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Super Furry Animals lend costumes and memorabilia to Bangor University

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Yeti costumes worn by Super Furry Animals are among items donated to Bangor University's Pop Archive.

The costumes were worn in the group's video for Golden Retriever, and in a number of onstage appearances, and on the cover of the 2004 live single The Man Don't Give A F**k. Other items loaned by SFA to the university's archive include stage costumes and posters.

Still from Super Furry Animals' 2003 video for Golden Retriever

Dr Craig Owen Jones from the university's School of Music said: "The pop archive was established two years ago as a collection of all sorts of items relating to Welsh pop music from the 1940s to the present day.

"We now have thousands of items, including posters from bands such as Y Blew and Y Trwynau Coch, magazines such as Asbri, Sgrech a Sothach and varied contributions from artists and labels such as Brigyn, Ectogram, Ankst, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci and others.

"We're very pleased that Gruff and the band decided o contribute their memorabilia to the collection. The archive includes many items from the 1960s and 70s, but it's important that we preserve every part of our musical heritage, which also includes what's going on in today's Welsh rock scene.

"We are currently filming video interviews with musicians and people involved with Welsh pop, which we aim to store in the archive to create a unique collection for any future researchers."

Men in SFA's yeti costumes outside a Cardiff record shop, 2003

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