The Yummy Fur, the legendary Glaswegian cult band that later spawned the 1990s and Franz Ferdinand, played their first gig in more than 10 years on January 7 at Nice And Sleazy’s in Glasgow. And last night they brought their mini-reunion tour to Los Angeles nightclub the Echo, at a Part Time Punks-sponsored event attended by Britt Daniel of Spoon, Eddie Argos of Art Brut (who was overheard saying he’d pre-purchased a ticket, rather than trying to get on the guestlist, because he wanted to save the ticket stub as a souvenir), and members of the Blood Arm.
“We’re going to play a long set,” announced 1990s singer John McKeown as he fronted the circa-2010 Yummy lineup (featuring Franz drummer Paul Thomson, but not onetime Fur/current Franz member Alex Kapranos). “I mean, who knows when we’re going to do this again?” The reformed band then played for more than an hour.
John declared it the only reunion show he’s enjoyed so far on the Yummy Fur’s U.S. tour, since he’d been battling food poisoning all week. He certainly appeared to be enjoying himself, as did the very excited L.A. fans in attendance.
Check out the yummy clips below.