Franz Ferdinand Say No To Tacos
2009-04-10 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 24 Comments

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has revealed that the band rejected a request by a leading US-Mexican fast food chain- presumably Taco Bell- to use the song 'Bite Hard' in an advertising campaign.

Kapranos told London radio station Absolute Radio (as quoted by the Daily Star): "They asked if they could use our song Bite Hard and I think the idea was people were going to be biting into their chili enchilada while the song was in the background.

"It would be like going to McDonald's or something like that. It just didn't seem right."


The request is not without precedence: US act the Shins licensed their track 'New Slang' to the aforementioned Mickey Ds in 2002, to much hullabaloo in indie circles.

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Cesar
April 11th 2009

2732 Comments


haha pretty funny, I agree with their decision

handoman
April 11th 2009

2380 Comments


i can never say no to tacos

Duderino
April 11th 2009

827 Comments


pretty much confirms what i already know

Avirov
April 11th 2009

1206 Comments


Hooray for integrity!

Acre
April 11th 2009

847 Comments


So, what you're saying is Franz Ferdinand hate Mexicans?

Confirmed, you heard it here first.

Waior
April 11th 2009

11420 Comments


So, what you're saying is Franz Ferdinand hate Mexicans?


That half rules me out.

And Taco Bell doesn't make tacos. Srsly.

Good move by Franz Ferdinand.

evilmegaman
April 11th 2009

172 Comments


PTSSdashiz, obviously they don't like vajayjay. They're homosexual. lrn2rd

Phantom
April 11th 2009

8930 Comments


Good decision by the band, but I can never say no to (homemade) tacos

fireaboveicebelow
April 11th 2009

6837 Comments


mexican food makes me vomit

PuddleSwimmer
April 11th 2009

1457 Comments


I just came back from Mexico for spring break.

Not as dangerous as the cowards in US want you to believe it is. I was welcomed with 'amigo's and 'familia', and not to mention CERVESAS!

Waior
April 11th 2009

11420 Comments


Puddle, where were you at?

PuddleSwimmer
April 11th 2009

1457 Comments


I went to the Playa de Carmen with my girl. It was incredible. We went parasailing, ziplining, scuba diving in an underground cave...

I didn't want to come home

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2009

16072 Comments


oh man all the people you paying tons of money to in a tourist area were in love with you crazy

PuddleSwimmer
April 12th 2009

1457 Comments


Muchos pesos, my friend.....muchos pesos :/

Waior
April 12th 2009

11420 Comments


Come to Tijuana for free and swim in our sewage-y ocean!

PuddleSwimmer
April 12th 2009

1457 Comments


Waior, why didn't you tell me sooner
You mean I wasted my week with all-you-can-drink beer and all-you-can-eat nachos?
Christ!

Waior
April 12th 2009

11420 Comments


Of course! There's nothing better than frolicking down our dirty beaches in bullet proof vests!

Okay, a mild hyperbole.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2009

16072 Comments


your guys beaches are not the worst in the world aka new jersey

PuddleSwimmer
April 12th 2009

1457 Comments


The butt of New York

Waior
April 12th 2009

11420 Comments


The butt of Mexico.

'Tis why I'm here. But New Jersey sounds tempting...

Acre
April 12th 2009

847 Comments


TOO MANY OFFFICE

Waior
April 12th 2009

11420 Comments


TOO MANY OFFFICE


Impossible.

Shattered_Future
April 13th 2009

1539 Comments


Band should have done it, though I guess they don't really need too much more money.

Aaron
April 14th 2009

651 Comments


to much hullabaloo in indie circles

Made me lol. Indie poseurs.



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