Dirty Frank

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written about Pearl Jam's bus driver while they were on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They toyed with the idea that he was a serial killer.
  • This sounds very much like the kind of music the Chili Peppers make. Pearl Jam also slightly altered a lyric from the song "Freaky Styley" by the Chilis: "F-ck 'em just to see the look on their face" was changed to "Cook 'em just to see the look on their face." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Radhika - Gurgaon, India

Comments: 3

  • Dusty from St. Louis, MoIn one section, they parody the Shaft theme!!! I'm too young (supposedly) and so are you to know that Shaft is an amazing movie! The singer says "They say that cat's a mean mother-" "Shut your mouth!" the female background vocals say. "I'm just talking about Shaft" "Then we can dig it." Pearl Jam- "That dirty Frank, he was a mean mother-" "Shut your mouth!" Some one else says. "Hey man I'm just talking about Dirty Frank"
  • Daniel from Castaic, CaAt 2:56, you hear a voice ask "Where's Mike Mccready?". It's pretty funny. Great song.
  • Aoife from Derry, EuropeThis sound is great! One of my favourites from Pearl Jam.
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