- 24 Nov 16
On the 20th anniversary of Super Furry Animals’ debut album, frontman Gruff Rhys talks about taking the record back out on the road and offers his thoughts on the EU, Wales at the Euros and that time he drove a tank around Glastonbury.
Gruff Rhys is packing for a trip to Mexico. He crosses the Atlantic at a strange moment, suggests Hot Press. “We won’t be going anywhere near Trumpland. Maybe we’ll see it from the plane,” says the Super Furry Animals frontman in his treacly burr. “Fucking hell man… fucking hell… ”
Super Furry Animals are about to embark on the mother of all victory laps. The 20th anniversary of the Welsh psychedelic crew’s debut LP, Fuzzy Logic, recently passed so, starting in Mexico City, they are going on the road playing the album in its entirety. Just for laughs – and because one 40-minute record would make for rather a short set – they will also reprise 1997 follow-up Radiator (the tour hits Dublin on Thursday, December 1).
“The first album didn’t sound anything like we wanted it to,” says Rhys. “We went into a big flashy studio we didn’t know how to use. With the second one we went back to our producer’s house and had a smaller setup. It was easier to mess around and experiment.”