Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll

Album: Sawdust (2004)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song originally appeared on the limited edition of Hot Fuss and on the album's Australian and British releases. It was then re-recorded for Sawdust with the backing vocals overdubbed from the original 2004 version.
  • This song ruffled a few feathers amongst music hipsters but frontman Brandon Flowers told Q magazine March 2009 that they missed its irony. He explained: "The song is very misunderstood, especially in America. I hear people think we're trying to be indie… Not a moment in my life has been spent trying to be indie. It's embarrassing when you think about it that way. I feel I need to put a memo out: Look at the lyrics! It's ironic!"
  • Flowers told Rolling Stone in 2009 that this was his least-favorite Killers songs. Said Flowers, "When I hear 'Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll,' I want to crawl under a rock."

Comments: 3

  • Leon from Waterbury, CtAccording to a recent interview with Brandon I read in Rolling Stone, he dislikes this song the most compared to their others.
  • Paris from Cardiff, United Kingdomi complety agree! its so funny, but at the same time its a really good song, Brandon just can't seem to go wrong! and i so agree with Brandon- if you look at the lyrics, it is ironic!
  • Kylie from Ventura, CaThis song is brilliant! It is really quite obvious and funny that the song is poking fun at the ridiculous indie attitude.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

Jack Tempchin - "Peaceful Easy Feeling"They're Playing My Song

When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.

Commercials

CommercialsFact or Fiction

Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")

Director Nick Morris ("The Final Countdown")Song Writing

Nick made some of the biggest videos on MTV, including "The Final Countdown," "Heaven" and "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)."

Fire On The Stage

Fire On The StageSong Writing

When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.

Janet Jackson

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.