Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Franz Ferdinand covers Gwen Stefani
Discogs.comFranz Ferdinand seem incapable of delivering a song without a sly nudge and a wink, be it their own or someone else’s. And that’s good, because I don’t think there’s a way for anyone besides Gwen Stefani to deliver this anthem of self-affirmation with a straight face, and really, listening to the lyrics, I’m surprised she’s able to as well.
It comes from one of a Q compilation CDs circa May 2006, and this particular track was taken from a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge show, and this track sounds like a rip of the show’s stream rather than actually coming from the CD.
Franz Ferdinand deliver their third album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand next Tuesday. Despite massive solo success, Stefani has decided to help her former bandmates pay their mortgages and a new No Doubt album is currently underway, with intentions to release it before the year is out.
MP3: Franz Ferdinand – “What You Waiting For?”
Video: Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For?”