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MEMBERS: Alex Kapranos ~ Nick McCarthy ~ Bob Hardy ~ Paul Thomson
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Take Me Out" (2004)
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BIGGEST LP: Franz Ferdinand (2004)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Franz Ferdiand button.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand consists of Alex Kapranos on lead vocals and guitar, Nick McCarthy on guitar and backing vocals, Bob Hardy on bass, and Paul Thomson on percussion. The group hails from Glasgow and formed in 2001.

2004... # 96 Singles Artist of the Year

April
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Franz Ferdinand.

June
Franz Ferdinand LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand was certified gold.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand hit the Top 40 with "
Take Me Out."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Take Me Out" won a MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video and was nominated for the MTV2 Award.

November
Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Take Me Out" was certified gold.

2005...

February
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Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Music Video - Short Form ("Take Me Out"), and Best Alternative Music Performance (Franz Ferdinand).
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Franz Ferdinand was certified platinum.

April
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Betterbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Take Me Out" was certified platinum.

October
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You Could Have It So Much Better.
button.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand topped the LP charts in the UK with
You Could Have It So Much Better.
button.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand performed on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Take Me Out" was certified 2x platinum.

2006..

January
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You Could Have It So Much Better was certified gold.

February
Franz Ferdinand - Tonightbutton.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Do You Want To") and Best Alternative Music Album (You Could Have It So Much Better).

2009..

January
War Child Presents Heroes compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Tonight: Franz Ferdinand was released.

February
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War Child Presents Heroes on the track "Call Me." Proceeds of the LP assist war-affected children around the world.

June
Franz Ferdinand - 'Blood'button.gif (123 bytes) Blood: Franz Ferdinand - a remix/dub LP was released.

December
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included Franz Ferdinand at # 71.
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Rolling Stone: '100 Best Songs of the Decade (2000-2009)' included "Take Me Out" at # 32.

2010...

March
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Almost Alice on the track "The Lobster Quadrille."

2013...

August
Franz Ferdinand - 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'button.gif (123 bytes) Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.









LPs
Franz Ferdinand LP
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Franz Ferdinand
Released: April, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 32
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Jacqueline" - "Tell Her Tonight" - "Take Me Out" - "Matinee" - "Auf Acshe" - "Cheating On You" - "This Fire" - "Darts Of Pleasure" - "Michael" - "Come On Home" - "40 Ft."
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better You Could Have It So Much Better
Released: October, 2005
Billboard peak: # 8
US: Gold
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Fallen" - "Do You Want To" - "This Boy" - "Walk Away" - "Evil And A Heathen" - "You're The Reason I'm Leaving" - "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" - "Well That Was Easy" - "What You Meant" - "I'm Your Villain" - "You Could Have it So Much Better" - "Fade Together" - "Outsiders"
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight
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Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Released: January, 2009
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Ulysses" - "Turn It On" - "No You Girls" - "Send Him Away" - "Twilight Omens" - "Bite Hard" - "What She Came For" - "Live Alone" - "Can't Stop Feeling" - "Lucid Dreams" (New Album Version) - "Dream Again" - "Katherine Kiss Me"
Franz Ferdinand - 'Blood'
Available for download at iTunes
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Blood: Franz Ferdinand
Released: June, 2009
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Feel The Pressure" - "Die On The Floor" - "The Vaguest Of Feeling" - "If I Can't have You Then Nobody Can" - "Katherine Hit Me" - "Backwards on My Face" - "Feeling Kind Of Anxious" (Ulysses Dub Mix) - "Feel The Envy" - "Be Afraid"
Franz Ferdinand - 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action' Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Released: August 27, 2013
Billboard peak: # 24
Tracks: "Right Action" - "Evil Eye" - "Love Illumnation" - "Stand On The Horizon" - "Fresh Strawberries" - "Bullet" - "Treason! Animals." - "The Universe Expanded" - "Brief Encounters" - "Goodbye Lovers And Friends"
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