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."
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.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.