Maniacal Mondays: Franz Ferdinand

FranzFerdinand- Franz Ferdinand have only been kicking around since 2002, when they crafted a small boat out of a sheep's stomach and sailed away from Scotland and into the hearts of dancing fools the world over. But in that time they have learned one very valuable lesson: if having one drummer is the norm, and two drummers is kinda cool, then having seven drummers is the cat's meow, baby. And keeping with that life lesson they proved it on an episode of Later with Jools Holland, where besides their own skinman they are gradually joined by six other drummers as the song progresses. The track is 'Outsiders' from their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better, and yes-that is Cee Lo Green blocking the camera at the start of the clip. He and some of the other members of Gnarls Barkley (who also performed on the show that night) are visible getting their groove on throughout the song. If you haven't checked out Later yet, you're missing out. Go to the Later with Jools Holland website here, and be prepared to spend a lot of time there.

Note: about three quarters through this song there is a slight 'blip'-the clip is missing a few seconds of footage. It doesn't take away from the performance, but just so you know…

About Jay Moon

Freelance writer guy. My ears love music. I'm a transplant recipient (October/2015), so I also give talks to the masses about that entire experience.

Posted on November 22, 2010, in Maniacal Mondays and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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