The Man Don't Give a Fuck

Infobox Single
Name = The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Original release)


Artist = Super Furry Animals
from Album =
Released = 2 December, 1996
Format = CD (CRESCD247), Limited 7" (blue vinyl) (CRE247), Limited 12" (CRE247T)
Recorded =
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 18:07 CD, 7"
24:09 12"
Label = Creation Records
Writer = Super Furry Animals
Producer = Gorwel Owen
[ Certification = ]
Chart position =
* #22 (UK)
Last single = "If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You"
(1996)
This single = "The Man Don't Give a Fuck"
(1996)
Next single = "Hermann ♥'s Pauline"
(1997)|

"The Man Don't Give a Fuck" is a song by the Super Furry Animals, twice released as a single by the group.

It is based round a sample from the Steely Dan song "Show Biz Kids" - "You know they don't give a fuck about anybody else". The sample is repeated more than 50 times and so the single is claimed to feature the word "fuck" more than any other song, but Insane Clown Posse's "Fuck the World" in fact beats it with 93 instances of 'fuck'. However, the live re-issue of "The Man Don't Give A Fuck" broke that record.

The song was originally intended as a B-side for previous single "If You Don't Want Me to Destroy You" but the group had not been able to clear the sample in time. However, they persevered and when they were able to clear the sample, released the song as a single in its own right. This arguably sealed the song's cult status among SFA fans, and it became the group's standard set-closer when playing live: the outro would often extend to ten or twenty minutes, with keyboard player Cian Ciaran in particular taking the opportunity to improvise wildly around the basic sample. A live version was released in 2004 (see below).

First single

The song was first released as a single in December 1996 and was dedicated to the memory of the footballer Robin Friday "and his stand against the 'Man'." [cite web | title=sfa - The Man Don't Give A Fuck - [discography] | url=http://www.superfurry.org/info.php?t=discog&q=themandontgiveafuck|accessdate= 2006-07-19] Friday also features on the sleeve of the single.

Unsurprisingly, the song received little airplay in the UK due to the continuous use of the word "fuck", although was used in a commercial for an ESPN Classic show on Sky Digital in 2006. However the song did receive airplay in Australia.

Track listing

All songs by (Super Furry Animals/Donald Fagen/Walter Becker)

*CD (CRESCD247) / 7" (CRE247)
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck" – 4:46
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Howard Marks Mix)" – 6:20
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Wishmountain Mix)" – 6:58

*12" (CRE247T)
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck" – 4:46
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Howard Marks Mix)" – 6:20
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Wishmountain Mix)" – 6:58
*#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Darren Price Mix)" – 6:02

econd single

Infobox Single
Name = The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Second release)


Artist = Super Furry Animals
from Album =
Released = 27 September, 2004
Format = CD, 12"
Recorded = Hammersmith Apollo, London
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 22:30
Label = Sony Records
Writer = Super Furry Animals
Producer = Super Furry Animals
[ Certification = ]
Chart position =
* #16 (UK)
Last single = "Hello Sunshine"
(2003)
This single = "The Man Don't Give a Fuck"
(2004)
Next single = "Lazer Beam"
(2005)|

A live, 23 minute version was released in 2004 as a single with the word 'fuck' mentioned approximately 100 times. It was recorded in London's Hammersmith Apollo. It was printed in a limited edition with an identification number on the back cover.

Track listing

#"The Man Don't Give a Fuck (Live)" (Super Furry Animals/Donald Fagen/Walter Becker) – 23:30

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