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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0000CBX1G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 683,318 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hairy_yan on 11 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
I recently went to see Frank Black and the Catholics on their 2003 UK run to promote Show Me Your Tears. It was, as you would expect a fantastic show. However one thing kept bugging me. The audience took it upon themselves to chant at regular intervals "Monkey! Play Monkey!" This was taken up by the bulk of the people at the venue. As was their insistence on only cheering the Pixies songs he played, even ignoring Headache, Robert Onion and I love Your Brain. The band seemed to get a bit pissed off and I was glad when they didn't play Monkey Gone To Heaven. Because that is not the point of going to see Frank Black and the Catholics.
And that leads me to this album. I think that it has the widest variety and most complex songwriting of all the Catholics albums. It is genuinely moving and the lyrics have much more personal edge to them. I think there are some truly excellent songs on the album and some genuinely catchy ones (perhaps what was missing from Devil's Workshop).
However this is not The Pixies. It isn't Frank Black solo artist. The name on the box is very clear: Frank Black and the Catholics. They are a seperate band. They are not trying to reproduce Pixies music or Teenager of the Year. They are trying to make new and relevant music. They succeed on every level.
It seems to me in both the live show and in general, people see the name Frank Black and their brain shuts down mumbling something about how they love Doolittle. Doolittle etc were the products of another band 15 years ago. Get over it!
So I reccomend this to people who are fans of Frank Black and the Catholics and say to those who want a Frank Black album then try Teenager of the Year or his self titled solo album. If you are after The Pixies then they have an extensively available back catalogue.
I say roll on 2004 and another Catholics album and hopefully another UK tour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Cronin VINE VOICE on 21 Sep 2003
Format: Audio CD
Frank Black returns with "Show Me Your Tears", his first since the break up of his marriage, and it's a bit of a mixed bag, in a good way. The song "Nadine" is excellent, in a real dark way and has a definite Pixies vibe about it. Other songs in this vein include "massif central".
There are a lot of songs on this album however, that also remind me of his earlier album "Dog in the Sand". He has the country/steel guitar sound still going on, but with his excellent voice it works well. I never fail to be impressed by the melodity of his voice, and songs on this album showcase it well, especially "Goodbye Lorraine" and "My Favourite Kiss".
This isn't an album for people looking for Pixies songs, however, it is full of soulful, melodic songs that are written by a great man.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nick 3029 on 14 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you get the chance to see Frank Black and the Catholics on their current tour (ongoing in the UK Oct 2003) then don’t pass it up. I’ve just seen them perform a sweaty but excellent set made up of about half this album, and some other stuff, including the inevitable Pixies tunes. Absolutely brilliant.
The album is definitely worth buying. I’m not familiar with any of his other solo stuff, but I really enjoyed this album. It features a pedal steel guitar player and has something of a country theme to it. There are a few moments when it leans towards Bossanova era Pixies, but for most of the time it is less surreal yet darker. Mr Black is clearly not a happy man at the moment; bad news for him, but good news for us because the angst is producing some great music. At certain points on the album I was reminded of Lou Reed, and at others of Leonard Cohen. Probably not a good album to buy if all you like is the pixies, but FB and the C’s still rock.
The lyrics are quite simplistic, and at first I felt they were too much so, but after more listens I found this album really grew on me. I read an interview with FB where he was banging on about various musical heroes of his (I forget who) and how they managed to sing very simple almost clichéd lines, but make them sound really cool, and I think this is what he was aiming at a lot of the time on the album. The general theme is that he is depressed because his girlfriend has left him etc.
The band are great, and the fact that the album was recorded straight to two track, essentially live, is a real plus in my opinion. Best tracks are : When will happiness find me again? Maintoba, This old heartache, my favorite kiss and new house of the Pope.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Potter on 6 Dec 2003
Format: Audio CD
Oh my God! This album's just grabbed me by the throat and shaken me into a gibbering, giggling, play-it-again, dancing-around-the-living-room wreck! I never really knew any Frank Black, and I only have one Pixies Greatest Hits, so I'm not hung up on what this album 'should be' or any of that BS. It was given to me, and I had no great expectations, stuck it on and WHAT THE...?! This is fantastic! 'Massif Central' is angular and spooked, while pulling off the neat trick of being genuinely moving at the same time. 'New House of the Pope' is a fine, snake-eyed blues, 'Everything Is New' feels like waking up on a bright, fresh morning. 'The Snake' is all Beefheart sax and breakneck guitar... the list goes on, from slide-driven reptile-rock to beautiful, almost David Lynchian ballads. And the lyrics are raw, naked, genius. Black has nothing to fear if he can put down an album like this - smoky and intimate one minute, goggle-eyed and gonzoid the next, and all the time full to bursting with soul, invention and sheer love of life in spite of everything it can chuck at you. I'm now gonna buy the back catalogue. It's been a few weeks now since I first played this, and I still can't get this damn grin off my face. Play it again...
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