The Yummy Fur

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The Yummy Fur
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
GenresIndie rock
Years active1992–1999; 2010
LabelsVesuvius, Guided Missile
Associated acts1990s, Franz Ferdinand, Country Teasers, The Male Nurse, Correcto
MembersJohn McKeown
Paul Thomson
Brian MacDougall
Dino Bardot
Past membersAlex Kapranos
Lawrence Worthington
Mark Gibbons (deceased)
Clare Gorman
Jamie McMorrow
Mark Leighton
Marcus McNichol
Steve Dunbar
Alec Prentice
Charlie Milne
Paul Guided Missile

The Yummy Fur were a Scottish indie rock band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. The band consisted of lead singer and guitarist John McKeown and 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.

Three 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 Huntley, who joined in 1998, were founder members of Franz Ferdinand, and Dino Bardot would join Franz Ferdinand as guitarist in 2017 to replace Nick McCarthy.

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 MacDougall.[5]



Mini albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Kinky Cinema (Guided Missile CD, 1997)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus a Political Record" (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]


  1. ^ "The Yummy Fur". Personnel. Archived from the original on 22 May 2003. Retrieved 17 February 2005.
  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". Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Yummy Fur Reunite for First U.S. Tour". Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Matt (24 November 2009). "Franz Ferdinand-featuring The Yummy Fur reuniting". Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  6. ^ "The Yummy Fur". Albums. Archived from the original on 9 March 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2005.

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