Rise of the Super Furry Animals tells the story of the greatest psychedelic pop band of our time.
Welsh speakers with a lust for global communication, the Super Furry Animals shot to fame on Creation Records and found that, thanks to the record sales of label-mates Oasis, they suddenly had a vast budget to play with.
Wasting no time, they bought an army tank and equipped it with a techno sound-system, caused national security alerts with 60-foot inflatable monsters, went into the Colombian jungle with armed Guerrilla fighters, and drew up plans to convert an aircraft carrier into a nightclub.
Yet SFA's crazed adventures only tell half the story.
By mixing up electronic beats, surf rock, Japanese culture and more, the band recorded some of the most acclaimed albums of the millennium, all the while documenting the mobile phone revolution in their uniquely surreal way.
Written with the band's own participation and housed in a jacket designed by Pete Fowler, the man behind some of SFA's most iconic album covers, this is the remarkable story of their ascent to fame.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 226 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 19/02/2015
- Category: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
- ISBN: 9780008105235