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Uploaded on May 31, 2008

Franz Ferdinand

Studio album by Franz Ferdinand
Released 9 February 2004
Recorded 2003
Genre Post-punk, indie rock
Length 38:45 (single disc)
54:35 (double disc)
Label Domino Records
Producer Franz Ferdinand, Tore Johansson

Franz Ferdinand is the debut album by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, released in early 2004. It entered the United Kingdom album charts at number three in February 2004 and contains three UK top ten singles: "Take Me Out", "This Fire" (on the download chart) and "The Dark of the Matinée" or "Matinée". Franz Ferdinand won the 2004 Mercury Music Prize. The album has since sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide. The album is notable as one of the very few modern albums that are not compressed to the max in participation of the loudness war.

Chart performance
The album entered the UK album charts at #3 in February 2004 and at #12 on the Australian ARIA album charts in April 2004. The album entered the Billboard 200 album charts on April 26, 2004, and climbed slowly, peaking at #32 in December 2004. It reached #2 on the Heatseeker chart for new acts. As of September 2004, there have been five different singles released from the album:

The "Darts of Pleasure" EP reached the top 50 of the UK singles charts in September 2003.
"Take Me Out" reached the top 5 of the UK charts, top 10 of the Irish charts and top 40 in a composite European chart.
"The Dark of the Matinée" or "Matinée" reached the top 10 of the UK singles charts and top 30 of the World Modern Rock Charts (a composite chart of United States, German, UK, Swedish, Finnish, Canadian and Australian modern rock charts).
"Michael" reached the top 20 of the UK singles charts in August 2004.
"This Fire" only first played by KROQ in September 2004.
Take Me Out was voted #1 in the national Australian music poll, the Triple J Hottest 100 (2004) and This Fire and The Dark of the Matinée were placed at #29 and #50, respectively.

Track History:
"This Fire" is the fifth single by Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand from their eponymous album. It was not as successful as their other singles, but received widespread airplay.

It was released as a download-only single and is still available on the official Franz Ferdinand website. The song reached #17 on the United States Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #8 on the UK Download Chart. It was featured on the in-game soundtrack to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox video game Burnout 3: Takedown. The song has become part of the hockey culture in Calgary, Alberta, where it is played in every Calgary Flames home game.

The single was released in Australia as "This Fffire" [sic] with identical b-sides to the UK release of "Michael". The music video for the song was directed by Stylewar.

The song was later sampled for Burn This City by rapper Lil Wayne & Twista.

The album artwork to "This Fire" is based on El Lissitzky's art work; "Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge"

Lyrics:
Eyes
Boring a way through me
Paralyse
Controlling completely
New
There is a fire in me
Fire that burns
Fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city
Burn this city
If this fire is out of control
Then i
I'm out of control
And i burn

Eyes
Burning a way to me
Overwhelm
Destroying so sweetly
New
There is a fire in me
Fire that burns
Fire that burns

This fire...

On Set:
Alex Kapranos -- lead guitar, lead vocals
Nick McCarthy -- rhythm guitar, vocals, keyboards
Bob Hardy -- bass guitar
Paul Thomson -- drums, percussion, backing vocals
Andy Knowles (touring only) -- drums, keyboards, guitar

Note: The song stops at 4:15, the video keeps on going till 5:57, a little mistake i made while making the video i guess, im sorry, and hope you still enjoy it.

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