Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Ad Frank Is the World's Best Ex-Boyfriend
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Once Ad Frank read the words, he knew he had the basis for a song, if not an entire new album. "For whatever reason -- exhibitionism or whatever -- my ex-girlfriend gave me permission to read her diary," explains Ad. "As s... more »
Once Ad Frank read the words, he knew he had the basis for a song, if not an entire new album. "For whatever reason -- exhibitionism or whatever -- my ex-girlfriend gave me permission to read her diary," explains Ad. "As soon as I saw that she had written in there that I was the ?World?s Best Ex-Boyfriend? the song pretty much took care of itself." But given Ad?s penchant for over-thinking tangled romance, the story doesn?t end there. "The bit about driving around and hearing a great song on the radio but losing the station?s signal before the DJ has announced it parallels the relationship. Even if I?m never able to hear the song again, I?m still better for having heard it," says Ad, "My life was better for having known some people even if we can?t be friends now." The track is pure, manic heartbreak and the perfect title for a new Ad Frank album. Ad Frank is the World?s Best Ex-Boyfriend, the follow-up to 2003?s In Girl Trouble, finds Ad back with his band The Fast Easy Women for a tight trip through songs that evoke both asleep-at-the-bar loneliness and cutting wit. Featuring former and current members of Tracy Bonham, Francine, and Garvy J., the band?s glam/new-wave/cabaret epoxy expertly binds together all of Ad?s varying loves and influences, resulting in a punchy, moving, and occasionally danceable album.
Not at all pedantic!
LISA D. MCCOLGAN | 05/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the few artists able to consistently break my heart within the first few bars of any given song, Ad Frank's got a way with them words. Melancholic without being maudlin, soaring without being cloying. I never know whether Ad Frank wants a stiff drink or a swift kick in the ass. Either way, this is gorgeous, funny, and completely devastating -- get it right now, or I'll haunt you when I'm dead. Mean it."