Black Francis (Pixies)

Black Francis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pixies and Grand Duchy) was born Born 6 April 1965. The Pixies originally consisted of Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals), and David Lovering (drums). The band’s style of music contains elements of indie rock and surf rock and while the Pixies only found modest commercial success in America, they were significantly more successful in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe, releasing some great albums including Doolittle, Bossanova, Trompe Le Monde and Indie Cindy among others. Sadly though, The group disbanded in 1993 under acrimonious circumstances but reunited in 2004.

Black Francis is the Pixies’ primary songwriter and singer and is noted for his yowling delivery. He has written about offbeat subjects, such as extraterrestrials, surrealism and biblical violence. The group has been described as a big influence on the alternative rock boom of the 1990s, though they disbanded before reaping any of the benefits this might have brought them. Avowed fan Kurt Cobain’s acknowledgment of the debt his band Nirvana owed to the Pixies, along with similar tributes by other alternative bands, helped the Pixies’ legacy and popularity grow in the years following their break-up, leading to sold-out tours following their reunion in 2004. Since the break-up of the Pixies Black Francis has also been a successful solo artist in his own right. Recently the Pixies reformed again and since then they have released Indie Cindy and A special remastered 25th Anniversary edition of the album Doolittle, containing rarities, outtakes and extra tracks in addition to the album itself.

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