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Teenage Fanclub

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Teenage Fanclub: The Forum, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1996

ONE HESITATES TO USE the word "heartwarming" about the endurance of the unassuming Scotsmen who go by the name of Teenage Fanclub, but at a ...


Teenage Fanclub

Interview by John Robb, Sounds, 11 August 1990

"FUCK, AYE!" The leering Gaelic battle cry is spat out for the twentieth time in a hour by the whippet thin Teenage FC drummer. ...

Teenage Fanclub: A Snog On The Rocks

Interview by Keith Cameron, Sounds, 3 November 1990

Are TEENAGE FANCLUB the best pop band to emerge in the UK for years or are they just four pissed up Scots taking the piss? ...

Teenage Fan Club, Gumball: International One, Manchester

Live Review by 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 ...

Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, BMX Bandits: New Cross Venue, London

Live Review by Roy Wilkinson, Sounds, 12 January 1991

HOOTS MON and eat your heart out Andy Stewart. The sporran-studded Hogmanay Jockstravaganza started early last year with this pre-Xmas gathering of the clans. ...

Teenage Fanclub: I Was a Teenage Fannie

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, November 1991

Has rock'n'roll gone soft? Live they sound like the outbreak of World War III, but off-stage Glasgow grungers Teenage Fanclub discuss new-world realpolitik and go ...

Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque (Creation! All formats)

Review by James Brown, New Musical Express, 2 November 1991


Teenage Fanclub: The Glitz And The Grunge

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, 1 December 1991

WITH THEIR first single, 'Everything Flows', last year, Teenage Fanclub's grinding raunch and bluesy solos announced that here at last was a British group unafraid ...

Teenage Fan Club: Bandwagonesque (DGC)

Review by Simon Reynolds, Village Voice, The, 3 December 1991

AS A BRIT who spends a lot of time in the U.S., I could hardly fail to notice the scathing scepticism of American hipsters when ...

Teenage Fanclub: Club Rules

Interview by Cliff Jones, Melody Maker, 1 February 1992

When Teenage Fanclub step into the studio, the rules are simple: use old guitars, old amps and old recording equipment "to make a record we ...

Teenage Fanclub: Sells like Spirit

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, July 1993

From the budget-priced Bandwagonesque to best mates with Nirvana and Saturday Night Live — it was but a short Sunday drive for Teenage Fanclub in ...

Teenage Fanclub: Norman's Song Quest

Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 9 October 1993

TEENAGE FANCLUB have unleashed their new album, Thirteen, already resigned to a critical savaging — because it's not the latest word in designer grunge. TED ...

Teenage Fanclub: Diary of an LP

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 23 October 1993

It's that occasional series again: this time, a peep at the diary of TEENAGE FANCLUB's Raymond McGiniey during the making of Thirteen. TOM DOYLE is ...

Mojo Rising: Teenage Fanclub

Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, May 1995

MAYBE IT'S OPTIMISM born of the knowledge that they have a marvellous new album in the can, but Teenage Fanclub reckon that Spring has arrived. ...

Teenage Fanclub: Grand Prix

Review by Ben Thompson, MOJO, June 1995

THE BUCKFAST BEATLES, THE Belshill Beach Byrds: whatever you want to call them, the Teenage Fanclub are back. And their new album (their sixth, if ...

Teenage Fanclub: Shepherd's Bush Empire

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, 5 June 1995

YOU CAN tell a lot about a band from their choice of cover versions. As their tumultuous set rampaged to a close, Teenage Fanclub ripped ...

Teenage Fanclub: Grand Prix (Creation CRE173)

Review by Stephen Dalton, Vox, July 1995

Top Gear! ...

Teenage Fanclub: Kentish Town Forum, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 16 December 1995

SHOULD YOU happen to care about affection and chrysanthemums and heartache and damp bedrooms lit with a warm glow, then Teenage Fanclub will not only ...

Teenage Fanclub: Sporty, Scary, Posh & Ginger

Report and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, July 1997

Thursday, May 30, 1996 ...

Radiohead, DJ Shadow, Teenage Fanclub: International Arena, Cardiff

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 22 November 1997


Teenage Fanclub: Radio Byrdsmen

Interview by Joss Hutton, Bucketfull of Brains, Spring 1997

Joss Hutton talks to Teenage Fanclub about their long-awaited new album Songs From Northern Britain. ...

The Dawn of Creation (and the middle and the end)

Report by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 11 December 1999

SO THE party's over. Alan McGee has picked up his ball and moved on, to pastures new — multimedia and, no doubt, highly lucrative. Although ...

Teenage Fanclub: Howdy! (Columbia)

Review and Interview by Nick Hornby, MOJO, November 2000

Sixth studio album from the Glaswegian sunshine pop band, latterly of Alan McGee’s now defunct Creation label. ...

Teenage Fanclub: Howdy!

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2000

EIGHTH LONG-player from Glasgow's finest, produced by Norman Blake & Co ...

The Retro Grade: Welcome To Calibernia

Review by Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, December 2000

Teenage Fanclub: Howdy! Cosmic Rough Riders: Enjoy the Melodic SunshineKingsbury Manx: Kingsbury ManxPhoenix: United ...

Teenage Fanclub: Ragged Glory

Retrospective and Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2003

How TEENAGE FANCLUB became Kurt Cobain's favourite band, looked set to conquer the world, then decided they had better things to do… ...

Various Artists: What a Concept! A Salute to Teenage Fanclub

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, September 2004

HOW DO WE love Teenage Fanclub? Let us count the ways on this fine tribute album, which consists of 24 mainly Yank versions of Fannies ...

Teenage Fanclub: Man-Made

Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, May 2005

WHAT'S IN A NAME? If Howdy! suggested a flash of cheerfulness that meant well but was gone in a second, then Man-Made deliberately slows everything ...

Teenage Fanclub: Love In A Cold Climate

Retrospective and Interview by Stevie Chick, MOJO, July 2005

Ladies and gentlemen! Gasp, as Scots prestidigitators the Teenage Fanclub turn base indie guitar slag into romantic pop gold! Gape, as their death-defying story is ...

Go All The Way: A Thing Called Power Pop

Overview by Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 25 March 2017

"Pete Townshend coined the phrase [power pop] to define what the Who did. For some reason, it didn't stick to the Who, but it did ...


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