Rocks In The Attic #60: Super Furry Animals – ‘Mwng’ (2000)

Rocks In The Attic #60: Super Furry Animals - ‘Mwng’ (2000)I was so happy when I bought this album – on white vinyl – that I played songs from it when I was DJing that evening. Local boy done good and ex-Inspiral Carpet Clint Boon was doing a homecoming show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham, and I was asked to DJ. Hardly anybody turned up but I do remember that I played a few songs off this album. I was even approached by one of members of the support bands playing that night (somebody fairly minor, but a known act all the same), when I was playing Ysbeidiau Heulog, and asked who this was.

Apparently this is the best-selling Welsh-language album of all time. I couldn’t care less that it’s sung in a different language. In fact, I think it gives it charm. I hardly listen to lyrics anyway, so it doesn’t mean a thing to me. The music and the melody is where I’m at.

Hit: Ysbeidiau Heulog

Hidden Gem: Ymaelodi Â’r Ymylon

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5 thoughts on “Rocks In The Attic #60: Super Furry Animals – ‘Mwng’ (2000)

  1. Johnny Andrews

    Surely they must be quite lyrically deep? I get that impression – I just don't listen to them (the English ones obviously). I think that's why I've never been a huge fan of Bob Dylan. The lyrics go over my head so much of his early stuff to me is just G-chord, D-chord, G-chord, and so on.

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  2. Matthew Gibson

    I never thought of them being all that deep, really. It's mostly just puns and randomly assorted snippets of pop culture. But if you don't listen to lyrics generally, that's weird!

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  3. Johnny Andrews

    I admit it's weird, but I guess I pay so much attention to everything else, that there's no room left to pay attention to lyrics. Some of my favourite songs I couldn't sing all the way through. I guess with the Super Furrys, if I did pay attention to lyrics I'd probably switch off anyway as I'd expect them to be the ramblings of a bunch of stoners. I just can't be bothered with subtext. For me, Mr. Tambourine Man is a simple song, about a man who plays tambourines. I like it nice and simple like that.

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