Rise of The Super Furry Animals

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Rise of the Super Furry Animals tells the story of the greatest psychedelic pop band of our time.

Welsh speakers with a lust for global communication, the Super Furry Animals shot to fame on Creation Records and found that, thanks to the record sales of label-mates Oasis, they suddenly had a vast budget to play with. Wasting no time, they bought an army tank and equipped it with a techno sound-system, caused national security alerts with 60-foot inflatable monsters, went into the Colombian jungle with armed Guerrilla fighters, and drew up plans to convert an aircraft carrier into a nightclub.

Yet SFA's crazed adventures only tell half the story. By mixing up electronic beats, surf rock, Japanese culture and more, the band recorded some of the most acclaimed albums of the millennium, all the while documenting the mobile phone revolution in their uniquely surreal way.

Written with the band’s own participation and housed in a jacket designed by Pete Fowler, the man behind some of SFA’s most iconic album covers, this is the remarkable story of their ascent to fame.

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‘Revolutionary, crazed and beautiful musical events and conversations, which originally happened through the medium of a cracked youthful version of the Welsh language in the mid-nineties, are presented here for the first time in quality English. Ric lifts the lid on these millennial events through comic re-enactments, cosmic speculations and passionate research – which sometimes hit on truths that are closer to what happened than what actually happened.’
– Gruff Rhys

‘A joyful encapsulation of the band and their leaps of fuzzy logic.’
– Q Magazine

‘This telling of the SFA tale exceeds expectations 4/5.’
– Mojo

‘Intimate access to the Welsh outfit … the results are highly entertaining.’
– Clash

‘An essential read for anyone with the slightest of interest in the Welsh wonders.’
– Artrocker

‘An enjoyable blast through the history of the band … I managed to blitz through the story in an evening. A golden reminder of how important and influential SFA are and continue to be.’
– Something You Said

‘Unreserved humour, nimble prose … an amusing and (mis)informative read.’
– Joyzine

‘Fantastic and thoroughly entertaining … like the band’s own career, ‘Rise of the Super Furry Animals’ is a hilarious, charming and inspiring trip. I was genuinely gutted when I finished it.’
– Penny Black Music

‘Magical, psychedelic, funny and brilliant.’
– Blackwell’s Fiction

‘Every page is full of ridiculous stories … it's hard to put down.’
– Soft Concrete Magazine

‘Captures something glorious about the band’s creative energy … written with the sardonic wit and dramatic hyperbole of a writer having a total blast.’
– Milky Tea Kid

About the Author:

Ric Rawlins is a writer and digital producer. He worked as a music journalist for several years in London, where he produced the ‘world's first online music festival’ for Artrocker and did live reviews for the Evening Standard. He now lives in Bath with his wife and cat, making videos for Send a Cow.

Ric first met SFA in Cardiff while they were making Dark Days/Light Years.

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