Alex Kapranos acknowledges his revolutionary sound
Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos this evening (June 2) paid tribute to revolutionary guitarist Bo Diddley, and revealed that he immediately put on a Bo Diddley record after hearing news of his death.
Kapranos, who is currently putting the finishing touches to the band’s third studio album in London told NME.COM:
“It’s rotten news about Bo Diddley. When I heard it I put ‘Road Runner’ on the record player. What a riff. What a guitarist – totally revolutionised the way the instrument was played with that loose sexy rhythm.”
Diddley died today after suffering heart failure. He had been ill for some time, having had a stroke in May 2007 while on tour in Iowa. He then had a heart attack in August of the same year.
–By our New York staff.