Black Francis performs live in The Current studio

Black Francis - I Burn Today (Minnesota Public Radio/Jeffery Thompson)
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Frank Black, Black Francis, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV. Call him what you will because he doesn't mind. He's the iconic lead singer of the cult favorites The Pixies with a successful solo career and an album with his side project, Grand Duchy.

With a head full of trivia, Black Francis sat down with Mary Lucia and used the discussion to inspire what songs he decided to perform. Whether it was commiserating about hangovers or running on a tangent about lemurs, the conversation was the muse for the music.

Songs performed: "I Burn Today," "She Took All The Money," and "Velouria."

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