into the grave wrote:
These fools are too busy fapping themselves feverishly talking about the Pixies to be concerned with quality music.
I wish the Pixies would implode and "Black Francis" would start going by "Frank Black" again and he would put the Catholics back together.
I have NO INTEREST in this Pixies bullshit.
Look, I "GET" WHY - guy has 3 of his own kids + 2 step-kids now" - but I HOPE like HELL that when those kids grow up, Charles says "fuck this Pixies bullshit, I'm so SICK of playing "Where is My Mind" and "Wave of Mutilation" & "Here Comes Your Man" every night and the new songs I tried to write? I now realize most were just me trying to be something I was 30 years prior and I need to be ME, TODAY. and The Catholics are much more "honest" and conducive to THAT.
I just always felt that The Catholics were some of the most honest albums/songs in music from 98 - 03. The "live to 2-track" recording method was fucking GENIUS. It was a "live performance" released as a studio album, essentially. Sure, they could "re-do" a take that went wrong, but, who cares? It still sounded SO fucking HONEST and so PURE.
For purely nostalgic and one of the greatest summers of my life reasons? "Black Letter Days" and Devil's Workshop" (both released same day - in Aug. 2002 - but I got 'em early in April 2002 as FB was selling early copies at his live shows). That summer? It was probably the BEST SUMMER OF MY FUCKING LIFE. And "Black Letter Days" and "Devils Workshop" were the soundtracks.
Beyond that? I just honestly love EVERYTHING he released under the name Frank Black more so than what he has released under the name Black Francis. ALL of the Pixies albums contained GREAT songs - but they ALL also contained pure SHIT. FB's solo albums? Yeah, there WAS some shit? But VERY VERY little IMO.
If I was in his shoes, it would be awfully hard to not keep going out there every night and playing the same ole shit that I wrote years ago while in college and slightly afterwards for the kind of money he's undoubtedly being guaranteed, especially in an era in which it's getting more and more difficult to make a good living via music.
But fuck it - I'm SELFISH - and I want the Catholics back, dammit!