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Mar 2, 2014 Listen to all 5 tracks:
Frankie Teardop - Full session and Interview
Frankie Teardop - Chicago
Frankie Teardop - Lines
Frankie Teardop - Raiders
Frankie Teardop - Stop
After Frankie Teardrop and his band sound-checked their set in the Current's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio, engineer Michael DeMark asked the trio to come back into the booth and listen to a playback, just to be sure he had the mix as they liked it. The three came back and listened to a two-minute blast of high-tempo, fuzzed-out, bawling garage rock with barely intelligible vocals and a growling guitar buzz drenched in reverb.
"Yep," said Frankie's drummer Gunnar. "Sounds great."
Frankie Teardrop is the mystery man of local rock 'n' roll--not least because the Minneapolis musician's biggest single is called "Chicago"--and his interview with the Current's Dave Campbell didn't do much to lift the veil that hides a man who says he wasn't born from any mother, he just "crawled out of a sewer pipe."
Mr. Teardrop did confirm that he's working on a new full-length record to follow his Tough Guy EP, and did not deny that he will be playing the Triple Rock Social Club on March 20 with Howler and a new local supergroup called Whatever Forever.
"There's not much to tell, really," said Frankie when pressed for details about his origins. "I'm just kind of a dummy that got lucky and then got unlucky again and then bought a guitar. Well, actually, I'm going to retract the lucky."