Hometown Unicorn

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"Hometown Unicorn"
Single by Super Furry Animals
from the album Fuzzy Logic
Released 26 February 1996
Format CD (CRESCD222)
MC (CRECS222)
7" (CRE222)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:33
Label Creation Records
Writer(s) Super Furry Animals
Producer(s) Gorwel Owen, Super Furry Animals
Super Furry Animals singles chronology
"Hometown Unicorn"
(1996)
"God! Show Me Magic"
(1996)

"Hometown Unicorn" is the debut single by Super Furry Animals, released on Alan McGee's Creation Records label on February 26, 1996. It reached #47 in the UK Singles Chart and was voted as "Single of the Week" in the NME magazine.

The packaging of the single features a quote in Welsh, 'Bydded goleuni!', which means 'Let there be light!' in English. This practise of including Welsh quotes was followed by every subsequent SFA single up to, and including, the release of "Demons" in 1997.

The song's lyrics make reference to Franck Fontaine, who claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1979. A photograph of Fontaine appears on the CD single and in the sleeve of Fuzzy Logic.

Critical response[edit]

The track appears in Garry Mulholland's book This Is Uncool, a list of the "500 greatest singles since punk and disco".[1]

Tracklisting[edit]

All songs by Super Furry Animals.

  1. "Hometown Unicorn" – 3:35
  2. "Lazy Life (Of No Fixed Identity)" – 2:15
  3. "Don't Be A Fool, Billy!" – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Is Uncool". RockListMusic. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 

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