
Dog In the Sand:
None.
Devil's Workshop:
Bartholomew
BLD:
None.
Show Me Your Tears:
None.
Honeycomb:
Another Velvet Nightmare (BY FAR his worst song)
FM/RM:
Dirty Old Town
Wanderlust
The End Of the Summer
Dog Sleep
When The Paint Grows Darker Still
The Real El Rey
Holland Town
Sad Old World
Bluefinger:
None (I usually can't resist hitting repeat on several of the songs as I listen)
Svn Fngrs:
None.

I think the winter is going to be a real whirligig
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vilainde
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Niue
7307 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2009 :  08:54:34  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FrequencyOfGlow
The Real El Rey



I agree with most of your choices, but why The Real El Rey? Come on, listen to that bass! It's the only song that makes me dig up FMRM sometimes.


Denis

"Can you hear me? I aint got shit to say."
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Grotesque
= Cult of Ray =

France
777 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2009 :  10:34:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kfs

I ALWAYS skip Sing For Joy and Manitoba.



You "skip" Manitoba ? Then you reach the "nothing" song because Manitoba just is the last one on the record.
But maybe there are different versions of this album?

About Sing For Joy, I think the music is not at the level of the words. It's a purely litterary song.

Edited by - Grotesque on 09/10/2009 10:34:56
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LonesomeFetter
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USA
25 Posts

Posted - 10/23/2009 :  18:33:11  Show Profile  Visit LonesomeFetter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

quote:
Originally posted by Don Eduardo
SMYT - Horrible Day, coastline, Manitoba


What?

And I'm not trying to be funny here. Those are easily the three best tracks -- and on the best Catholics album.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.



I agree with coastline. I was addicted to all of those songs at one point. Great album but I will almost always skip "This Old Heartache". Don't dig the piano.

And say "everybody...
you're not just a duck...
You are HUMAN! Go forth and THRASH!" - Thurston Moore
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mikaelp75
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131 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2010 :  12:14:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm a little late for this one, but here goes:

FB: Fu Manchu (rarely)
TOTY: Fazer Eyes (often), I Could Stay Here Forever (rarely)
COR: Punk Rock City (rarely), Dance War (often)
Ob: You Never Heard About Me (often)
FB&TC: King & Queen Of Siam (often), 666 (rarely, and I love other versions, especially KB)
P: I Switched You (rarely), Tiny Heart (often)
DITS: Llano Del Rio (maybe once or twice, ages ago)
BLD: How You Went So far (rarely, and due to sequencing), True Blue (rarely), Black Rider II (often)
DW: Are You Headed My Way (almost always)
SMYT: Jaina Blues (often)
OMRFTH: Constant Sorrow Man (often)
SO: Take What You Want (often), Snake Oil (rarely), Sleep (often)
HC: Violet (rarely)
FMRM: Golden Shore (rarely), Down To You (often), Highway To Lowdown (often) - BUT CD1 7-11 has horrible sequencing: mostly great but too similar
BF: Lolita (often, but girlfriend Pistolaura keeps playing it), She Took All The Money (often)
7F: I Sent Away (rarely)

...but if someone would have made me a mix tape consisting of the above, I would've gone on to buy all the records anyway.
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surgicalblue
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Canada
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  17:26:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
4me, there are none that i skip, EXCEPT Jaida Blues; i've always said that it sucks the wang - definitely his worst (actually that album is his weakest, too). i believe that he was in a bad headspace/situation at the time; it sure showed, as evidenced by the 2 records that make a sandwich of it). And, one more thing...Punk Rock City is da bomb, baby!!

Vancouver, BC
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surgicalblue
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Canada
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Posted - 01/21/2010 :  17:28:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
correction: 'jaina blues' - see, i can't even spell it, i pay so little attention 2 it.

Vancouver, BC
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2010 :  13:10:33  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by darwin

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).



I always picture an "o" ring for kiss my ring. which makes me like it less and more.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2010 :  13:11:35  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bonedry

teenager has alot of crap


when i was young and naive i thought that, then wised up. :
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2010 :  13:13:09  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jose Jones

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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black rider and johnny barley corn are 2 of my faves.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  07:34:57  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trobrianders

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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Ed is the hoo hoo



creature crawling is a great song.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  07:39:22  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

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."



the song itself isn't great, but the intro is awesome. "you're a fine exception..." listen to that part before you skips it.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  07:42:06  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

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."



interesting. it never realy stood out to me. (like johnny barleycorn and dog sleep). I willl have to give it another listen.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  07:43:18  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skatealex1

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!

I pretty think that until honeycomb that most of the albums are about as perfect as one could expect.
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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  07:45:22  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ClassicalRey

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 (no way! listen to the original, it helped me appreciate this version more)

Teenager of the Year
Bad, Wicked World (no way! this song is great and punk rock and also very similar to other songs o nthe album. why this one?)

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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joe FITZ of molly BANG
= Cult of Ray =

USA
349 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2010 :  09:40:35  Show Profile  Visit joe FITZ of molly BANG's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coastline

quote:
Originally posted by Don Eduardo
SMYT - Horrible Day, coastline, Manitoba


What?

And I'm not trying to be funny here. Those are easily the three best tracks -- and on the best Catholics album.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.



coastline is definitely one of his best mellow songs of the last 10 years. horrible say is great. i'm always suprised how popular manitoba is, good but not great.
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