Find out more about our use of this data. Sid Smith The Bostonian quartet, formed by guitarist and singer, Charles Michael Kitteridge Thompson IV - who for understandable reasons of alt rock credibility rechristened himself Black Francis — fell in with producer Steve Albini to create an album which though failing to chart at the time, had a telling influence on those picking up on the harsh, surly undertow of its at times frat-house humours.
Though the follow-up, Doolittle , ultimately widened their appeal, this is indispensable warts-and-all stuff that set the benchmark. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. Retrieved April 25, In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig eds. Spin Alternative Record Guide. New York: Vintage Books. The Village Voice.
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