Yesterday’s posting was inspired by an ICA featuring a b-side. Well, whatdyaknow? One of the very best ICAs was one which consisted solely of b-sides.
Here’s The Robster back on 23 June 2015 with something from ICA #18-
“Edam Anchorman : b-side of (Drawing) Rings Around The World (2001)
One of my fave Super Furry Animals singles had this little monkey hiding almost unnoticed on its flip. It reminds of so many other things that have come out much more recently, but as is the norm for the Furries, they seemed to be ahead of their time back in 2001. One of the biggest, most anthemic choruses they’ve done.”
(Drawing) Rings Around The World was the second single taken from the band’s fifth album, Rings Around The World. It was released on 8 October 2001 on 12″ vinyl and on enhanced CD which also contained the promo video. Each version had three songs, albeit just two tunes:-
The single did get to #28 in the UK charts, and was also voted in at #21 in the John Peel Festive 50 of 2001.