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Franz Ferdinand : And the Pop Renaissance - Hamilton Harvey

Franz Ferdinand

And the Pop Renaissance

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Hailed as the first great album of 2004, Franz Ferdinand's eponymous debut prompted" Rolling Stone" magazine to name the spiky Scottish band as one of the hot acts of the year. The band also won Britain's Mercury Music Prize for Album of the Year and three 2005 BRIT Awards.

Riding high on their success, and now heard on alt-rock airwaves across the U.S., Franz Ferdinand recently released their second album, "You Could Have It So Much Better." This biography places the band's achievement in the context of the exciting Glasgow music scene from which they emerged; there is also complete coverage of the tours and the first and second albums.

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Well, that was easyp. 7
An elegant townp. 14
Arrests and awardsp. 16
Drinking musicp. 18
Bedroom headlinersp. 22
Dole dancingp. 25
The ride beginsp. 31
Holy Harveyp. 40
Springtime for Franzp. 43
The beatp. 47
Summer of Franzp. 51
Glasgow soulp. 58
Glasgow voices: Robert Johnstonp. 62
All roads lead to Glasgowp. 72
Glasgow voices: Natasha Noramlyp. 82
Exiles and experimentsp. 90
Glasgow voices: Amanda Mackinnonp. 95
Getting it togetherp. 104
Return of the saintp. 111
To the Chateau bornp. 113
Glasgow voices: Andy Millerp. 117
Pop resurrectionsp. 120
Go straight to jailp. 125
Glasgow voices: Colin Hardiep. 129
Rip it upp. 135
Domino effectp. 140
Glasgow voices: Sorcha Dallasp. 143
...and start againp. 150
Music in Malmop. 156
Glasgow voices: Keith McIvorp. 159
Today Glasgow, tomorrow the worldp. 168
Flourishp. 173
Glasgow voices: Brendan O'Harep. 178
Bibliographyp. 188
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9781905287000
ISBN-10: 1905287003
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 6th October 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.513