Franz Ferdinand totally sucks...

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that that that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

hey im not homophobic but i aint into surge

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

no way?

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

way!
m.

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


they probably belong on vh1.
m.

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

And Slint

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

jon do you have a keytar?

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

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

Dan I., Saturday, 13 March 2004 22:33 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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

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

I think the name is from a comic originally...

I still like thee 'Nands

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Thursday, 19 August 2004 09:43 (fifteen years ago) link

The Grammar in the title of this thread makes me very sad

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 19 August 2004 10:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Unless it really does refer to the assasinated archduke

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 19 August 2004 10:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Porkpie suck!

the neurotic awakening of s (blueski), Thursday, 19 August 2004 11:14 (fifteen years ago) link

saw them live, thought they were fun and energetic, atmosphere was amazing, but theyre kind of a one trick pony. all their songs have more or less the same riffs, the same mechanical rhythms, and maybe even the same chords.

dickvandyke (dickvandyke), Thursday, 19 August 2004 11:23 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm never one to pass up a grammar fight, but bands are always singular in american english.

which kinda makes sense, you know.

but hey.

grimly fiendish, Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:03 (fifteen years ago) link

sorry but this hating on and on about Franz Ferdinand kind of reminds me of guys who obviously hide their gayness by trumpeting their homophobia

with respect to roger a; of course i don't mean to single you out.

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:17 (fifteen years ago) link

I like this album a lot. They do a good job of making nu-wave sound like Paul Revere & The Raiders.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:17 (fifteen years ago) link

sorry but this hating on and on about Franz Ferdinand kind of reminds me of guys who obviously hide their gayness by trumpeting their homophobia


What are we supposed to be hiding?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:19 (fifteen years ago) link

We are supposed to be hiding.....our sausage in whatever orifice we truly, deeply desire.

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:20 (fifteen years ago) link

I sense a pulsing subtext.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:21 (fifteen years ago) link

We just have one sausage? Better be selective then.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Most individuals I know are of that gender have only one sausage. Though I have heard of exceptions.

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, perhaps they are Viennas.

(Thea, I must say that knowing the good Mr. J-Rock as I do, when he says he doesn't like something, he is in fact telling you what he thinks rather than being strangely ironic.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:24 (fifteen years ago) link

who's J-Rock, Ned? and what is a "Vienna"? Forgive my naivete.

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:25 (fifteen years ago) link

GET ONE SAUSAGE

dean? (deangulberry), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Do I sense a recipe coming on, dean?

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:27 (fifteen years ago) link

The whole world is going crazy about these guys cuz they make danceable fun rock songs about goin' clubbin'! This ain't rocket science, folks.

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:27 (fifteen years ago) link

"bands are always singular in american english"
No they're not. Love is coming to your town. The Pixies are not.
"(lots of) people like easy things but they also like to look smart and complicated."
Should read "everyone likes"
Franz Ferdinand aren't bad. If you can't understand why people don't like them, listen to their lyrics. "I was telling Terry (whatever British guy) about, how I made it and . . . what I made is unclear now, but his deference is, and his laughter is . . ."
I point that out not because it's particularly luculent but because it's invigoratingly arrogant, tinged with an archly sighing regret about being so wonderful. That's very easy to resent, especially when you're not laying models. "Women think I'm tasty, they're always trying to waste me." Remember that?
PS: The Strokes sound like Guided by Voices. See "Hard to Explain."

willie strunk, Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Word. I like Franz Ferdinand and sausages....especially bratwurst.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:29 (fifteen years ago) link

who's J-Rock, Ned?

Refer upthread to the post which caused this thread to be revived.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:30 (fifteen years ago) link

J-Rock is the sausage king of Chicago.

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:30 (fifteen years ago) link

(Toronto. ;-))

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 19 August 2004 21:31 (fifteen years ago) link


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