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Wednesday, 18 April, 2001, 11:45 GMT 12:45 UK
Sir Paul eats with the Animals
Super Furry Animals
Super Furries: Known for their quirky style
Sir Paul McCartney has collaborated on the new album by the Super Furry Animals by chewing on a piece of celery.

The former Beatle can be heard chewing in rhythm to the song Receptacle for the Respectable on the Welsh band's new album Rings Around the World, which is released on 16 July.

It's not an obvious single

Gruff Rhys
The band and Sir Paul have worked together previously, on a dance track for the ex-Beatle's album Liverpool Sound Collage.

They also produced a dance track using out-takes from the Fab Four's songs.

This is not Sir Paul's first foray into vegetable chewing for his art - he also munched his way through the Beach Boys' song Vegetables in 1967.

The song contained the memorable line: "Chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp, do-do, do-do, do-do."

Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul famously chewed with the Beach Boys
Super Furry Animals lead singer Gruff Rhys told NME magazine: "He's on the record chewing celery in time to the rhythm of Receptacle for the Respectable.

"That's a song in four parts, it goes from 60s harmony pop to early 70s glam rock in the Bacharach balladry then goes death metal. It's not an obvious single."

The Super Furries - as they are often called - are one of the most original bands to emerge from Wales during the last five years.

Welsh speakers, the band have become known for their quirky musical and lyrical style.

The band's new album is thought to be the first released on CD and DVD simultaneously after the band commissioned short films to go with the songs on the record.

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