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LIVE: Super Furry Animals, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR

By Hollister Dixon // Photos By Yousef Hatlani

If you’re reading this, and you’ve never dived into the work of Super Furry Animals, arguably* the best band to ever come from Cardiff, Wales, you’re part of the problem.

Okay, you aren’t actually part of the problem. In all seriousness, though, Super Furry Animals are probably the best Welsh band to never, ever manage to find a footing in the US. The reasons they’ve never grabbed hold of the US are a mystery, though I have my theories – the thickness of Gruff Rhys’ accent, the fact that one of their best releases (Mwng) is completely in Welsh, the fact that they have names like Dafydd Ieuan and Huw Bunford – but from a sonic perspective this is a band that deserves to be much, much bigger.

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Episode 106: Late-Night Tales

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Thanks to Jacob Gellman for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • Late-night television performances
  • What are some of our favorite performances by bands on late-night talk shows, or Saturday Night Live?
  • Do talk show performances still gain new listeners like they used to?
  • Are those performances still “appointment viewing”?
  • Which shows have the best legacy of musical guests?

Songs:

  • Delay – “Don’t Worry Now”
  • Pavement – “Stereo” (Live on Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
  • Super Furry Animals – “Something 4 the Weekend”
  • Tyler, The Creator – “Sandwitches” (Live on Jimmy Kimmel)

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