Frank Black

Album Title: Honeycomb
Release Date: July 19, 2005
Genre: Rock
If a person listened to this Frank Black album and no other in his back catalogue they'd be apt to picture him as a guitar-toting, cowboy-hat wearing hick. Of course, the reality is that he's an aging, bald rockstar who inspired Nirvana, among many others, to greatness. Recorded in Nashville, Honeycomb doesn't even hint at Black's illustrious alt-rock past and that's the way he wants it. Strange, fairy tale lyrics like the ones found in "Selkie Bride" would cause most unwary country fans to pause, and the countrified rock sound will do the same to Pixies fans. The single greatest moment of this album, and quite possibly any album ever, is "Song of the Shrimp", a track about a crustacean ready to leave his parents' home for adventure. The only other song that comes close is the Door's "No Me Mileste Mosquito", but that's another story for another time.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

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