Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Frank Black: Back to Nashville

According to billboard.com, Frank Black has a lot of plans:

Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for an album recorded late last year in Nashville, where he also recorded his upcoming solo project, "Honeycomb." As previously reported, that album is due July 19 via Back Porch/Narada, and features such guests as keyboardist Spooner Oldham, guitarist Steve Cropper and drummer Billy Block. The second Nashville-reared set, which is as-yet-untitled and not earmarked for a label, has already been mixed. But Black tells Billboard.com, "I decided I want to redo some vocals and I want to write a few more songs to maybe add to it."

"I wasn't really thinking in terms of, 'this is the follow-up album' [to 'Honeycomb']," Black continues. "It was sort of like, let's do another session and see what happens. Most of it was recorded in one night, like a midnight to 6 p.m. the next day all-nighter kind of thing." Among the artists who participated in the sessions are the Band's Levon Helm, Free/Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, the Small Faces' Ian McLagan, the Funk Brothers' Bob Babbitt, Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson and Mark T. Jordan. "We're bringing you a high celebrity list," Black jokes.
He also talks about a possible PIxies album, about which he is caustically optimistic.

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