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Darts Of Pleasure [Single]

Franz Ferdinand Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Darts Of Pleasure + Michael [CD 1] + Matinee [7" VINYL]
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  • Audio CD (8 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B0000AKXOR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 358,595 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Shopping for Blood 3:34£0.69  Buy MP3 

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FRANZ FERDINAND Darts Of Pleasure (Original 2003 UK 3-track debut CD single released to universal acclaim. Darts of Pleasure is a jovial funny and somewhat surreal romp through Indie world with simple bass riffs and angular spiky guitars. Housed in a distinctive picture sleeve RUG164CD)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is better than the album! And that is saying something! I'm sure that, when we're all old in 2012, these songs will be shoehorned in at the end as bonus tracks. All are equally astonishing, and life-affirming.
I hadn't even heard Darts of Pleasure when I bought this, but was intrigued by the smattering of lyrics on the back - yes, of course: Van Tango's "He wore his quiff Venetian style" (by the way - does that mean anything?) and Shopping for Blood's "I am the new Scottish gentry/Anglified vowels - sub-London thoughts" (which means a lot to us Welshies and, let's face it, anyone of us second-class citizens that doesn't live in the Big Smoke!!). There is also an eminently loveable middle 8 in the latter with a huge, sarcastic "HI THERE, I CAN ONLY AGREE!" Shout this to your heart's content, and get drunk!
Darts of Pleasure itself is, of course, pure class: heart-renderingly romantic, arch, and an unmistakable call to the dancefloor. The climax is about champagne and salmon, for God's sake!
I have to admit I love this band so much that I am always horrifed when I find dissenters. And so does my girlfriend. The Metro calls them a novelty. But I suppose no-one takes that seriously anyway... And I don't get the Talking Heads thing at all - perhaps they're both just great bands. FF hark back to the great new-wave bands of the late 70's (Wire, XTC, Josef K) - that, I think, most people tend to refer to as simply 'Talking Heads'!! If anything they have the same energy and life that Blur used to have, before they went complicated, and the sophistication of Roxy - who are otherwise totally undervalued in this artistically barren age.
This band actually aspire to something!
Naja, super-fantastic!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "..WORE HIS QUIFF VENETIAN STYLE" 22 Dec 2003
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a fantastic single from Scots, Franz Ferdinand..and you get three tunes for one price! the angular, catchy 'Van Tango', featuring such lyrical genius as,"..wore his quiff venetian style"-did you ever think you would hear those words as backing vocals? 'shopping for blood', a dark,'gothy'journey with a drumkit,skulking in the corner at a goth club-(fun). 'darts of pleasure' makes you want to jump and hit your head on the lightbulb(which i did), a new wave song sang by a dashing fop, and then some super fantastisch German banter at the end!!! as for influences, think Talking heads, The fall, The cure, Nick Cave and DEVO, in other words, if you like those bands then you'll probably like the Franz!!
look out for more of their genius with single 'take me out' album!
Remember:Leather for leisure and velcro for sport.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The next big thing! 13 Sep 2003
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A strange man to take your group name from. But the music isn't as strange as the name. It's actually the kind of music you love from the first time you hear it, and then you just can’t help falling more and more in love with it every time you hear it.
These Glasgow boys combine the sounds of for example The Strokes and The Fall into a mix that makes you jump around the room in pure joy and just wish for more. Be sure to get this single while you wait for the full album that will be released later this year.
Or as Franz Ferdinand says on Darts Of Pleasure
- Ich heiße superfantastisch.
And they sure as hell are superfantastisch…
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