Mae Adam Walton newydd bostio trawsgrifiad cyfweliad â Gruff Rhys o fis Mai 2000 (jyst cyn i “Mwng” ddod ma’s), lle maen nhw’n trafod Datblygu, ymysg pethau eraill:
IT’S A VERY RESPECTFUL NOD OF THE HEAD FROM SUPER FURRY ANIMALS TO COVER DATBLYGU’S ‘Y TEIMLAD’ ON ‘MWNG’, WHY THIS PARTICULAR SONG?
‘Y Teimlad’ was the most obvious pop song that they ever wrote. There’s other songs, like ‘Casserole’, but I think that ‘Y Teimlad’ is an absolute standard song, you know, and someone could do a Sinatra version. I wish we could have done a full-on orchestral version, but the song is there now for someone else to do that!
IT SITS VERY WELL AMONGST THE OTHER SONGS ON MWNG BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL SIMPLE AND DIRECT TOO, WAS IT IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THAT SIMPLICITY?
Dave Datblygu once criticised one track minds working in forty eight track studios, so we thought that we would maybe be respectful of that. Also we’ve recently been touring with bands like ‘Olivia Tremor Control’ who keep the recording really simple. Most of their stuff is recorded on 4 track. People like ‘Palace’ record whole albums in five hours.
WAS ONE OF THE OTHER REASONS FOR DOING THE ‘DATBLYGU’ SONG MAYBE TO DRAW PEOPLE’S ATTENTION TO THAT FACT THAT THERE WERE GREAT WELSH BANDS BEFORE THE MANICS THAT ARE ALMOST IN DANGER OF BEING FORGOTTEN BECAUSE OF THE SPEED OF THE RECENT RENAISSANCE?
I don’t think that we would exist as a band that’s sort of well known if it hadn’t been for bands like Datblygu and Anrhefn who sort of paved the way for us politically, for bands like us to exist.