A collaboration between Frank Ferdinand and Sparks (do you see what they did there? Do you? Do you see?) with eyebrows archly raised so high that they spike out of your media player and cause great danger to overflying aeroplanes. There’s even a song called ‘Collaborations Don’t Work‘! Do you see? Do you get it? Do you see? Do you see do you see do you see? Do you fucking SEE?! While the obvious response to such a successful product would be to assume that Sparks have acted as some sort of muse for FF to produce their best album for more than a decade, the truth is this is really more a Sparks album with FF being nice enough to provide backing band duties to give the tracks a little extra oomph (umph? Umff?). But so what? More bands should be willing to throw their weight behind some of their biggest influences to allow the cult concerns one last pay day, especially if the results are as enjoyable as this.
‘Fun’ Fact: When Franz first floated the idea of a joint album via email, the Mael brothers responded by sending back the song ‘Piss Off‘
I’m in the mood to twiddle my moustache while cackling to a song’s devilishly smart double meaning, what do you recommend? Well, the whole album really, but why not start with ‘Call Girl‘?