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Franz Nicolay - Major General download album

  • Performer: Franz Nicolay
  • Album: Major General
  • FLAC: 1459 mb | MP3: 1183 mb
  • Released: 2009
  • Country: US
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 309
Franz Nicolay - Major General download album

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From the album "Major General" (Fistolo/Decor, 2009). To purchase, please visit franznicolay.

Franz Nicolay (born 1977) is an American musician and writer. He is best known for playing the accordion and piano in The World/Inferno Friendship Society and keyboards in The Hold Steady from 2005 to 2010 and again from 2016 onwards. He is also notable for founding Anti-Social Music, a composer/performer collective based in New York City, and for performing in the Balkan jazz quartet Guignol. On November 5, 2008, Nicolay announced he would be releasing his first full-length solo album, titled Major General, with former World/Inferno bandmate Yula Beeri currently of Nanuchka, Brian Viglione of World/Inferno and The Dresden Dolls and Jared Scott of Demander. World/Inferno saxophonist Peter Hess also appears on the album

Released January 13, 2009. Major General Tracklist. 1. Jeff Penalty (Ft. Demander) Lyrics.

As the keyboardist in the Hold Steady, Franz Nicolay serves as the Roy Bittan to Craig Finn's Springsteen, animating the singer's street parables with florid flourishes. Musically, the album relies mainly on brash rockers in E Street Band/Hold Steady style, interspersed with subtler treatments such as the jazz-guitar arrangement of "Do We Not Live in Dreams?". But Nicolay's not a natural vocalist, – a shortcoming which, combined with his taste for flamboyant arrangements, lends a David Ackles-esque quality to his rumination on gentrification, "Dead Sailors".

World, Inferno Vs. the End of the Evening, 04:08.

FRANZ NICOLAY Hold Steady keyboardist's solo album tears the curtain too far Franz Nicolay's tenure as the Hold Steady's keyboardist provides a large, pre-built audience for his first solo album, Major General. However, dubbing the album a Hold Steady side project ignores his overflowing work with many other acts (World/Inferno Friendship Society, Anti-Social Music, Guignol, among others). Unsurprisingly, the sonic mix of Major General take on Bruce Springsteen. Lyrically, Major General like the Mountain Goats best material

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1. Jeff Penalty (featuring Demander). Listen to Major General in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2009 Fistolo Records.


1 Jeff Penalty 3:32
2 Hey Dad! 3:37
3 World/Inferno Vs. The End Of The Evening 4:09
4 Dead Sailors 3:03
5 Do We Not Live In Dreams? 2:32
6 Confessions Of An Ineffective Casanova 4:22
7 Wuiet Where I Lie 3:02
8 Note On A Subway Wall 3:08
9 Nightratsong 3:01
10 X-games 4:12
11 This World Is Not An Open Door 2:53
12 Cease-fire, Or, Mrs. Norman Maine 4:00
13 I'm Done Singing 3:21
Bonus Tracks
14 The Black Rose Paladins 2:46
15 There Will Be Violins 2:48

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021449 201624
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW26
  • Matrix / Runout: DECOR015CD 01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FIST-028 Franz Nicolay Major General ‎(LP, Blu) Fistolo Records FIST-028 US 2009
FIST-027 Franz Nicolay Major Genral ‎(CD) Fistolo Records FIST-027 US 2009
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