Sunday, 4 December 2011

Alice Glass...She's My Best Friend





Hipster Runoff....an American pop gossip trending site have declared Unlucky Fried Kitten's song about Alice Glass to be the work of a deranged fan. How bizarre.
Here's how they reported it:

Alice Glass is the most desirable alt lead singer female in the entire game, so it seems natural that a crazed fan would write a dark tribute song dedicated to her existence. Lord knows I have tried multiple times to write Alice a love song, but it is hard 2 write abt the feelings u have 4 some1 when ur <3 for them transcends words, music, and buzz. I am not sure what this song actually says because it was too terrible to listen to the entire way thru, but I can guarantee that it is probably sort of death-threatty.

We must all #pray4alice. Pray 4 her safety.

There is a price 2 pay for alt fame. This is the dark side.

Do u <3 this song?
Is it any good?
Have u ever written a tribute song 4 an alt celeb?
R u worried abt Alice Glass's safety, well-being, and welfare?
Should we all stop by the city that is our church [via M83] and #pray4alice?



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and here's the video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6XMcLr9UL8&feature=player_embedded

Just to put on record...the song is a complete work of fiction....with the fan being a fictional character called Archibald who is the protagonist in the UFK musical The Astonishing Tale of Archibald's Reaction to the Death of Amy Winehouse. This is put on record because of the stupid threatening mail I've been getting from Alice Glass fans. Chill out....it's a work of fiction



Sunday, 10 October 2010

UFK play with EMO PLASTICINE

Here's the letter Unlucky Fried Kitten wrote to Flair plc

In October 2010 Unlucky Fried Kitten came up with their new venture called Emo Plasticine. The plan is to make Plasticine in black, white and red colours and develop it for the goth/emo/scene/horror market.
The plot was hatched due to an unusual Unlucky Fried Kitten-related story which explains where the term 'emotional plasticine' came from. The link to the story is here below...but first...here's the suggestion letter to Flair plc...the company behind Plasticine.
Hi
My band have this song called Emo Plasticine and we have a wonderful little story that goes with it. It's the really strange story that goes behind the inspiration for the song. It would be great if you could take a look/have a listen...but I do WARN you that there is SWEARING in the song. Sorry...ha ha.
Now...if you would like to use the song for advertising...we could easily re-write and re-record it...and you could have some cool little gothy-emo animation with it. Just let us know. I think it would open up a whole new world for the 'healing powers' of Plasticine!!!
Think what the Meerkats did for comparethemarket etc ;-)
Thanks...our band is called Unlucky Fried Kitten and we'd happily be the models for your advert. We are just a duo..so it would be nice and easy.
Thank You for your time....and we look forward to working with you. I can even write Plasticine...The Musical !!!
It would be awesome
Andy Fraser
Unlucky Fried Kitten

Unlucky Fried Kitten play with Emo Plasticine



Unlucky Fried Kitten had a very unusual tale to tell about the inspiration behind the name of their Emo Plasticine song:

*THIS IS A TRUE STORY*

In May 1974 a boy aged 13 fell out of a Poplar tree in Brenchley, Kent. 36 years on..the Poplar tree is still there...at a farm in Palmer's Green Lane. Go check it if you don't believe this is true. Some say the lad...who was in a coma for 3 days after falling from the tree...was trying to commit suicide because he was so upset that his favourite song...This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Los Angeles bubblegum pop band Sparks had been kept off the Number One spot by mock doo-wop revivalists The Rubettes with their Sugar Baby Love song. Others say he just fell. Some say he was pushed by the ghost which was said to reside in the tree.

Whilst in his coma he was visited in Pembury Hospital by friends and relatives...and one friend in particular...his best friend...took along some Plasticine to try to lure him out of his coma. His best pal stayed with him throughout the majority of the 3 days...making trains and figures and monsters and things out of the brightly-coloured Plasticine. Some of those models still exist...including a crudely-fashioned George Best figure in red and white...with the number 7 on the shirt.
When the boy came out of his coma he was surrounded by the little models that his friend had crafted for him...and that set the foundation for his devout future reliance on Plasticine. As the boy grew up and faced various stages of distress and trauma...the usual growing pains and heartaches...his dependency on plasticine grew deeper....and deeper. To put it in a nutshell..Plasticine became his drug. His reliance on the putty-like modelling material, made from calcium salts, became well-known in Brenchley and surrounding areas of The Weald. He became known as The Plasticine Boy...even before he was out of his teens. In his adult life he was known as The Plasticine Man...which actually spawned a short art-documentary from the Mid-Kent College of Art in 1979.
When he left school in 1978 he went to work in the Plasticine Factory in Bathampton until 1983 when the whole manufacture operation was switched to Thailand. Check it out...it's true. A similar product, "Kunst-Modellierthon" (known as Plastilin), was invented by Franz Kolb of Munich, Germany in 1880. This product is still available, known as "M√ľnchner K√ľnstler Plastilin" (Munich artists' plasticine). In Italy, the product Pongo is also marketed as "plastilina" and shares the main attributes of Plasticine. Then...of course...there is Play-Doh..the modeling compound used by children for art and craft projects at home and in school. NONE OF THESE WOULD EVER MATCH PLASTICINE AS A RELIEF REMEDY FOR THE TREE-TRAGEDIAN.
To bring you up to date...the man in question...The Plasticine Man...was Mickey Apples...and his friend...the one who took along the Plasticine...was Andy Fraser. They both went on to play as Unlucky Fried Kitten...Mickey on bass guitar...Andy on vocals...accompanied by Kingsley Oregon on drums. Mickey was a good bass player, but he constantly badgered Andy..trying to get UFK to play his songs, which were mostly atrocious! They argued a lot. In a fit of pique Mickey stormed out of a YMCA gig...on the "Perishing Robots" tour and he never played with UFK again. He made a single, "Black Sheep". It sank without a trace. His last roll of the dice was his mini-LP Dead Pop Stars...finalizing his place in low-rent pop punk history by astonishingly killing himself on the release date. In honour to Mr. Apples..UFK have created a shrine to him in The Doll's House where you can hear his "Black Sheep" song and his subsequent DPS songs. His bass guitar is also in the UFK Dollshouse...with kindpermission from Mickey's family.
Unlucky Fried Kitten have created this song..as a special remembrance to their fallen friend...the much-missed but fondly remembered...Mickey Apples. Rest In Peace, Mickey xxxx
The Unlucky Fried Kitten song....THE SEVENTIES...is also a fond recollection of the same era for Mickey and Andy.

Here's the letter Unlucky Fried Kitten wrote to Flair plc

In October 2010 Unlucky Fried Kitten came up with their new venture called Emo Plasticine. The plan is to make Plasticine in black, white and red colours and develop it for the goth/emo/scene/horror market.
The plot was hatched due to an unusual Unlucky Fried Kitten-related story which explains where the term 'emotional plasticine' came from. The link to the story is here below...but first...here's the suggestion letter to Flair plc...the company behind Plasticine.
Hi
My band have this song called Emo Plasticine and we have a wonderful little story that goes with it. It's the really strange story that goes behind the inspiration for the song. It would be great if you could take a look/have a listen...but I do WARN you that there is SWEARING in the song. Sorry...ha ha.
Now...if you would like to use the song for advertising...we could easily re-write and re-record it...and you could have some cool little gothy-emo animation with it. Just let us know. I think it would open up a whole new world for the 'healing powers' of Plasticine!!!
Think what the Meerkats did for comparethemarket etc ;-)
Thanks...our band is called Unlucky Fried Kitten and we'd happily be the models for your advert. We are just a duo..so it would be nice and easy.
Thank You for your time....and we look forward to working with you. I can even write Plasticine...The Musical !!!
It would be awesome
Andy Fraser
Unlucky Fried Kitten

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

43 things

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm an
Extroverted Lifelong Learning Reinventer

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Unlucky Fried Kitten...The Barge..Oxjam


The 1967 night at The Barge…Layfield Road in Gillingham.

Andy Export of Unlucky Fried Kitten will be performing at this evening to honour the (mostly) psychedelic sounds of 1967. Come along on January 17th…a 1967 Saturday to remember. Andy will be Syd Barrett…for his own pleasure more than for anybody elses…probably. Line-Up is as follows:

The Acquitaine Progression

Dave Arnold & Dave Read

Bender Crack Corn

Glenn Barnes - Didi Bergman

The Bresslaws - Simon Bunyan

Bob Collins - The Deccas

Phil Dillon - Kris Dollimore

The Effectives - The Flowing

Justin Fun - Ben Jones

Dan Lawrence - Chris Moffett

Slap Alice - Stuart Turner

Unlucky Fried Kitten

Andy White

Come along and have a psyched out 1967 in this charming and welcoming venue.

Tags: unlucky fried kitten mack danger andy export andy fraser

This entry was posted on January 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

The 1967 night is for OxJam..and was organised by Medway Eyes....in conjunction with Phil Dillon and Lisa Dillon.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Russell Brand Is A Wanker and Other News





Russell Brand Is A Wa**ker

Back in 2006 Unlucky Fried Kitten released the indie-punk album RUSSELL BRAND IS A WANKER…but after pressure from Russell Brand’s legal chums they were forced to re-title the album. It was re-named Strategies of the Sub-Class…but UFK fans still maintain that Russell Brand is a wa**er. This showed, at the time, that Russell Brand is as happy as a faeces-covered porker when he’s giving out the insults….but he sulks like a scolded Lucy Beale when someone gives it back to him.

Russell Brand prides himself on being a dandy. In his head he’s the dandy highwayman that Adam Ant sang about. He believes himself to be Adam’s Prince Charming. So…come on Russell….RIDICULE IS NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF.
This is a screenshot of the UFK Russell Brand Item on MySpace page (picture 3)

This is a screenshot of the UFK Russell Brand Item on ReverbNation (picture 4)

Russell Brand and Unlucky Fried Kitten

Russell Brand and Unlucky Fried Kitten
Unlucky Fried Kitten present Russell Brand Is A Wanker

Unlucky Fried Kitten present Russell Brand Is A Wanker

The album cover was scrapped…along with the title. Shame about that. Censorship rules……lol
Russell Brand is A Wanker by unlucky Fried Kitten (picture sleeve for cd..picture 2)

Russell Brand is A Wanker by unlucky Fried Kitten

This was the original artwork for the insert sleeve of the Unlucky Fried Kitten cd called Russell Brand Is A Wanker. Ah…Russ…UFK didn’t mean anything bad by it. they thought you had a sense of humour. (picture number 1)

Now that Jonathan Ross and yourself have been nabbed for ridiculing Andrew Sachs…can you not see the irony of this?

Tags: bbc2 andrew sachs unlucky fried kitten, myspace, reverbnation, russell brand jonathan ross, unlucky fried kitten andy export rio fraser andy fraser

PLEASE NOTE...THE IMAGES ARE UNAVAILABLE...CENSORED AGAIN...BUT WE'LL GET THEM ON HERE SOON