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Francis

by Pizazz

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about

"An object is not so possessed of its name that one cannot find for it another name which suits it better" - Magritte (epigraph from the original cassette release in 1998). Indicative of the times, Pizazz (or one of them, at least) described "Francis" (their 3rd album, recorded in 1998) as an "18-song folkrockindiepop masterpiece with nods to Brian Wilson, Halo Benders, Carole King and Ass Ponys." Now that we've got your attention, press play.

Pizazz were an unknown supergroup from Long Island in the mid-to-late 90s. Featuring Mike O'Shaughnessy of The Throats, Jim O'Shaughnessy of The Feebs and Jen Mackey of The Frustrations, Pizazz dominated the basement/bedroom music scene of eastern Nassau County in the mid-90's (fizzling out in the Pacific Northwest in 2001 with a collection of sub-par recordings). Ah, but those albums during the Clinton Administration!

credits

released March 23, 1998

Jim O'Shaughnessy: Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vox
Jen Mackey: Drums, percussion, keyboards, b.vox
Mike O'Shaughnessy: Guitar, bass, keyboards, vox
Written and recorded in March, 1998 at Little Ease Studios, Old Bethpage, NY
Produced by Pizazz
Mixed by Jim O'Shaughnessy
©℗ 1998 Pizazz
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Track Name: His Warm and Loving Hand
You'll find me lying around
Listening to Brian Wilson
Trying to figure out
How he got that sound