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are the disappointing sales going to break SFA up??? How come their album didn't reach top ten after good midweek sales (number 7)

paulx, Thursday, 1 September 2005 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Love Kraft just no. 19 in the UK - what the fuck???

Sociah T Azzahole (blueski), Thursday, 1 September 2005 14:22 (fourteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Cian Ciaran, the keyboard player, just released his album this past Monday. As a long-time fan, I am pleased and even a little bit shocked at how good it is. The LP is just as good as Gruff's solo efforts.

Here is the Spotify link:

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 27 July 2012 14:41 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

revisiting this after not listening to it since release:

damn good track.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 11 March 2013 19:27 (six years ago) link

Surprisingly, Bunf seems to be the one with the freshest sounding side project:

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:41 (six years ago) link

Loving this stuff.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 18 March 2013 15:18 (six years ago) link

ten months pass...

They've reunited...

Super Furry Animals may currently be on an extended hiatus, but the Welsh psych rock icons are aiming to be top of the hops with the launch of their own beer.

Produced in conjunction with the Celt Experience Brewery, members of the band will be stirring up a storm when their new beer – named Fuzzy (after their debut album Fuzzy Logic) is unveiled at a special event next month.

Those who love their beers can taste the new brew at the one-night only Fire Festival on Saturday, February 1. Billed as ‘a celebration of innovative craft beer, art and smokey food’, it will be held to celebrate the Celtic Experience’s new village development at its brewery on the Pontygwindy Estate in Caerphilly.

The Festival will include free samples of the brewery’s acclaimed craft beers and a live performance from the Super Furry Animals – a live brewing performance that is.

Gruff, Guto, Cian, Daf and Bunf – who have been pursuing their own projects since they released their last album Dark Days/Light Years in 2009, will put the finishing touches to their own collaborative beer, which will be available in pubs around Wales and chosen outlets in London in March.

Fuzzy Beer, follows the launch of Goldie Lookin’ Ale – a collaborative beer between Welsh rappers Goldie Lookin’ Chain and Newport-based Tiny Rebel Brewery last year.

“We’re making it with our own specially formulated recipe, although I can’t tell you what that is,” laughs Furries keyboard maestro Cian Ciaran.

“Me and Daf (SFA drummer Dafydd Ieuan) met Tom who owns the brewery last year and we all thought it would be a good idea to make our own Furry brew.”

Although the band won’t be playing live, several members of the group will DJ on the night.

to brew a beer. :\

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 24 January 2014 18:58 (five years ago) link

American Interior is to come in four formats – a 13-song album, to be released on 5 May, which will be Rhys's fourth solo album; a book, described as "a psychedelic historical travelogue in which Gruff traces Evans' incredible journey from North Wales to new Spain, alongside the tale of his own strange American road trip following in Evans's footsteps", which will be published in late May; a film directed by Dylan Goch, documenting Rhys's 2012 tour; and an app consisting of 100 entries telling Evans's story.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:24 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Loving the new Pale Blue Dots song:

Also got a new Gulp song this past week:

Not been a bad year for SFA, if you're not looking for an actual SFA album.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 4 June 2014 17:06 (five years ago) link

Shocked, but not displeased, a publisher picked this up:

Rawlins, formerly digital editor of Artrocker, will document the story of the Welsh rock band's rise to iconic status.

The book, acquired by publishers The Friday Project, will tell the story of the band's time signed to Creation Records.

It will also cover their lavish marketing campaigns, which included equipping an army tank with a techno sound system and making plans to convert an aircraft carrier into a nightclub.

Lead singer Gruff Rhys said of the book: "Revolutionary, crazed and beautiful musical events and conversations that originally happened through the medium of a cracked youthful version of the Welsh language in the mid-nineties are presented here for the first time in quality English.

Also, new song by The Earth. It's really good:

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:36 (five years ago) link

I had a feeling Ric would get something like this put out eventually, and given his passion and enthusiasm for the band it should be at the very least pretty good. Why he hasn't gone the whole hog and covered their Epic Records/Rough Trade years too is a huge mystery, though.

...and the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and SAW! (Turrican), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:09 (five years ago) link

Vol 2

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:12 (five years ago) link

I just feel like there's, max, a dozen people out there that want to read this story. I'm not complaining, though. I've wanted an SFA book for years.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:25 (five years ago) link

Gruff's book doesn't count.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:26 (five years ago) link

Even though I care the least I probably ever have about this band right now, I'll definitely be still giving this book a read. Partly because I enjoy reading books of this ilk, and partly because I'm interested to see how much depth the book actually goes into. Hopefully I'll learn something new from it, or it'll give me a new perspective on albums and tracks I've played to death in the past. It'll be interesting to see how much it sells, too... I can't help but feel that the perfect time to do something like this would have been around the time of Songbook, and covering the years 1994-2004.

...and the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and SAW! (Turrican), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 23:52 (five years ago) link

It would be annoying to put out the biography and then for them to reform five minutes later

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:22 (five years ago) link

Well, they're technically not broken up... And it seems likely they'll get together sooner than later. So that'll probably happen.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:21 (five years ago) link

I wouldn't be fazed if they never got back together again to make music, and I wouldn't feel much of a loss either. At one point the thought of SFA splitting up would have been incredibly depressing, but I'm really unsure if they've got anything more to give.

...and the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, axe and SAW! (Turrican), Wednesday, 18 June 2014 18:03 (five years ago) link

I don't think they'll ever release an epic album that changes the world, but I think those days are behind any band any of us knows about. Hopefully their time apart has taught them some new tricks. I think it has, but I know you're not really fond of anything they've done since DD/LY.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 18 June 2014 18:34 (five years ago) link

The Friday Project picked up the last two Kristin Hersh album/books, it's not that much of a stretch for them

katherine, Thursday, 19 June 2014 01:56 (five years ago) link

I guess you're right, 'cause I have no idea who that is.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:48 (five years ago) link

I meant Season Sun, the name of their album. Oops.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 1 July 2014 22:48 (five years ago) link

Gulp is officially out. You can listen on Spotify

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 22:22 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

Got to see Gruff in Manchester a couple weeks ago. It was one of the best live performances I've ever been to, and he was all on his own. The show was equal parts lecture and music performance. I never realized how naturally charming and funny he is.

In other news:

The Earth's second LP is streaming. The Earth is Daf's band. Someone from Catatonia is also in the band. I know people around here hate Catatonia. The Earth's front woman also sings for the band Slowly Rolling Camera. I think this is a pretty decent record. It's a lot better than the first one.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:45 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Bunf's new album is streaming.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 10 October 2014 14:15 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Pale Blue Dots' new album is no longer streaming, but some new tracks available for stream. The album comes out next Monday (digital only). The Pale Blue Dots are also in session on Marc Riley tonight:

Some words from a website called Clash Music:

The ongoing hiatus of Super Furry Animals has dulled one of the most potent psych-pop voices around.

Thankfully, it has allowed the various members of the Welsh ensemble to engage in all manner of weird and wonderful projects.

Huw 'Bunf' Bunford is the band's lead guitarist, but recently struck up a friendship with composer Richard Chester.

Swapping ideas, the pair quickly descended into the studio to lay down some of fragments on tap. Piecing the whole thing together, The Pale Blue Dots were born.

Matching psychedelic flourishes against sweeping arrangements, a Bowie strut with lush harmonies, the project's debut album 'Lots Of Dots' is forthcoming.

Bunf says: "This is our Jekyll and Hyde moment. We love pop music, but we also like to lie down, listen to something, and not have to get up to press 'next track' for at least half an hour. The album definitely has a number of songs that could find themselves on the radio, but over the coming months we’re looking to take people on a journey into sound. By distributing found sounds online, and forming new compositions using archive material, The Pale Blue Dots is going to set out to demonstrate the pure pleasure in just listening."

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:48 (five years ago) link

Also, a new Cian Ciaran single came out a couple weeks ago:

The first track is a cover of a song by an artist I'd never heard of before. The second track features that artist's vocals. I actually kind of prefer the second track

I get the feeling no one around here cares about this stuff, but I hope someone out there might. I still see the odd "SFA ARE THE BEST BAND EVER" on the internet, so I hope this news reaches someone.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:51 (five years ago) link

Not bad tunes in the Love Kraft vein, but pretty inessential. Damn, I miss this band.

hardcore dilettante, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 01:21 (five years ago) link

Don't think it's happening until Gruff stops making his own albums. Everyone else in the band is recording and producing their albums together.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 02:05 (five years ago) link

Hi! I'm a lurker and a regular visitor to ilxor and this thread in particular. Super Furry Animals were and still are one of my favourite bands ever since I heard Mark Radcliffe play Hometown Unicorn on his late night BBC Radio One show. I can remembering him marvelling at the guitar solo on the song.

I've really enjoyed watching Gruff's solo shows since his first solo record, he's become a really engaging and entertaining performer. I wonder if the band got back together again would the live shows be a lot more interesting than they used to be. I can remember a show on the Phantom Power tour being a bit hard going with too many slow and midpaced songs all in a row.

I'm looking forward to hearing Bunf's record and am hoping that it gets released on vinyl or at least CD, the clips I've heard sound great. From that Clash interview it sounds like they're trying to do something interesting.

calimero, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:50 (five years ago) link

ha! i was just subjecting my coworkers to Love Kraft and Hey Venus yesterday!

AKA Thermo Thinwall (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 18:09 (five years ago) link

Calimero, I agree that Gruff's solo show is a lot better than many of the SFA shows I've been to. Two of his shows were some of the most memorable I've ever been to. The first one was a Candylion show that also featured Tony Da Gatorra. He also had some other guys on stage with him. I'm not sure who they were.

The second one was his totally solo American Interior show. My wife, who has almost zero interest in Gruff or SFA, enjoyed the American Interior show as much as I did. He really refined his act for general consumption. I wish I'd seen him with Y Niwl and Kliph Scurlock backing him, but I still loved it.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:51 (five years ago) link

SFA are very stationary and ehearsed and also rely a lot on backing tracks. That's been my issue with their shows in the past. I've still seen a couple really memorable shows. The one where they wore those fiber optic boiler suits was awesome.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:52 (five years ago) link

I also saw Gruff on the recent American Interior tour in a church, there was a drum kit and amps behind him which made me think Kliph and Y Niwl would join him at one point. It turned out the gear was for the church band! Despite this disappointment it was a great show, the songs sounded fine without a band, and Gruff was an entertaining and interesting storyteller.

I didn't really appreciate Yr Atal Genhedlaeth until I saw Gruff play a gig for it a few months later and then saw how he builds up the title track. It was interesting to see him play it again, and slightly differently, on this recent tour.

Like your wife, my partner had zero interest in the band, but now loves him after seeing a few of his gigs, the two films and an American Interior q&a. I don't think that would have happened if I'd taken her to a few regular SFA shows!

Gulp and The Earth recently played my town but I will was too lazy to see them, has anyone here seen either of the two bands live?

calimero, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:52 (five years ago) link

I have not seen either band. I hear Gulp is pretty good live. There are a couple nice videos online. I'm sure it's a lot more stationary than a Gruff show. I don't know much about The Earth, but I will say I really enjoyed their new album (I said that already, I think). It sounds much fuller and more varied than their first LP. I know it's not an essential release, and the vocals aren't going to pull in a lot of SFA fans, but I recommend it.

Strangetown, the record label that's put out all this other stuff, just sent .wavs of the new Pale Blue Dots album. It's unfortunately extremely short (under half an hour), but I love the whole thing. I never knew how much Bunf contributed to the band's sound. I always kind of at Gruff and Cian as the holy alliance. Honestly, The Pale Blue Dots' album comes closest to capturing the sound I fell in love with so many years ago. I understand that they are going to record more songs in the studio, so I guess Lots of Dots is more of an EP than an LP. There is an odd dance-y track with Bunf on lead vocals at the end of the album that I did not expect to like, but I can't get it out of my head.

I guess I have to give Richard Chester some credit, too. There are some great strings on the album.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:09 (five years ago) link

I always kind of viewed*

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:11 (five years ago) link

The Pale Blue Dots sounded kind of rough on their first outing, but they'd only rehearsed the night before. I enjoyed Daf coming in with his "Ice Hockey Hair" drums every couple minutes.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 31 October 2014 13:56 (five years ago) link

Yeah, I've had a similar new found appreciation for Bunf's contribution to the band. These days I'm able to recognise his voice more easily!

calimero, Friday, 31 October 2014 17:51 (five years ago) link

I never realized how prominent Cian's voice is on certain songs. Take for instance "Chewing Chewing Gum." It's almost his first lead vocal.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 31 October 2014 19:06 (five years ago) link

The Pale Blue Dots' album is streaming again (it's officially out today):

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 3 November 2014 14:45 (five years ago) link

I stole a fuse from their tank at Phoenix Festival 1996. Not many bands you can say that about tbh,

Willl, Monday, 3 November 2014 22:00 (five years ago) link

Can we just say they've split up now yet?

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 00:46 (five years ago) link

If gruff embarks on another multimedia extravagnza, sure. All the rest of them are recording, producing and releasing their music together.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 01:13 (five years ago) link

Can we just say they've split up now yet?

― PaulTMA, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:46 AM (21 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

In my mind, they pretty much have.

Welcome To (Turrican), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 22:31 (five years ago) link

I'm still in denial. If they announced it, it would feel like when Supergrass split up. A band that always seemed to be there putting out good to great albums every couple of years. Both bands that make me incredibly nostalgic.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 22:50 (five years ago) link

If they were split it up, wouldn't they just say they're split up? Gruff keeps insisting there'll be a 10th album.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 15:33 (five years ago) link

From what it sounds like, it doesn't seem like any of the band members have or are aware of any concrete plans for Super Furry Animals, and none of them seem particularly enthusiastic about it either, which makes me feel that the ship as sailed. I can't help but get the impression that there's a gulf between Gruff and the rest of the band, too. If they have split up and they're keeping quiet about it, then that's somewhat of a shrewd move, really. People will be more accepting of/tolerate even the shittiest of solo products if they feel a new Super Furry Animals album is eventually going to happen: like "hmm, yeah, okay this Neon Neon/Cian/Earth/Pale Blue Dots album is a bit shit, but that's okay, they'll get around to giving us the real stuff soon". Remember also that Blur never actually announced that they'd "split up" either following Think Tank, but they may as well have done for all that's happened since.

I'm still in denial. If they announced it, it would feel like when Supergrass split up. A band that always seemed to be there putting out good to great albums every couple of years. Both bands that make me incredibly nostalgic.

― Kitchen Person, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:50 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

When Supergrass split up, my overall feeling was one of unrealised potential. As good as records like In It For The Money and Road To Rouen are, I still think they had a lot more ground to cover and a lot left to explore as a unit. The album they were working on when they split, Release The Drones sounded very promising.

By comparison, I think the Super Furry Animals have explored every avenue they possibly can together. I honestly don't see where else they could possibly go from here. It would be a good time to leave it, I think. They've already released 10 records if you count Out Spaced as a "proper" album, anyway.

Welcome To (Turrican), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 20:20 (five years ago) link

Gruff's certainly drawn more attention to himself, with his most critically-acclaimed album and a fantastic stage show. The rest of the guys clearly have their work set out for them. we'll agree to disagree on the quality of the other side projects, though I've never been a neon neon fan.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 23:39 (five years ago) link

Can't say much about Supergrass. I always found them pretty slight. "Alright" is a nice song and their self-titled album seemed to draw more flack than it deserved. I kind of left them behind. I know most that read this thread probably rate SFA similarly, but that's life.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 23:46 (five years ago) link

Also - yes, check out the b-sides and non-album stuff. There is a b-sides compilation (Out Spaced) which is put together and sequenced like it's a "proper" studio album with segues and everything, however it only covers 1994-1998 and does not include everything - they left a lot of the shorter, poppier moments off it like 'Calimero', 'Waiting to Happen' ... it does include essential stuff like 'Arnofio/Glô in the Dark' and 'Dim Bendith', though!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:13 (eleven months ago) link

It's funny you should mention Fantasma. The way I remember getting into SFA is through HBO's Reverb. The particular episode I remember featured both Cornelius and SFA. If I remember correctly, this was around the time Guerrilla and Fantasma came out. Commonalities between Guerrilla and Fantasma: Sean O'Hagan worked on at least one track on both albums. Sean O'Hagan... one of my all-time favorite musicians. It's such a small world of music.

Cian just dropped a new track with his non-SFA band. Pretty average, but not bad:

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 28 January 2019 14:49 (eleven months ago) link

And of course Fantasma is probably one of my Top 10 records and totally formative to a newly-teenaged afriendlypioneer. So good.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 28 January 2019 14:50 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Dark Days/Light Years officially came out 10 years ago on Saturday.


afriendlypioneer, Monday, 18 March 2019 20:23 (ten months ago) link

I guess this means it's 16 years since their last truly great record!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:37 (ten months ago) link

The further away we get from their last record, the more I'm convinced that it was the best time for them to stop.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 18 March 2019 20:42 (ten months ago) link

They must've felt the same way!

It's just weird to think it's been so long. They released on such a regular scheduled for 13 years.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 18 March 2019 20:48 (ten months ago) link

It felt weird when they didn't put out a new album in 2011, which they probably would have done if they hadn't made the decision to stop. It doesn't feel weird to me now - after ten years I've got used to it.

Still, ten albums (Out Spaced included) is enough.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 18 March 2019 22:34 (ten months ago) link

I don’t really disagree. Moved on, myself, though I’d still listen to a new album if it ever came out. Burned out on pretty much all they’ve done at this point and have very minimal interest in any further reissues. Still blew my mind it’s been a decade since their last. That was my final year of college and feels not so long ago...

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 18 March 2019 23:23 (ten months ago) link

New Zefur Wolves is a really big improvement over the first album.

Good use of fuzz and feedback throughout. Some nice songwriting as well.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 1 April 2019 14:05 (nine months ago) link

When Creation Records signed Super Furry Animals, Gruff Rhys hand wrote me a list of every song he'd written up to that point ...

— Andy Saunders (@mrasaunders) March 30, 2019

Never would've suspected 'Lazer Beam' was written pre-Fuzzy Logic.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:17 (nine months ago) link

Perhaps a 'single pulled out of the bag'

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 18:48 (nine months ago) link

If indeed it is the same 'Lazer Beam' and not a different song with the same title. I'm very skeptical as 'Lazer Beam' is heavily based on a Cian demo that came later.

I'm most surprised to see 'Missunderstanding (sic)' on there.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 4 April 2019 02:46 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

I’ve heard fairly substantiated rumblings they’re working on a new album, but that Gruff is either not involved at all or featured in a diminished capacity. Not exactly what I would’ve dreamed of, but we shall see...

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 15:50 (eight months ago) link

I guess I got off the bus at the right time, then!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 16:11 (eight months ago) link

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:31 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

Ail-rhyddhad Guerrilla i ddathlu ei ugain-mlwyddiant. Wedi'w ail-fastro o'r tapiau gwreiddiol. Ar gael i'w rhag-archebu rwan:

The 20th anniversary edition of Guerrilla. Remastered from the original tapes available to pre-order now:

— super furry animals (@superfurry) September 10, 2019

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:45 (four months ago) link

*loads of incoherent sweary babble; you know the drill*

imago, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:55 (four months ago) link

I've made my peace. That is dope.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 19:28 (four months ago) link

Not at that undope price.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:34 (four months ago) link

Excited to get the Guerilla vinyl reissue. Just waiting on Phantom Power and that's the five of their albums I love done.

Some nice looking shirts there (and that hat is great too), but yeah those prices are a bit much.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:15 (four months ago) link

I hope they do In Space at some point. I just need In Space and Rings.

I never clicked with Guerrilla; maybe I’ll take this lil “event” as an opportunity to revisit.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:20 (four months ago) link

Gruff's new album is really good.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:41 (four months ago) link

Really? Every one of his solo records since the stellar Yr Atal Genhedlaith has been 1-2 great songs and a bunch of really boring junk to me. And I’m a fanboy/Stan.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 13 September 2019 05:04 (four months ago) link

9 tracks, about 29 minutes long. Not enough time to annoy.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 13 September 2019 11:28 (four months ago) link

Though I would say he’s had a respectable solo career so far, the highlights of which are mostly the live performances and the fantastic documentary films. I really enjoyed Babelsberg as well.

But this is an entirely Welsh, snappy record with really interesting production by Muzi.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 13 September 2019 12:48 (four months ago) link

I’ll pang it up!

Wish all his catalog was on Spotify so I could make a great “best-of” playlist.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:30 (four months ago) link

Where are you based? I see all his LPs on the USA Spotify.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 13 September 2019 16:38 (four months ago) link

Canada. We’re missing at least Hotel Shampoo.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 13 September 2019 18:07 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Dyfal donc a lanlwythir yr ôl-gatalog...

For Guerrilla's 20th anniversary re-issue, we've uploaded the video for "Do Or Die" in vibrant hi-definition with the newly re-mastered audio to our YouTube channel.

Pre-order Guerrilla:

— super furry animals (@superfurry) October 22, 2019

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:53 (two months ago) link

Woah, they recorded a demo for Love Lraft's 'Frequency' during the Guerrilla sessions:

Of these, the triumphant and dense "The Citizen's Band" (originally a hidden track before"Check It Out") is among the most wonderfully tight, blissful, and catchy. Elsewhere, the urgent acoustic number "Hand in Hand" (which would eventually become "Frequency" on Love Kraft) is engrossing. "Y Teimland" packs Paul McCartney-esque piano-based poppiness. "John Spex" is a full-blown electronic jam that's downright hypnotic, if a bit repetitious. Whether it's new material or alternate versions of Guerrilla staples, these add-ons are very cool.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:41 (two months ago) link

I don't see "Citizens Band" anywhere here

Mark G, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:49 (two months ago) link

I'm guessing it's still a negative track?

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:13 (two months ago) link

A rewindie...

Mark G, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:43 (two months ago) link

Though I'm not sure how that works out with the vinyl. Probably just gonna tack it onto that extra b-sides set.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:31 (two months ago) link

Pretty excited to hear the demos this time. 'Wherever I Lay My Phone" should be interesting.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

Guerrilla is probably my favorite album of all time, so I was going to like the reissue anyway, but I think they did a bang-up job on this one. It sounds phenomenal. It’s also got an 11-minute mix of “Somer Things Come from Nothing,” which is a song that I could probably listen to an hour-long mix of. Superb.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:13 (two months ago) link

The Vinyl doesn't have any extra tracks, though?

Mark G, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:25 (two months ago) link


afriendlypioneer, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:30 (two months ago) link

I don't fuck with vinyl too much anymore, unfortunately.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:30 (two months ago) link

Citizen's Band follows the main album on Spotify

PaulTMA, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:42 (two months ago) link

Citizen's Band is on Side A of the vinyl.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:12 (two months ago) link

Ar gael i ffrydio yng ngogledd America am y tro cyntaf. 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦🇺🇸

Now available to stream for the first time in North America. 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇨🇦🇺🇸

— super furry animals (@superfurry) November 4, 2019

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 4 November 2019 20:11 (two months ago) link

Guerrilla now on North American Spotify. Sadly lacks the extended Some Things.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 7 November 2019 21:19 (two months ago) link

Listened to the remaster. It's my first time hearing Guerrila in maybe 10 years, and first time ever hearing the b-sides. It's a shame "Citizen's Band" and some of the b-sides aren't on the album proper over, say, "Nightvision", "The Teacher", or "The Door...". Guerrilla is still my least favorite of the early albums by quite a bit, but now I realize it's mostly a matter of what they selected

Vinnie, Friday, 8 November 2019 00:15 (two months ago) link

Turrican came to me in a dream to tell me he'd gotten off the bus

PaulTMA, Friday, 8 November 2019 12:02 (two months ago) link

Have you seen him,
Mr Turrican-thread-wrecker?
I'm his bodyguard and protector
Don't remember where I lost him
When did he get off the bus?

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 8 November 2019 16:05 (two months ago) link

'Night Vision' and 'The Teacher' are two of my favs. The latter is a bit light weight, but it's Gruff's ode to Bunf and I love Bunf.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 8 November 2019 16:06 (two months ago) link

Had a flashback of the Barrowlands 1999 gig after SFA posted the tour poster on IG the other day - I remember both songs being played live, for the only time I can remember. Also only time I can remember seeing an eccied guy dry-humping his friend in time to the outro of Mountain People

PaulTMA, Friday, 8 November 2019 17:45 (two months ago) link

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