Wednesday, August 03, 2005


We like to think it was the realisation they were aping Peter Gabriel that persuaded them, but, for whatever reason Franz Ferdinand have decided not to call all their albums Franz Ferdinand. They're renaming Franz Ferdinand (their second) to avoid confusion with Franz Ferdinand (their first), and the album will now travel as You Could Have It So Much Better... with Franz Ferdinand.

It's going to have been a quiet word from sales and marketing, isn't it?


Anonymous said...

it's interesting to see reality kicking in after the abstract nonsense that's helped them mould their image. Alex said in an interview last year that he was going to be seriously pissed off if the album wasn't out in May, there were rumours that it would be their second and also last, and yep, the name of it. Though is anyone surprised that after spending 15 years trying to make it he's now eager to hold on to it at the expense of the ideals?


Anonymous said...

Funnily enough I do the Sales and Marketing for Franz Ferdinand, well for Domino to be pedantic. Initially when I was told they wanted the album to be called the same as the first my reaction was "you can't do that, it'll cause all sorts of problems..." for the obvious reasons, but after about 5 minutes thought I realised it was actually a tremendous idea.

The change of title is entirely the bands wishes and the kind of record company who would try and persuade the band otherwise is a million miles from Domino. It's their record so they can call it what they want.

Thanks for doing No Rock&Roll Fun. I've been reading it for about a year now and come here almost daily. How the fuck you find the time to do it is beyond me but it's great. You should be paid handsomely.



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