I Enjoy Being A Girl

by Phranc

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about

Backstage at the Cavernous theater of the of the Variety Arts Center, an ancient edifice in downtown L.A. dedicated to preserving the fading glories of vaudeville, a punk group named Red Kross is anxiously waiting to go on. Out in the house, the audience consists of teenagers in their parents' clothing. Only a scattering of mohawks keeps them from looking like extras out of Blue Velvet. But interspersed in this ocean of teenyboppers are the fans of the other performer on the bill.

The lights dim, the crowd roars and the voice on the P.A. says, "Ladies and gentlemen: Frank." A follow spot searches the dusty drapes. Out onto the timeworn stage, pockmarked with the dents of a thousand Indian clubs, strides an androgynous figure no bigger than the palm of your hand (but better, as the old joke goes), her hair cruelly cut, her svelt swimmer's body encased in flopping blue denim. On her feet she sports the latest in combat boots.

The audience gapes. What the hell is it? "The name is spelled with a P-H and a hard C," she announces. "I'm Phranc." The kids howl. And then this tiny daughter of Bilitis proceeds to demolish them. She simply reaches out, grabs the crowd and sticks it in the pocket of her Levis. Now she's about to do the same to you on this, her second album. I won't tell you what you're going to hear other than to say that it's funny and touching and sometimes unsettling. She's a storyteller, a spellcaster, a sorceress, a shayne maidele.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you -- Phranc.

Orson Bean
Venice, California

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released March 1, 1989

PRODUCED BY VICTOR DELORENZO
MIXED BY WARREN A. BRULEIGH

Phranc: 6 String Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Connie Grauer: Keyboards, Keyboard Bass and Background Vocal on "Toy Time"
Kim Zick: Drums and Percussion
Brian Ritchie: Tasteful Mandolin on "Rodeo Parakeet"
Jimmy Eanelli: 12 String Acoustic Guitar and Bass on "Individuality"

"Toy Time" arranged by Connie Grauer
"I Enjoy Being A Girl" and "Moonlight Becomes You" arranged by Mrs. Fun (Connie Grauer and Kim Zick are Mrs. Fun)

Recorded and Mixed at Joe's Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Engineered by Scott Leonard
Post Production by Warren A. Bruleigh and Phranc
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi

Art Direction: Phranc
Design: Carol Chen
Front Cover Photo: Rocky Schenck
Special Effects: Brey Pasmyn
Exclusive Flattop: Albert Cornejo

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Phranc Santa Monica, California

"Bursting onto the L.A. punk scene in 1985 like the proverbial breath of fresh air, self-proclaimed Jewish lesbian folksinger Phranc has one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business..."

-D.S.

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