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Moog Droog

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Released  October 1995
Length  15:08
Artist  Super Furry Animals
Producer  Gorwel Owen
Recorded  1995
Moog Droog (1995)  Fuzzy Logic (1996)
Release date  October 1995
Label  Ankst
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Genres  Neo-psychedelia, Experimental rock

Moog Droog is the second EP by the Super Furry Animals. It was originally released in October 1995 by the Welsh label Ankst Records, and reissued in May 1997. The two releases have different covers: the original version depicts a faceless humanoid brushing dust under a carpet, while the "export" version simply has a red/orange bear drawn on a blue background.

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Title and meanings

"Moog Droog" is an ironic anglicised spelling of the Welsh phrase mwg drwg ("bad smoke"), slang for marijuana, making a pun on the Moog synthesizer (and/or its inventor) and the slang word "droog" (based on the Russian for "friend") from A Clockwork Orange. The letter w can be a vowel in Welsh, and in the phrase mwg drwg it is pronounced approximately like the English oo in "zoo" or "too" (although the name "Moog" is more correctly pronounced /ˈmɡ/, rhyming with "vogue").

Likewise, the track "pamV" is an anglicised spelling of the Welsh pam fi ("why me"), with the word fi ("me") pronounced like the letter v in English (IPA: [viː]).

"Sali Mali" is the name of a popular Welsh children's character who appears in books and has a series on Welsh television. She runs a cafe in the fictional village Pentre Bach ("small village"). Many Welsh-speaking children (and one assumes members of SFA) learnt to read by reading Sali Mali books.

Availability

Due to their rarity, Moog Droog and the previous EP Llanfair... (In Space) are two of the most sought-after Super Furry Animals releases.

The first and fourth tracks have since been released on the compilation album Out Spaced, while the second track was later re-recorded for the album Fuzzy Logic and released as a single.

Personnel

  • Gorwel Owen and SFA - Cynhyrchu/production
  • Placid Casuals - Cynllun/design
  • David Hann @ Kernel Media - Typographic Design
  • Songs

    1Pam V3:57
    2God! Show Me Magic1:52
    3Sali Mali4:34

    References

    Moog Droog Wikipedia


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