In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Super Fury Animals and Fuzzy Logic are such a perfect representation of what I loved in music at the precise time this record came out.”
Super Fury Animals and Fuzzy Logic, this is the sound of the mid 90s and exactly what I love about that time. God! Show Me Magic is what made indie rock of the era so cool. A little rock and roll cockiness, a slight metal influences on the guitar sounds, pop melodies and arrangements. This generation took all the best bits of what came before from all sorts of grenres, to make the most definitive music of my teenage/high school years.
With its dreamy horns and flutes, Fuzzy Birds is obviously the result of a band he grew up idolizing late period Beatles. Then, as was seemingly compulsory in the 90s, Something 4 the Weekend is Super Fury Animal’s drug song. Telling the tale of each experience with whatever upper, downer or psychedelic was the song writer’s indulgence of choice at the time.
With a bit more punk rock attitude, cranked up guitars for a little feedback here and there, Frisbee is more bratty than rebellious, but it’s a version of punk rock that seems just right for this band. While Hometown Unicorn goes for falsetto backing vocals and a much more stripped back vibe to deliver its upbeat, rock and roll melancholy.
And while Fuzzy Logic had dabbled in a few differing sounds and styles up until its midpoint, none of that prepared me for the jarring left turn that is gently finger picked acoustic guitar and churning mandolin of Gathering Moss. An energy that is maintained with the slightly more elaborate, yet just as tender, Gravity. With strings to give it a little more gravitas, it never takes away from the tenderness at the song’s core.
The final trio of Hangin’ With Howard Marks, Long Gone and For Now and Ever do a great job of wrapping up and capping off a great album. Super Fury Animals and Fuzzy Logic are such a perfect representation of what I loved in music at the precise time this record came out, I’m really struggling to figure out how I never became aware of it until now. Oh well, better late than never.