The Yummy Fur
Night Club


4.0
excellent

Review

by butcherboy USER (123 Reviews)
August 2nd, 2018 | 12 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: he wear a Stetson, he got a moustache, he go to night club..

A continuously revolving door of players that included at one point or another future members of underground strongholds like Male Nurse, The Country Teasers and even revivalists extraordinaires Franz Ferdinand; Glaswegian art punkers Yummy Fur mashed the stubborn repetition of The Fall with the barbed foolishness of more tongue-in-cheek outfits like Thinking Fellers and Half Man Half Biscuit into an angular brew, music for people who were as prone to pontificating on existentialism as they were to throwing rocks through windows.

Named after Chester Brown’s cult fringe comic (home to the gory, scatological heathen Ed the Happy Clown), the band plied a simple enough trade – penning sharp, skinny guitar lines and then bashing away at them, as the lyrics turnt biting, pertinent and/or absurd (John Peel was a big fan). Cowboys prostrating at discos, the hyper-lucid boredom of clean living, sex and submission, scantily-clad feminists, evangelists and tight-fisted bookies all get strung out over a giddy stomp and swing. Patently Scottish indie of its time, there isn’t even a glint of an attempt to pretty up all these earworm riffs with anything remotely more elaborate than a euphoric, rhythmic march. So take a sweating pint, a hungover cig, sit in the sun, listen and never wonder again where Parquet Courts got their every single idea from.



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butcherboy
August 2nd 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

a super-short one before the EP series kicks off.. just wanted to get the band out there..

Papa Universe
August 2nd 2018


22503 Comments


"future members of (...) Male Nurse, The Country Teasers and (...) Franz Ferdinand"
"art punkers"
"the stubborn repetition of The Fall with (...) Thinking Fellers and Half Man Half Biscuit"
"John Peel was a big fan"
wait!
you had me at "a review by butcherboy"

Papa Universe
August 2nd 2018


22503 Comments


"brand new tool for you to admire" was right

butcherboy
August 2nd 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oooh ya!

Conmaniac
August 2nd 2018


27694 Comments


lovely descriptions here butcher

butcherboy
August 2nd 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cheers, Con!

bgillesp
August 2nd 2018


8867 Comments


But what does it sound like? I enjoyed the history lesson though (:

Conmaniac
August 2nd 2018


27694 Comments


here u go: art punkers Yummy Fur mashed the stubborn repetition of The Fall with the barbed foolishness of more tongue-in-cheek outfits like Thinking Fellers and Half Man Half Biscuit into an angular brew / penning sharp, skinny guitar lines and then bashing away at them, as the lyrics turnt biting, pertinent and/or absurd

sixdegrees
August 2nd 2018


13127 Comments


ah yes the thinking fellows

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2018


26337 Comments


Love you and this review butch, but that first sentence/review hurt my head

butcherboy
August 3rd 2018


9464 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One line paragraphs.. david foster wallacing..

Papa Universe
August 3rd 2018


22503 Comments


couldn't find the full album aywhere, but the individual songs are fire



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