Illustration by Kapranos’s friend and Franz Ferdinand touring drummer Andrew Knowles.

Rock stars are known more for dabbling in amateur pharmacology than for writing essay collections. That would make Alex Kapranos an anomaly. The Franz Ferdinand frontman talked to us about eating on tour, the sinister appeal of gutting animals, and Sound Bites (Fig Tree, 2006), his new book of musings on road food.

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