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Pioneers of Modern Typography – FRANK! THE GIRL SINGS!


added by on February 22, 2010

In the mid-80’s Pioneers of Modern Typography (PMT) were virtually the house band at Cafe Voltaire (later sold to Jack Koshik and renamed The Odd Rock Cafe). They did about 24 shows with all completely different songs for each. PMT were as know for their graphic design as their theatrical costumes and stage shows. See the “Additional Images” above for samples of both. (Cover and several other photos by Francis Ford)


  • frank! the girl! says:

    haha, nicely done, THANKYOU! but it seems there are a few glitches in the credits, which we were never very good at–sorry! “frank the girl! sings!” wasn’t technically a PMT cd. it was a quickly done demo tape for me, which was almost all PMT, taken from live shows. and i wasn’t the star of the band by any means, tho my headgear picture featured here might suggest that. the song, “Silent Night” is actually with Mark Koerner, from School for the Cure of Music. the song “Pop Culture” is actually the last part of PMT’s ‘Under the Wheel’, so please piece those two together in your head if you can. the male vocal on both parts of that song is scott schanke. when john luttropp moved to nyc and took his incredible talent and Dr. Rhythm drum machine with him, joe beyer and john d joined us. joe is on “Under the Wheel”, on keyboard and drum machine. whenever you heard a guitar (as on that song), that was the amazing john d.

  • Jay Tiller says:

    RIP Frank (Frances Ullenberg), you will be missed.

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