And now a story about a single. Remember them? Franz Ferdinand have been forced to remove a track from the B-side of their forthcoming new UK single release “Michael” due to a bizarre rule that would have made it “chart-ineligible”, meaning it cannot be counted towards a Top 40 placing. For some reason the drummer Paul sings the vocals to the song in German. Those zany Scots. It was to be the b-side to the second single or CD2 for “Michael”. The band have since made the clipped track “Tell Her Tonight (Paul Sings)” available as a free download from their website according to a statement from their record label, Domino. FYI, The new Michael CD2 will still feature “Don’t Start” on the B-side.
To hear the Germanic-inspired track go to: www.dominorecordco.com/news.php.