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30 Days: 30 Albums | Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending

When news of the F•F•S album with Sparks first broke, it was only then that I thought to myself “maybe I should investigate this Franz Ferdinand?” They had stirred up a lot of New Wave Of New Wave sentiment when … Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand @ The Orange Peel 5-26-17 [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] What was interesting about the tour was that when it was announced, I assumed that a new album was in the pipeline, ready for release either a week into the tour or right before. I searched … Continue reading

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Franz Ferdinand @ The Orange Peel 5-26-17 [part 1]

Sure, sure. I was late to the Franz Ferdinand party. Quite frankly, I gave the entire early naughties New New Wave Of New Wave [?] a big miss figuring that I’d heard it all in 1978… then heard the reboot in the … Continue reading

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Record Review: F•F•S [part 3]

[continued from previous post] The energy levels dropped for a second time on the album with the tender ballad “Things I Won’t Get;” which had Nick McCarthy taking the mic from the Franz Ferdinand team. It’s always interesting to hear the … Continue reading

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Record Review: F•F•S [part 2]

With a writer like Ron Mael determining the thrust of the songs, picking the cracking “Johnny Delusional” as a single was an easy thing to do. With Ron, there were many esoteric subject matters that he may delve into, but where Sparks … Continue reading

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Record Review: F•F•S [part 1]

F•F•S: F•F•S DLX ED US CD [2015] Johnny Delusional Call Girl Dictator’s Son Little Guy From The Suburbs Police Encounters Save Me From Myself Sõ Desu Ne The Man Without A Tan Things I Won’t Get The Power Couple Collaborations … Continue reading

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FFS Journey Across North American Soil This Fall

I had gotten wind of at least one of these tour dates a few days ago when a friend in Chicago spilled the beans ahead of the Sparks Maeling List, but it’s official: FFS, the none-dare-call-it-supergroup formed between Franz Ferdinand and … Continue reading

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