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Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Franz Ferdinand covers Gwen Stefani

Photo via Discogs.comDiscogs.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.

Franz Ferdinand talks to The Herald Sun about the process of making Tonight while Alex Kapranos gives The Guardian the soundtrack of his life.

MP3: Franz Ferdinand – “What You Waiting For?”
Video: Gwen Stefani – “What You Waiting For?”

By : Frank Yang at 10:07 am
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  1. Chalky says:

    And they’re playing a gig for 250 people at Rough Trade East in London tomorrow evening. Think you need to be buying their new single in the store from 10am tomorrow to get a wristband to get into the evening gig.

  2. Colors & Nouns says:

    Really cool cover.thanks for uplaoding,couldn’t find it at first!