Franz Ferdinand & Death Cab For Cutie: Live in Dallas
We went to the Franz Ferdinand/Death Cab show last night at Nokia (tickets courtesy of Heineken). It was exactly how we expected it to be. Pleasant enough, and kind of boring. To be fair, Franz Ferdinand sounded great and had pretty lights. Alex Kapranos is a fairly entertaining frontman, and the band is super-tight.
Some 12 year-old girl ruined "Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On" by screaming through it, so here's a live acoustic version of the song, recorded for BBC Radio Two, and a Serge Gainsbourg cover the band performed with Jane Birkin for a French TV show:
Franz Ferdinand Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On (live) mp3
Franz Ferdinand and Jane Birkin Sorry Angel mp3
As for the headliners: they weren't necessarily bad, but if you've seen one Death Cab show, unfortunately, you've seen them all. A couple of songs from Transatlanticism and We Have The Facts and We're Voting Yes sounded decent, but the soulless venue and the highly annoying crowd didn't help matters. The part when my friend Adam called Death Cab's bassist "the Ron Jeremy of indie rock" was pretty good though.
this drunk girl was more entertaining than "Soul Meets Body"