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Teenage Fan Club, Gumball: International One, Manchester

John Robb, Sounds, 24 November 1990

YOUR DRUMMER looks like some kinda freaked golf player, your bass player looks like an American touring circuit pro, your encore sees half the Fannies take the stage with a couple of members of Liverpool's Yank grunge slaves the Walkingseeds (deceased) to destroy Iggy's 'Real Cool Time' – yes, you are Don Fleming, legendary Lower East Side NYC leader of the fabbily named Gumball, producer, noise racketeer, sometime manager of Sonic Youth, occasional Velvet Monkey, mate of Mascis, part of Half Japanese and you can rip out some real violent guitar slab.

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