Franz Ferdinand – Stand on the Horizon

I really need to get round to giving the new Franz Ferdinand album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action a more detailed listen so I can post something coherent about it, but I just have to post this interim thingy.

I’d just got off the bus this morning and was making my way down Grey Street when I thought I heard them mention South Shields Metro Station. I initially assumed that this was a delusion brought on by the lurgy, but on checking some lyric sites and listening to the song in question again, it seems I was not deluded at all. This song really does mention not only a Metro Station, but also Marsden Rock. Cool. Here’s a live session version:

This is exactly the kind of track that reminds me why I loved this band when they first appeared.