D/B Recommended: The Yummy Fur @ West Germany, Berlin | Saturday, 18.12.2010

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More exceptional music from Scotland! Featuring Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand and billed as their last ever concert, The Yummy Fur at West Germany’s Christmas special are a must see for anyone with a passion for 90s indie.

[audio:xxx-xxx.mp3]And with support from Zirkon, featuring members of Stereolab, Chrome Hoof & Mediengruppe Telekommander, its sure to be a good night.The Yummy Fur were an indie rock band from Glasgow, formed in 1992, and disbanded 1999. The band was centered around lead singer and guitarist John McKeown, with a regularly changing lineup 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.

Shoot The Ridiculant by The Yummy Fur

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. The band were lauded by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel recording two Peel Sessions in 1995 and 1998.
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The Yummy Fur & Zirkon LIVE
presented by Twisted Robot

Saturday, 18 December 2010 | 21:00 CET
West Germany | Skalitzer Str. 133 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

http://www.myspace.com/theyummyfurgroup
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