Major General

Franz Nicolay - Major General
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Based on 7 reviews
2009 Ratings: #724 / 834
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January 13, 2009 / Release Date
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Fistolo / Label
Folk Pop / Genres
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We've been in the same room maybe a dozen times now, but I'd never heard Franz Nicolay speak until I saw him play to a half-empty house on a Saturday night a few weeks back. Over the last few years, the wine-swilling, Rollie Fingers-looking keyboardist for the greatest rock'n'roll band going-- that'd be the Hold Steady-- and charter World/Inferno Friendship Society member has proven himself to be his band's not-so-secret weapon. Still, Nicolay manages to largely hide in plain sight where the Hold Steady's concerned, deferring to the outsized stage presence and unmatched lyricism of one Craig Finn.

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Track List

  1. Jeff Penalty
  2. Hey Dad!
  3. World/Inferno Vs. The End of the Evening
  4. Dead Sailors
  5. Do We Not Live in Dreams?
  6. Confessions of an Ineffective Casanova
  7. Note on a Subway Wall
  8. Quiet Where I Lie
  9. Nightratsong
  10. X-Games
  11. This World Is an Open Door
  12. Cease-Fire, or, Mrs. Norman Maine
  13. I'm Done Singing

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