Frank Details – False Pretences/Strangers On A Train 7″


Arty and a little twisted but of course great UK punk. Can’t decide which I like the best False Pretences which is the obvious hit with it’s full on force punk sound. Or Strangers On A Train with it’s pulsating and aggressive steady beat. I tend to spin Strangers… a lot more. I love sleeves like this who don’t reveal how the record sounds. It’s ugly and boring but coupled with how the record actually sounds it makes you feel like you’ve discovered something great that other people would miss cause of the design of it.

Frank Details have been comped on Everyones A Classic and the Chuck’s Messthetics comps:”Frank Details were were built around two guitarists -Richard Furzer and Andy Milner- who shared a distinct taste for the New York City sounds of Richard Hell, Television, and [Fred and] Patti Smith.“. After reading this I can cleary hear Hell and Television in there.

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: Buzz Bomb
Format: 7″
False Pretences.mp3
Strangers On A Train.mp3

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30 Responses to Frank Details – False Pretences/Strangers On A Train 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Thank you for this. Never heard of them before. Great record. False Pretenses being the best of the two. Sounds like Wire to me.

  2. Erich says:

    Great HardFolk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jay Thurston says:

    Don’t be so frank…how’s about some details.

  4. Jerk Ass says:

    Thanks for posting this, it’s the first harDCore record I bought when I was ten.

  5. garychching says:

    Excellent posting. Never heard of the band or the songs, much appreciated.


  6. steve says:

    Last I looked, band member Furzer was married to a woman who’s just one of THE most adorable people on the planet. Like or loathe the Frank Details record (I like it) I defy anyone to not fall in love within 5 seconds. (Chris, you’d back me up on this, right?)

    Nice one Richard!

  7. Jay Thurston says:

    Hey steve…what the fuck are you talking about???

  8. Erich says:

    Furzer means farter in german hahaha.

  9. Dyler Plummer says:

    Don’t know about Chris Steve but i’d back you up on this :)
    Ps.. never been on this site before.

  10. hey steve
    how are you?
    in fact
    who are you

  11. My dad drew that cover. I remember him giving me a copy when I was 9. Didn’t really appreciate it. Great to see it again after all these years. I may even understand the music now. Thanks

  12. hey little pete
    met you when you were a sprog
    where’s big pete

  13. Pete Hellicar says:

    Hey Richard, Pete is in Nottingham. Got a letter from him the other day. He seems good. Getting older. As are we all. Listened to the 2 tracks. Really good. Shame I didn’t keep the record. Oh well. Nice to be able to listen to them again. Bit of Petes secret life.

  14. CORPUS77 says:




  15. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Good score Corpus :). Glad I could help.

  16. what happened to the last six comments?

  17. they disappeared then they came back

  18. The Flakes // Drummer says:


  19. dear drummer
    don’t worry about it

  20. Mark Delacey says:

    OMG I didn’t know I could drum that fast!

    Misplaced my copy years ago.

    Still sounds good after all these years.

  21. Andy Milner says:

    Hi Mark (Delacey) drummer, are you still in Kent?
    Thanks for the Artwork Pete.
    Message me via

    • Steve Russell says:

      Hi Andy, you probably won’t remember me! we worked together at GEC Avionics in the 80’s. you gave me a 45 of false pretences & strangers on a train which is safely boxed up in my loft. saw you do a solo gig at the minstrel in maidstone around the same time (87)

  22. FuseRed says:

    great 7″ – thanks

  23. Phil Schofield says:

    How are you gentlemen?
    Would be fun to do this again!
    Phil Bass

  24. asshole says:

    I get a ska feel to this must of been were op ivy got influenced from excellent stuff!!

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