On January 1, 2000, I wrote a fax to Frankie and asked him, if he would like to release a few songs on my label – Sounds of Subterrania. 4months later – these six very special songs were released. 20 years later – Frankie is back on stage and we had thought about reissuing this record, which had been sold out for a long time, and selling it at his concerts.
“Not long after re-convening Leatherface Frankie Stubbs put out this little solo acoustic 10”. The results are sort of what you would imagine Leatherface would sound like without the electricity. The lack of musical varnish reveals a sound more akin to folk-blues then singer-songwriter. Of course, Stubbs’ love of romantic pop is also on display here, as he (re)covers Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” and Nick Cave’s “Ship Song”.
(Sounds Of Subterrania)