Posts from 12th February 2008

Feb 08

Trina ft Money Mark – “Nasty Bitch”

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The Diamond Princess does what it says on the tin.

Verdict: 6.44 (18 votes, sd 2.4)

The Freaky Trigger Top 100 Tracks Of All Time No. 46. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

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1: The intro sounds like the end of another song. Indeed I didn’t know there was an intro until someone (Carsmile?) played the song at Poptimism. So whilst I do think a degree of the success of the song is the delay of the killer riff, it isn’t the most important aspect of the song.

2: Franz Ferdinand’s robust new wave jerkiness in my mind contrasts with the Russian avant-garde imagery of their cover art-work in a way I find hard to peg. Whilst both the band sound, and the artwork is distinctive in its respective marketplaces, I find an odd disjunction in their relative strikingness. But hey that’s art school bands for you.

3: “But hey, that’s art school bands for you” is a lazy, but nevertheless thoroughly appropriate put down for them which would explain why they will never reach Arctic Monkey levels of success. If they aren’t happy with that they can always commiserate with Damon Albarn (who I daresay they met when they interviewed the Gorillaz.

4: Its one of those songs whose lyrics border on the banal, and yet bellowed in a club become almost the Tabula Rasa of the indie night out. Probably not since “go home and cry and I want to die” has a single lyric been embraced purely because it describes the ugly lives of its listeners more that “I know I won’t be leaving here/ with you”

5: Franz Ferdinand is a character in the Dutch cartoon Alfred J.Kwak. He plays the king, and is a lion. There is also a crow called Dolph who looks like this. Thinly veiled.