The Man Don’t Give a Fuck – Super Furry Animals (1996, Creation Records)
As per yesterday, this is going to be the last sweary Monday track for a little while. It has been a series which at times has been puerile (The Teenagers), downright disgusting (Azaliea Banks), thought provoking (Eels) and disturbing (Primal Scream) but has always started the week off with some decent swearing.
There is a reason for putting this series on hold. All will be explained from next Monday, which if my maths is correct will be June 27th. Anyway before that let’s have one final good old swear. ‘The Man Don’t Give A Fuck’ was the inspiration to this series – well that and the entire back catalogue of Anal C____. It is probably the finest sweary song in existence.
Around ten years ago, possibly longer, I was waiting for a bus in Exeter City Centre. Across the road from the bus stop was a pedestrian area where a guy with a guitar, a small amp and a mike had been playing a few songs. He wasn’t bad but he also wasn’t very good. My bus appeared to be no in rush so I sat and watched the chap, about two minutes later a couple of security guards start talking to him, they are the security guards from the nearby posh jewellery shop and they seem to have taken offence at chappie’s second rate Beatles covers. There is some finger pointing and chappie then just shrugs his shoulders and launches into ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash. The guards walk off. As soon as they have gone, chappie segues, not quite seamlessly into a verse of ‘The Man Don’t Give a Fuck’. It is subvertly brilliant in a not very brilliant sort of way, and as my bus rolls in, almost perfectly timed, I nip over and shove a couple of quid in his hat.
The Man Don’t Give A Fuck (Live) – Super Furry Animals (1996, Creation Records)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones (1968, Decca Records)