Arriving completely out of left field, Animal Logic (1996) casually referenced such disparate cultural phenomena as comedian Bill Hicks, drug smuggler Howard Marks, 17th-century scientist Isaac Newton – and the Super Furry Animals’ pet hamster.
The music was an artful mish-mash of Sixties pop, punk rock, and psychedelia, with an underlying Nineties dance sensibility.
Indeed, Super Furry Animals had formed with the aim of making techno records and, later that summer, invaded the festival circuit in a bright blue tank with a large sound system attached and “If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You . . .” painted on the gun barrel.
Huw ‘Bunf’ Bunford
Dafydd ‘Daf’ Leuan