Frans Hals (song)

"Frans Hals" was a single by McCarthy released in March 1987; their last on Pink Label. The b-sides were "The Fall", "The Fall (remix)" and "Kill Kill Kill Kill" and "Frans Hals (version)".

"Frans Hals"
Single by McCarthy
B-side
  • The Fall
  • The Fall (remix) (12" only)
  • Kill Kill Kill Kill (12" only)
  • Frans Hals (version) (12" only)
ReleasedMarch 1987
GenreIndie pop
LabelPink Label
Songwriter(s)Malcolm Eden
McCarthy singles chronology
"Red Sleeping Beauty"
(1986)
"Frans Hals"
(1987)
"The Well of Loneliness"
(1987)

The single is not on any of the band's three studio albums. It can be found on the releases A La Guillotine and That's All Very Well But....

Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals was the subject of the song and the lyrics were inspired by John Berger's comments on Hals in his 1972 book, Ways of Seeing.