Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

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327 – Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (2004)
Written by Alex Kapranos and Nicholas McCarthy
Produced by Tore Johansson
Label – Domino

Decent crossover dance/indie rock songs are a rarity, and “Take Me Out” is one of those electrifying moments when spiky guitars combine with hip shaking, herky jerky rhythms that keeps festival crowds bouncing for miles. It’s still one of the best live songs this listener has ever witnessed.

See also…
Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better (2005): Review

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2 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

  1. Great track. Unfortunately, though, it’s still the band’s high water mark. I saw them at Osheaga a couple of years ago and was underwhelmed. Of course, that could’ve just been a case of desensitization after already seeing a bunch of great acts that day…

  2. As I posted on your blog the first 4 or 5 years of the noughties was filled with bands that had great starts but never fulfilled their potential. I saw them at the Reading Festival in 2006 and they were superb, but at that time they had 2 quality albums under their belt.

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