By Jim Schutze
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And were the times better Stateside, if we had wooden Al in the White House and had September 11 been foiled, they likely would be only a European phenomenon, like the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and all that Madchester stuff that never crossed the pond with any force.
Their next radio single is "Michael"--a song so wrought with homoerotic undertones they've become overtones. It's as though they're daring us to fight the current and teasing us with a life vest made of this song.
"Yeah," Franz Ferdinand taunt, "what if it is about sucking cock? Try. Not. To. Dance."
It's almost enough to make you hope for Four! More! Years!