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Yummy Fur

Yummy Fur were an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, 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. 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. 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.

Links To Peel

The band were lauded by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel and recorded two Peel Sessions in 1995 and 1998.

Sessions

Yummy Fur Peel Session

Yummy Fur Peel Session

1. Recorded: 1995-06-18. Broadcast: 21 July 1995. Repeated: 25 November 1995

  • Republic Of Salo / Klaxxen Education Film / Carry On Nurse / Delux Merseybeat Wig / Car Park / Independent Pop Song / Country Priest / The Man With The Enormous Mother / Yucky Food

2. Recorded: 1998-02-22. Broadcast: 07 April 1998. Repeated: 01 October 1998

  • Shivers / Fantastic Legs / In The Company Of Women / Shoot The Ridiculant

Other Shows Played

1995
  • Yummy Fur

    Yummy Fur

    18 February 1995: Kabuki Actor's Christmas (7" EP - Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record) Slampt
  • 24 February 1995: 'Candy Clark (7 inch-Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record)' (Slampt)
  • 03 March 1995: Pink Pop Girls (7" EP - Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record) Slampt
  • 18 March 1995: Hong Kong In Stereo (7" EP - Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record) Slampt
  • 25 March 1995 (BFBS): 'Hong Kong In Stereo (7"-Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record)' (Slampt)
  • 31 March 1995: 'The Optical Meat Dress (7 inch-Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin)' (Slampt)
  • 24 April 1995 (BBC World Service): Hong Kong In Stereo (7" - Music By Walt Disney But Played By Yuri Gagarin Thus A Political Record) Slampt
  • 28 April 1995: 'Mondo Coyote (10 inch compilation LP-In Spelunca)' (Vesuvius)
  • 01 July 1995: Fiery Jack (CD - Prole Life: A Souvenir From Glasgow) Cherry Red
  • 08 July 1995: 'The Replica (EP-Kodak Nancy Europe)' (Guided Missile)
  • 08 July 1995: 'The Grand Monophonic Yum Yum (Compilation LP-Prole Life: A Souvenir From Glasgow)' (Cherry Red)
  • 14 July 1995: Documentary Of A Kid / Amelia Scoptophilia / The Replica
  • 26 August 1995 (BFBS): 'Car Park (7"-Kodak Nancy Europe)' (Guided Missile)
  • 02 September 1995: 'The Replica (7 inch-Kodak Nancy Europe)' (Guided Missile)
1996
1997
1998
2000
  • 06 April 2000: 'This Is Andrew Sinclair (Split 7 inch with Olympia-Club Beatroot Vol 8)' (F & J)

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