The Scenic Route

This is that legendary secret album of Bob’s — never released before, available only on CD-R — produced by John Murry (This Graceless Age, Califorlornia) at Tim Mooney’s Closer Recording studio in San Francisco, back in 2009-10, just before Tim died. It’s got some top-notch San Francisco musicians on it, and it’s all mixed and mastered, in wav files, it’s just not a CD. It’s a CDR. Maybe someday, in a future life, it will become a CD. One can only hope.

But I’ll tell you one thing. It’s just what the doctor ordered. If you’re one of those whose taste in music has progressed to the outré, the outrageous, the unique and the unusual, you’ll love this sucker! Fifteen songs, all written by Bob himself, over a period of 35 years, from the sweet and warm, through the strange and haunting, all the way out to the crazy and unimaginable. Songs like “Vivian O’Blivion” and “Robbed by a Hooker” — produced in a manner that you will never hear anywhere else on this planet.

For more information on this little gem, contact Bob:

Or, you’re a brave soul, willing to venture into the unknown, you can buy it right now!

Here’s a sample of what it sounds like:

“On the Road”                                                                                                                           

Buy now:


The Scenic Route

Inside the U.S.



The Scenic Route

Outside the U.S.


         redwood tree

Here’s Bob himself, planting redwood trees in the creek behind his house. A thousand years from now, when he comes back through here, he’ll check on ’em and see how they’re doing.


12 thoughts on “The Scenic Route

  1. Victor, if all I’ve heard from Vanguard is true, you will soon be able to buy that album, on vinyl as well as CD. They’re reissuing it for the first time ever on a label called “Light in the Attic.” Not sure when it will be out, but sometime this year…. hide and watch.

  2. I would like to find the chords to “6 Bucks A Day” ive looked all over the net and only found lyrics…. I love bobs song writeing. Buck Skin Lady, and Horses and Cattle, are two of my alltime favorite songs.
    Thanks Bob!!

  3. I just found my old copy of the first album, bought shortly after it’s release and we have transferred it to digital. Absolutely amazing, I had forgotten how wonderful this album is. Now I have found this website and more Bob Frank music. This album has been a special family treasure with many of the songs being part of family sing along with my brother on guitar. Thank you.

  4. Hey,

    Do you know where I can find the chords/lyrics or guitar lesson of any songs of Bob Frank’s album « Bob Frank » i looked everywhere but can’t find any ….


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