opening for the foos tonight is 1994's teenager of the year, frank black. to be honest i need to educate myself on the greatness of the pixies, but i did recently buy an itunes-exclusive collection of b-sides and rarities he put out with his band the catholics, called snake oil. if these are his b-sides, i can't wait to check out his a-sides. the first track, "take what you want", has a 50's prom night feel to it, so much so that i had to check to see if it was a cover of someone like a chuck berry. the second track is in fact a cover, of bob dylan's "belle isle" from the forgettable 1970 release self portrait. "belle isle" is the one that got me interested in this album in the first place, as the story it tells seemed to mirror concurrent events in my life, events which are probably too personal for me to ever put down here. but it's still a great song and black adds a little zest and electric guitar to the mix. just the first song for download for now, along with a little pixies love. i watched "fight club" for the first time the other night and was excited to hear "where is my mind?" at the very end of it. interesting movie and not at all what i was expecting. i think i may have to watch it again...
from the album snake oil (2006)
from the album surfer rosa (1988)