Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll

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.
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