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  Super Furry Animals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Super Furry Animals (also known as "SFA", the "Furries" and the "Super Furries") are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation.
SFA released their first record on Ankst in 1994, the "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllynyngofod (In Space)" EP, to general critical acclaim.
SFA finished their UK tour at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, where they showcased the first ever concert in surround sound and broadcast it on the World Wide Web - something which was going to feature a lot more in the future.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Super_Furry_Animals   (1768 words)

 Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals (also known as SFA and The Furries) are a Welsh rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation.
SFA released their first record on Ankst in 1994, the Llanfairpwllgwyngllgogerychwyrndrobwllynyngofod (In Space) EP, to general critical acclaim.
After a chance to think about their music and their direction, SFA decided to recorded a new EP in early 1998 at Gorwel Owen's house and released it in May.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/su/Super_Furry_Animals.html   (1127 words)

 Arts Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | 'We call it sludge-rock'
Super Furry Animals are in Istanbul to perform at One Love, a rock festival held in a park north of the city, but their singer seldom misses an opportunity to search out some rare grooves.
SFA are happy to play big venues - "Stadiums are only shit when the band is shit," reasons Bunf - but they have never allowed their music to be used in commercials.
SFA's determination to record some of their music in Welsh can also be seen as a political act, although the band try not to over-analyse it.
arts.guardian.co.uk /fridayreview/story/0,12102,1518031,00.html   (1762 words)

 Super Furry Animals, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
Super Furry Animals were one of the first post-alternative bands, fusing together a number of disparate musical genres -- including power pop, punk rock, techno, and progressive rock -- creating a shimmering, melodic, irreverent, and willfully artsy rock & roll.
Super Furry Animals also became infamous during the summer of 1996 for attending all of the pop music festivals in a gigantic tank.
Super Furry Animals entered the studios in January of 1997 to record their second album, Radiator, which was released in August of 1997.
www.emusic.com /artist/11534/11534651.html   (754 words)

 super furry animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS Its Not The End Of The World -- (UK 1 track promo CDR w/ inlay)...
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS Moog Droog (scarce W/L promo of orig.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS Northern Lites -- (UK 2 track Cassette inc rabid dog in slip case p/s)...
www.opalmusic.com /a_to_z/superfurryanimals.htm   (1040 words)

 Super Furry Animals News
Super Furry Animals are pleased they turned down an advertising deal with Coca-Cola last year, after meeting a representative of Colombia's food and drink trade union during a recent visit to the South...
The Strokes, the Darkness and the Super Furry Animals are the first bands set to perform at the One Earth benefit, to be held Jan.
When Super Furry Animals released a collection of singles and singer Gruff Rhys put out a solo album at the beginning of 2005, the media started speculating that the Furries were through.
www.topix.net /who/super-furry-animals   (644 words)

 Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft (2005): Reviews
Super Furry Animals have just made perhaps the defining record of their career.
The difference between Super Furry Animals and all those freaky folk guys is that SFA aren't really trying to be all that freaky anymore.
While there's no doubt that listening to the Super Furries' seventh album is mostly a pleasure, there are moments when it feels like a little less relaxation might have paid off.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/superfurryanimals/lovekraft   (820 words)

 village voice > music > Super Furry Animals' Rings Around the World by Scott Seward
Maybe SFA haven't donated a billion dollars to the UN like Bono has (or was that Tina Turner?) or pushed legislation that would ban the electric spanking of war babies, but still.
Not only would I take SFA's premise that people are barmy, naff, and loony over U2's thesis that people are lost and need saving any day of the week, but SFA's latest, Rings Around the World, runs rings around any yahoomanist hoo-hah that U2 could poop out of their blarney-filled butts.
And PE, like SFA, had an immediacy and sense of purpose that gave their best work an electric glow that grew brighter with every step they took toward a future-world that always seemed just beyond their grasp.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0214/seward.php   (1050 words)

 Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
To some, comfortable may counted as a weakness-- for those who wear their bands like fashion, balling up inside Super Furry Animals' farmer-spun wool sweater won't compare to the Issey Miyake-esque bands peacocking down the runway in a loose web of spangles, layers of veneer, and sprigs of feathers.
This dichotomy is what makes the album so fascinating-- Super Furry Animals rail against the "gulf of misery" created by America (snowballing seas "painted red by bleeding army"), yet more than ever invest their efforts in honey-dipped California harmonies, Mississippi mud slide-guitars, and snapping Stax drumming.
Super Furry Animals never settle into one mood here, and Phantom Power sees the down-to-earth Welsh band moving away from genre-hopping and rough juxtapositions, and beginning to blend their influences into an evenly spread melange that simply sounds like a highly evolved pop band.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/super-furry-animals/phantom-power.shtml   (798 words)

 San Diego Music Scene > Fun . Sign On San Diego . Com : Live music event listings, ticket alerts, reviews, venues
This would have meant the demise of most bands (after all, non-Welsh fans couldn't exactly sing along), but the Super Furry Animal's soulful, raucous music and wild antics were unstoppably appealing and the band quickly became a cult favorite in Wales.
With the lyrics now in English, Super Furry Animals drew critical acclaim, but the album only charted at #23 in Britain.
Live, the Super Furry Animals' costumed band members sometimes seem a little daft, singing about hamsters and TV weathergirls and acting like maniacs, but they will no doubt always be hometown heroes in Cymru (that's Wales to you non-natives).
entertainment.signonsandiego.com /profile/249482   (268 words)

 KSCR Music Database: view
I had read from an article that Paul McCartney had a small cameo on Super Furry Animals’ previous work (‘Rings Around the World’) and, being a Beatles fanatic, I figured the band was worthy of a shot.
It is at once the Super Furry Animals maturing and entering a whole new realm of imagination.
Guerilla may be the Furries’ electronic masterpiece and Phantom Power may showcase their serious side, but only on Love Kraft could a country tune about an unwanted pregnancy and suicide (“Ohio Heat”) precede a Gershwin-styled love song (“Walk You Home”).
kscr.usc.edu /?a=view&id=6155   (436 words)

 BBC - Wales - Super Furry Animals
The most creative of the contemporary Welsh bands, SFA consistently blend classic songwriting with often breathtaking experimentation.
SFA's long-promised Welsh language album, released in 2000.
In 1999 Super Furry Animals signed a sponsorship deal with Cardiff City FC.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/music/sites/superfurryanimals   (252 words)

 Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft - PopMatters Music Review
Perhaps the upcoming studio album would disappoint, and the Furries, paranoid and self-conscious, were buttering us up with oodles of "minor" works.
For this, their seventh studio record, the Furries retreat deeper into the silk-lined sanctum of orchestral rock.
The record's MVP is (perhaps tellingly, given the sometimes lackluster effort) an honorary Furry: the High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan, who contributes bulbous, Serge Gainsbourg-approved orchestral arrangements to a majority of the songs.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/superfurryanimals-lovecraft.shtml   (1010 words)

 Super Furry Animals Interview 21/09/05 - LeftLion Nottingham Articles
Perhaps the most famous underground band in the world, Super Furry Animals, are back with their long awaited new album, ‘Love Kraft’, and are touring the UK this September, including a stop off at Rock City on 21 September.
Super Furry Animals are Gruff Rhys (vocals), Huw Bunford ‘Bunf’ (guitar), Guto Pryce (bass), Cian Ciaran (keyboards) and Dafydd Ieuan ‘Daf’ (drums).
Then the next weekend we saw her again and she had made bootleg t-shirts with Super Furry Animals written on them.
www.leftlion.co.uk /articles.cfm/id/868   (1137 words)

 super furry animals | Purchase Online | Pets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
In part, these animals have become less popular in stores because pet stores have received considerable bad press for their inappropriate care of puppies and kittens, which need socialization and are vulnerable to illnesses, and for their purchasing the animals from puppy mills.
As a result, it is usually easier and cheaper to acquire puppies and kittens from animal shelters, private breeders, or rescue groups than from pet stores.
Because the care of these types of animals is difficult and expensive, usually only stores that specialize in exotic animals carry them as regular stock.
www.adventures-edge.com /pets/20/term2608.html   (145 words)

 Super Furry Animals: Songbook: The Singles Volume One: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
For those of you just joining us: Super Furry Animals were the most life-affirming British pop group of the late 1990s, retaining their yen for sunny melodies even as Radiohead perfected gloomy computer-age ennui and Blur's buoyant choruses sank into heartbreakingly dissonant sad bastard music.
Since landing on this watery, sun-scorched planet, SFA have gleefully mish-mashed influences that include the Beach Boys, the Beatles, David Bowie, and Chemical Brothers.
Yeah, Super Furry Animals sure were a great band.
pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/s/super-furry-animals/songbook.shtml   (524 words)

 superfurrylogic.com : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Super Furry Animals drummer Daf Ieuen is recording with Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield on his forthcoming solo album, your webmaster has learned from an unnamed source in South Wales.
Your webmaster may just explode with joy in Leeds on 25 June as the 02 Wireless Festival 2006 has Super Furry Animals, The Flaming Lips and The Who on the bill, as we tipped earlier.
SFA DJ's will appear at Pinup Nights at Woodside Social Club in Glasgow on April.
www.angelfire.com /indie/hopemusicmedia/news.html   (1407 words)

 Super Furry Animals: Phantom Power - PopMatters Music Review
"The Piccolo Snare" is yet another Super Furry homage to Brian Wilson, with its lush vocal harmonies, but true to their nature, they turn the song on its ear two thirds of the way through with a terrific, lightly funky coda that fits perfectly (yes, that's right, the Super Furry Animals are actually showing restraint!).
Similar to what Grandaddy has done on their excellent recent album Sumday, Super Furry Animals have softened the more distracting elements of their sound, and like Grandaddy's album, it's a success.
There's still the odd hint of goofy experimentation (the rhythmic car horn honking in "Valet Parking", the sound of the band fooling around with Uzis and Kalashnikovs on "The Undefeated"), but the focus, this time, is on the songs themselves.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/superfurryanimals-phantom.shtml   (890 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Rings Around the World: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
The fifth album from Welsh pop prodigies Super Furry Animals, Rings Around the World is their most staggeringly ambitious work to date.
One of the greatest joys is that while the lyrics are imbued throughout with a sense of dippy fun, closer inspection reveals a satisfyingly off-kilter --and frequently inspirational--intelligence.
The gorgeous "Presidential Suite"--which, incidentally, features John Cale tickling the ivories--marries the classic SFA psychedelic shimmer to a weary lyric concerning the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency, frontman Gruff Rhys questioning it sadly like it's the most passé thing he can comprehend.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005ML9I   (520 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Mwng: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Released on Super Furry Animal's own Placid Casual imprint in collaboration with Welsh über-indie label Ankst, Mwng harks back, misty-eyed, to the Furries' pre-Creation past--most notably on the gentle acoustic psychedelia of "Y Gwyneb Iau", or the quaint, otherworldly folk of "Pan Ddaw'r Wawr".
SFA's deeper musical excavations come shrouded in a mystical grandeur that infuses the best experimental Welsh music, from Gorky's Zygotic Mynci to little-known Welsh musical pioneers Datblygu (whose hymnal "Y Teimlad" is covered here).
Super Furry Animals might sing in Welsh, but on Mwng, they speak the universal language of pop --Louis Pattison
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004T9Z5   (518 words)

Nythod Cacwn means hornets nest and is also on the Furries Welsh Albwm 'Mwng' which is available to buy on line from their own label Placid Casual.
Excellent, I saw Super Furries playing my home town last week, the first time I've heard Cryndod yn dy lais, it was like Gruff weaving a spell over the whole crowd.
Here's a bit of Furry news - Gruff is to release a solo album on 'Placid Casual' label in UK in January 2005, a seventh studio album will also be released in Spring 2005 and a retrospective singles album called 'Songbook' is to be released in UK on limited CD and DVD on October 4th...
www.kvrx.org /locallive/performance.php?pid=473   (1255 words)

 Super Furry Animals Reviews
A grim mood stalks the Super Furry Animals' spellbound sixth studio album, but, luckily, brilliant music spirits away the thematic gloom as florid semi-acoustic ballads and technicolor glam rock keeps the darkness at bay.
The fifth album from Welsh pop prodigies Super Furry Animals is their most ambitious work to date.
The gorgeous "Presidential Suite"--which, incidentally, features John Cale tickling the ivories--marries the classic SFA psychedelic shimmer to a weary lyric concerning the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.
www.iq451.com /music/super-furry-animals.htm   (830 words)

 NME.COM - News - GHOST STORIES!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-05)
Find out more about Super Furry Animals in the pages of NME Magazine, delivered straight to your door every week.
SUPER FURRY ANIMALS' new album has been given a provisional title of 'PHANTOM POWER', NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
The record, the band's sixth studio album, is scheduled for release in July.
www.nme.com /news/104311.htm   (282 words)

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