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Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 30 / 12 / 2003



Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Label: Domino Records
Format: CDS

intro

Strong second single from Glasgow hip makers Franz Ferdinand, which recalls the Teardrop Explodes


Glasgow"s latest hip makers second single is avallable on CD, 7" and DVD, all with different tracks. Franz Ferdinand are cool, a 4 piece who claim to be influenced by earlier Scottish bands such as Orange Juice, the Fire Engines and Josef K, but to my ears they sound pure like the Teardrop Explodes, which is fine by me. The introduction to 'Take Me Out' starts with a burst of guitar which is reminiscent of 'You Better You Bet' from the Who's 'Face Dances' from '81. After 50 seconds in, it changes tempo and gets faster and gets rockier, and becomes the best tune Julian Cope never wrote. The B side of the 7 inch is 'Truck Stop', which has ass kicking bass, drums, and keyboards, and vocals-wise a great early Zoo Records and again Teardrops Explodes feel to it. The first extra track on the CD version is 'All for You, Sophia", which has a very early 80's indie vibe to it, and, using very basic guitar work, is again catchy as hell. The second track, ' Words So Leisured" is acoustic based. Singer Alex Kapranos sounds like a different vocalist and his lyrics are very poetic. It sounds something like the band Jack, which is no bad thing. The DVD features the video and a live version of 'Take Me Out,' which the more you hear it the more you will fall in love with it. Next up is a short interview lasting 1 min 50 seconds, and then last of all a photo gallery with a live track over it, which sounds different to the rest of the tracks on offer and like the Fall.



Track Listing:-
1 Take Me Out
2 All for you
3 Words So Leisured


Band Links:-
http://franzferdinand.com/
https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialfranzferdinand/
https://twitter.com/Franz_Ferdinand


Label Links:-
http://www.dominorecordco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DominoRecordCo
https://twitter.com/DominoRecordCo
https://www.youtube.com/user/DominoRecords
https://plus.google.com/+DominoRecords



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