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Franz Ferdinand

Glasgow's art-damaged rock quartet Franz Ferdinand -- named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I -- feature bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In late 2001, Kapranos and Hardy had begun working on music together when they met McCarthy, a classically trained pianist and double bass player who originally played drums for the group despite no prior experience as a drummer. The trio had been rehearsing at McCarthy's house for a while when they met and started playing with Thomson, a former drummer for the Yummy Fur who felt like playing guitar instead. Eventually, McCarthy and Thomson switched to guitar and drums, and the band switched practice spaces, stumbling upon an abandoned warehouse that they named the Chateau.

The Chateau became Franz Ferdinand's headquarters, where they rehearsed and held rave-like events incorporating music and art (Hardy graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, and Thomson also posed as a life model there). The bandmembers needed a new rehearsal space once their illicit art parties were discovered by the police, and they found one in a Victorian courthouse and jail. By summer 2002, they'd recorded an EP's worth of material that they intended to release themselves, but word of mouth about the band spread and Franz Ferdinand signed to Domino in the summer of 2003. The group's EP Darts of Pleasure, which led some to label Franz Ferdinand "the Scottish Interpol," was released that fall, and the band spent the rest of the year supporting groups such as Hot Hot Heat and Interpol. Franz Ferdinand's second single, Take Me Out, arrived in early 2004. The single propelled them to greater popularity in the U.K. and laid the groundwork for the band's debut album. Franz Ferdinand was released in February 2004 in the U.K. and a month later stateside.

Franz Ferdinand's success followed them across the pond; "Take Me Out" became a sizable modern rock hit, in part thanks to the song's cutting-edge video, which earned the Breakthrough Video award at that year's MTV Music Video Awards. The group's momentum continued with the release of the Michael single and Mercury Prize win over such artists as the Streets, Basement Jaxx, and Keane. Franz Ferdinand released their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better, in fall 2005. The bandmembers began writing songs for their third album that year, but scrapped them for a fresh set of songs that they planned to make into a "dirty pop" concept album. Franz Ferdinand tried out a few producers to help them go in a more dance- and pop-influenced direction, including Erol Alkan and Xenomania, the production team behind many of Girls Aloud's hits, before deciding on Dan Carey, who had worked with Kylie Minogue, CSS, Hot Chip, and Lily Allen. The song "Lucid Dreams" appeared on the soundtrack to Madden NFL 09 and was released in fall 2008; early in 2009, the single Ulysses arrived a week before the release of Franz Ferdinand's third album, Tonight. That summer, the band released Blood, an album featuring dub-inspired remixes of Tonight's songs. Franz Ferdinand began working on new material in 2010, gradually incorporating new songs into their setlists while touring in 2012 and 2013. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, which featured collaborations with Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor, Peter Björn & John's Björn Yttling, Veronica Falls' Roxanne Clifford, and DJ Todd Terje, arrived in August 2013 and delivered a bold, streamlined sound reminiscent of the band's earliest work. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi
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Take Me Out(Live) I would like to see them in concert.
*first time I heard this artist* "uh... Franz Ferdinand was the king that was assassinated . . . 0-0" XD
bobonnit
What the hell is ~art damaged~ ? Some new made-up classificati o n from some reviewer,or a self described,pr e t e n t i o u s and meaningless phrase from a group of no talent players masquerading as musicians?BO O B YOU'RE SOUCH A DOUC#E.YOU CAN VOICE YOU IDIOTIC WORTHLESS OPINION ABOUT BANDS THAT I REALLY DON'T EVEN CARE ABOUT AND STILL COME OFF SOUNDING LIKE A COMPLETE A$$#OLE.YOU AND YOUR OPINIONS ARE NOT EVEN WORTH THE SMELL IN MY SHEEITE. GO JUMP IN FRONT OF A BUS AND WRITE A REVUE ABOUT THAT
This song is so good<3 I think my heart stopped from over working itself:/
I always think this song is by The Killers.
fandersonj3
\(^O^)/ :B
fandersonj3
La la la WHAT CANT HERE U LISTENING TO THE MUSIC
Follow for a follow
Something never comes...,
Done done and I'm on to the next one Dead dead and I'm on to the next one..
Take me out . Great song love the guitar solos. :D <3
This song sounds almost exactly like Modest Mouse...
Known these guys 4ev, still Luv<3
!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this song !!!
Too
I like the beggining toi
artheartrew1 2
I like the beginning of the song more than the chorus
sckarekrow
shut the f**k up with your stupid comments.
Don't read this because it actually works.You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your . Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this 2 days , now you've started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When your done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary it actually works f6
Kiss your left hand
Say your crush name
Close your hand
Pick a school day
Say your name
Post this on 15 different songs and your crush will ask you out!
Leo
Monday
Song to dance your a** off
Sounds like David Bowie
This freaked me out this isn't fake. Apparently if you copy and paste this on 10 songs you will have the best day of your life tommorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room tonight. Int he next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I am sorry
Don't read this u will be kissed by ur true love on Friday if u don't repost this to 5 different bands u die in 2 days

Social media whores annoy me
add me on Instagram lol princesswill y _
walkliz
Lynch said yes to be a good deal on the fence redoing and I am a bit of business and then had to the library lunch naps special effects of fun to see the Temple of fun to see what we do it was to get to sleep while curry's first place and the kids were pretty good baby rhymes the Temple development ppl to be done a bit too opinionated with the chickens ate dinner I think that was a yellow card number of the kids were pretty good baby rhymes and then we went and weed out to be a meditation and th
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in two days now you've started reading so don't it's so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will come on the screen in big letters.
magis13442
Fidkd
1.kiss your left hand
2.say your crushes name
3.say your name
4.pick a school day
5.post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out the day you picked
World War 1 was caused by this guy...and a sandwich.
guess i will die then
You will be kissed the nearest Friday by the love of your life however if you dont post then u will die in two days. Now you started reading this so dont stop. Post this in six other songs and your lovers name will appear on the screen in large letters. It's scary but it works.
ashleysccrhr s s
Kiss ur hand
Say ur crush
Close ur hand
Say a week day
Say ur name
Post this 15 times
Ur crush will ask you out on that day
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
love this song
NHL 2005.
Like rain ? Then burn natural wooden logs in a free air enviroinment like outside and after two days, it will begin to rain and our drout will be no more, all in season of course
Whenever I listen to this song I think about Batman and The Joker. Anyone feel the same?
XD
Okay I won't read it...
smyers820gm
I wish people would stop spamming the comments. I mean, there's really no point in it, especially with those stupid chain letters. Just stop already, geez. Anyway, great song by an awesome band.
������ I'm with the guy below me! Shut up!
coleerickson
Don't read this because it actually works, shut the f**k up.
joeytexas3
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least five songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
kiss your hand 15 times
say your/lovers name
post this twice
look under your pillow
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woodringlind s a y s t u d e n t
Kiss your hand 15 times.
Say your crush/lovers name.
Post this twice.
Look under your pillow.
((Just posting this :) ))
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