Frankmusik (Vincent Frank by name, nee Turner apparently)
is with us at last. Teaser EPs and singles have been whetting
our appetites for some time now. "Better Off As Two" and
"Confusion Girl" both deserved more attention than they received.
It is the way of the world sometimes that the best of
the best have to wait for their moment in the sun.
If it's sunshine you're after then look no further.
This scintillating little piece of electro-pop perfection
has the sun bursting out of every musical pore.
You've probably gathered by now that I like it.
I like it a lot!
Although not without flaws (a bit of judicious pruning might
have said goodbye to the somewhat mediocre 'Wonder Woman',
'Time Will Tell' and the strangulated Stranglers recreation
'When You're Around') Frankmusik is still a very fine album.
Other than those two highly infectious singles 'In Step',
'Gotta Boyfriend', '3 Little Words' and 'Done Done' all romp
along merrily with strong melodies and memorable hooks.
Young Mr Frank has a lovely voice : warm and secure in the middle;
piercingly accurate in the upper reaches of his fearsome falsetto.
Gentler songs such as 'Your Boy' (the album's highlight)
and the curiously affecting 'Run Away From Trouble' bear
witness to his undoubtable song-writing talents.
Writer, performer, producer. All this AND perfect cheekbones!!
He's got the lot really and deserves to succeed.
Toto, Dorothy and all her friends will doubtless love him.
(The second bonus disc on the Deluxe Edition delivers
interesting reinterpretations of the same material for
those who would dare to dance).
A Cracking Debut!