'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' gets re-worked...
Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals have shared a completely bonkers version of The Smiths' classic 'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side'.

The Welsh band are set to re-issue their 1997 album 'Radiator', rummaging through the vaults for bonus material.

As it turns out, Super Furry Animals were invited to contribute to a French music magazine's cover CD, re-working a Smiths track.

'The Boy With The Thorn In His Side' was promptly chewed up in the band's own inimitable style, only to be rejected by the magazine in question.

Now, it's finally available to listen, absorb, and enjoy. Gruff Rhys says of the unearthed track: "We wanted to translate the lyrics of The Smiths track into French, so I spoke to a French friend of mine, who was actually working in Manchester, hence the half-French, half-Mancunian accent on the spoken introduction."

"It didn’t quite work out that way, although there are elements of the translation on it if you listen carefully, so what we have instead is an instrumental homage. I can’t remember why it didn’t get released, but am glad it hasn’t been lost forever and Furries, perhaps even Smiths fans, can now make their own mind up on how it compares to the original."

Tune in now.

'Radiator' will be re-issued on July 28th.

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