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Old 03-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #121
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Songbook defines "untouchable." One of the best two or three contemporary singles comps in the world. Unreal stuff, on there.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:32 PM   #122
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GAF: What'd you think of Songbook?

And has anybody ever heard any Ffa Coffi Pawb? It was Gruff and Daf's band, pre-SFA. One of the dudes from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci was also in it, I believe. Very good stuff, if you ask me. The music is great, and, as an added bonus, I find myself fascinated, listening to Gruff develop as a songwriter. So much of what would eventually be instantly recognizable as SFA gets worked out, on their records, and yet so much is also cast aside. The screeching power tools of "Valium" (one of FCP's catchiest songs), for example, never quite made it into the SFA world.

It's all crazily early '90s, but still awesome. Helps me remember than SFA needs to start recording more songs in Welsh, again, too! The two on this new record seems like a good re-start, to me. Here's hoping for Mwng II: Drygioni's Revenge, at some point in the future.

Also, "Hit & Run" may be my new favorite Furrytrack. Amazing song.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:52 AM   #123
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GAF: What'd you think of Songbook?
Honestly? I haven't made it through the whole thing yet because the first four tracks are so good that I just want to keep listening to them over and over without moving on. Seriously. Something 4 The Weekend, It's Not The End Of The World?, Northern Lites, and Juxtapozed With U are so fucking fun and infectious and...I love them. Great pop songs. Especially Something 4 The Weekend. I swear, before buying this thing I'd never heard a note of SFA's music and I was pretty much sold on the band after the opening verse of Something 4 The Weekend...

First time, I did it for the hell of it
Stuck it on the back of my tongue and then swallowed it
Second time, things are getting easier
Blow me down, this wind's getting breezier
Third time lucky, maybe feeling fuzzy...


And the chorus is perfect, too. I haven't yet cracked track 5 - "Slow Life", but I love track 6 - "Fire In My Heart." And that's about as far as I've progressed because, like I said, I kept wanting to go back and hear Something 4 The Weekend. So I think the compilation is doing the trick. I'll report back when I actually get through the whole album.
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Good to hear, GAF.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:28 PM   #125
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Guerrilla is growing on me like a yeast infection on Lance's mom. With two SFA albums left unheard (Love Kraft and Hey Venus) I considered this one my least favorite, but now I'm certain that it's superior to Fuzzy Logic and probably Phantom Power (which starts and ends incredibly well but simply isn't dynamic enough to hold my attention very closely throughout).

I still think that Guerrilla is a little heavy on the sonic experiments and too light on the irresistible, edgy pop that made me fall in love with Radiator and Rings Around The World, but it's pretty damn impressive as a whole. And the production is simply mindblowing. Wherever I Lay My Phone's bass line is worth the price of admission alone, and Fire In My Heart is proof that classic love songs are still being written.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:39 PM   #126
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The Chupacabra brass-"roar" making a cameo appearance at the start of "Wherever I Lay My Phone (That's My Home)" is the real treat, on that record/track. They used to open shows with the motherfucker. This performance = low-key, for that song:

YouTube - Wherever I Lay My Phone (That's My Home)/Bad Behaviour
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Speaking of "Something 4 the Weekend"...

Laz, have you ever heard "Something FOR the Weekend," from the UK pressings of Fwzzy Logic? It's never been released, in the States. About 30 seconds shorter, and a lot closer to "God! Show Me Magic!" than "If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You," unlike the US album/all single versions. I'll throw you a link, if need be, when I have access to my HD.

Actually, the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space) and Moog Droog EPs also have different cuts/edits/mixes of other early, usually Welsh-language tracks. Most notable, though, is Moog Droog's Ankst-y, still-in-English "God! Show Me Magic!" That version (a completely different take than the one you know) is as raw as a just-butchered cow. Very interesting listens, all of the above.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #128
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Here's an incredible show played at Cardiff University, in December of 1999. A wonderful, Welsh audience, for this one. I believe that it's a New Year's Eve show, but I could be wrong. At any rate, PLEASE at least listen to "Fire In My Heart," which at one point sees the audience singing an entire verse by itself! Beautiful.

http://www.media fire.com/download.php?zj03nt1mt2j

Enjoy! That's an order!
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:08 PM   #129
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Streaming on the Myspace, now.

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:49 PM   #130
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Comes out in just a few days, kids! In anticipation, a vintage performance of the Fuzzy Logic classic, "Fuzzy Birds."

YouTube - Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Birds (V96)


[Bunf has a hamster: Stavros. I had a dream in which Bunf wired up Stavros' wheel to a dynamo system producing electricity for his house. This is their story:]


[Bunf:]
Hamster, turning 'round in your wheel
I've got something to tell you
I can harness your feel
Dynamo for electricity
You empower my feelings
Give me light for me to see

[Stavros:]
So won't you give me some food?
I really need to get some energy in me
Give me some
I really need to get some energy in me
Give me some
The world is turning, kicking, screaming 'round my little head
To spread it on my bread
Don't you know that I spread it on my bread?

[Bunf:]
Rest yourself you've been long on your feet
If I buy you a matchbox
Will you keep it all neat?
Radiate, you're no flash in the pan
You're the battery incarnate
I'm an innocent man

[Stavros:]

So won't you give me some food?
I really need to get some energy in me
Give me some
I really need to get some energy in me
Give me some
The world is turning, kicking, screaming 'round my little head
To spread it on my bread
Don't you know that I spread it on my bread?
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Laz, at least YOU must watch this. Absolutely wonderful, especially the whole "Festyval Wynds" thing. Jesus, I am sad that there's not going to be a tour for at least the foreseeable future. Sigh.

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Old 04-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #132
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So, this can't be right, can it? Nobody has anything to say about the record? Been out for over a week, in the UK, and already for several days, in North America.

Time to weigh in, kids. The record is magic. A damn shame about the liners not coming with lyrics, though. For shame, SFA!
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I'm speechless.

Must...return...to...sonic vortex...
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Somebody talk about this. Fuck all of you.
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I'd comment, but I'm not as high on the album as others, so rather than risk banishment from B&C, I'll just stay silent.
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