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Franz Ferdinand

Formed: 2001 in Glasgow, Scotland
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Group Members: Bob Hardy, Nicholas McCarthy, Paul Thomson, Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy
Biography: Glasgow's art-damaged rock quartet Franz Ferdinand -- named for the Austro-Hungarian Archduke whose murder sparked World War I -- feature bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Nick McCarthy, drummer Paul Thomson, and singer/guitarist Alex Kapranos. In late 2001, Kapranos and Hardy had begun working on music together ...Read full biography
Franz Ferdinand
Released: 2004
Label: EPIC
Critics' Rating:
While the Darts of Pleasure EP proved that Franz Ferdinand had a way with equally sharp lyrics and hooks, and the "Take Me Out" single took their sound to dramatic new heights, their self-titled debut ...Read full review
Franz Ferdinand (SPECIAL EDITION VERSION) [Bonus CD]
Released: 2004
Label: EPIC
Critics' Rating:
While the Darts of Pleasure EP proved that Franz Ferdinand had a way with equally sharp lyrics and hooks, and the "Take Me Out" single took their sound to dramatic new heights, their self-titled debut ...Read full review