My iPod #357: Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen

Don’t worry, I am still here. Just been very busy this weekend so I had to hold this off for a while. To make up for it, this is the first of four so here goes nothin’…

I can’t put the official video of “The Fallen” on here. Although the song is of a reasonable length – just under four minutes – the version in the video cuts out the second verse about ‘drinking to the devil and death to the doctors’. Quite strange. Is that supposed to be a censor or something because this is the twenty-first century and everything.

It is not that big of a deal, anyway. “The Fallen” starts Franz Ferdinand’s second album off, a long note in the key of C blares out for a few seconds before the guitar comes in and begins the main riff. The song contains many references to the New Testament of the Bible. The Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, the water into wine stuff. It’s all in there. Alex Kapranos likes that stuff. I have a feeling he has done that sort of writing in another Franz Ferdinand song, but what it is fails to come to me at this moment in time.

Anyway, “The Fallen” is alllright. Probably not my favourite from “You Could Have It…” only because I’ve heard it so many times due its single release. It has to be one of those times when it just randomly appears on the iPod when I really appreciate just how good it is.

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Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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