#1034: 2015, FFS, Piss Off

by Charlie_East_West on July 7, 2015

One of the most exciting developments in the world of arty-farty post-punk is the supergroup collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks. The result is the production of an album that is bizarrely both coherent and crazily creative.

FFS is an album that is a hell of a lot of fun to listen to. It pretty much nails down what you would expect a collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks to sound like – saloon bar pianos and 80s keyboards; vaudeville arrangements, Broadway musicals all underlined by new-wave influences.

It is an album packed full of great songs and arch lyrics. So much so, that this album may well feature on a lot of end of year top album lists.

The song Piss Off pretty much encapsulates the whole album:

You get the put you down from him
The put you down from her
They always, always put you down
You get the shake you down from him
The shake you down from her
They always, always shake you down

Get to the point and point to the open door
Get right to the point and there’s the door

Tell everybody to piss off tonight
Well, they should piss off and leave you alone in your world tonight
Most will listen and take the hint
Know that this ain’t a compliment
And they should piss off and leave you alone in your world tonight

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