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    Frank (Rennicks, Stephen) – “Frank” – [Silva Screen Records Ltd.]

    Listened to this album and was intrigued by it, feeling
    the sense of a band gathering, and the shadow of
    Suicide, well Alan Vega and not Don, and then the feeling
    of a different Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart precision
    pushing his vision. All the way through it once and I had
    to see the film, and was not disappointed. So the first
    feeling is gone, and now these songs are attached to
    memories, from the film in all its intimacy and love for the
    outside artist. And a pretty nice side swipe at SXSW
    that I think KFJC fans will delight in, #20 is tongue in
    ear after cheek. When madness spins around, many
    things go flying out ward, amps, sparks, visiting German
    families….but at the heart a sweet cover of “Lighthouse
    Keep” ticks the Clockwork heart. Watching the film I felt
    tangents to Scott Walker and Daniel Johnston, but
    apparently Chris Sievey (RIP 2010) is the more immediate
    inspiration we’ve only one Frankie Sidebottom 7″ and one
    Freshies track on a collection, but this fine movie is
    going to keep him alive forever. Now listening to the
    soundtrack surely breaks the film flash-flooding into
    my memory…I’d almost recommand folks get the soundtrack
    first and listen all the way through, gathering your own
    idea what the film might be like before watching it.
    Can’t say enough good things about film and music.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on March 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Filed as CD,Soundtrack
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