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Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2005
Franz Ferdinand in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2005
Background information
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genre(s) Indie rock[1]
Post-punk revival[2]
Art rock[3]
Years active 2001—present
Label(s) Domino
Epic / Sony
Associated acts The Karelia
Embryo
Yummy Fur
Website www.franzferdinand.co.uk
Members
Alex Kapranos
Nick McCarthy
Bob Hardy
Paul Thomson

Franz Ferdinand are an indie rock band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2001. Named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the band comprises Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Lisbon (in Portuguese, Lisboa) is the capital and largest city of Portugal. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... The post-punk revival is a movement in modern rock music consisting of Indie Rock, Punk Rock, Goth Rock, and Electronic bands that draw from the conventions of the original Post-Punk sound of the early 1980s, as well as the early 90s Britpop, 80s New Wave and... Art rock is a term used to describe a subgenre of rock music with experimental or avant-garde influences that emphasizes novel sonic texture. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... This article is about the UK based Domino Records founded in 1993. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Sony Music Entertainment Japan is Sonys music arm in Japan. ... The album cover; Alex Kapranos in the center The Karelia was a Scottish band formed by current Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos, known at the time as Alex Huntley. ... A number of music bands have the name Embryo Embryo - Italian death metal band Embryo - Swedish death metal band Embryo - German Jazz band, are a music collective from Munich , lead by R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard. ... The Yummy Fur were an indie band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. ... Alex Kapranos (born Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, March 20, 1972) is an English musician of part Greek descent. ... Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand Nicholas Augustine McCarthy, (Born December 13, 1974) is the lead guitarist and backing singer of the Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand Paul Robert Nester Thomson (born 15 September 1976, in Edinburgh, Scotland) is the drummer for Scottish band, Franz Ferdinand. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... For the Scottish rock band, see Franz Ferdinand (band). ... Alex Kapranos (born Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, March 20, 1972) is an English musician of part Greek descent. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand Nicholas Augustine McCarthy, (Born December 13, 1974) is the lead guitarist and backing singer of the Glaswegian band Franz Ferdinand. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand Paul Robert Nester Thomson (born 15 September 1976, in Edinburgh, Scotland) is the drummer for Scottish band, Franz Ferdinand. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ...


The band first experienced chart success when their second single "Take Me Out" reached #3 in the UK Charts,[4] followed by their debut album Franz Ferdinand which debuted on the UK album chart at #3.[5] The band went on to win the 2004 Mercury Music Prize and two BRIT Awards in 2005 for Best British Group and Best British Rock Act. NME named Franz Ferdinand as their Album of the Year. From the album, three top-ten singles were released, "Take Me Out", "The Dark of the Matinée", "This Fire". Also, "Michael" peaked at #17. Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. ... The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... The Dark of the Matinée, also known simply as Matinée, is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand. ... Michael is a song by Franz Ferdinand and was the fourth single released from their debut self-titled album. ...

Contents

History

Formation

The members of Franz Ferdinand played in various bands during the 1990s including The Karelia, Yummy Fur, 10p Invaders and Embryo. Alex Kapranos and Paul Thomson played together in Yummy Fur and subsequently teamed up to write songs. Around the same time, Kapranos taught his friend Bob Hardy how to play bass. Kapranos met co-guitarist Nick McCarthy, who had returned to Scotland after studying jazz bass in Germany, in 2001. [6] The album cover; Alex Kapranos in the center The Karelia was a Scottish band formed by current Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos, known at the time as Alex Huntley. ... The Yummy Fur were an indie band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. ... A number of music bands have the name Embryo Embryo - Italian death metal band Embryo - Swedish death metal band Embryo - German Jazz band, are a music collective from Munich , lead by R&B and jazz organist Christian Burchard. ... The Yummy Fur were an indie band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


In May 2003, the band signed to Laurence Bell's independent record label, Domino Records. [7] The band had recorded an EP which they intended to release themselves; however, it was instead released by Domino as Darts of Pleasure in the latter part of 2003. The cover art was designed by Thomson. It reached #43 in the UK chart.[citation needed]. The band won the "Phillip Hall Radar Award" at the NME Awards of 2004, announced in late 2003. An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... This article is about the UK based Domino Records founded in 1993. ... This article is about the audio format. ... This article is about the UK based Domino Records founded in 1993. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...


Debut album and mainstream success

The band moved to Gula Studios in Malmö, Sweden with Cardigans producer Tore Johansson to record their debut album. In January 2004 the single "Take Me Out" (sample ) reached #3 in the UK charts. The album, Franz Ferdinand, was released in early 2004, debuting at #3 in the UK Albums Chart in February 2004 and at #12 in the Australian album charts in April 2004. The album only reached the lowest levels of the Billboard 200 album charts in the US as of early 2004, but reached the top 5 of the indie rock chart and the Heatseeker chart for debut artists. After a couple of North American tours and heavy rotation of the "Take Me Out" video on MTV, the album eventually reached #32 on the Billboard 200 later in 2004 and sold over a million copies in the United States.[6] Franz Ferdinand received a generally strong positive response from critics. NME rated with 9 out of 10 and said that the band was the latest in the line of art school rock bands featuring Duran Duran, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roxy Music, the Sex Pistols, Wire, Travis and Blur. Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ... The Cardigans are a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. ... Tore Johansson is a Swedish record producer, composer and musician based in Malmö, Sweden. ... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... Image File history File links Franz_Ferdinand_-_Take_Me_Out. ... Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Sex Pistols are an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... Wire are an English rock band formed in 1976 (and intermittently active to the present) by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed (né Grey) (drums). ... Travis are a Scotish rock band from Glasgow, comprising Fran Healy (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Dougie Payne (bass, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, keyboards, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion). ... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ...


On September 7, 2004 the album was awarded the 2004 Mercury Music Prize. Take Me Out gained first place in the Australian Triple J Hottest 100 for 2004, winning more than twice the votes of the second-place entry. Franz Ferdinand proceeded to win an Ivor Novello Award in 2004 and two BRIT Awards in 2005. The avant-garde music video for Take Me Out earned them a Breakthrough Video MTV Award. The NME named Franz Ferdinand the best album of 2004[8], and also placed it 38th on their 100 Best Albums of All Time list.[9] The band performed at the Grammy Awards of 2005 where they performed "Take Me Out" as a live medley with Los Lonely Boys, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas and Gwen Stefani.[6] is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mercury Music Prize, now officially known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize, is a music award given annually for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll, based on the votes of national Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners, in order to determine their favourite song of the year. ... The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners of the Breakthrough Video Award. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. ... The 47th Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ... Los Lonely Boys are American Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo, Texas. ... Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American band originating from Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the American hip hop group. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. ...


You Could Have It So Much Better

The band spent much of 2005 in the studio in Scotland working on their follow-up album, You Could Have It So Much Better, which was released on 3 October 2005. The band initially intended to leave the album self-titled like their debut,[10] but they changed it to You Could Have It So Much Better...With Franz Ferdinand before settling on the final title.[11] The album's cover design was modelled on Alexander Rodchenko's 1924 portrait of Lilya Brik. The band attempted to broaden its musical range on the album; Hardy said, "There's more to life than disco-beat guitar music".[6] After the critical acclaim of their debut, some reviews towards the new album became more polarised, with some complaints that the recording was rushed.[citation needed] However, it was generally well-received in the press and seen as an album equal to, or better than their first by most critics, including the NME.[citation needed] It entered the UK Album Charts at Number 1 and the US charts at Number 8. You Could Have It So Much Better is the second album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom (see 2005 in British music). ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Franz Ferdinand at the Roskilde Festival in 2006.
Franz Ferdinand at the Roskilde Festival in 2006.

On the tour that followed the album release, Franz broke the record for the longest run at the Alexandra Palace, North London, by playing 4 sold out nights during November-December 2005.[citation needed] To support the album, four singles were released. Included in that set is a double A-side single that contained a video-clip only single as well (both the AA-side "L. Wells" and the video-clip "Jeremy Fraser" are not featured on the album, recorded in early 2006 during the band's tour of Australia in support of the album). Also included is another video-clip-only single called "Wine In the Afternoon" which is the B-side to Eleanor Put Your Boots On, and was also not featured on the album, but recorded on tour in Michigan. "Do You Want To" made it to number 4, while "Walk Away" and "The Fallen" / "L. Wells" entered the top 15 of the UK Singles Chart. The 4th and final single from the second album, "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" peaked at number 30. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Set in Alexandra Park, Alexandra Palace was built in an area spanning Wood Green and Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public recreation, education and entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into B-side. ... Alternate cover UK 7 (RUG234X) cover Eleanor Put Your Boots On is a song by Scottish alternative rock band Franz Ferdinand, and is featured on their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. ... Do You Want To is the lead single for Franz Ferdinands second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. ... Walk Away is a song by Scottish alternative rock band Franz Ferdinand and is featured on their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. ... Alternate covers L. Wells cover The Fallen and L. Wells are songs by Scottish alternative rock band Franz Ferdinand. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ... Alternate cover UK 7 (RUG234X) cover Eleanor Put Your Boots On is a song by Scottish alternative rock band Franz Ferdinand, and is featured on their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. ...


Third album

Since late 2007, the band have been recording their third studio album in Glasgow, and it is expected to be released in January 2009.[12] Franz Ferdinand are currently working on their third album to be released early 2008. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


In an interview with British newspaper The Independent the band stated that the upcoming album would have plenty of African influences. This was revealed at a recent African Express show, an event set up by Damon Albarn, of Blur and Gorillaz fame. This was revealed after the band played a new song, which is unofficially titled "Can't You Let Me Stay Tonight". When it was played at the event, the song featured Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté, Senegalese percussionists, and British rapper Kano. It has not yet been confirmed if the stated musicians will appear in an official recorded version.[13] Damon Albarn, (born March 23, 1968 in Leytonstone, London), is an English singer-songwriter who gained fame as the lead singer and keyboard player of rock band Blur. ... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ... For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ... Xalam, also spelled khalam, is the Wolof name for a traditional stringed musical instrument from West Africa. ... British Hip Hop is a genre of music, and a culture that covers a variety of styles of rap music made in the United Kingdom. ... Kane Brett Robinson (born 21 May 1985 in East Ham, Newham, London), better known as Kano, is a British rapper. ...


On June 6, 2008 the official website of the band, revamped, began streaming excerpts of the upcoming album.


Collaborations and Covers

Franz Ferdinand covered the LCD Soundsystem song "All My Friends" which appeared as a B-side on the single, and is also working on an album of Sparks covers, collaborating with the group on the recordings.[14] They have also covered "Sexy Boy" by Air and "It Won't Be Long" by The Beatles, Pulp's popular single "Mis-Shapes", Gwen Stefani's top 5 hit "What You Waiting For?" and David Bowie's song "Sound and Vision", featuring Girls Aloud[15] on backing vocals, for a compilation disc marking the 40th anniversary of BBC Radio One along with other leading artists. Additionally, Franz Ferdinand recorded a cover of The Fire Engines' song "Get Up and Use Me". In return, the Fire Engines recorded a cover of "Jacqueline". The band has had remixes by major electronic artists Daft Punk, Hot Chip, Justice, and Erol Alkan. LCD Soundsystem is the musical project of producer James Murphy, co-founder of dance-punk label DFA Records. ... All My Friends is the second single from LCD Soundsystems second album, Sound of Silver. ... Sparks is an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. ... For the Japanese band, see Air (Japanese band). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Pulp were a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Different Class is a 1995 album by Pulp. ... Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) (pronounced [1]), is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and occasional actress. ... What You Waiting For? is a dance-pop song written by Gwen Stefani and Linda Perry for Stefanis 2004 debut solo album Love. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Girls Aloud are a BRIT-nominated British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at a young audience (children, teenagers and young adults). ... The Fire Engines are a post punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Daft Punk is a duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born February 8, 1974)[1] and Thomas Bangalter (born January 3, 1975). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the concept of justice. ... Erol Alkan is a London-based electro DJ of Turkish descent. ...


As far as collaborations go, Kapranos has announced that on the 22/04/08 he will begin collaborating with an unknown Canadian artist, as well as implying that the band was working with Xenomania on the new album, as Alex is a fan of their work with Girls Aloud.[16] The band also performed, played, and recorded with Jane Birkin, covering the Serge Gainsbourg song "Sorry Angel" for the 2005 album Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited. In addition, Franz re-recorded the track "Brown Onions" for David Shringley's compilation album Worried Noodles.[17]The band kept instrumentation identical but used lyrics written by Shringley which include the consistent repetition of the word "No" and occasionally "No brains, no teeth, no legs, no eyes...". Hot Chip a band who, it is reported are a favourite of Franz Ferdinand also performed their own version of "No" on the same album. Xenomania members Niara Scarlett and Giselle Sommerville on the sleeve to their 2004 Mania single Looking For A Place. Xenomania are one of the UKs leading pop production houses, put together by writer and producer Brian Higgins. ... Girls Aloud are a BRIT-nominated British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ... Jane Mallory Birkin OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an actress and singer. ... Serge Gainsbourg (April 2, 1928 – March 2, 1991) was a French poet, singer-songwriter, actor and director. ... Monsieur Gainsbour Revisited was a tribute album to the works of late French Singer/Songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. ... Alternate covers L. Wells cover The Fallen and L. Wells are songs by Scottish alternative rock band Franz Ferdinand. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The band 'met' Gorillaz in December 2005, and interviewed each other for a feature in Observer Music Monthly.[18] For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Name

The late Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria inspired the band's name
The late Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria inspired the band's name

The name of the band was originally inspired by a racehorse called The Archduke.[19] After seeing the horse run on television the band began to discuss Archduke Franz Ferdinand and thought it would be a good band name because of the sound of the name and the implications of the Archduke's death (his assassination was a significant factor in the lead up to World War I). They discussed it in a very early interview with the Scottish magazine Is This Music?[20] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1262x1544, 702 KB) Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Source: The Library of Congress - American Memory Published in: The War of the Nations (New York), December 31, 1919 Newspaper Pictorials The war of the nations : portfolio in rotogravure etchings : compiled from the... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1262x1544, 702 KB) Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Source: The Library of Congress - American Memory Published in: The War of the Nations (New York), December 31, 1919 Newspaper Pictorials The war of the nations : portfolio in rotogravure etchings : compiled from the... For the Scottish rock band, see Franz Ferdinand (band). ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... For the Scottish rock band, see Franz Ferdinand (band). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


"Mainly we just liked the way it sounded," says Bob. "We liked the alliteration." "He was an incredible figure as well," continues Alex. "His life, or at least the ending of it, was the catalyst for the complete transformation of the world ... he was a pivot for history. But I don't want to over-intellectualise the name thing. Basically a name should just sound good ... like music." Paul has a much grander notion. "I like the idea that, if we become popular, maybe the words Franz Ferdinand will make people think of the band instead of the historical figure."[21] Alliteration is the repetition of a leading consonant sound in a phrase. ...


The song "Take Me Out", on the band's first album, was the second single to be released by the band. The single release of "Take Me Out" came with the B-side, "All for You Sophia", based on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, whose name was Sophie, not Sophia. The band changed the name Sophie to Sophia to give the song a better ring to it. Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, born Sophie Maria Josephine Albina Chotek, Countess of Chotkova and Wognin (March 1, 1868 - June 28, 1914) was the morganatic wife of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. ...


Art

The band is notable for its use of Russian avant-garde imagery in album and single covers. Examples include: "You Could Have It So Much Better," which references a 1924 portrait of Lilya Brik by Alexander Rodchenko; "Take Me Out," which references One-Sixth Part of the World, also by Alexander Rodchenko; "This Fire" which references Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge by El Lissitzky; and "Michael", with single art based on A Proun by Lissitzky. Lissitzky, Beat the Whites With the Red Wedge, lithograph, 1919 The Russian avant-garde is an umbrella term used to define the large, influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia from approximately 1890 to 1930 - although some place its beginning as early as 1850 and its end as... You Could Have It So Much Better is the second album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom (see 2005 in British music). ... Lilya Brik Lilya Yurevna Brik (alternatively spelled Lili or Lily, Russian: Лиля Юрьевна Брик; 1891 - August 4, 1978) was wife of Osip Brik, muse of Vladimir Mayakovsky and a sister of Elsa Triolet. ... Image:1924 Alexander Rodchenko in industrial suit by Mikhail Kaufman. ... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... This Fire is the fifth single by Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand from their eponymous album. ...   (Лазарь Маркович Лисицкий, November 23, 1890 – December 30, 1941), better known as El Lissitzky (Эль Лисицкий), was a Russian artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. ... Michael is a song by Franz Ferdinand and was the fourth single released from their debut self-titled album. ...


Also, in "Outsiders", the lyrics "In seventeen years will you still be Camille, Lee Miller, Gala or whatever" are a reference to the lovers of the artists Auguste Rodin, Man Ray and Salvador Dalí. for the movie by the same name, see Camille Claudel (film) Camille Claudel (1864-1943) Camille Claudel (December 8, 1864 – October 19, 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. ... Lee Miller Elizabeth Lee Miller (23 April 1907 - 21 July 1977) was an American photographer. ... Salvador Dalí, Galarina, 1944. ... Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other uses, see Man Ray (disambiguation). ... Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). ...


Videos

Many of the videos to promote the band's singles take inspiration from Russian avant-garde much like their CD sleeves. A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ...


The avant-garde music video for "Take Me Out", directed by Jonas Odell, was inspired by Dadaism, Busby Berkeley choreographies and Russian constructivist design.[22] Alex Kapranos explained the many and varied influences behind the '30s-style promo for second single 'Take Me Out:' "It's kind of two dimensional in a three dimensional style if that makes any sense. It's a montage of images; ourselves, pictures and things taken from other places and put together in a strange, abstract way. That's what gives the video that strange, jerky, style".[23] The video for "This Fire" is similar to "Take Me Out" in style. Jonas Odell is a Swedish music video film director and founder of FilmTecknarna who was born in Stockholm in 1962. ... DaDa is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1983. ... Kaleidoscopic Choreography from Footlight Parade, 1933 Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976), born William Berkeley Enos in Los Angeles, California, was a highly influential Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. ... Tatlin Tower. ... Alex Kapranos (born Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, March 20, 1972) is an English musician of part Greek descent. ...


The lyrics of "Do You Want To" make reference to parties at the 'trendy' Glasgow art gallery Transmission and the video includes a variety of the work of contemporary artist Vanessa Beecroft, along with a reference to Pink Floyd in the mix. In each one of the music videos of Franz Ferdinands, the music sounds slightly different then the regular song. Vanessa Beecroft (Genoa, Italy, 1969) is an Italian contemporary artist living in New York. ...


Discography

// Franz Ferdinand United Kingdom: #3 (4x Platinum) (Sales: 1,200,000) United States: #32 (Platinum) (Sales: 1,000,000) Germany: #16 (Gold) (Sales: 100,000) Canada: #? (Gold) (Sales: 50,000) New Zealand: #5 (Platinum) (Sales: 15,000) You Could Have It So Much Better United Kingdom: #1 (Platinum) (Sales: 300...

Studio albums

Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. ... You Could Have It So Much Better is the second album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released 3 October 2005 in the United Kingdom (see 2005 in British music). ... Franz Ferdinand are currently working on their third album to be released early 2008. ...

Awards

Year Award Category
2004 Mercury Prize Mercury Prize
NME Awards Philip Hall Radar Award
Q Awards Best Video (Take Me Out)
2005 BRIT Awards Best Group
BRIT Awards Best British Rock Act
NME Awards Best Track (Take Me Out)
NME Awards Best Album (Franz Ferdinand)
2006 NME Awards Best Live Band

The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ... The Q Awards are the UKs annual music awards run by the music magazine Q. Best New Act: Corinne Bailey-Rae (also nominated: Lily Allen, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys and Orson) Best Live Act: Muse (also nominated: Oasis, Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys) Best Track: Gnarls... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ... Take Me Out is the breakthrough hit and second single from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ... Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. ... The NME Awards are an annual music awards show, founded by the music magazine NME (New Musical Express). ...

Music samples

  • "The Fallen"
    From You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
    "Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
    From You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
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Notes

  1. ^ Franz Ferdinand MP3 Downloads - Franz Ferdinand Music Downloads - Franz Ferdinand Music Videos. Mp3.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-22.
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jifixqyaldfe
  3. ^ Sound of 2004: Franz Ferdinand.
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