Super Furry Animals on the cover of Melody Maker, 13th July 1996

May 20, 2009

Super Furry Animals on the cover of Melody Maker, 13th July 1996

Super Furry Animals on the cover of Melody Maker, 13th July 1996. Photo by Steve Gullick

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Mother of fucking God – look what happened to Melody Maker. Why didn’t they just set the title in Comic Sans and  have done with it?

WHO THOUGHT THIS MAKE-OVER WAS A MOTHERFUCKING GOOD IDEA? WHO!

This issue in response to a request from Paul in Leeds. Bennun’s interview to follow with further shocking Look-In style album reviews etc. following that.

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3 Responses to “Super Furry Animals on the cover of Melody Maker, 13th July 1996”


  1. If the term “Blairising” ever had a precise definition, it is the 1996 redesign of MM.

    The odd decent review still seeped through for a while, but it’s interesting that I find it very hard to imagine any articles that appeared under the old look appearing under the new, and vice versa. A discernible shift in priorities happened at that moment, and arguably *subculture* – as a workable concept in British life – has never recovered.

  2. glenn Says:

    Any chance of reprinting that Kenickie piece from that issue? Curious to see what they were writing about Sunderland’s finest almost a full year before At The Club was released.

    Cheers.

  3. Citizen Sane Says:

    I agree. The MM “re-design” (brought in just after the triumphant 70th anniversary edition) was fucking atrocious. Ugly, amateurish. Even the print quality seemed worse. The first step on the road to the inevitable.

    Robin Carmody is correct: it’s near impossible to recall anything of note appearing in the Maker in the new format. What the hell were they thinking?


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