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I just listened to "Policemanoid" five times in a row. Talk about how great The Yummy Fur were and how every good band since totally ripped them off.

Ryan WS (fffv), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:04 (sixteen years ago) link

http://diskant.net/columns/marceline_smith/september03.htm

man you're behind the curve!

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Didn't Franz Ferdinand do this already?

I listened to a 7" of 'Stereo Girls' the other day. It was better than I remembered. Where can you get their albums nowadays, though? Amazon seems to come up with nothing.

James Mitchell (James Mitchell), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:11 (sixteen years ago) link

the male nurse were better

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:12 (sixteen years ago) link

mono glasgow normally has the yummy fur albums in stock, if yr lucky.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"Why don't you listen to Liliput,
Where punk rock starts and ends?
Maybe if you listened to Liliput,
Your songs would find more friends."

Douglas (Douglas), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:15 (sixteen years ago) link

the male nurse were better

Blasphemy!

Ryan WS (fffv), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:18 (sixteen years ago) link

i can't find anything on the male nurse on the usual internet suspects. : /

are liliput good? i just allmusic-ed them and they're in esteemed company: the slits & the raincoats.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

are you on slsk cozen?

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:21 (sixteen years ago) link

magic circle in the sky

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:22 (sixteen years ago) link

are liliput good?

Yes!

Now listening to "Eisiger Wind" on repeat.

Ryan WS (fffv), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:24 (sixteen years ago) link

mac user sadly gareth : /

downloading that mp3 now tho & eyeing up that liliput/kleenex reissue on amazon.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 15 January 2004 02:25 (sixteen years ago) link

The Yummy Fur were excellent.

Search: Nightclub LP and Kinky Cinema CD (59 minute long 60 track! compilation)

Destry: Sexy World LP

Also worth a punt if you like the Kleenex/Lilliput thing were The Yummy Fur's contemporaries Lung Leg.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Thursday, 15 January 2004 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

i second the male nurse being way better - some of my favorite 7"s ever

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 15 January 2004 04:02 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

Ha -- listening to Kinky Cinema, trawling thru the archives for YF discussion, and I come across Douglas' post just as "Liliput" starts playing!

David R., Friday, 8 August 2008 18:33 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

THE YUMMY FUR ONE-OFF REUNION GIGS FOR GM 15 YEAR
ANNIVERSARY
Next year GM celebrates 15 years in 'Tha Biz' with some special events.
The first being a one off gig by the main band we used to put rekkids
out by in the nineties, Glasgow;s THE YUMMY FUR, who featured a
couple of members of Franz Ferdinand and were fronted by John/Jackie
now of 1990s. TYF play Glasgow (Sleazys) on Jan 7th and London
(Buffalo Bar) on Jan 9th (tickets for London will be on
www.wegottickets.com from Dec
1st)... the group includes John, Brian and Paul Thomson back together
again. (Following these 2 shows the band play a couple of dates in the
U.S too!)

James Mitchell, Monday, 16 November 2009 15:04 (ten years ago) link

Following these 2 shows the band play a couple of dates in the U.S too!

What?? That's crazy talk. Austin, TX please?

city worker, Monday, 16 November 2009 15:09 (ten years ago) link

Awesome! Brian and Paul, celebs though they may be, may be surprised at John's pulling power after the show..

Tracer Hand, Monday, 16 November 2009 15:48 (ten years ago) link

should i not have sold my yummy fur LPs and CDs?

figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:05 (ten years ago) link

If I'm unable to get into the Glasgow gig due to Sleazy's being swamped, then I'll be deeply miserable.

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:40 (ten years ago) link

Full 'Shoot The Ridiculant' video makes it to Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8G3Xtx3xwM

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:35 (ten years ago) link

The Yummy Fur - 2009 North American Tour Dates
Jan 14 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Neck Tie (England Belongs to Twee)
Jan 15 Brooklyn, NY - 171 Lombardy
Jan 17 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Part Time Punks)
Jan 18 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord
Jan 20 Portland, OR - TBA (Suicide Club)

mizzell, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

Jan 17 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (Part Time Punks)

Nice.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 20:48 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Brooklyn tnite (show moved to Market Hotel, 1142 Myrtle)

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 January 2010 21:54 (ten years ago) link

Saw them in London on Sunday.

A little under-rehearsed but a lot of fun.

jellybean (back again) (Jill), Friday, 15 January 2010 22:38 (ten years ago) link

I totally forgot about The Yummy Fur. I totally forgot I made this thread.

fffv, Saturday, 16 January 2010 03:48 (ten years ago) link

Saw them in London on Sunday.

A little under-rehearsed but a lot of fun.

Yeah I went to that one, it was a fun gig.

Are the 1990s any good?

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 16 January 2010 13:45 (ten years ago) link

Pretty boring imo and nothing like The Yummy Fur really

i swear on my life i feel so powerfull (musically) (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 16 January 2010 14:15 (ten years ago) link

I saw them play a couple of songs at a gig a few years ago but cannot remember a thing about them.

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 16 January 2010 14:21 (ten years ago) link

The 1990s are poppier, less Fall-y

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 16 January 2010 14:45 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

They're back!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/the-yummy-fur-reuniting-for-fall-north-american-tour-w-bodega-future-punx/

Nov 23 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer *
Nov 24 – Los Angeles – The Echo *
Nov 25 – San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop *
Nov 27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
Nov 29 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *
Nov 30 – Vancouver – Biltmore Cabaret *
Dec 02 – Toronto – Adelaide Hall ^
Dec 03 – Brooklyn – Elsewhere Zone One ^
Dec 05 – Philadelphia – Kung Fu Necktie ^
* w/ Future Punx
^ w/ Bodega

Ned Raggett, Friday, 12 July 2019 17:25 (eight months ago) link

Holy moly, ok!

city worker, Saturday, 13 July 2019 01:20 (eight months ago) link

Amazing, but wish they would tour the UK, one of my 3 favourite bands and never seen them live

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 13 July 2019 10:18 (eight months ago) link

Was expecting the comic, but Chester Brown went kinda nuts anyways.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Sunday, 14 July 2019 01:01 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Jade Green from Lungleg has just uploaded this brilliant footage from I think 94 or 95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl3dK4bVbF8

Also I'll be seeing them live in just a couple of weeks!

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:43 (five months ago) link

Amazing! Rest of the channel is worth checking out inc. Lung Leg footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-onf93bdBVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODy_mysNDzI

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:53 (five months ago) link

There is no Lungleg thread on ILM, for shame!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fYD2Rf6LVc

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:56 (five months ago) link

Don't they have a message of singles and whatnot that's uncollected? Would love a comprehensive sweep up of that stuff.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:39 (five months ago) link

There's a career-spanning compilation coming out next week but it's an overall best of:
https://shop.rockactionrecords.co.uk/browse/rock-action-records/products/the-yummy-fur-piggy-wings-lp

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 October 2019 09:57 (five months ago) link

signing and gig at rough trade east on the 24th

koogs, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:39 (five months ago) link

Circa 2005 there was talk of a compilation and reissues on Bada Bing records but nothing came of them. Shame, as they would have benefitted from the Franz Ferdinand mania of the time (I even remember seeing a photo of the YF in a tabloid article about FF). Would be nice if the singles are not all vinyl tips but they don't strike me as the sort of band who would look after their masters

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:42 (five months ago) link

rips

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:42 (five months ago) link

Yeah when I saw news about a release I was a bit annoyed it's just a best of. Most of their stuff is way OOP, I have a bunch of singles but only 1 album. My local record shop was playing the Sexy World LP the other day and I went and asked how much it was but it was their personal copy and not for sale!

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:47 (five months ago) link

I might see if I can get to that rough trade gig though, it's pretty near my office and I am in the office that day

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:49 (five months ago) link

i have the first couple of eps but don't recognise any of the track titles. (mainly because the eps had names that weren't track names. Kodak Nancy Europe, Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus a Political Record...)

wikipedia says there was already one comp - Kinky Cinema (Guided Missile CD, 1997) but discogs has no details.

koogs, Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:59 (five months ago) link

It is on discogs but you have to search for it, for some reason it doesn't show on the main Yummy Fur page

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:45 (five months ago) link

Kinky Cinema has a lot of re-records on it, despite having a billion songs on it it's not even comprehensive of the band up that point

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:48 (five months ago) link

Off the top of my head (it's been years since I've heard it), tracks from this EP and later singles do not appear in their original superior forms
https://www.discogs.com/The-Yummy-Fur-Music-By-Walt-Disney-But-Played-By-Yuri-Gagarin-Thus-A-Political-Record/release/401865

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:53 (five months ago) link

That one is on the Seven Unlucky Sevens Slampt compilation, which I do have!

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 10 October 2019 12:00 (five months ago) link

There is a good new interview here, explaining what they are up to generally

https://www.theskinny.co.uk/music/interviews/the-yummy-fur-interview-2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 26 October 2019 21:28 (five months ago) link

I am tempted to blog their whole discography on this thread, somebody please tell me not to do that.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 26 October 2019 21:31 (five months ago) link

I'm not gonna stop you. was cool to meet you the other night!

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:36 (five months ago) link

well I can't type tonight but I just checked, "This Is Andrew Sinclair"? Just checked and I've randomly got that, some beetroot based single. I got all the late period shit, I'm missing the early stuff and would welcome and potentially contribute to any blog

Jonathan Hellion Mumble, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:56 (five months ago) link

(checked twice clearly, is how drunk I am...)

Jonathan Hellion Mumble, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:57 (five months ago) link

I've been through my collection and am now only missing

'Questionable Book Shoot' from Shared Stereo 7" compilation
The whole 1995 John Peel session

If anyone has any ideas on where to find these I would be very grateful.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:46 (five months ago) link

I had that years ago but no more. Found it on Soulseek

PaulTMA, Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:50 (five months ago) link

I will have a look on there again!

Also I still have no idea what was on those first two demo tapes (The Yummy Fur - 17 Tracks, The Edith Massey Eggsplosion, 17 Tracks) but presume that's the other stuff on Kinky Cinema. Someone on bandcamp is trying to sell four (skipping) tracks from the second tape for £2, all are on kinky cinema.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:56 (five months ago) link

I've got Shared Stereo on mp3. Can do Dropbox or something?

Would also like to know what's on those tapes!

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 2 November 2019 23:18 (five months ago) link

Would be brilliant - james at centuriesofsound dot com !

Didn't find either on slsk, but there is a lot more yf on there than there was when i last checked in 2018

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 2 November 2019 23:30 (five months ago) link

> The whole 1995 John Peel session

there were two peel sessions on youtube when i looked (and one for someone else?)

koogs, Saturday, 2 November 2019 23:32 (five months ago) link

can only find a 1998 session on Slsk

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 2 November 2019 23:36 (five months ago) link

sent you a Dropbox link - I've sent the whole thing - it's at 96 CBR but that's because it's mono, would be 192 in stereo

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 2 November 2019 23:39 (five months ago) link

I just put the 1995 Peel Session on Dropbox, along with scans from a contemporaneous zine interview. I sent the link to Camraderie/James, let me know if anyone else wants it.

city worker, Sunday, 3 November 2019 15:09 (five months ago) link

Wow CP and city worker, think that is everything!

After listening I'm going to sort them and find something to do with them.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:11 (five months ago) link

i've been told that Questionable Book Shoot might be the same track as Shaggy from Kinky Cinema, possibly even the same recording

PaulTMA, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

I have come to the same conclusion, yup.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:26 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

Alrighty then, going to do as threatened and turn this thread into a TYF listening thread. I've set up a Youtube account for the purpose, and tried & failed to get in touch with John / Jackie to get his permission to upload everything there.

If it's only me on this thread and occasional other posters then that should be ok, but should point out that most of the early tracks are less than a minute long anyway, so why not have a listen to (one of) my favourite band(s).

Let's start with some undated early demos later put on the 'Kinky Cinema' compilation, no idea when these are from, so putting them at the start as they sound raw and scratchy.

This is 'The Walt Disney Murder Club' - a good place to start as it explains what the group are about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-84mgoSjuYY

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 29 February 2020 15:39 (one month ago) link

you might try contacting here? https://www.instagram.com/mckeowntyler/

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 29 February 2020 15:50 (one month ago) link

Ah, there he is. Tyler now?

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:04 (one month ago) link

Gimme Cigarettes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujFDyK5uiew

Pro-cigarette propaganda, not one of their best tbh, good melody on chorus though

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 1 March 2020 12:07 (one month ago) link

180bpm!

Colonel Poo, Friday, 6 March 2020 00:37 (four weeks ago) link

Gimmick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poRypC7SIrU

A kind of carnival sound, still ends with "fuck you" - also, that drumming!

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 7 March 2020 22:52 (four weeks ago) link

Found a Girlfriend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuDes12wq9k

Very low-fi early demo, clearly from a warped tape, some good playing with rhythms, sounds a bit like early The Fall.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:38 (three weeks ago) link

Oh and thanks Tracer Hand, I have been given the ok!

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:38 (three weeks ago) link

Nice :)

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 9 March 2020 18:37 (three weeks ago) link

Prostitutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zrPBVMCMeE

I got prostitutes, prostitutes, prostitutes on my wall
That cheap Sam Fox from the telephone box
She's not a barbie doll
These are real hard girls trying to make some cash
We are just dumb punks
Steal their calling cards 'cause it makes us laugh
It's very hard to grow up, yeah

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:02 (three weeks ago) link

I feel like I must have been assuming some kind of alternate persona when I made this thread. but 16+ years later and I'm still here and I still love this dumb band.

fffv, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:11 (three weeks ago) link

They're not a joke pop band (yes I do accept that the surface of this band is much like a cartoon)

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:19 (three weeks ago) link

by which I mean yes!

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:20 (three weeks ago) link

Always a pleasure to listen to.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:29 (three weeks ago) link

Yummy Fur vs The Stooges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0beBwTQoXg

Five seconds of noise, five seconds of silence, that's what yr getting.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 12 March 2020 09:11 (three weeks ago) link

The Monotony Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny-CICHcS0Q

An admittedly skippable one works well for a day when it's unlikely anyone wants to listen anyway.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 13 March 2020 15:06 (three weeks ago) link

Discord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UYRB7o4t24

A fast! cover version of the Peel session version of the Fire Engines original, actually great, just wish it were a bit longer.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 16 March 2020 12:16 (two weeks ago) link

(Still posting these despite everything because got to have some little spark of joy in my day)

Our Peppermint Scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKCfxhSXzjQ

This one, I think, is quite Cardiacs.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:52 (two weeks ago) link

Thank you for posting these, Camaraderie. I'm following this and listening...

city worker, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 14:32 (two weeks ago) link

Cheers city worker

This is Super-8 Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz47ZyaX2Ys

Sounds cheeky

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

This is the last of the really early demos, however we are not going to move to much higher production values for quite a while.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:55 (two weeks ago) link

On to Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record - their first proper release.

This is 'Goosebump' - bit of a low-key start to the EP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pkzl9tVsCx8

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 19 March 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

Always thought it was funny how he nails the anxiety of the subject matter in the 7" version, but sound like he can't be bothered when it appears on Kinky Cinema

PaulTMA, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

I'm still hoping for a comprehensive list of single versions I need to track down.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

The re-recordings of MBWDBPBYG tracks on Kinky Cinema are some of the weaker bits on there. I'm actually going to post the re-make of Father Ubu Says because of the way he changes the lyrics to ones about how much he hates the song.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:53 (two weeks ago) link

"I was only 23 when I wrote it..." etc.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:54 (two weeks ago) link

Pink Pop Girls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OYXBbsWZjQ

Stuttering rhythms give way to a bit of low-fi power pop, then synthesis

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:23 (one week ago) link

The re-recordings of MBWDBPBYG tracks on Kinky Cinema are some of the weaker bits on there.

Is everything on "Kinky Cinema" a re-recording?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 26 March 2020 01:25 (one week ago) link

No, it's a mix of early demos, mid-period demos, re-recordings and new experimental bits in roughly equal proportions.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:08 (one week ago) link

oh and the first ten tracks are the Kodak Nancy Europe ep

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 26 March 2020 08:39 (one week ago) link

Kabuki Actors Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIRfG2ji8co

There! is! no! Santa! Claus!

This one is fairly new to me as I never had this EP, and there wasn't a re-record on Kinky Cinema.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 26 March 2020 09:53 (one week ago) link


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