TEENAGE FANCLUB Released Seventh LP ‘HOWDY!’ 20 Years Ago Today

16 October 2020

Band: TEENAGE FANCLUB (Glasgow, Scotland)
Active: since 1989

Album: HOWDY! – their 7th LP
Released: 16 October 2000 – 20 years ago today

NME: “‘Howdy!’ demonstrates that Teenage Fanclub have attained such an
imperious mastery of their one musical trick – Beach Boys, Big Star, Beatles,
Bacharach, Byrds, Badfinger and Band imitated, assimilated and expanded,
that you can’t even be bothered to get annoyed with them anymore.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Singles: I Need Direction / Dumb Dumb Dumb

– I NEED DIRECTION –

– DUMB DUMB DUMB –

Full album…

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‘GRAND PRIX’ – Fifth LP By TEENAGE FANCLUB Released 25 Years Ago

29 May 2020

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Artist: TEENAGE FANCLUB (Scotland)
Album: GRAND PRIX – their fifth LP
Date of release: 29 May 1995 – 25 years ago today
About the cover: The now-defunct ‘Formula One’ racing team
‘Simtek‘ provided the car that appears on the front cover!
‘The Independent’ wrote: “Breathtakingly superb album with finely
honed dynamics, nagging harmonies, and deceptively simple lyrics”

Highlights: Mellow Doubt / About You / Sparky’s Dream / Don’t Look Back /
Verisimilitude / Neil Jung / Say No / I’ll Make it Clear
Top single

The winner in full…

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TEENAGE FANCLUB Shares Brand New Catchy Jangly Single ‘EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART’…

Brand new sonic impulses


(artwork new single)

Scottish pop veterans TEENAGE FANCLUB just shared a brand new track since their 2016 album Here and one year after bassist, vocalist, and founding member Gerard Love left the band. The title of the new song EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART doesn’t sound optimistic but sonically it has that vintage Fanclub swagger and catchy melodiousness. Tune in here…

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‘Songs From Northern Britain’ By TEENAGE FANCLUB…

Remarkable albums from the past

‘Songs From Northern Britain’
TEENAGE FANCLUB

Released: 29 July 1997
Sixth longplayer

ALL MUSIC wrote: “No longer the brash, slightly grungy flavor of the month they were
in 1992, Songs From Northern Britain finds Teenage Fanclub’s trio of singer/songwriters
– Gerard Love, Raymond McGinley, and Norman Blake – addressing adulthood and responsibility with a bright optimism that sets them apart from many of their contemporaries. From the cheeky yet heartfelt title to the gorgeous cover photographs taken by the band with photographer David Milne in the Scottish Highlands, Songs From Northern Britain is ostensibly
a concept album about home and love. The album may be too gentle and subtle for those listeners not willing to give it more than one spin, it is a resolutely beautiful album that will
most likely stand as Teenage Fanclub’s masterpiece.
” Score: 9/10 – Full review here.

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: ‘Mesmerizing LP by the Scottish Byrds and Eagles’…

TOP TRACK: I Don’t Care

Album in full

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