22 Total Quotes

Alex Kapranos Quotes

For years, I felt miserable about being an outsider, but then I suddenly embraced it, ... I saw the value of being an outsider. It was liberating. You didn't have to worry about trying to fit in or losing your insider status. It also encouraged you to challenge and provoke the status quo.
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#Value

It would be great to get the Christmas number one. I suppose we could even write something special for Christmas. I think Santa Loves Franz Ferdinand sounds pretty good.
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#Christmas

Well, pop people use it.
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#People

Many people have this perception of us being this arty band,
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#People

I hate the word 'arty'. It's one thing that people who have any artistic sensibility would never describe themselves as. So [in the film clip] we were kind of taking the piss out of that idea as well. But also taking the piss out of the more pompous side of art openings, and just having a little bit of fun.
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#Hate

It's easy to get discouraged sometimes when you listen to American rock radio because everything is so bland, so self-referential,
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#Self

But I've heard so many great bands from America over the years that I know there's an audience for something else, and that's what we feel at the shows — a hunger for that.
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#America

I'm going to make somebody love me,
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#Love

The Beatles were huge for me,
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#Beatles

It's not a case of reinventing yourself, it's a case of trying to be adventurous,
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#Trying

It doesn't matter how adventurous you want to be, you've still got to contain your identity.
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#American Actress #Identity

We're very much a rhythm-driven band. We still want to make people dance, but we didn't want to repeat the same beats. We did experiment with a lot of different rhythms.
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#People

I got recognized around the pool the other night. They were filming a party for the E! channel. It was really distressing because there were all these wanna-be celebrities. I was trying to get out of there before the Steven Seagal look-alike shook my hand, and I thought, 'Please, God, tell me I'm not of this world'.
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#Night

You're letting such a fragile side of yourself out when you're creating or writing music. To do that with people who are almost strangers would seem very strange to me. I think that we're very lucky that we're quite close. To us, it's almost like the band is the grandest possible adventure you can go on with your friends. It's really really exciting.
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#Music

I want to make music that will make the blood surge in your veins, music that will get people up and dance.
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#American Actress #Music

Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own.
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#American Actress #Beatles

This album has a lot more of the energy we have as a live band, ... The playing is intuitive, natural, easy. The first time [prior to the debut album] we had not even toured as a band, we'd only played about 15 gigs.
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#Energy

But I've heard so many great bands from America over the years that I know there's an audience for something else, and that's what we feel at the shows a hunger for that.
Alex Kapranos
#Hunger #Audience