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Saturday, 11 June 2011

Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give a Fuck

"The Man Don't Give a Fuck" is a song by the Super Furry Animals, twice released as a single by the group.
It is based round a sample from the Steely Dan song "Show Biz Kids" - "You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else". The sample is repeated more than 50 times and so the single is claimed to feature the word "fuck" more than any other song, but Insane Clown Posse's "Fuck the World" in fact beats it with 93 instances. However, the live re-issue of "The Man Don't Give A Fuck" broke that record.
The song was originally intended as a B-side for previous single "If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You" but the group had not been able to clear the sample in time. However, they persevered and when they were able to clear the sample, released the song as a single in its own right. This arguably sealed the song's cult status among SFA fans, and it became the group's standard set-closer when playing live: the outro would often extend to ten or twenty minutes, with keyboard player Cian Ciaran in particular taking the opportunity to improvise wildly around the basic sample. A live version was released in 2004 and the cover features legendary Cardiff city player Robin Friday.

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