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Fat Francess



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Is that guitar out of time? Yup. Is that guitar peaking like a emmer effer? Yup. What the hell are you saying? Yup. Is this recorded on your Tascam 4-track? Yup.

Even though this is supposed to be a mac thing, I thought I'd break a rule. I'm a loner, Dottie... a rebel.

This was written and recorded in the fall of 2003. I'm actually trying to blatantly rip off Frank Black. Not so much the Pixies, but solo. Headache in particular. This version is nonsense without the bass and drums, which really make headache a top tune. But even with them this is not at all like a Frank Black tune. But I like the way it turned out anyway. It's a mess and it's great like that. I was getting married in October and I had a backlog of dozens of songs that needed recording because I knew I wouldn't have the time... and I was right. So the frantic recording sessions gave me this... Fat Francess being an "clever" misnomer for Black Francis. I'm also drawing on Kellogg's Corn Flakes commercials for lyrical inspiration.
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Fat Francess © 2003

You've got me waking up at night
And I'm not so sure I like that
But I can't make up my mind
I think it's just some nervous habit.
So I'm sure it won't do me no harm
I just can't up and grab it, no no
Why must you always be this broken
You got a problem and you make it mine
Everything crashes, as high as you're hoping
But I ain't gonna be the one to crash this time.

Fat Francess and me together again for the first time
Fat Francess and me together again.

Looks like you got me fired up now
And nothing's gonna cool me down
No matter how hard you try
Looks like you got me fired up now
And nothing's gonna cool me down
No matter how hard you try
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Uploaded: Mar 27, 2008 - 12:37:41 AM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2008 - 03:24:42 PM Last Played: Feb 03, 2019 - 12:29:14 AM
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timothy devine said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
yes man
I like the way it turned out also
I dig the subject matter
does this mean fat fran is about 5?
great tune
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Lennon714 said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Fat Francess... well, doesn't really exist. He/she could be 5. This comes from a time in my life where I really just explored how much of a social retard I was. I have also been very guilty at times of just trying to write lyrics that sound interesting. This song, unfortunately, dabbles in that. There is a fourth verse that I forget during the recording and just repeat the 3rd. It doesn't offer much more insight though :).
lavalamp said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Black Francis
Always dug him. And I dig this one, too. You have a great pop sensibility. I think when everything calms down with your new born, we're going to hear even better stuff from you.
I would be proud of this song, brother. Old school.

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Lennon714 said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
There's no school like the old school! Thanks for your comments. Things are already starting to calm down. The music room became a staging area for random things these past few weeks but it's only my list (I literally have one) to be cleaned out and set back up. I hope to have some new stuff up soon.
davisamerica said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
right then
kinda like the trashy ambient tone on this ... "yep'... i do!
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Lennon714 said 4039 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Thanks for the listen and the comment! I'm glad you made it by.
Skean said 4038 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
I think it's cool
Cool done in many ways... By the way nice picture is it your baby?

Take care
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Lennon714 said 4038 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
for listening. Yes it is my son. He was probably a week old when I took that photo.
michael2 said 4038 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
love this to death. i will not get rid of my tascam for all of the tea in china. i think this is a great song, and i disagree about it being nonsense without a rhythm section. it's right at home in half of my record collection. vibe is perfect and it's such a cool tune. excellent.
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Lennon714 said 4038 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
I know what you mean about the 4-track. The only reason I own a Mac now is because I went to buy tapes for it and they Guitar Center guy looked at me like I was nuts. I guess you can special order them, but that's too much hassle for me.

I'm glad you came and checked out the song and that you liked it. I may have said this before, but you've got some great songs on your end so I'll take it as a huge honor. Thanks!
Jim Bouchard said 4037 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
cool stuff
Nice song, just as it is. It's sort of compressed sounding with that natural compression from cassette tape. I think the pace sounds a bit rushed but then if you had a bunch of songs to record maybe you were in a hurry. Great guitar sound, nice and crunchy!
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Lennon714 said 4037 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
Thanks Jim
Glad you stopped by. I do have a tendency to rush things so that's very possible. One day I'd like to re-record all the songs I did before now that I have more possibilities. Perhaps I'll try easing off slightly. Thanks for the comments!
said 4037 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Nice sound.

I quite like this well , actually alot. makes me feel good and I love the guitar great. Nice song lyrics you can sing too, Cheers

Peace Dee.
Lennon714 said 4036 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Thanks, Dee
Singing is the area I'm most self conscious in so thanks for the compliment. Glad you liked the song!
dajama said 4029 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Nice one
I get what you mean about the sound, but the song is good and that's what it's all about (in my humble opinion!). I like the lyrics and that muscular guitar playing works very well. I think Frank Black would love this! Nicely done. Peace.
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Bob6stringer said 4025 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Lo-Fi Greatness
You have my admiration for your songwriting and arrangement. Like you I'm not big on fake drums (but begrudgingly use them when I hear drums but don't have a collab-er). You have something to say musically and lyrically, and that's the point.
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Lennon714 said 4025 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Drum Machine?
Thanks, Bob. I have specific drum patterns in mind when I write a song and loops just don't cut it. I can build them using my keyboard in Midi but that always takes FOREVER and I can never really get the feel down. Thanks for the compliments!
saymme said 4025 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
: )
I like Your happiness in this ! it does have a feel of the old sixties...somethin in it-to my surprize(!!)did remind of The Beatles. . ! Unbeleivable! I had just heard thier old song Taxman in the forum, hadn't heard it for ages ! TAX in swedish means the dog that looks like a hotdog, don't remember the name of it You know the ones with the shortshort legs & looong body hanging ears black or brown or both .Anyhow its good hearing You ! Tx so much & the picture wow..that tiny foot is so CUTE ! Is it Your hand?

Lennon714 said 4024 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
You're either talking about a weiner dog or a bassett hound. Either way, AWESOME. I like to think that I'm working for no one but the weiner dog man. Thanks for the listen and the compliment. Oh yes, that is my hand and my son's foot.
Heroin_Marys said 3544 days ago (August 4th, 2009)
once I was dating this girl and I broke up with her via email. But that's not the worst part. I noticed she hadn't read the email yet so I called her and told her to check her email. I think I even said something like "You're not going to like it". In hindsight that's probably the lamest thing I've ever done. I'm lucky she didn't shoot me in the face.
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His_Boy_Sherman said 3531 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Fat Frances
You have a twisted imagination and twisted inspirations.

One day I'd like to be in your band, or, have you in my band.

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Lennon714 said 3531 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
band would it be? Sounds like another CCR situation, to me. Or what Paul is trying to do with the Beatles history. Trying to say that John joined his and George's band instead of he and George joining John's band. Paul needs to shut up and have a money fight with whatever hooker he's tooling around with now.
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