Franz Ferdinand | RUG219 | Released: 02/04/06
" We recorded in Melbourne when we were playing with the Stooges and White Stripes on the Big Day Out. We found a great studio in St Kilda called Hothouse. It wasn't very big. Nick had to stand in a cupboard. The desk was the one that ACDC recorded their first records on. We finished it in a day. Lynsey is a girl we know from Glasgow. She's amazing, one of those people who can always put you in a good mood. There's something very whimsical about her, living her life like she's a character in a film.
The song started when I was thinking about her red hair blowing in the winter wind. Red hair is something that isn't appreciated as much as it should be. We've always loved the idea of double A sided singles. They're extra special and nobody really does them any more. It should really be a quintuple A side. The Justice remix of the Fallen is a very exciting total reworking that makes Alex sound like Grandmaster Flash. Jeremy Fraser is a little sinister and dreamy with a great vocal from Nick. Brown Onions has Andy Knowles on Drums, Paul on Bass and Bob on guitar with Alex and Nick. It's called Brown Onions because it sounds funny." Alex.