Franz Ferdinand - The Sarajevo Shootout
For me it's not just an awesome band name.
Franz Ferdinand was the archduke of Austria and was shot in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Serbian nationalistic organization The Black Hand. This event was later known to be one of the fundamental reasons of why World War 1 broke out.
Franz Ferdinand (1914) was a start of many following events. So was the rock band Franz Ferdinand (2001) for me.
I first heard of Franz Ferdinand when I was in Reykjavik on vaccation with my family and they played Dark of the Matinée 24/7 on MTV on the hotel room. In this current period of time in my life I was mostly listening to some Green Day, Blink 182, some minor swedish artists etc.
More and more I started to get Dark of the Matinée planted into my brain and when I came home from Reykjavik
I was obsessed. I got the soul of energetic music inplanted in me
again. The kind of soul I was certain I was too grown up for, the kind
of energy (don't interpret me wrong here) equivalent to the Smurf Hits records that I used for releasing my stored-up energy by dancing like hell on the kitchen floor when I was six years old.
The band Franz Ferdinand is just as much a starting shot in my music life as Archduke Franz Ferdinand was for WWI. Franz has influenced me into listening to almost everything I am into today.
Based on all of this it is easy for me to say that Franz Ferdinand live on Hultsfred 2009 (R.I.P) was one of the best concerts I have ever been to.
Here is a exclusive clip from Franz Ferdinand personal diarys.