I never ever ever watch Saturday Night Live anymore and I worry about those who do. What a load of shit that show is. Still, when I saw Franz Ferdinand were on this past week, I decided to DVR it and watch them. I also watched a few minutes of the other parts of the show and was astounded at just how bad the whole endeavor is.
Then it was rock time. I like the first Franz Ferdinand record. It is nothing monumental but there was a two month period last year where I couldn't get enough of it. I haven't heard anything from the new release so I was excited to hear some new songs and also to see the band perform. I'd never even seen one of their videos before so I was curious.
The band was fine. They looked good and had the right "moves" as Stone Groove once commented about Hall and Oates when we were watching them perform on SNL in the early 80's.
Rock & Soul Indeed
Franz Ferdinand's Salad Days
But the song was so incredibly repetitive. Okay, whatever. Often, the single isn't the best song anyway so I was still excited for the second song. But I couldn't believe they did a song from their last record. What? I've never seen that done before on this show. For the most part, every band plays its current single in the first slot and then the upcoming single is played next. How bad can the new album be if they don't even have enough faith to play two songs from it?
Apparently, the album does have some fans. I'm not willing to blow it off after watching one song on TV. But still, I wonder - how many bands actually play an old song instead of two new ones? That is pathetic.
Or is this the way things are done now on Saturday Night Live and I just wasn't aware of it? Is Lorne Michaels so into giving the masses what they want over and over and over again that he won't even let bands play two new songs anymore?
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