|Black, Frank and the Catholics / Show Me Your Tears|
|Album:||Show Me Your Tears||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Black, Frank and the Catholics||Added:||Sep 2003|
|Add Date:||2003-12-08||Pull Date:||2004-02-09|
|Week Ending:||Feb 8||Feb 1||Jan 25||Jan 18||Jan 11||Jan 4||Dec 21||Dec 14|
|1.||Sep 07, 2006:||knifefishhappyhour |
Everything Is New
|4.||Aug 04, 2005:||Blues For the Red Sun |
|2.||Apr 13, 2006:||knifefishhappyhour |
Everything Is New
|5.||Feb 04, 2004:||press and release |
|3.||Oct 05, 2005:||Epic Distruction |
|6.||Jan 27, 2004:||Today is a Insipid Day (To Blow Up a Post Office) |
Dark, country tinged rock songs. If Frank Black is trying to model his career on Lou Reed’s, he’s doing a good job so far. Compare: both start their careers with four albums of abso-fuck-a-lootly brilliant work with a seminal, genre shaping band, then proceed to a steady stream of solo albums of ever-decreasing brilliance. Following these trends, in 20 years Black will be recording tripped out spoken word interpretations of mid-19th century American poets. This album, meanwhile, is Black’s equivalent to “Coney Island Baby”: a nice, accessible, yet somehow mediocre album. It’s decidedly countrified, with piano and steel guitar all over. Black’s vocals are laconic, and only rarely do we see the old Pixies-esque energy. Still, it does a decent job when it tries to be darker, and hopefully it can tide us all over till the reunion tour.|
Best tracks: 2, then 1, 5, 7, 8, 10.
*1. Dark, bass-heavy blues. A little bit of screaming. Yay!
**2. Mellow, catchy. My favorite on the album.
3. Unimpressive countryish song. Bad lyrics.
4. Riff driven, mid-tempo rocker. A bit too Rod Stewart-y (who would’ve thought you could ever say that about a Frank Black song?)
*5. Slow, dark, lots of piano.
6. Up-tempo, so-so country ballad. One ‘fuck’ near the end.
*7. Good rocker, cool falsetto, strong breakdown. Rock!
*8. Softer, sad. I like it.
9. Waaay too country.
*10. Dark, moody. Got some cool moans in there.
11. Mediocre, but short.
|2.||Everything Is New||8.||When Will Happiness Find Me|
|3.||My Favorite Kiss||9.||Goodbye Lorraine|
|4.||Jaina Blues||10.||This Old Heartache|
|5.||New House of the Pope||11.||The Snake|