Frank Black: Having the chance to record with Frank Black (real name: Charles Thompson) was a dream come true. I am a huge Pixies fan and consider him to be one of the finest songwriters ever. I have never met an artist who was better at musical phrases so unpredictable and amazingly clever. This man is an absolute genius yet one of the most friendly and unassuming people I have ever met.. We made this record very fast in just four 4 hour days at Ocean Way Studios. So fast that I think almost every track on this record was the first complete pass. The album also features some great bass work by Todd O’keefe (Ray Davies, The 88). Here are some my favorites from the album. Nonstoperotic.