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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Jangloid Mark » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:20

I am big on the Super Furries....although, must admit, I always grouped them in with Gorky's...and, to be honest, do prefer Gorkys....but, that said, I've seen SFA live a fair few times, and have most of their back catalogue....

If I made a top 5 of their albums, it would be....

1. Fuzzy Logic
2. Mwng
3. Phantom Power
4. Rings Around The World
5. Guerilla

I must admit that I was hugely disappointed with 'Radiator' when it came out, and never really went back to it...I may just give it another try tonight....
I also agree that they tailed off a bit right at the end....
Will almost certainly get the new one, although, not sure it's enough priotity to get on the day of release....
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Tilt » Mon Mar 02, 2009 21:47

I found Hey Venus quite bland really.. not the right amount of madness I need to fill out my melody sandwich when it comes to how I approach an SFA album.

Guerilla is my favourite album, cos it seems the most pop and the most mental at the same time and Lovecraft was cruelly underrated.

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by indiansummer » Tue Mar 03, 2009 09:55

Tilt wrote:Guerilla is my favourite album, cos it seems the most pop and the most mental at the same time and Lovecraft was cruelly underrated.
Totally agree about Guerilla, but i read several reviews of Lovekraft raving about how it was their best album, and absolutely flawless. A couple even compared it to Brian Wilson's new version of Smile, which had just been released, and is of course ace.

So i dunno whether my expectations were too high or what, but i just found Lovekraft dull, plodding and rather disappointing on the whole. Lazer Beam was a good single though.

Maybe it's time to give that AND Rings... another go...
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Tue Mar 17, 2009 18:30

The new album is fantastic! It's not their poppiest, but it does rock like a good 'un. I like Inaugral Trams most at the moment I think. Or Pric. Or The Very Best Of Neil Diamond.

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Pablo » Sun Jul 19, 2009 01:00

I've been a fan for so long I suppose it's inevitable that there have been times when I've got a little bit bored of them.

That said, I love the current album, and the show at Somerset House tonight reminded me of why I love this band. It was blooming ace, so it was
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by darvé » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:41

I was in the pub last night, and someone had put Rings Around The World on the jukebox, and i had a bit of a moment where i was really annoyed at myself for not going to the Somerset House show, and now i read this, and i really wish i'd have made the effort.

Bloody having no money is rubbish.

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Pablo » Mon Jul 20, 2009 09:41

That's a shame. It wasn't sold out, so tickets were exchanging hands for next to nothing. The people I was with sold FOUR for a total of £20 to a tout. I probably shouldn't have told you that, sorry.

It was a good show though - I was talking to a mate not long ago who said he was getting a bit fed up of the silly outfits and power rangers helmets and stuff like that, and in fairness I was pleased myself that there wasn't anything theatrical about it other than Gruff holding up some helpful audience cue cards which helped get the atmosphere going nicely.

They started with 'Slow Life', which was ace, and ended with 'Keep the Cosmic Trigger Happy', which I don't think I've even heard them play live before. In between there was unsurprisingly a lot off the new album, but plenty of stuff from across the back catalogue - 'Golden Retriever', 'God! Show me Magic', 'Demons', 'The International Language of Screaming', 'Rings Around the World', 'The Man Don't Give a Fuck' etc. But no encore and no 15 minute techno breakdown at the end which caught people a bit by surprise and meant we were all left hanging there a bit, but overall it was great.
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by darvé » Mon Jul 20, 2009 14:00

Pablo wrote:That's a shame. It wasn't sold out, so tickets were exchanging hands for next to nothing. The people I was with sold FOUR for a total of £20 to a tout. I probably shouldn't have told you that, sorry.
Ah, thats alright, i was down in Gravesend anyway, i did have this vague idea earlier in the day that i'd pop down and see how cheap they were.. but i didn't.

Anyway, sounds like a similar set (without the songs from the new album) that they played when they toured Hey Venus! They were finishing with a short Man don't give.. followed by Keep the Cosmic Trigger Happy then.

I love that they still play loads of stuff from across all the albums, i could never get bored of hearing God! Show me magic and International Language of Screaming live. Thats a good point about the whole Power Rangers helmet and the yeti outfits, it was becoming more of a distraction over the songs, i think thats why, for me, it was becoming less of a must see when they toured. Good to see they've kind of gone back to basics.
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Jul 20, 2009 19:38

They're playing a mini festival thing at a park 20 minutes drive from my house soon. I should go really, and try to ignore the fact that Supergrass are on as well.

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by jamboshoeshine » Wed Jul 22, 2009 00:16

Super Furry Daniel wrote:They're playing a mini festival thing at a park 20 minutes drive from my house soon. I should go really, and try to ignore the fact that Supergrass are on as well.
First three albums are brilliant, though. Much like SFA...

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Pablo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:12

I love the last Supergrass album. In fact, I think there's only one iffy one: Life on Other Planets
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Mr Bear » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:19

Supergrass are great! I'd love to see them live again - I reckon it'd be a real feelgood experience.


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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by darvé » Mon Sep 21, 2009 08:46

Playing the Forum on 09Oct, tickets are something like £28 with booking fees. I'm not sure if i'll actually get to see them again anytime soon, maybe all those years of seeing them everytime they tour, as often as possible has finally reached saturation point.
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by jamboshoeshine » Tue Sep 22, 2009 17:09

tickets are something like £28 with booking fees
I love SFA, but those tickets are far too expensive. I still have a 15GBP price limit for gigs, which is very 1997 of me I realise.

I only break that price limit for Bjork, Spiritualized, or Bjork singing Spiritualized.

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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Final Loan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:58

Last time I saw Spiritualized it was for FREE. That was a good week as I also saw the Black Angels for free... I like free gigs. Oh yes.
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Re: Out of focus ideology - The Super Furry Animals thread

Post by Karenbee » Sat Jul 24, 2010 09:58

Anyone else silly excited about Separado! film release? Trailer looks quite good. Heard mixed reviews but think if you are a sfa fan you will enjoy.

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