April 12, 2010 12:32 PM   Subscribe

Super Furry Animals live at the Highline Ballroom, NYC, 9.11.2009. (Previously)
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I refuse to click on any links while at work that might contain ironic yiffing.
posted by Theta States at 12:39 PM on April 12, 2010

The Super Furry Animals is a band I should've gotten into by now, but have neglected them to my regret. They're the Welsh Flaming Lips in that way (and many other ways as well, though they're quite different in crucial respects).

Like always with SFA, I really like the first two songs I've listened to, but circumstances force me to leave the internet for now. Hopefully I can remember to return to this concert later.
posted by Kattullus at 12:44 PM on April 12, 2010

The video doesn't want to play for me, but it's not really that big a loss, since SFA haven't really recorded anything good after Fuzzy Logic anyway. Or maybe Radiator.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:53 PM on April 12, 2010

Saying SFA haven't recorded anything good since Fuzzy Logic is akin to saying the Beatles never recorded anything good after Please Please Me.

I'm assuming your comment wasn't sarcastic so if it was then I apologize.
posted by ekroh at 1:03 PM on April 12, 2010

Just kidding here. I think all their albums are great, although I happen to be especially fond of Mwng.
posted by daniel_charms at 1:10 PM on April 12, 2010

I saw them open for Pavement in 1999. I had never heard of them. They were great.
posted by anazgnos at 1:14 PM on April 12, 2010

I think Dark Days/Light Years is one of the absolutely finest albums SFA has ever recorded. But I love just about everything they do. Gruff Rhys is my favorite rock star ever.

I was very disappointed they didn't tour with that album -- at least not extensively.

Kattullus -- I tend to think of the Flaming Lips as being the (inferior) American Super Furry Animals, but I'm not trying to get into a "your favorite band sucks" fight. I just think SFA is smarter and more fun and less "look at how quirky we are" than Flaming Lips. But to each his own. Definitely check out the concert.
posted by darksong at 2:21 PM on April 12, 2010

I went to a SFA / Grandaddy concert a few years ago. It was a fantastic combo.
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 2:39 PM on April 12, 2010

Super Furry Clasurol - film shown last week on S4C (Welsh TV) of SFA recording with Charles Hazlewood. Voiceover and much of the inter-band chat is in Welsh; press the owl for English subtitles.
posted by ceiriog at 2:48 PM on April 12, 2010

cpedia article

(Interestingly, I came across this totally randomly after someone mentioned the "Animals" cpedia article in the cpedia thread)
posted by delmoi at 10:56 PM on April 12, 2010

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