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2001-Jul-15: How Sir Paul Met Those Super Furry Animals

In a recent Sunday Times interview, Furry Animals guitarist Huw "Bunf" Bunford recalled how he met Paul McCartney.   The band was attending a recording industry awards evening.  Their keyboard player, Cain Ciaran, had excused himself to use the lavatories and returned to the table with a new friend:  "He had his arm 'round Paul McCartney's shoulder, as if to say, 'Look what I've found!'"  That evening Ciaran asked Sir Paul if the band might remix one of his songs, and two weeks later, the Furry Animals found themselves sitting in a studio with some of the music world's most valuable items - the original master tapes of the Revolver sessions.   Does this mean that Sir Paul is a huge Super Furries Fan?   "I doubt it," says Bunf. "I think he was just shocked. He's got such a huge entourage that for Cian to get through to him, I just think he thought, 'the cheeky little monkey'."

So how did Sir Paul end up chewing on carrots and celery on the Receptacle for the Respectable track of their new Rings Around the World CD?  According the the Furry Animals, it was to prevent a law suit.  They claim that their Liverpool Sound Collage remixing work was published without their permission, so they threatened to sue Sir Paul unless he made a contribution to their next album.  Although this may be true, even the interviewer feels it might just be a Furry Animal story.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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