Teenage Fanclub Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wayneklein, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    They're all great, Grand Prix is fantastic. I'd go for Songs From Northern Britain Next.
  2. RadioheadMario

    RadioheadMario Forum Resident

  3. boe

    boe Forum Resident

    buffalo ny
    I wish that somehow the tape of the radio broadcast of Chilton w/ Teenage Fan Club would surface and be officially released. There are a lot of boots of it but they all have the same major defects. It's easily right up there with the best of Alex's post Big Star work.

    Alex thought that "the Fannies" were the best of all the bands that were considered to be influenced by Big Star.
  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I've never heard that.
  5. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    Here, their last album is terrible , what a huge letdown , and i am a big TFC fan .
    Where are the songs ?
    I am ok with " we are getting old , more mature etc" but guys dont forget to write some songs , Gerry in particular , what happened ?

    I wish they would still record songs like below , thats Alejandro 's little brother last album , pure TFC bliss .


    Javier Escovedo - See You Around
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  6. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Neat! I saw Javier play a full band show in support of this album and they were excellent. Javier always has a nice guitar arsenal.
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  7. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    As far as I'm aware, Teenage Fanclub still haven't released a definitive live album. It would be nice to have a live album either a 1CD or a 2CD professionally recorded live in concert and with a tracklist representative of their live shows.
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  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    I do like Here but sadly the last couple of Teenage Fanclub albums have been comparatively dull. Far too many slow songs. Still good albums though. Man Made is the last Fanclub album I totally loved.
  9. It's Felix

    It's Felix It's not really me

    Their first and best - A Catholic Education.
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  10. swedgin

    swedgin Forum Resident

    Bandwagonesque, Grand Prix and Songs from Northern Britain are the bona fide classics but there are great songs on all the albums. If ever a band needed a comprehensive bsides and rarities collection it would be TFC.
    Latest album Here is worth picking up as well.

    A true democratic unit with 3 great songwriters all given equal space to shine with Norman songs especially being my personal favourites.
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  11. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Their live cover version of Camper Van Beethovan's 'Let's Take The Skinheads Bowling' is pretty fab.
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  12. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    I liked Here, but the CD sounded slammed and shrill. The
    vinyl 45 release of 'I'm In Love' demonstrates how it could
    have sounded if mastered correctly. And the B-side is their
    best cover version since "He'd Be A Diamond".
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  13. Minorityshareholder

    Minorityshareholder Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    According to the band's Twitter Account, Gerry Love is to leave the band after their gig on 15th November this year.

    Interestingly, Teenage Fanclub will continue without him.
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  14. TheWarmth

    TheWarmth Forum Resident

  15. Vox78

    Vox78 Well-Known Member

    Damn...what a legend.
    Here’s 10 reasons to be gutted!

    Star Sign
    Guiding Star
    Gene Clark
    Sparky’s Dream
    Don’t look back
    Going Places
    Ain’t that enough
    I need direction
    It’s a Sign
  16. Em.

    Em. Forum Resident

    SoCal, USA
    Wow. What a drag. Gerry is, for me, the most crucial and consistently excellent songwriter and musician in the band. I can't fathom seeing them live, or even bothering to listen to an album, without the presence of his vocals and bass-playing.
  17. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Definitely. It would be nice if a compilation set containing the numerous non-album tracks from the Teenage Fanclub singles could be released in one convenient package. Based on the quality of this material alone, these songs deserve to be heard by even the casual fans who might not have collected the singles back when they were available.
  18. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Considering that GL's songs are a significant part of the band's repertoire, the big question I have is whether or not TF will continue to perform these songs without him. The Searchers didn't stop performing 'Needles & Pins' when Mike Pender left the band and The Byrds continued to perform the Gene Clark and Gram Parsons songs after they each left the band. Of course, I wasn't fond of the vocalist who replaced Mike Pender in The Searchers, but Roger McGuinn did a decent job of handling vocal duties on the GC and GP songs. This news is a major blow to all TF fans.
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  19. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    How about a big box set?:cheers:
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  20. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    There could be two volumes: One of their non-LP originals and one of cover songs.
    I still don't have a physical copy of their cover of '"Let's Take The Skinheads Bowling"!
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  21. Summer of Malcontent

    Summer of Malcontent Forum Resident

    It could be a lot more than that. I recently compiled all their singles and ended up with eight discs: a full CD for every album up to Howdy (two for Grand Prix) and one for the last three albums. And that was strictly singles (and album bonuses, like the Thirteen and Grand Prix EPs): no V/A compilation contributions, which I haven't got around to yet and figure would comprise another two to three discs. Like the Smiths, a healthy proportion of those b-sides are as good as anything they ever did.
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  22. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    A comprehensive box set would be welcome (before box sets become a thing of the past).
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