Franz Ferdinand totally sucks...

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So, if supposedly The Strokes sound JUST like VU/Television, and Franz Ferdinand sounds EXACTLY like The Strokes, why did we cut out the middle man and say Franz Ferdinand sounds like VU/Television?

Oh right, because they don't.

LiquidTide (LiquidTide), Monday, 26 January 2004 14:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I can't see the link between FF and the strokes, really (and I like both...maybe I AM the missing link then !?)
FF haven't released an album yet, have they ?

AleXTC (AleXTC), Monday, 26 January 2004 14:48 (fifteen years ago) link

The Strokes would never sully themselves with anything as vulgar as a tempo change.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Monday, 26 January 2004 14:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Franz Ferdinand sound like Television.

There.

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 26 January 2004 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Ummm....no they don't.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Monday, 26 January 2004 15:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Neither FF nor the strokes sound like television...they wish !

AleXTC (AleXTC), Monday, 26 January 2004 15:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Franz Ferdinand sound like Cud or Thousand Yard Stare.

Phoebe Dinsmore, Monday, 26 January 2004 15:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Well I like Cud, but TYS...that's a pretty cold insult.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 26 January 2004 16:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Still haven't heard FF. I hope they sound like Thousand Yard Stare. TYS were extremely underrated. You've obviously never heard Comeuppance.

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 26 January 2004 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

TYS had at least two great songs

the surface noise (electricsound), Monday, 26 January 2004 22:29 (fifteen years ago) link

0-0 After Extra Time, Wideshire....

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 26 January 2004 22:29 (fifteen years ago) link

"So, if supposedly The Strokes sound JUST like VU/Television, and Franz Ferdinand sounds EXACTLY like The Strokes, why did we cut out the middle man and say Franz Ferdinand sounds like VU/Television?
Oh right, because they don't.

-- LiquidTide"

Nobody is saying anyone sounds EXACTLY like anyone else.

Stupid (Stupid), Monday, 26 January 2004 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

i disagree with Tico's view on tempo changes naturally - 'Batdance', 'Bo Rap' and er, 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do For That)' all cases in point

stevem (blueski), Monday, 26 January 2004 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Stupid, read the first line of this thread. as well as all of the old Strokes threads. I finally got a copy of this album today. I actually wouldn't compare them to the Strokes at all. Except for the fact that you, you know, guitars, bands, cute boys, 4/4 time.

LiquidTide (LiquidTide), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 00:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Okay. Fine. I'M not saying that. I'M saying they sound remarkably similar, and are extremely dull in EXACTLY the same way that The Strokes are.

I hate it when people claim band a doesn't sound like band b simply because everyone else is saying they do. Sometimes, everybody says something because it's so fucking obvious...

Stupid (Stupid), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 01:23 (fifteen years ago) link

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nate detritus (natedetritus), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 01:35 (fifteen years ago) link

I dunno if it sounds like the Strokes, who I've pretty well managed to avoid, but it sure sucks ass.

Enrique (Enrique), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 10:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Thousand Yard Stare were awful.

flowersdie (flowersdie), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 11:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I guess i'm just not used to ILMers so openly deluding themselves.

and how long have you been posting here? it's practically all that happens here.

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:24 (fifteen years ago) link

oh we're not so bad

stevem (blueski), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:30 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm probably including myself in this, too, btw

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:31 (fifteen years ago) link

FF = a little = Television.

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:32 (fifteen years ago) link

They're boring, I'm amazed that many people are clamouring for okish indie rock

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:32 (fifteen years ago) link

that that that

Silly Sailor (Andrew Thames), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 13:33 (fifteen years ago) link

surely they are the first band ever band to have been influenced by the monochrome set that hasn't actually included members of the monochrome set? this cannot be all bad. also really i must say they sound nothing like any band mentioned on this thread with the exception of josef k.

cw (cww), Tuesday, 27 January 2004 17:42 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

From: Katie
Date: Mar 11, 2004 08:49 PM
Subject: Franz Ferdinand!! (soo rockin!)
Body: Ok, so my good friend turned me onto this new band Franz Ferdinand. And may I say... freakin' AWESOME!! It has been so long since I heard songs sooo good and sooo rockin' that I have to blast it and actually jump around and dance and shake my booty! Seriously, this band rocks, and I mean that cool old fashioned funk edgey raw type of rock, with the catchiest hooks, but pure music all the way thru. An album that will make your head bop and foot tap involuntarily, for sure. Everyone should run out and buy it NOW!! You will NOT be dissappointed!

OMG ROCKIN' SHUT UP AND DIE

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 20:42 (fifteen years ago) link

errr stupid pre tag

From: Katie
Date: Mar 11, 2004 08:49 PM
Subject: Franz Ferdinand!! (soo rockin!)
Body:
Ok, so my good friend turned me onto this new band Franz Ferdinand. And may I say... freakin' AWESOME!! It has been so long since I heard songs sooo good and sooo rockin' that I have to blast it and actually jump around and dance and shake my booty! Seriously, this band rocks, and I mean that cool old fashioned funk edgey raw type of rock, with the catchiest hooks, but pure music all the way thru. An album that will make your head bop and foot tap involuntarily, for sure. Everyone should run out and buy it NOW!! You will NOT be dissappointed!

OMG ROCKIN' SHUT UP AND DIE

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 20:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Let me guess, she beat you at Risk, then sent you this.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 13 March 2004 20:44 (fifteen years ago) link

She will *never* beat me at Risk or Scrabble.

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 20:48 (fifteen years ago) link

hey everyone i have the answer.

Strokes, VU, Franz Ferdinand and Television sound like:

SHIT!

Pablo Cruise (chaki), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

1 for 4 there, Chaki. Tough luck. Please enjoy our consolation prize, a three-year-old case of Surge(tm).

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:37 (fifteen years ago) link

(also: MORE LIKE FRANZ FARTINAND, AM I RIGHT FOLX?!?!)

Nate in ST.P (natedetritus), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:40 (fifteen years ago) link

hey im not homophobic but i aint into surge

Pablo Cruise (chaki), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:40 (fifteen years ago) link

i was roundly disappointed upon first listen. strokes 2.0. hardly imaginative.

YET.

now i cannot for the life of me get "take me out" to stop playing in my brain. i think FF has probably cooked up the sweetest dish of 80s pop revival imaginable. i'm so like totally hurdling somewhere between the planes of "sunday bloody sunday", "puttin on the ritz", and "another one bites the dust" and the midget ghosts of kajagoogoo are dancing on my buddha belly.

for sure.
m.

msp, Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:44 (fifteen years ago) link

no way?

foonan, Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:46 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.brinksmarket.com/dew/images/2002/middle.jpg


If they're so great, how come they're not on MTV and no one cares?

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:46 (fifteen years ago) link

way!
m.

msp, Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:46 (fifteen years ago) link


they probably belong on vh1.
m.

msp, Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Franz Ferdinand will never be on VH-1's "I Love the 00's". They suck.

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Surely this band doesn't sound like The Monochrome Set though. Or do they? There couldn't be very many bands smart and talented enough to rip them off successfully. If they could, I might need to hear them.

scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I need to listen to that Monochrome Set disc I have again. I quite like it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:55 (fifteen years ago) link

And Slint

LITTLE LAMB [Jon Williams] (ex machina), Saturday, 13 March 2004 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

jon do you have a keytar?

cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Franz Ferdinand are often compared to the Monochrome Set and Josef K. and Orange Juice.

Man people I know often argue that they sound like none of those awesome bands.

I've only ever heard the Morgan Geist remix.

Which sounds really cool.

More bands should sound like the Monochrome Set.

Belle and Sebastian, at times, like parts of the 3 eps that came out after If You're Feeling Sinister, had that El/early Cherry Red vibe, but most people didn't notice because they were too busy comparing them to Nick Drake and the Kinks. They even name-checked Felt. I'm really tired.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:19 (fifteen years ago) link

There's more than one band called the Yummy Fur!?

Dan I., Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:33 (fifteen years ago) link

I really love "Take Me Out." Single of the year so far. What the new Strokes album should've sounded like.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Why has only one other person on these boards noticed that "Take Me Out" = "Can't Stop" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:44 (fifteen years ago) link

five months pass...
...They really do suck. Had the misfortune of seeing them live recently. Went in with an open mind not really having heard much of their stuff. To say that I was bored is being polite. The crowd was well into it though. Me and my buddy were looking around wondering what the hell was going on. I couldn't help but wonder if there was something that I just wasn't getting which might explain peoples' ecstatic reactions to this bunch of pretenders. Having only heard the singles and a handful of album tracks, I was going to give the whole album a shot to see if it changed anything, but I can't be bothered. Seriously, can someone explain why the whole world is going crazy over these guys?

J-rock (Julien Sandiford), Thursday, 19 August 2004 08:41 (fifteen years ago) link

(lots of) people like easy things but they also like to look smart and complicated. franz ferdinand are easy, they're a piece of piss, but have somehow managed to convince everyone that they're Difficult and Complex. meh. pfft. can take 'em or leave 'em, personally.

emsk, Thursday, 19 August 2004 09:37 (fifteen years ago) link

the Zongamin mix of 'Matinee' is fruity

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 19 August 2004 09:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Geir Hongro relentlessly OTM on this thread.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Monday, 5 December 2005 19:10 (thirteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

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