The Yummy Fur

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See also Yummy Fur (comic) by Chester Brown.
The Yummy Fur
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Indie rock
Years active 1992–1999; 2010
Labels Vesuvius, Guided Missile
Associated acts 1990s, Franz Ferdinand, Country Teasers, The Male Nurse, Correcto
Members John McKeown
Paul Thomson
Brian McDougall
Paul Guided Missile
Past members Alex Kapranos Huntley
Lawrence Worthington
Mark Gibbons (deceased)
Clare Gorman
Jamie McMorrow
Mark Leighton
Marcus McNichol
Steve Dunbar
Alec Prentice
Charlie Milne

The Yummy Fur were an indie rock band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. The band was centred around lead singer and guitarist John McKeown, with a regularly changing line-up of other musicians.[1] McKeown has since gone on to form the band 1990s. Their name was taken from the comic book Yummy Fur by Chester Brown.

After leaving the band in 1997, Lawrence Worthington would drum for both The Male Nurse and The Fall-influenced art punk band The Country Teasers.

Two future members of internationally successful Glasgow indie band Franz Ferdinand played in The Yummy Fur – drummer Paul Thomson who joined the band in 1997, and multi-instrumentalist Alex Kapranos (who was going by his birth name of Alex Kapranos Huntley at the time), who joined in 1998.

Keyboard player Mark Gibbons committed suicide in 1999.[2]

The band were lauded by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel recording two Peel Sessions[3] in 1995 and 1998.

On 23 November 2009, it was announced that McKeown and Thomson would reunite The Yummy Fur for a brief tour of the United States in January 2010 to support a greatest hits compilation due in late January.[4] A further report from NME confirmed the involvement of long-time Yummy Fur guitarist Brian McDougal.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Night Club (Slampt LP/Guided Missile CD, 1996)
  • Kinky Cinema (Guided Missile CD, 1997)
  • Male Shadow At Three O'Clock (Vesuvius Records CD/10", 1998)
  • Sexy World (Guided Missile CD/LP, 1998)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin (Slampt 7", 1995)
  • Kodak Nancy Europe EP (Guided Missile 7", 1995)
  • Plastic Cowboy (Guided Missile 7", 1996)
  • Supermarket (Vesuvius 7", 1996)
  • Policeman (Guided Missile 7", 1996)
  • Stereo Girls (Roxy 7", 1997)
  • Shoot The Ridiculant (Guided Missile 7", 1998)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Yummy Fur". Personnel. Retrieved 17 February 2005. [dead link]
  2. ^ "1990s (the band, not the decade)". Obscure Sound blog. Retrieved 17 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Yummy fur Peel sessions on 'Keeping it Peel', a BBC hosted resource and tribute site for DJ John Peel". 'Keeping it Peel', a BBC hosted resource and tribute site for DJ John Peel. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  4. ^ http://pitchfork.com/news/37190-yummy-fur-reunite-for-first-us-tour/
  5. ^ http://www.nme.com/news/yummy-fur/48545
  6. ^ "The Yummy Fur". Albums. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2005. 

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