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.
Now that's a knife: The boys in Franz Ferdinand ponder the cutting edge.
Franz Ferdinand appear Tuesday, September 14, at the Gypsy Tea Room.